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Sticky Fingaz Asks Eminem About the White Life
Contributed by: Chris Richburg
Posted on: December 1, 2000 04:11 MST
Filed under: Rap

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Former Onyx member Sticky Fingaz has hooked up with Eminem for his debut solo album, "Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones." The duo share mics on the sure-to-be-controversial track, "What If I Was White?" Sticky calls his first solo concept, "an audio movie, erasing the line between movies and music." Of Eminem, he refers to the rapper as "a nut case, but cool."

The rappers connected when Sticky was shopping around for a label deal for himself after a career with Onyx, a group that yielded platinum and gold albums and singles, plus Source and Soul Train Awards.

"I talked with [rap producer, label owner] Dr. Dre about a deal and, although I eventually went with Universal, Dre and I got on well together," the rapper said. "He put me in the studio with Snoop Dogg, which was a major compliment, and also with Eminem."

"When it came to doing my own thing, I guess Eminem returned the compliment," the rapper continued. "We have a lot of mutual respect. We worked for two or three hours in the studio at around 4:30 in the morning. He came in and kind of blessed the chorus."

On "Black Trash," Sticky Fingaz plays the role of Kirk Jones. However, the rapper said Jones is "just a character in the story." ‘Black Trash' is Sticky's most ambitious project.

"I've gotten better myself and so everything around me has gotten better," he said. "I'm trying to make it harder for corny albums that aren't creative just lyrics about guns and thugs to be released. I want to go deeper."

Despite a solid reputation in the rap world, Sticky Fingaz refuses to be classified as just a rapper. "No labels!" he said. "Human beings are capable of doing anything."

In Sticky's case, this includes acting. The rapper has a three-picture deal with the Miramax movie studio and expects a lot of video activity surrounding "Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones." A major video project will include other guests on the album playing cameos or parts, such as Raekwon, Cannibus, Redman, Rah Diggas, Dave Hollister and Superb.

For Sticky, it is a continuation of an acting career that saw him in a major role in Ice Cube's "Friday" sequel, "Next Friday," and in the upcoming "Orange County" and "True Vinyl." He will have a featured recurring role in the MTV series, "Camp P."

Sticky has several scripts in the works and as a follow up to his Year 2000 Sticky Fingaz calendar proceeds to the International Black Woman's Congress expect a Sticky Fingaz board game next year, "the first hip-hop trivia board game," he said. "It will also be out on CD-Rom."

"Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones" hits stores in February 2001.

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