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THE OVERVIEW OF GREEDY GREG & WEST COAST HIP HOP | PART 1| EPISODE 7 | "THE SIC SHOW "


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The Overview of GREEDY GREG one of the biggest Record Industry Executives and Manager of some of the top selling Songs and Artist of Hip Hop. We dive into his humble start and his Magical ear for hits and Artist. Part one of this Overview we talk | TON LOC | AMG | DJ QUICK| DEATH ROW | 2nd II NONE | PENTHOUSE PLAYERS CLIQUE |RUTHLESS RECOREDS | and much more.


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Manny Up

Good


The Chillcmw

morning


Montage One

folks. Later we are


Manny Up

headed D


Montage One

Yeah.


Manny Up

Joe goes in that's right we got my boy montage one yo legendary to see


The Chillcmw

what it is what it is.


Manny Up

Hey man. Yup. And asked me


Unknown Speaker

many


Manny Up

right and Big D the producer in the energy for the six show


Big Dee

D motherfucker g


The Chillcmw

oh I don't make no sense loading but


Manny Up

I know you're just like yeah yeah just gotta say alright we got a special show tonight we got a great guest boy do we we got a legendary business music exact man manager to the stars


Montage One

responsible for a lot of crip music


exactly what a lot


of crip music


Manny Up

a lot of a lot of historic West Coast music let's put it like that. And the historic West Coast music I always say there's two trees in California is the Eazy E tree and there's a lot of branches that come off that tree and spread across a lot of parts of Los Angeles in California. And then we got the greedy Greg tree. Oh, it's like manga branches that spread.


Unknown Speaker

Let me get around.


Manny Up

That's the greedy guy. And probably everybody not even probably everybody at this table has touched a branch.


Montage One

Oh man, I want to thank you for letting me fuck with that PV remember that ball? That ball rolling you know saying like, shout out to this dude. Welcome, man. Welcome to the show.


The Chillcmw

Welcome greedy Greg. Gray.


Manny Up

Really great West Coast lead.


Unknown Speaker

Miss Oh, good.


Manny Up

Good. Oh, good. So we're gonna get right into it right into it. All right, greedy. All right, just give us a brief history how you started I know he was a DJ. Take us from there.


Greedy Greg

Yeah, started as a DJ then a fresh group. Fuck with was


The Chillcmw

I was weak weakest. Oh, yeah.


Manny Up

Yeah, we talk shit. So the first group to fuck with was what Tony?


Greedy Greg

got nice. All along delicious vinyl. Okay, next step. Actually.


Manny Up

Give yourself some more mic bringing forward a little bit just a little bit. There we go. You


Greedy Greg

got the tone. I started futzing around with AMG nice and came on money. Yeah, but it wouldn't have been 40 it was a big vicious day.


Montage One

Shout out to amga


was that when Stan was his height man for a hot second?


Manny Up

I have no idea. I've never heard that. Dan.


Montage One

Andre. Andre was this hype man for a second right. And DJ Oh,


Greedy Greg

that was it was he had another DJ?


The Chillcmw

So look, let me go back to Tom Lowe. For sure. He was DJing for him. No,


Greedy Greg

I told my cousin.


The Chillcmw

He was he still is you know, that might


Manny Up

not in my mind.


The Chillcmw

Shout out. Shout out to Tom but at the same time, you know, I'm saying that's your cousin. I was rocking together. Basically he


Greedy Greg

was in a group called the triple A crew. Okay, so they were all Anthony Anthony. Mm hmm. And then I had at the time I was DJing. I had a sound and lighting company. And the guys from delicious vinyl Matt, Matt Ross. He called me looking for an artist. And so I took him to town. I took town over there to them. And they started working on songs. They released about four records three records before Chiba Chiba on fire that was much cheaper, cheaper, and then a wild thing when he did wow thing he didn't like wow thing I told us that this is gonna change your


The Chillcmw

life. It's always the songs we don't like. Yeah, it's always the songs we don't like he hated that song.


Manny Up

Man. That's crap. I believe I don't care. Give me some round of applause for wildcard


Unknown Speaker

nationales as the white girl turn up,


Manny Up

turn up the bridesmaid turn up in Uber. Yeah,


Greedy Greg

so I'm still fresh in the business trying to learn the business. And I started hanging out. Total trackstudio right. Well, Courtney and Tracy Courtney and Tracy Kendrick Yeah. Then we They were working on the LA Dream Team at the time. I was just trying to get my chops together right? We did a record we did. Dream Team in the house. I was just learning by


The Chillcmw

Nance legendary that


Manny Up

is legend.


The Chillcmw

Man in the house and that was the classic job greedy. Yummy man recipes to snake broody party. Yummy and then snake puppy de la drink tea. That's West Coast right there lane. Oh, 1980 8585 maybe


Greedy Greg

around that time. Yeah. Nice.


The Chillcmw

Yeah. See, you know what I noticed, fellas. It's always a guy behind the guy. That's really making the guy every time I'm saying Really? Greg is one of those guys. Oh, yeah. Yo, you know, when you thinking about groups, like, you know, the groups he's speaking on or a BG knockout and tryst right? Or what was the singing chicks you had? What was they saying is bigger than hip hop with this guy? Or we could go to the big guys you know, I'm saying DJ quick and yeah, your main Domino You know, I'm saying it's always the guy behind the guy that's making the guy to guy right he's the guy.


Montage One

He is definitely the Russell Simmons of 76.


The Chillcmw

Totally straight up hospital alone. Yeah, a


Manny Up

lot of branches a lot of brands I


Greedy Greg

was trying to make it about my groups and stuff about me so


Manny Up

that's a good behind the scenes guy there's you know,


The Chillcmw

I had a show somewhere. I think it was at the Microsoft theater somewhere and I'm walking on stage in the back trying to duck everybody because everybody's trying to follow me to get where I get kicked off. So I'm by myself like looking like I don't see nobody and who do I run into? greedy gray. Why DJ quaking on him rockin eight throwing bottles and all type of shit going crazy greedy is back there on the phone like yeah, that's


the guy behind the


Manny Up

guy making a god. So the bring it back. So la dream team


Greedy Greg

started working on. I tried to be a producer, but I realized I can't produce


Manny Up

I can fix your record. That's right,


Greedy Greg

but I can't get Dr. Dre. I could Dr. Dre, but I cannot


The Chillcmw

be so hard. That she was working on with Scooby was oh


Greedy Greg

yeah, that was good. That was just never happened. Yeah. I bought a mirage keyboard. That was the first step


Nah, yeah. He Sonic a Sonic?


Yeah. Working on a bobcat, Bobcat,


The Chillcmw

Bobcat cat crew


Greedy Greg

Yeah, shout out worked on that record. And then after I worked on that record, I was in the studio with court and tracing you're working with closet? If you know closet closet was the girl in Bobby Brown's video Wow, she was in hammers video. Wow. And she had a reputation of if you get her in your video is gonna go play


The Chillcmw

while


Manny Up

she was at night dog dance and sing


Montage One

she cried video vixen. That's what he's saying. She cracked at all


Greedy Greg

right, exactly. But then quick was producing her Hmm So that's a quick producer and quick camera. Hey, I got some I got a blog group planners players I was like okay, let me check it out.


Manny Up

Wow, that's how you met him. That's how we met I was gonna ask you that how did you how did you meet DJ quick


Greedy Greg

we formed a relationship and I moved to Milan the studio


The Chillcmw

so how was those sessions Were you drinking 40 ounces bagni cuz that's what quick said on the bottle supply distributor so how what was the difference we're working with like DJ quick was basically on the wrist. I could this is la culture. Yo man on the wrist. Group like BG knockout and him and myself and battle cat and all him coming today.


Greedy Greg

It was crazy. I didn't gangbang I didn't you know I knew I hung out with Crips I grew up in the crip neighborhood and most of my folks was Crips but it seemed like once I start working I got the jacket I was a blood


I was like hey man


The Chillcmw

Yeah, I mean I say that because you know you have you're not a gangbanger you're saying but you know we part of the culture on this coast and you produced and been a part of great gangbang records and gangbang artists Yes. You know to remain neutral and stay sucker free out all that shit. You know, I'm saying that that's big in itself for show me


Unknown Speaker

a shout out to that right there.


Greedy Greg

I'm gonna give you this little nugget


of music i passed up on the black eyed peas wow just before the head fergie


Montage One

came here


Unknown Speaker

and i was like


Montage One

you know what i actually know that in the end it's in the time zone i think i remember hearing that actually bro


Greedy Greg

he came over to the studio and


Montage One

tim was tim around there at the time yeah yep tim told me this story actually


Manny Up

told me that day that's pretty dope but great always pass well it seems like on something that blows up


Montage One

i've never i mean that's a dope opportunity in itself


yeah


Greedy Greg

things i missed that just looked at it wasn't wasn't for me at that time


Unknown Speaker

that's the best way to look at it like


Greedy Greg

yeah you know i wouldn't have passed up on the live stuff you know


Montage One

when we passed up on the sig block but i understand why


Manny Up

hello story about greedy and the sig block to try to come down the street and be like greedy greedy be ready ready like we go back do some more beats come back greedy for real look listen listen like we were just happy to be able to come down here listen when he said yes or no at least we had a real ear seriously man


Montage One

listen you really molded like are beginning you know by being able to soak up all the things over there bro like it was so appreciated you don't even know bro like from upstairs we're bringing in helping battle cat bring in fucking you know fucking ship loads of fucking gears man you know on down to being in the regular studio man so much so much game soaked up bro like on that let's give a shout out to that nigga for that please


Manny Up

that's good that's what i learn in my first professional thing was with lani simmons that he got banned and i worked with ronnie simmons and he would give me game and it was old school game and then the second person after lonnie was greedy i didn't have to ask i was just look like


The Chillcmw

yeah well he's definitely he's definitely been instrumental in my career and i want to thank you for that so y'all mean greedy you know he i basically lived in a studio in the back right you know when the water was tripping me i was back there amg cars and rage and bulky yo saying and then we had a white guy with us sub flow he knew how to work a computer right he agreed he didn't we analog guys right you i'm saying greedy at the big ass jamaican speakers in the wall and we up all night drinking and just bump into his arm he was like just hitting the kick drum yo man but that's why i learned how to you know perfect my shit as a producer yo i'm sam remember the deal we had with snoop and y'all mean different shit like that i didn't even know how to separate my outs and all that it showed me all that shit


Manny Up

right i mean very very instrumental like i said those branches go very very long and they grow tall and man other acorn trees have been made greedy greg's tree yeah lee that so you pass on the black ips you meet quick with the penthouse players you formed a relationship the rest was history did he actually record his first album at your house


Greedy Greg

yeah we had a most of the stuff was already done but we refined


The Chillcmw

six ada because he had that mixtape for


Greedy Greg

that mixtape it was all it was a player ham and penalize players then he had his own cuts that he played for him and i was like oh shit though oh nice and what i did was i got with him and we formed the relationship i gave this free show we did in santa maria


Unknown Speaker

north


Greedy Greg

yeah pam amg this will be for michael jackson


Montage One

okay


The Chillcmw

wow


Greedy Greg

hmm they didn't have a deal and nothing but two people in santa maria you thought they were rational


The Chillcmw

i mean that mixed type that floated around itself that's true you know i mean you know it's sort of like you know tidy tnm back in the day they mixed type and then by tiny got a deal i forgot who he was signed to uh when i did the battering ram and whatnot and the record was like


Montage One

some weird les brown it's gonna be a hard labor bucket d do you know do you know do you know we start with d got stumped


Manny Up

the wikipedia guy


Big Dee

i guess not today


Unknown Speaker

we had no idea for batman was 8485 time


Manny Up

around that time


The Chillcmw

i felt like he was there and then they went to capitol yeah they'll meet with the calculators sold a shitload of records right around yomi right you know so i think i use that same situation with the dj quick situation like you know okay yeah this mixtape flying around a lot of people was on a real mixtape y'all mean garbage they got a real mixtape i'm saying a tape that you bought a tdk and put records on and sold it to the right right


Manny Up

quick quick quick quick note totti t warning compton music group brian syndicate record labels grew city dump record and quality


The Chillcmw

okay i'm sorry my groove city there we go it's the white label with the rainbow looking at the group


Manny Up

city i said


Unknown Speaker

yeah no way i wouldn't remember that but


Manny Up

i did


The Chillcmw

he got to that level he had already sold a shitload about the robot


Manny Up

exactly yeah exactly yeah okay so tell me this greedy was it hard for him to break away from penthouse players and he thought it could he do his own solo stuff at that time i was just naturally progressed


Greedy Greg

i wanted to sign the whole group player how to never come to terms yeah we had two different visions i had one vision okay let's let me take what let me do what i do exactly but at the time he wanted all this crap at the grocery store yeah i was working graveyard ton of money to be given that's why we never could come to terms


Manny Up

and then so did y'all end up or did they end up the quick end up doing a full penthouse players album


Greedy Greg

yeah eventually roof the side


Manny Up

okay arthur remember that


The Chillcmw

quick got to produce over quick easy yeah easy was on the road i remember that


Greedy Greg

after quick blew up easy start hanging hey thank you now let the house


Manny Up

real video i got footage of that from your neighbor no i got all that


Unknown Speaker

working on that easy


Unknown Speaker

i got


Greedy Greg

what happened was at the time dre had left reflux so jerry can sick easy oh snake wake up


Montage One

exactly


Greedy Greg

they like quick spartan quick birthday came up they throw him a party at gladstone


Manny Up

oh yeah flat flat flat flat come on over here man we just lost our anchor we need another anchor anchor so you convinced them or you didn't convince him he's doing the solo stuff you guys blow up you thought he was blowing up and you knew he was gonna blow up because of the santa maria concert and he had fans anyway but then y'all dropped that album


Greedy Greg

oh we dropped that album it's crazy drop that out drop the album and a week later who is up in the san francisco paul daly city that was born and raised jam city city called daily


Montage One

yeah daily city was sitting i swear pro tools came out of i remember that


Greedy Greg

yeah and hadn't set this club in the state was two inches off the


The Chillcmw

chitlin circuit


Greedy Greg

so at the time i had a you know before he got his deal we had we had we are recorded an amg album a second album and my plan was to have them perform an opening act right so to set up for the show was second come out and do a song and amg come on the song will sound and quick we'll come on angie i mean second comes out do this song girl applause second come out i mean angie comes out in quick came out and he said two words man it's like 300 girls just rush to stay yeah


The Chillcmw

it was the power man


Montage One

she was bouncy nigga


Unknown Speaker

he was slam


Unknown Speaker

king's coat


Unknown Speaker

yeah


Montage One

i didn't even need it was a kitaro kitaro what i'm saying i


Greedy Greg

know those are some fun days you know


The Chillcmw

yeah had to be mad so from from working on that y'all mean and then transport transfer into something like a milk and stuff you'll mean you'll mean it really just shows your ability as a producer you produced on record as well or just engineer engineer i was the man


Greedy Greg

behind the man i call myself a fixer i mean


The Chillcmw

he was making shit happen


Unknown Speaker

no greedy i like to fix records right


Manny Up

that's right that's right my right to fix quicks blowing up amts blowing up now i was one of the first to understand like i got these cats in my camp it don't matter who i signed with because we all want camp


Greedy Greg

well i didn't want to put all the eggs in one basket so i had multiple multiple i wanted multiple deals


Manny Up

okay okay and that was dope i think he did that too with his groups and he did the same thing with your groups did you ever wanted to do your label then or you was just okay with putting out groups and seeing where land


Greedy Greg

i always wanted to do my own label i'll tell you something else when i first got quick and i tried to give them a deal i took them to priority ryan turner's like i got the original i don't want to fake


The Chillcmw

shout him down


Greedy Greg

yeah yep sat him down and did a


The Chillcmw

profile signing profile got on which was an independent as well


Montage One

yeah shout out the profile seeing what was good


Unknown Speaker

dmc


Unknown Speaker

yeah exactly so who was the distributor d


Unknown Speaker

living hanging


Greedy Greg

out distributor whatever distributor distributor all


The Chillcmw

the stuff i was pushing around here like a major


Montage One

shout outs to profile dammit give it to me


Greedy Greg

man some other distributor in europe with distributors


Montage One

all right let me tell you though profile was i just had to throw this out there because i had like a little flashback as a kid you know niggas talking about the long beach vip but i'm here to tell you nigga i know nothing about that one i knew everything about the one in englewood nigga on imperial and crenshaw


The Chillcmw

are you saying that to say what am i


Montage One

saying that to say that's where i learned


The Chillcmw

that you erase my


Montage One

right no no no i didn't know about it though i'm gonna be nick is from inglewood didn't


Unknown Speaker

you know i'm saying


The Chillcmw

los angeles that began with the world on wheels we went to skate depot right but all i'm saying


Montage One

is that that that store helped me recognize shit by labels i used to be able to walk into a store and be like anything from profile the guy didn't even know what was on it i just grabbed it anything from tommy boy


The Chillcmw

oh profile


Montage One

bro yeah i can't he probably was but i can't think of everything i just know that i bought shit by fucking late


Manny Up

oh that's a tough


Unknown Speaker

shout out to vip nigga please


Unknown Speaker

do the same thing when i was djing profile labor


Montage One

yeah i don't ever remember going man i fucked up today like


Manny Up

it was always good


Greedy Greg

quality profile was put out good quality right yeah also select


Montage One

selection like was there tommy boy was their profile it was a couple


The Chillcmw

of tommy boy planet rock


Montage One

yeah come on you know anything with them three dancing niggas


Manny Up

give me some days to get some disco steel back to get the three dance and man any kind of hip hop flavor what so ever pretty dope pretty


The Chillcmw

much the same like real quick on in la like you know i know on our side like i'm glad montage brought that up you basically in the south central side was you like well you had a guy from the compton side y'all man i was all over right y'all mean so you know skate man was cracking


Greedy Greg

you know what even though i was all over i never really caitlyn


Montage One

caitlyn was not for let me tell you bro let's be let's just section this shit out nick is westside wasn't going to skateland i get that that just didn't really happen you had


The Chillcmw

that's the west side of compton


Unknown Speaker

i'm just saying


Manny Up

like that's a good point you had to be invited


Montage One

you had to be invited yo cuz he's had to be like yo we go skate you know from over there and then you go like other than that pulling up the skate but it was like


The Chillcmw

it was kind of like laws on the head eve after dark and it was you fucking went on it i wasn't messing with all that none


Greedy Greg

of that it was a place on western and 91st


Montage One

day that's as far as niggas went back and western with workshop western was that divided i remember when western used to be considered like okay everything on the east side


The Chillcmw

is this is this back in the back like naming a game carolina wednesday okay yeah that's the same like y'all stay with it we're gonna go to the


Greedy Greg

name of the game and carolina west a very close let's go to the west


Montage One

on that note though Shout out to Mavericks flat I don't know what they doing but have you seen it lately? Like I'm pretty


Greedy Greg

I used to DJ there oh yeah a DJ when they had to play pin down okay me nice I look out into like a club


Unknown Speaker

so


The Chillcmw

really you saying how legend he is right we talking about Carolina West right yeah I'm saying the name of the game yeah and then of course we had my generation paradise and the Palladium and water to book your house Jamaica house you're saying she didn't even want to some other shit peanuts and all that


Unknown Speaker

less than zero yeah


Manny Up

but you know what though? peanuts was cracking


Unknown Speaker

yeah


Montage One

let's just get it all the way let's let's educate let's let's educate let's educate everybody on the Los Angeles scene that don't know because this is the really shit like I say early on probably before a lot of the states promoters for whatever reason started taking it I guess it was given the lower rates the mostly gay clubs but there was a lot of gay clubs that had straight nights that that promoters was using those clubs right? And that's how we ended up at pain. You know, start going Hey, nice


The Chillcmw

messed it up for a buck cuz


Montage One

they were blaming Dan sometimes. And mandals he


The Chillcmw

had his hand in his pocket. He had his hand in his pocket. I was like, what's going on? I'm like, it was you go up that hill. They walk up the hill. Like he pushed me on


Unknown Speaker

this Tuesday.


Montage One

I'm telling you, bro, that's how it is. That's why anybody from Cali that's in the industry. And ain't ain't on no kind of shit like that. We we just like used to seeing it technically. Because if you was in the industry, and you went to those parties, bro, they they force you to kind of somehow mix up in there. You had to just figure it out and stay clean


The Chillcmw

like me. Don't go


Montage One

Don't go you know I'm saying go to bed.


The Chillcmw

Because those girls hang with those guys. Yeah. Yummy. You just don't go


Montage One

got our nice take it all the way. 100 Nick, are you really winning winning win the gay dude. Thank you look nice, negative. I know. Yeah, you tell


The Chillcmw

them dude, tell me I'm cool. No, no, no,


Montage One

no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Tell them my nigga just like they probably honestly the most non hating motherfuckers I see no kitchen like I won't.


The Chillcmw

That's them.


Montage One

A whole house full again. niggas


Manny Up

like long. She's straight. Mmm, cool. That's right. That's right. Yeah, so DJ n played all the great la Los Angeles clubs. Back to quick back to second and nine not do you get all three of them deals or I got


Greedy Greg

all three mg dl on select I got and then I went back to profile with second but second there was a good album but


Manny Up

later we talk a second to none.


Greedy Greg

Yeah, the profile we'll get into a turmoil with the owners. Really? Yeah. So they kind of split right


The Chillcmw

right. That was a big record back in the days and back then it wasn't too crowded with yummy


Manny Up

yummy snack a second to none.


The Chillcmw

So you Okay, Andy Young Captain we used to bump that yummy and it


Manny Up

was good. Yeah. That was a good but you could tell


The Chillcmw