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    I’d been wanting to get into the
    acting field for some time, but part of me felt like, “Okay, I’ll get into this
    music thing, then someone’s going to see me, like, ‘Oh I need you to be in a
    movie.’” That was something that was always in my head but I never
    verbalized it, so it never happened. I used to watch the show Oz like,
    “Damn, I love this show, but I need to be on this show. They really need me.

    They need some Gods up in here! They have a show about jail, and
    we’re damn sure represented in the penal system, especially in New
    York, so I was like they need to have some Gods on here. And if they’re
    going to have a God on here it needs to be me, you know what I mean?
    I don’t know nobody at HBO - nobody, nothing, I’m just meditating
    like, “I need to be on here.” Watching it every week, “I need to be on
    here,” and I vocalized it. I finally said it out loud to my manager at the
    time. I’m like listen man, get me in a movie, something. The best he
    could do was send us to a premiere. It was the HBO premiere for The
    Sopranos when it was first coming out. So we went to that, and boom, a
    bunch of people from Oz were there, supporting HBO. We end up
    meeting with some of the people that work on the show, and it turns
    out a lot of them – white and Black - were fans of Brand Nubian. So I
    ended up exchanging numbers with Dean Winters, the white guy who
    played O’Reilly on the show. Through him, I met the creator of the
    show. One day, Winters called me like, “Would you ever want to be on
    the show?” Of course I responded, “Yeah I want to be on the show!”

    Next thing I know, Tom Montana, the creator of the show, says he
    wants to have a meeting with me. So I go down to the meeting, and Montana starts talking to me like I’m already on the show. I didn’t do
    nothing, I didn’t read nothing! I could’ve been illiterate for all they knew! But he was just talking to me like, “We want you on the show but
    we don’t know in what capacity,” and he’s asking what I would do. So I
    told him, “Listen, I’m not doing any homosexual stuff and, honestly, I
    don’t want to play no cop.” So they were like, “Well, we’ve just got to
    figure out a character for you and then figure out a crime that got you in

    So I said, “Have you ever heard of the Gods and Earths?” He
    hadn’t. I gave him a basic synopsis of the Gods and Earths, how we
    represent in the penile system and all that. And I let him know that we
    teach that the Black man is God. He looks at me and says, “So if the
    Black man is God, does that mean the white man is the devil?” I looked
    this man – the white creator of the show - right in his eye and said, “Yes
    it does.”

    At first, it was silence.
    Then, he responds, “I like it, I like that.” He liked it. That was the
    defining moment, because anybody else who wasn’t sure of themselves,
    or sure of what they’re dealing with, or just plain nervous, thinking,
    “Damn, if I say the white man is the devil that means he’s not going to
    give me the job.” Not me. I looked the top dude in his eye because he’s
    no bigger than me. Not physically, but as a person. I’m God so there’s
    no higher than God. Just because you’re the creator of the show doesn’t
    make you more supreme than me. I said, “Yes, it does mean that the
    white man is the devil.” He says, “I like it.”

    He put me in as Supreme Allah, a name I suggested in homage to a
    brother I used to run with, who’s currently incarcerated. He wrote the
    part and then wrote everything else for my character based on my input.
    I felt it was important that the Gods be represented, because I hadn’t
    seen the Gods on film since this movie called Short Eyes back in the day
    with Chris Mayfield. That was a movie that had me excited when I first
    saw it because they talked about Yacub and had the Gods in there
    building for real! I was like, “Wow, this is great!”

    But since then, I hadn’t seen nothing featuring the Gods, as far as a
    movie or a TV show. So I was like, now I have a chance to bring the
    Gods to a more global stage and a different life than just music. I did
    Oz longer than any other rapper they had on there. I did a season and a
    half before my character got killed. And that opened up a lot of doors
    for me. I ended up doing Law and Order, Third Watch, The Sopranos, and
    I’ve done a few different independent films. I’ve also been doing voiceover
    work with ESPN. A lot of people don’t know that, for the past few
    years, I’ve been the voice of the Winter and Summer X Games. Doing
    Oz opened the door for me, but it was really the power of the mind, it
    was me focusing and meditating on something that physically brought
    me to that place. Do you understand what I’m saying?


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    The Power of the mind!!!

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    Lord Jamar has been nothing but a crying bitchin douche over the last year with his twitter rants, sounding like a bitter old man. Used to be a big Brand Nubian fan but RETIRE

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    lord jamar is the man.

    props to brand nubian. fuck these oversensitive dick-in-the-booty new age "hip hoppers".

    "Fuck Wu Tang Corp" - The GZA/Genius


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    The person who posted this topic, i already saw those Lord Jamar comments on Youtube when i saw a interview he did about how he got started in rap music and he spoke about being on Oz. Main Man, props to you for posting Brand Nubian's Don't Let It Go To Your Head video. I like that song but their Foundation album that Don't Let It Go To Your Head is on is wack. Fire In The Hole and Time Is Running Out albums they did after Foundation are also wack. Everything Is Everything is the only album by them i like. I like Slow Down, Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down, Word Is Bond videos by them.

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    Lord Jamar reminds me of a male version of Taylor Swift. It's tough to take him seriously.
    Last edited by check two; 12-07-2013 at 09:51 AM.

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