January 16, 2013


Juelz Santana: "I Want to Apologize to All the People That I’ve Flaked On"

Harlem rapper Juelz Santana has had a Job-like existence in the game in recent years. In 2011, the rapper's studio was raided by the FBI, who wiped out a large cache of Santana's music. A few legal encounters would ensue, followed by the death of his friend at his recording studio.

But with a new year comes new beginnings. The rapper recently released God Will'n, his latest mixtape featuring Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Wale and Future, and is currently prepping Born to Lose, Built to Win, his first studio album in eight years. We've already talked about the return of Dipset. Now, we got the lowdown on where Juelz has been and hear some new tracks.

On His Hiatus
People always reach out to me to do a song. I want to apologize to all the people that I’ve flaked on when it came to the music. I had a lot more stuff that I could’ve been on and just due to the things that I was going through personally, I wasn’t really doing everything that was sent to me. Now it’s time for me to go crazy. You can’t keep wasting this time.

On God Will'n Track “My Will”
That’s my most special track. When I thought of it, I said, ‘Wow, this is some 24 Hours To Live’ shit. I never even played that record for nobody because artists steal records. It’s one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” [ideas]. What if I did die? Let me think about where would my jewelry go? How my sons would be? It falls in the category of “Who Am I?” It’s way different, but I think people can relate.