http://www.illwill.co.uk/j-u-s-t-i-c-e- ... interview/
What’s one of the most memorable moments you have as a member of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League?
“There’s so many, man. There’s so many things that happen out on the road and when you’re away from home for so long you have to find ways to keep the morale up. I could name a hundred. We recently ran up a Shady Records tab. I don’t know if they knew that they had put their card down at the hotel we were staying at for incidentals. We stayed there for about a month and we ran up this tab so high. I don’t even know how much was on there but we were getting fucked up every day at the bar. I didn’t spend any money on meals out there. We just said, ‘Fuck it, let’s just order everything. I hope they’re cool with that.’ So I want to shout out to Eminem, I appreciate it.”
What were you working on that meant a Shady Records card was put down for your tab?
“We were out there for about a month working on the new Slaughterhouse album. The process was unlike anything I had ever been a part of. We were at Just Blaze’s studio in Harlem. Just Blaze was there, we were there, Cardiak was there, !llmind was there, AraabMuzik was there and we were all kind of putting all our input into every track. Nothing was sacred. I remember just walking in one day and Just Blaze was on his laptop adding shit to one of our beats. I wasn’t offended, but it threw me off because I was like, ‘The managers and lawyers haven’t talked yet and we’re already collaborating on something?’ It was just weird because everybody else that we’ve worked around for the most part has been so selfish with their publishing rights. You might bring the illest beats to the table but they’re like, ‘No, you’re not splitting my publishing.’ We started getting more comfortable with that process to the point where we were adding stuff to Just Blaze’s tracks, we were adding stuff to Cardiak’s tracks, it was all a tremendous effort of cross collaboration. It was just about the music and I thought that was beautiful. It didn’t matter as records started to get finished we were like, ‘I’m glad you put those strings on there Cardiak, I never would have thought about that.’ It was a pretty long trip for us but we stepped away and just heard the music. That was pretty recent but it’ll go down in J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League history.”
I want to hear that production stuff now, damn...