During this past CORE DJ retreat in Orlando, we stole a few moments of Brisco’s TIME to talk about Street Medicine. For years, Brisco has dropped collaborations with your favorite rappers and R&B sangas, recorded with epic producers, and stood as one of Poe Boy’s most anticipated artists. But we’ve yet to see an album. As Brisco reflects on his 10-year career, he acknowledges his need for growth, not just musically, but as a man. Here he reveals what he’s learned and how he’s matured. He also touches on his love/hate relationship with internet sites, the infamous Waka Flocka diss song, and working with Rick Ross and Flo Rida. What’s the update on the album? We just dropped the 1st single “On The Wall” featuring Lil Wayne. That’s my single out the box that’s specifically for the album. I shot my half of the video last week, and Wayne shot his half before he went in. He set me up good on that. Free Weezy! What other features do you have lined up? I’ve got Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Flo Rida, Rick Ross, and that’s enough. I should do numbers just with that. I’ve got ten years invested in this album so it’s definitely gonna be a classic. Why has it taken ten years to get the album ready for release and to get the push behind it? I think for greatness, it takes a little longer. For the longest time I was like, “I’m next, I’m coming out next,” but maybe I wasn’t really ready to come out. Maybe I needed that learning process so I could be a little more in-depth and grow as an artist. And I was kinda reinventing myself. Speaking of reinventing yourself, the mixtape you put out on 4/20 had a different vibe than a lot of your music in the past. Yeah, OG Kush. My style wasn’t really different, but I just sat back on this one. I wasn’t really mad on this one. I was basically going through another transition and just being free and more creative.
Who were some of the people featured on that tape? I noticed you worked with a lot of people from your area. I had Joe Boom, Rodney Cash, Frank Lini, Papa Duck, and Iceberg. I come from the underground struggle and grind. I try to put other real niggas on that’s on that same grind. And anybody on Poe Boy. Anybody will tell you Poe Boy is Miami. When you come to Miami you gotta fuck with Poe Boy. What’s going on with your Cash Money business partnership? Is that still in effect? Yeah, everythang’s good. Like I was saying, I was just basically trying to establish myself, Brisco, as a brand. I made Lil Wayne’s album The Carter 3, I did a lot of stuff, but I really wanted to establish the Brisco brand. You’ve really amped up the internet campaign and put out videos frequently. How’s that been working out? Yeah, I’ve been trying to put my face with the name and a face with the music. I wanted to let people know who I am. A lot of people love my music, but they never met me and never got a grasp on the real me. They were left to assume whatever they wanted to assume about me. Since you’ve been in the game for a while, you come from the era before viral videos and leaking songs. How have you been able to keep up with the extra demand? Is it a lot more work? No, not really. But I like to put out quality music, and I’m about the longevity of it. I’d rather wait so when I do put out something it’ll make a bigger impact than just putting out anything. Poe Boy is a beast with the street promotions, but how important is it to have internet presence to back that up? Wow, it’s real important. People go to the internet every day, they go to Worldstar, and all the other spots every day. It’s important to stay relevant in that aspect. But a lot of it just
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