Thanks for sitting down with us to talk. Tell our readers a little about yourself.
I’m AG the first artist for Wreckless Entertainment. I’m out of Tacoma, WA with Platinum Reign. We are just trying to put my stuff on the map man. Get out here and grind.
What’s the meaning behind the name “AG”?
It’s Assassin G but the game made me put it AG for short because they don’t want assassin on it. They told me to switch it, so I put it AG for short. My people gave me that name, back down south because I’m originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I’d be rapping at my moms parties, freestyling over beats in like 92-93. I was doing that and one of my cousins was like I know what your name is, it’s Assassin. Everybody started calling me that. After years down the road everybody had been calling me Assassin. AG came up after I got with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony telling me that ‘they not going to accept you with that name Assassin. I want you to abbreviate it then tell people why you got called that name.’ So it kind of got stuck through my whole career, you know what I’m saying.
What’s your music like?
It’s underground music but it’s also mainstream. It’s strictly gangsta rap but I give people a different variety of things. They don’t get me talking about what I’ve done that was bad. They get pretty good stuff like my single called “Let Me See Something”. That’s a dance track; a club track, you know what I’m saying. I got another single call “Guilty”. It’s about the street. What happened to us in our lives, we basically put it in that song. We kind of made it mainstream but there’s still a message in that song. The artists that we were working with were G-Spade and Blahzay Smitty with Wreckless Entertainment. They also have there own stuff (label) called G&M Entertainment/Ghetto Monopoly.
What sets you a part from other underground rappers out in Washington?
It’s because actually I’m not originally from Washington so my stuff don’t sound like nothing around here. But I represent since I’ve lived through the wire out here and I been through a lot of stuff.
What keeps you going?
God, my family and my kids. With out either one of them, the people that work for me and the people that help me sell units, promote albums, or my singles, I’d probably be out there hustling or doing something stupid. Those guys keep me motivated.
Who would you compare your music too, if anyone?
I don’t’ know. I can’t really say I sound like anybody because I think I have my own sound. Who I’m reaching out to are probably people like Dre or other people on that west coast type of music. I don’t sound like him, my beats don’t sound like him. It’s that west coast mentality. I always looked up to people like Dre, Snoop, and Eazy-E; those are the people that I think my music can relate to.