As quickly as J-Hood was booted, Bully arrived. Rather than just be a faceless, nameless replacement, Bully entered the spotlight quickly this past year. Featured on the latest solo projects from Styles P's "In It To Win It" to Sheek Louchís ďWhat, WhatĒ Bully claims to be in the best position ever working alongside his idols, not to mention the ever-constant D-Block flood of mixtape material. Bully might be the new kid in school, but he's quick to pick on the weaknesses of his peers to further the D-Block name.
Representing: Yonkers, New York.
Getting Down With The Legendary Trio: "Definitely, itís an honor first of all and these are legends in the game. Theyíve been there 10, 12 years in the game and itís a good feeling. Nothing was handed to me or nothing. They made sure I had to go in that pit and fight for mine."
How He Impressed The L.O.X.: "What it was that they liked the way I was coming. I didnít sound like P, I didnít sound like Kiss, and I didnít sound like Louch. I sounded like me and I came with a crazy style of me. They enjoyed that and thatís what it was."
How He's Different: "My deliverance, the songs I come up with, the way I lay it down, and my confidence. Just being real and no phony joint. You ainít gonna catch me being a phony joint you gonna catch me being me."
Favorite L.O.X. Songs: ď'Dope Money,' 'Money, Power, Respect' that was a starter, definitely 'All Bout the Benjamins.' Itís a whole bunch of them I got a long list. I go back to all they albums and just listen to them."
On J-Hood Leaving D-Block: "Heís a fool [laughs] and he went at things the wrong way. Heís you fool because you couldíve came at shit differently in a different way. The whole thing is about pressure and if pressureís on, you got to handle it. If they tell you to go back and do another one, some dudes canít handle that. They donít want you to come half-ass with it and if you canít take that pressure this ainít for you."
Is He A Replacement?: "Not at all, because like I said I was around when J-Hood was around. Even though I was in the back, I was there. I was watching from the get-go. He was they little man so I was in the cut just watching on the road and learning. Nah, I donít feel like a replacement at all. Iím just happy to be there and Iím doing me. You messed up; thatís on you."
Goal For 2008: "Itís definitely a cage-match and who is going to be the one to come out that cage with the title. Everybody knows Iím fighting for my spot."
What Will Keep Bully In The Game: "Just putting out good music and me being me. Youíve seen a lot of them come, a lot of them go. You still want to be known that you can rip a show, get on the mic and burn somebody down, or just rip a track for somebody. Iím in it for the long-run, if you in it for the short run thatís you."
What Makes Him DXnext-worthy: Nobody wants to feel like a replacement for someone else. Getting into that Bully is up to live by his name and bully his way into the industry to gain respect. The L.O.X. already have a hardcore and strong fanbase in which Bully deeply knows. Staying true to his goals if he listens and learn from the vets he could go far as they say, ďThe apple donít fall too far from the tree.Ē