Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jeru The Damaja "Interview, Ego Trip Magazine" (1994)

Jeru The Damaja (Ego Trip: Issue 1, 1994)
Jeru The Damaja (Ego Trip: Issue 1, 1994)

A fresh interview with Jeru The Damaja in the debut issue of Ego Trip magazine in 1994. “My name Jeru - Jeru means ‘holy’ and the ‘Damaja’ because I damage all negativity within my surroundings." He adds, "Anybody just can’t do it, you gotta be dope - point blank. If you dope, do it. If you not dope, then you just wasting your loot … I think there’s a lot of corny rappers out here. Straight up. But, yunno, there’s dope ones too, and the dope ones I don’t have to say no names who they are, I don’t have to say the names of the corny ones. I just do my thing, baby, I just do my thing, that’s it.” With an album review also included from Chairman Mao, summarized by: "This summer all real hip-hop fans be advised: Come equipped and take notice of the joyful noise emanating from the land of crooks" - it's a nice reminder of Jeru's outstanding run in the 90s with the help of the Greatest of All-Time, DJ Premier. 2 undeniable classics! Added below is an interview with Jeru The Damaja and Big Lez on Rap City in 1994; check it out and props to Crates Of JR for that link.