Mr. Porter is a busy man these days. He recently left D12 and is hard at work on his solo debut album The Memo, as well as handling production duties for other artists.
Hip Hop-N-More recently caught up with the rapper/producer formerly known as Kon Artist and got some insight into his work with 50 Cent and G-Unit.
Check out an excerpt from the interview below.
HHNM: You produced 50 Cent’s chart topper ‘P.I.M.P’ but I don’t think you worked with him again after that apart from G-Unit’s ‘Stunt 101’. What’s the reason?
Mr. Porter: Man, when it comes to that situation, we’ve done a lot of records in between. What happened was really just timing. I went different ways and all that. What people don’t realize about 50 is that, that guy held our ship for a long time. We were going through turmoil and 50 was out there by himself. I think that’s the story that should be told. He has been recording music to my beats but they just didn’t make the cut or whatever. 50’s the man though. He held it down for Shady/Aftermath when we weren’t going through a good phase. Dre lost his son, we lost Proof. 50 was out there grinding by himself.
We recently have been talking a lot about some records. Maybe it will happen on his new album, I don’t know. I wasn’t giving it my 110% on the records that I was sending him since I wasn’t in a right space but hopefully, that will change now and we will work soon.
HHNM: So did you recently send him any beats? Any possibility you could land up on his new album?
Mr. Porter: Yeah, actually I am currently looking for a record for him. I gave one record away that was specifically for him. I had to give it to another artist because it was a deadline issue. It had to be turned in, in time.
HHNM: And who’s the artist that you gave the beat to?
Mr. Porter: Umm..well I’ll say it will be coming out around next month. And it was a group, not a solo artist.
Mr. Porter: Maybe. And the crazy part is that I actually gave away one of my singles. It was a single I wrote for myself. Then I thought it would be perfect for 50 and then the whole situation came up and went to somebody else.