I been writing pieces and doing interviews with GorillaConvict for about 8 years now….Most of these brothers featured are ones I met in my travels through the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Ohio state prison system….Some I met from networking through and with other comrades that are also caged inside the Belly of the Beast….. but this interview is way different…It is more personal because I’ve known this individual from the streets and dealt with him personally on street levels numerous times…plus we broke bread together…. I can tell you some funny crazy shit about this brother….I was in Columbia, S.C. in the early 90’s…
You know how New York Hustlers are EVERYWHERE forever trying to do their thing..but when I met this brother Lord Supreme…even though he is from Columbia, S.C…He was just like me…Wild..Crazy on one level..but very street smart and highly intelligent on the business level…He had a team and they all ate..and this brother loved to buss his guns!! We sat at the same table plenty of times and got mad love for one another…It was no surprise that he can spit (rap)….
He started a label Down South Productionz, Inc (DSP) that linked up with a major distribution deal… he was on the same parent company with Country Superstar Garth Brooks….he was definitely making major moves,….music and money with producers and artists like….The Dream…J.T. Money….platinum producers like Baron “B Rock” Agee…Brian “B Hood” Hood…Brandon “BW” Bailey……doing shows and releasing music….even performing with his group ” View City Alliance” at the 2001 B.E.T. Billboards & Conference….
Lord Supreme was leaving those streets…he was done doing what he spitted on records about…his federal case is open public records…as he and his squad was allegedly tied into a super major distribution drug ring bigger than his record distribution…. with ties to a Legendary R&B female trio group…Lord Supreme was definitely doing his thing on the music side, but his past street activities caught up to him in the worst way and the Feds ran down on the whole network……
Lord Supreme went to trial and ended up with a Life sentence in the feds…I was already in the fed system at the time..and years later we ended up in the same institution…..It was amazing, not only to see this brother again….one that I’ve known and was familiar with from the streets, but seeing his growth…..He changed…He was now part of the Nation of Islam..and was their eloquent speaker every Friday in the chapel that stayed packed…..and I was there to hear his build…Everyday we will sit on the yard and build about our past…our then and on our future….Lord Supreme stood Tall…and gave back that Life sentence (It is in the Law books)…and after Pres. Obama revised guidelines on the federal drug amendments… Lord Supreme was able to give back more time…
After completing 17 yrs, Lord Supreme is now home,…during this crucial times of the Coronavirus pandemic and the protesting of police defunding around the globe….Lord Supreme is back to take back what is his…With not even 60 days Free (he is on home confinement due to the pandemic)..he is rebuilding his label and is networking…he re-released 2 CDs. After 17 years of perfecting his craft Lord Supreme is back….and GorillaConvict is FIRST to get an interview straight from the man himself…..So without delay…let’s meet the man on a mission…
GORILLACONVICT: Welcome Home God!!!… PEACE!!.. I know you glad to be finally home!!
LORD SUPREME: PEACE!!!… True Indeed!!!..It’s Lovely to be home, ShaKim… Man Life is Great!!….Now we got to get you out!!!
G.C: TRUE INDEED!!!!….my turn is coming NOW as we speak
L.S: Yeah…we need you out here…you got a lot to bring to the game….the world needs people with minds like us…
G.C: Right & Exact…..Let me ask you some questions so you can bring some insight to our audience about You and your Big Thrills movement……
L.S: Let’s do it!!!!
G.C : Explain who you are….where you from and what you do…..
L.S: I’m Lord Supreme from Columbia, S.C. in the subdivision Greenview/Farrow Hills or what we call “The Bottom”….now in Greenview is some money getting dudes out there… Real Talk!!. I can’t really say how because I don’t do no snitching whatsoever.. I’ll just say this…Big Thrills is a product of Greenview…. Although it’s a predominantly Black suburb… you would be surprised about the life and what we (past tense) did out there…Lord Supreme was and is still a Five Percenter at heart..However the N.O.I. is where I reside at now…I was a wild dude…No Cap…but you have to mature in Life some day……The mean streets produced Big Thrill……..
G.C: Tell us about Big Thrills….what it is about?
L.S: Big Thrills is the alter ego of Lord Supreme..In which, Thrills operates at the highest levels….. the Thriller man is a gangster at heart, Playboy…Whereas, you don’t want to fuck with him and would prefer to fuck with Lord Supreme…he is on that peace time…Real Talk….Lord Supreme straight out of Greenview through and through…. Green is for the money and View is for the scene…Big Thrills makes the scene and runs shit…
G.C: I know a lot about your history…so I want you to share with us the music deal you had before you got locked up….you were on the same parent label as Garth Brooks?
L.S: I had a distribution deal with Warner/Elektra/Atlantic (WEA)….I had my shit tight like Master P and got my bread….Speaking of which, a production deal is the way to go and you can’t fuck with them 360 deals, because the labels will rob the hell out of you. You got to learn the business or you will starve in the industry if you don’t….This is the only way I’m going to rock!!!
G.C: Explain about how often you will drop CDs …videos…How you became so hot?
L.S: We…my group View City Alliance ( VCA Camp) did shows and the radio would always show Down South Productionz, Inc love…..being a big time hustler in the streets back in the days…everyone loved Lord Supreme..No Cap…being a major hustler in the mean streets of Columbia, S.C. …getting money brings a lot of clout….so it was real easy pushing my projects because everyone wanted to be with and around Big Thrills…..I’m talking about dudes, girls, old and young folks…When you got the streets…the streets love the hell out of you!!…when you got the streets loving you..it ain’t no holding you back!!!…I had the VCA camp out and Universal had a big production deal on the table for Down South Productionz and my Big Thrill project….However, the day I finished recording my last song ” Dirty”…the Feds came to my house not less than 30 minutes after…I just dropped my artist Ariel at home in Orangeburg, S.C. …Of course this stopped the release of the Lord Supreme Big Thrills album..coupled with the 9/11 not too long ago happening before that… the music today is a lot different from the time
of music when I was out….However , everybody has their own lane…. My goal now is to drop the music as fast as I can…..This Coronavirus got things all messed up right now..plus being on house arrest ain’t helping it…Right now I’m quarterbacking from my IPhone… running shit!!!
G.C:You been gone 17 years and now back on the scene…I see that you re- released 2 of your old projects…How many albums/CDs you had out before you got locked up?….and why did you re-release those specific CDs?
L.S: The Lord Supreme Big Thrills is my favorite, because I put my heart and soul into that project..You see the stuff that I rap about is my REAL LIFE STORY!!….When you listen to ” Life of a Hustler”…don’t get scared, because it’s straight street…I listen to a lot of the music out there and you can tell when they doing it for real….I am an authentic street God….then you meet my alter ego ” Big Thrills” and this is a whole different ballgame in itself…By putting out the Big Thrills project… I’m striving to bring some reality of what life is like growing up in Columbia, S.C…people think it’s country as hell down here and slow…Only to come up missing and never make it back…Big Thrills has seen and experienced a lot over the years ….being in the United States Penitentiary (USP’s) in the Feds….getting a Life sentence …I fitted right in on the yards of some of the most notorious spots….you were with me Bio….It’s nothing to brag on…but it is what it is…..No Cap!!…..being gone for the past 17 plus years has definitely effected the push of my label…because the industry cats don’t holla at you like they suppose to…I won’t name any names …but I use to put bread directly into their pockets ..but since I been home I haven’t heard anything from them…Now it’s this one famous female artist from the R&B side from Atlanta that actually reached out…other than her…the rest is missing in action….It’s all good though Playboy… because I will be back up again soon Inshallah….
G.C: What else you have in store?…. I hear that you got something in the making with the artist ” T-Pain”….
L.S: YEAH!!!….T- Pain’s peoples been hitting me up about my track….a true summertime jam and possibly wants to do a track….
G.C: Who is doing your beats now?
L.S: Right now my partner Brian ” B Hood” Hood out in Atlanta and my cousin James ” J Rah” Larkin and myself Lord Supreme……I’m making beats right now as we speak……I still got equipment… and some new shit….so I been in the lab studying….
G.C: What’s different now that changed how you made music then?
L.S: Before it was like $200,000 to fully launch a single song…..but with the internet capabilities… it’s like $40,000 for an entire album minus the features and that’s some good quality music…real talk, Playboy…..One of the best thing I like about today’s beats versus yesterday’s is that they were banging!!! Real Talk!!…Now if you got a good beat…it drives the song…this is one of the main reasons that I learned how to make beats …we all have different tastes…when you have like minded people producing your beats …you can put out a great product…The Southern sound is the shit…REAL TALK!!…It’s an entirely different scene from my time…(the new compared to the old) However, it’s nothing new to understand…they (new school rappers) are speaking the languages of their generation, and this is where it repeats itself in the process…I’m glad to see the breaking come back strong, because people don’t dance anymore like they use to back in the days….They need to bring Soul Train back……
G.C: Any new videos coming?
L.S: Videos can be made very inexpensively today versus yesterday…I’m looking forward to many video shoots in the near future…I can’t wait to set Columbia on fire again while adding onto what’s already going on with our artists….Big Thrills Publishing will be more prevalent on the music scene in the ” Metro”…that’s what we call Columbia…
G.C: What about Artists?……are you signing other artists?
L.S: Big Thrills Publishing deals with some of the hottest artists coming out of Columbia, S.C…1. Bree2ez…is the lead artist on Down South Productionz, Inc’s roster…You better watch out for her…..also check out her album ” Chaos Coordininator” and especially her track “Scam Likely”….2. Edub is a young hot artist on the rise and she is my niece..Whereas….it’s a family business and check out her smash hit “No Friendly Shit”…3. ThunderKat is making moves also and she is my cousin as well…She’s a strong producer with the bars to match….Check out her work “555 Tales From the Hood”…and 4. Nicole Marie …she is a singer/songwriter and a performance artist with CSE MUZIK, LLC. Whereas, she sings both Hip Hop and R&B…Nicole Marie has a smash hit out tearing up the charts right now titled ” He Likes”…Everyone of these Lady Artists are ” Lady Thrillers”…and you should follow them closely…Simply put, we are going to take the World by storm..Last but not least…We have Carolina Bread and He is Like That….and is hailing out of North Carolina…As you can see Big Thrills Publishing is on the move, Playboy..
G.C: Where can people find y’all music?
L.S: On ALL Major platforms…….
G.C: What other projects are you working on?
L.S: ” Carolina’s Best” will be coming SOON…………… and Down South Productionz ,Inc’s “Greatest Hits”….I’m in the process of rebuilding my new network and it’s a tedious process without a shadow of a doubt…All of the social media is what’s going to make a difference of the artist success or not.. Whereas, we are pushing the projects hard right now and rebranding ourselves overall..You have to be on time with time or you are not going to be successful in the business at all!!…The most important thing about the music industry is this,…..”Persistence reaps benefits”….the projects are going to arise every single day as we come in contact with more and more people …Big Thrills Publishing is going to become the home of a lot of Artists new and old….Don’t worry because we are going to do what we do and we open for business…we want to work with Everyone…because if it don’t make dollars …it don’t makes sense….there’s a lot of sides of me that people who don’t really know me don’t know….like I served in the U.S. Army before….5 years ….M1A1 tanker…..Abrams Tanker….Skill level 10..I ain’t no joke… so not only am I Hood ready and Official… I’m also skilled & trained by the military…. I stay in warrior mode….but I’m strictly strategic……
G.C: How can people follow you and your movement?
L.S: They can follow me on Twitter: @LordSupreme5117….Instagram at Lord Justice032 and FaceBook at ” Rasual Suprem and Christopher Hayes…
G.C: Any Last words and Shout Outs?
L.S: Watch your TVs, Social Media, radios and News Media….Our goal is to get right into the living rooms of your mind..PlayBoy….Follow the crowd and listen for the tunes and you will find Lord Supreme, the Big Thriller…I would like to say Peace to all my fans and without You there is No Me!!!!! Allah gives me the strength and wherewithal to make this happen….my children Briasia,..Asia…Christine…Catheryne…grandchildren King X……Mr. Bentley… Ms. Madi….my children’s mother for holding them down while I was in the Belly of the Beast…..Landy, Shaneki, Super B, Vernon, Mikey, Jamaican Mikey, all of my family…Greenview/Farrow Hills…..All my Brethren in the Feds, Keep Your Heads up…….For my Haters…Thank you too!!!!!
Mr. Crush and CSE MUZIK….Last , but not least…Renni Rucci keep doing your thing sister….and my Thriller Man crew……Peace to the Gods & Earths….to my N.O.I and F.O.I. Family….Big ups to you ShaKim Bio…and to GorillaConvict…
THANK YOU for having me….PEACE!!!!!!