Pooh Shiesty stopped by The Breakfast Club to promote his new mixtape and how Gucci Mane kept him out of the beef between Yo Gotti and Young Dolph by signing him. “I ain’t gon’ lie, I ain’t never wanted to sign to nobody,” Pooh, who is signed to Gucci’s 1017 label, said. “It’s just my mentality. Even though in the city, you gotta sign to either one of them. It gotta be either Paper Route or CMG. So before Wop came, I’m still Choppa Gang that’s my name. I wanted it be like, ‘Why you can’t sign to Chopper Gang, CMG or Paper Route?’ Then Wop came, boom. Perfect.”
Charlamagne asked Pooh Shiesty if Memphis is as united as it should be; Shiesty responded by shaking his head no. “For united, you could use Atlanta as an exampled. Memphis don’t wanna see nobody win. They gonna pull you down some type of way. Try to attempt something on you. Try to take something from you. They hate. They don’t show love.”
When asked about the possibility of Memphis coming together and squashing all the beef, the 1017 rapper says, “Folks be havin’ they feelings like they don’t want nobody to past them. I don’t really care. Pay yo homage and do right. Keep it legit. I don’t respect none of that sucker stuff. I’m not just cool with everybody, but we familiar in some type of way. They know me, for sure. Before the rap, I either went to school with ’em or they from my hood. Or they from the hood behind my hood,” Shiesty added. “If I fuck with you, I fuck with you. You’ll know if I don’t. Memphis is little bruh. We ain’t even got a Westside. West Memphis is Arkansas. Keep going too far and you’ll be in Mississippi. All you got is East, South, and North.”
Shiesty’s debut mixtape, the 17 track Shiesty Season, is out now and boasts features from Lil Durk, Gucci Mane, and 21 Savage.
Erin Boogie is a freelance writer and founder and co-host of In the Field Radio “Collaboration over competition.”