Shopping their Demo to Loud records:
Sitting around a table, they listened to our songs in a big conference room with a good sound system. Their favorite was “The Patty Shop,” about a weed spot uptown, plus a song called “Shook Ones Pt. 1.” These were the same songs we played for Puff and Andre Harrell and, just like them, Steve offered us a deal right then and there. After the meeting, sitting in the hallway with Scott Free and k!ller, Scott asked us about QB and the lifestyle out there. I just so happened to have a TEC-9 in my pants, so I pulled it out. “This is how life is,” I said. Scott’s face looked shocked that Icould have such a big gun on me without him knowing it, like, This little kid’s got a big-ass gun in a corporate office. I wasn’t showing off—he asked, and that’s how we were living.