Papoose talked about going on a spree of steady mixtape releases after DJ Kay Slay featured “Alphabetical Slaughter.”
He and DJ Vlad also discussed their mutual friend, Justo, who helped them during their careers and unfortunately passed away in a car accident. Despite his buzz as an underground artist, Papoose said the industry tried to ignore him even with the Kay Slay cosign. The rapper pointed out that he didn’t get a record deal until 2007 even though he met DJ Kay Slay three years prior. Papoose also described how he ended up signing a $1.5 million deal with Jive Records shortly before joining Busta Rhymes’ Flipmode Squad. He explained that DJ Kay Slay and Busta Rhymes entered a joint venture in order to collectively push Papoose’s career. Papoose sparked a bidding war among labels before the “Touch It (Remix)” raised his profile.