Diplomat JR Writer seems to be riding high his own success. Having inked a million-dollar deal with indie Babygrande (for distribution of his own label) el dominicano is set to make a name for himself outside the shadows of his bickering bosses. XXLmag caught up with duke and got the skinny on his deal among other thangs. Writerâ€™s Block 5 drops Nov. 20.
The end of the Dips?
â€Weâ€™re cool. I donâ€™t like to feed into all of thatâ€"the media likes to blow a lot of things out of proportion. But as far as the 50 Cent and G-Unit ordeal, thatâ€™s music. Cam and Jim are cool, they just had some personal differences.â€
Will all the beef surrounding his camp negatively affect his career?
â€I donâ€™t really feel it will. Anytime I did a record, it was in retaliation. Iâ€™m not the type of person to start beef to sell records. I did what I had to do to respond to people getting at me. I did one record and addressed everybody and that was that. I really donâ€™t do the crazy back and forth, because to me itâ€™s not that serious. To me itâ€™s one record, youâ€™re down and I keep it moving. Itâ€™s funny how people misuse the word beefâ€"beef is when your mom canâ€™t walk the street and itâ€™s not on record. So to me whatâ€™s going on in the industry is not beef. I feel like if you have a beef record, thatâ€™s one lane, but when youâ€™re doing your album and working through your label, thatâ€™s another. You donâ€™t let the two mix. Thereâ€™s no way you can be successful and let personal shit affect your work.â€