The longtime Ye collaborator caught up with AllHipHop to debate his upcoming LP, Good Doing Enterprise With You, and his ideas on the Coodie & Chike documentary. Reiterating a remark he made on the documentary’s SOBs screening in New York, Consequence defined that he felt the doc missed out on overlaying Ye’s mixtape days.
“There’s all the time gonna be a story arc, the place there’s a begin, a starting, a climax to construct a narrative as a result of tv works on that, from that facet,” he stated. “However I believe there have been sure turning factors that I’d have liked to see only a tad little bit of. Clearly, if you see episode 1, you see additionally when Kanye’s enjoying ‘All Falls Down’ for Chaka Pilgrim and it appears as if there’s no actual suggestions. You’ll be able to’t go from that to all of the sudden, ‘Tada, I’m on MTV now.’ That’s a course of, and an enormous a part of that was the mixtapes that we started to do.”
As Cons defined, he “initiated” Ye’s early tapes because of the truth that New York was seeing success in mixtapes from Dipset, G-Unit, and extra.
“It was a forex inside itself,” Cons stated, evaluating early tapes to Bitcoin. “The worth that it gave you in the event you was hungry would exponentially enhance any report deal you had been gonna get anyway. When he’s enjoying ‘All Falls Down,’ he’s already on the label as a platinum producer, he did ‘H to the Izzo.’ What you gotta perceive, particularly in New York, it’s the highest and the underside. So yeah, you can have the swag straight, but when your bars ain’t straight, n—as ain’t respecting you.”
Cons then referred to as mixtapes a “pivotal a part of turning a no to a sure,” and stated that the one method they had been capable of show that Ye was a rapper—and never only a producer—was “although the mixtapes” they made, like Get Properly Quickly and Freshman Adjustment.
“That’s such a key notation that’s not included in that story that, for me, particularly for any hip-hop purist, you wanna know the blueprint. On the finish of the day, us as Black individuals, our historical past is already fragmented to start with.”