FSD Interviews Bump J From Behind The Walls

| January 7, 2011 | 82 Comments

Even the most casual readers of Fake Shore Drive have heard the story of Bump J: Once one of hip-hop’s top draft picks and sure fire superstars, Bump’s career was shortstopped when he was arrested on Federal bank robbery charges in November of 2008. After losing his million dollar deal with Atlantic Records, and then losing his freedom, most thought Bump had lost it all. But after snagging the first interview with Bump since his incarceration, I realized one thing Bump hadn’t lost – and that was his integrity.

Currently serving a ten year bid in a Federal Prison in Big Springs, Texas, I was able to ask Bump the questions you’ve waited two years for him to answer. Read on as Bump and I discuss his lengthy sentence, his inevitable comeback, his failed deal with Atlantic, No I.D., Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Music and more. The man who once had Nothing To Lose, now has everything to gain back.

Bump, it’s good to hear from you, bro. How have you holding up since being incarcerated? How have you been spending your time?

I’ve been good since I’ve been locked up. My time is flying. I spend a lot of time on the weight pile, gamblin’ and writing. I just try not to think about the outside world too much.

Have you been keeping up with the Chicago hip-hop scene at all?

As far as the scene in Chicago, I’ve been seeing a lot of L.E.P. on MTV’s Sucker Free. These n***** down here where I’m at really fuckin’ with them. They always run and come get me like “Your n***** from Chicago on TV! Them n***** spittin’ that real shit” so I’m proud of them and what they’re accomplishing. I talk to Moonie and Count every now and then and me and Bo Deal been talking back and forth, too. Mikkey and Sly Polaroid finishing up this song I started before I left. No I.D. did the beat, and that shit’s gonna be nuts. I’ve also been hollerin’ at MarVo and my man Jay-J, so all those n***** keep me in tune with what’s going on.

Is there any chance you’ll be out sooner than we think? Your sentence seemed quite lengthy.

As far as my case goes, I just filed my 2225 and that’s something like an appeal. If I win, I could be right out. But even if not, they’re voting on a lot of laws right now that could put me closer to the door. People out there don’t know, but they could be very useful by just keeping up with these things, and calling their Congressmen and letting them know that they want these laws passed. For instance, they are only giving us 54 days a year for good time, but they have a law that they are voting on that will make it 120 days a year. I have five years left, but that will take me all the way down to two. If people want to keep up with a lot of these things there’s an organization called FAMM, and their website is FAMM.org. That’s just one of many ways to stay in tune, but we need y’all to be instrumental in these changes. They already passed the crack law but it still hasn’t gone retroactive, and doesn’t affect people already incarcerated. Federal parole is also up for vote. A lot of these things will put me closer, if not out the door.

Do you plan to jump back into rapping if you were to get out within the next two-to-five years?

I will definitely jump back into rap. Like I said, at the worst I have five years of my sentence left. My release date is March 2016 and that’s not including the halfway house.

Right before you went in; you were hard at work on your official post-Atlantic debut with No I.D. How far along were you two on the project? There were also a lot of rumors that this album was set to drop on Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music

No I.D. and I knocked out a few songs before I left, but we were really supposed to go hard down in Atlanta. I got locked up doing a show at Southern Illinois University on a Sunday, and that Monday I was suppose to go to Atlanta for a month or two to record. No I.D. had already booked my hotel rooms and everything. If I had known I had a federal indictment, I wouldn’t have even done that show. I would’ve gone straight to Atlanta and recorded as much as I could’ve before I turned myself in. So, unfortunately, we really didn’t get a lot done for the project. We had a few winners and some ideas for bangers but that’s about it. I hadn’t even gotten far along enough to name it. As far as the G.O.O.D. Music situation, Kanye is a good friend of mine. He helped pay for my lawyer and he’s making sure my books are straight while I’m in here. But as far as signing to G.O.O.D. Music, I feel like I would’ve gotten a deal with whoever I sat down to talk with. At the time, I was focused on recording and having an album already done before I tried to sign with anybody. But G.O.O.D. Music would’ve been one of my first options.

Now, it’s pretty dope that Kanye and No I.D. still look out for you while you’re in there. I’m guessing you still have some good contact with them?

Well, since we now have access to internet and email, communication has been better. But like I said, I try to stay out of the world. It helps my time fly by better. The less I’m hearing about what’s going on out there, the easier it is for my time to fly. That’s how I do it. When I hear from people and they’re telling me about a lot of the things that are going on out there, I get in my “Damn, I’m supposed to be out there” mode, and it can really slow time down. So I try to limit a lot of contact with the outside world. Period

Do you think if the Atlantic Records situation would’ve been different you wouldn’t be in the position you are now?

As far as the Atlantic situation goes, yeah, I know I wouldn’t be in here right now. It is what it is, though. I feel like everything happens for a reason, and I was out there a little too reckless. There’s no telling, I probably would’ve ended up in here for something worse. Atlantic had to pay me several hundreds of thousands of dollars to release me, but Free [owner of Free For All, the label Bump was signed to through Atlantic] wouldn’t sign the papers. He didn’t sign the papers until a couple of months after the robbery, which was a year after Atlantic presented the release papers to me. So if he would have signed the release papers when they were first presented, I would have been a few hundred thousand dollars richer, and there probably wouldn’t have been a robbery. So no, I wouldn’t be in here for the crime I’m charged with.

I’m glad you touched on the contract with Free, as a lot of people didn’t even know there was a third party involved. I’m assuming just about everyone thought the deal was directly between you and Atlantic. Would you say that Free’s involvement was the biggest reason the Atlantic deal went sour? I, for one, thought Nothing To Lose was a great album – it still boggles my mind that they didn’t move on releasing it. Was it because of the situation with Free, or did Atlantic pull the plug on the album?

As far as the Free situation, yeah he was the reason the Atlantic deal went bad. I had no beef with Atlantic, the beef was with him. My album was ready and he wouldn’t let them [Atlantic] hear the songs. He wanted to spend top dollar on everything, when at times it wasn’t necessary. For example, the “Move Around” video. Me and Atlantic agreed to have Jesse Terrero direct the video, but he insisted Hype Williams do it. In the process of the debate, the song started to decline in spins and we ended up not doing a video at all. A couple of months later Jeezy drops his video for “And Then What”, and Jesse Terrero directed it, and used the same treatment he and I discussed for “Move Around”. There was just a lot of ego that came along with Free, and it ended up destroying our relationship with Atlantic. When they eventually heard it, they loved the album. That wasn’t the problem at all, it was the relationship between Free and Atlantic that destroyed the deal.

Yeah, I always wondered why you never had a video for “Move Around”. It really confused the hell out of me that there weren’t more visuals of you despite your insane buzz. So many of your songs could’ve had incredible videos. What other tracks were set to be singles from Nothing To Lose? I know the streets loved “Our Father”

Yeah, “Our Father” was one. I had a song with John Legend called “You and I” that was definitely going to be one as well. I also had one with Jagged Edge and Twista (“Damn Girl”) that was going to be one. There were a lot of songs that could’ve been singles, but I think those topped the list, being they had the most commercial feel to them.

Around the same time you began to bubble, Lupe Fiasco also signed with Atlantic. Do you think it hurt having two new lyrically inclined artists from Chicago trying to come out at the same time on the same label? Twista was also on Atlantic during those years, and you two were beefing. Speaking of Twista, did you know that he recently shouted you out on his new album The Perfect Storm?

I don’t think it hurt at all having two lyrical artists from the crib on the label at the same time because we were in different lanes. I don’t think the thing with me and Twista had anything to do with it either. I know for a fact that my relationship with Atlantic ended because of the problem with them and Free.

Nah, I didn’t know Twista shouted me out on his album, but I’ve been hearing the new songs he’s putting out and I like the one with him and Chris Brown, and the one with Raekwon. But off the subject a little, I just heard some of Sly Polaroid’s new shit and the n**** is going crazy. I think once the world gets a taste of him, he’ll have huge success. He was one of the only n***** that could really motivate me when I was home.

Funny you mention Sly, because that’s a perfect segue into what I was going to ask you next. So do you and Sly still have a great relationship? It seemed like while (towards the end, at least) you were on the streets, he was locked up and then vice versa. You’d hear people claim that Sly wasn’t holding you down or shouting you out enough, but that was far from the truth, right?

Sly is like my brother. That’s family to me. People will make up whatever just to have something to talk about. Sly keeps my kids over at his crib with him. Our bond is deeper than rap.

What do you think it’s going to take for him to reclaim the spot you guys once had? Do you think the Goon Squad will be back together again at some point?

I believe it’s going to take nothing but consistency from Sly to be bigger than the hottest n***** out right now, and I’m not just talking about in Chicago, I mean period. I think once he gets a deal and the world hears him, it’s over. And as long as I’m alive, the Squad will be alive. Sly and I will always get down, like I said that’s family. My other brother Brainz is working as we speak to build his brand, and so is Youngin’ and YP. So hopefully them n***** will have some millions waiting on me when I touch down. Chinaman is locked up for a murder right now, so hopefully he can come from up under that. But I can actually see the movement getting even bigger as far as artists when I touch down and get the house situated first.

So what are your initial plans when you touch down?

I plan on working overtime when I get out. I’m on some Pac shit, for real, meaning recording three to four songs a day. I’ve always been able to do that because I work and write pretty fast, and anybody who has worked with me will tell you that. However, back then I wasn’t as focused as I am now. Sometimes it takes a situation like I’m in to wake a person up, and that’s exactly what this has done to me. I was blessed with a talent and I was not taking full advantage of it.

Would you advise your old or Goon Squad-related artists (Sly, YP, Brainz, etc) to keep it independent? What advice would you offer them or any other up-and-coming artists? Do you think the major label system hurts more than it helps?

I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do approach wise, meaning would I want to go independent or major. When I touch down and a major is talkin’ the things I want to hear, that might be the direction I decide to go in. At the end of the day, this isn’t about my love for hip hop, even though it is one of my first loves, realistically it’s about capital, and whatever situation I feel like will benefit me and my family the most is where I’ll go. That’s the same thing I would suggest to Sly, Brainz, YP and any other artist out there. Of course I believe you should start your own base, meaning create a big enough buzz where you can tell the labels “Fuck you, I ain’t gonna accept just anything. I already got my own following and if you want a piece of this empire I’ve already created then you’re gonna have to give me what I want”. But at the end of the day, it’s about whatever situation they feel could feed them and their family the best in the long run. I would suggest starting your own label and getting some independent success, so a major would give you a label deal, i.e. Cash Money, Roc-A-Fella, Grand hustle etc. That’s where the money is, and you have more freedom and creative control.

You were one of the last artists to get a huge major label deal. What are your thoughts on the new direction the music business taking? It’s very digital now, but I’m sure you saw that coming while you were still on the streets.

I think that the way the industry has gone digital is fucked up – but in good in a way. I think it’s good for artists who are independent because you can reach millions of people digitally, so it saves you a lot of time and money you’d spend doing groundwork. I’ve been hearing about this kid Wiz Khalifa, and how he started with creating a buzz off the net and built it so big that he’s actually touring from it. That’s huge. I think the bad part is that it affects sales because you’re able to download a lot of things for free, so people aren’t going to the store and buying it any more, which has shut down almost every mom and pop store in the country. Me, I’m hustler before I’m a rapper, and I feel like I can adapt to it easily. It’s just about positioning myself where I can own my publishing, my merchandising, as well as getting all the revenue from my shows. I’m hearing about these 360 deals artist are signing and that’s crazy. I would rather stay independent than to go for that.

What do you have to say to the people who make comments like “Well, Bump had every chance in the world and he blew it”.

As far as people who say things like I “had a chance and blew it”, those are the same people who were hoping I was going to fail from the beginning, so I pay no attention to them. I will have my chance again.

The No I.D.-produced, “Letter 2 My Competition”, leaked a few months back and had a HUGE response online. That’s one of those tracks people had been waiting years to hear. It literally blew people away. What were you thinking about when you recorded that joint and were you talking to anyone in particular?

On “Letter 2 My Competition”, I just was in a mode. At the time, people forgot the body of work I put out, and instead of thanking me for opening up doors for n***** in the city, people started coming for the crown. I mean, that was understandable because sometimes when you want to be the best, you have to dethrone the best. But as I sat and watched countless artists try, they in all actuality were just trying to be me. And that was what basically inspired the song. I wasn’t talking to anyone in particular, because it was too many to focus on. I felt like it was time to take my spot back even though it was never really compromised. I was going to solidify it on that song and the album I was working on. I never got to lay the hook down, but it was actually samples – one from Biggie “now the years new, I lay my game flat, I want my spot back, take two” and after that was Pac “Hopin’ my real muthafuckas know, this be the realest shit I ever wrote”. Then it goes into the “Biggie on one shoulder…” verse so it wasn’t done yet, but it’s good to know it got a good response.

In a jailhouse freestyle from the Remember Me mixtape (with DJ MoonDawg) you proclaimed “Death of Autotune, that’s big No I.D., if I was home Hov that would’ve been my beat”. Do you think a lot of those No I.D. beats from Jay-Z’s Blueprint III would’ve been yours? Did you have any of those tracks initially?

Now, with the No I.D. situation, I’m not actually sure that the “D.O.A.” beat would’ve been mine, but there’s a good chance it would have been. No I.D. is very talented, so I believe he made that beat with Jay-Z in mind. However, I think that it’s possible that some of the beats on Blueprint III could’ve very well been mine, had I been out. We just started to get in a groove, and like I said, I was on my way to Atlanta to record with him, so maybe Hov wouldn’t have gotten to hear some of those beats because I might have had them already.

Earlier you claimed that had you known you had an outstanding warrant, you would’ve gone straight to Atlanta to record and not done that show in Carbondale. How did you not know you had a warrant? Did the cops not know your whereabouts? Were you in hiding, or do you think they just wanted to make an example out of you once they found you?

Nah, I didn’t know I had a warrant until I got arrested. The crime I was charged with occurred a year and a half before I got arrested. I was actually at Obama’s inauguration and saw officers from the district where I used to hustle, who know me very well and they spoke to me casually. Actually, their exact words were “I didn’t know you were into politics, I thought you were just a criminal”. If I had a warrant, I would think they would’ve been eager to arrest me, so I was clueless. There was no big manhunt like they tried to say, because I wasn’t hiding.

So how are the inmates receiving you? Are they familiar with the legend of Bump J and the Goon Squad? Do they know about your music career and deal with Atlantic? Do they treat you differently?

Yeah, I was surprised so many people from so many parts of the country knew me and were familiar with my music, being that I never had a video or an album that was distributed nationally. But they know who I am. A lot of them have heard about some of the negative things associated with me, like rumors of robberies and so on, but I come off as a regular n****. Even when I was in the world, I was looked at as a regular n****, that’s why so many of my fans were fuckin’ with me so hard. I wasn’t on no arrogant “I’m a star” shit. All I knew was the streets before I started rappin’ and people perceived me as a n**** from the streets before they saw me as a rapper. So although I get a lot of respect in here, I don’t think it has anything to do with Bump the rapper, but more for Bump the person.

You’re currently in Texas, right? Do you think you’ll ever get a transfer so it will be easier for your family, friends and kids to come visit you?

I’m in Big Springs, Texas right now. It’s their policy that you have to be down here for 18 months clear conduct before a transfer, and I caught a disciplinary shot in January 2010, so I’ll be getting transferred closer by June 2011. Most likely to Michigan or Minnesota.

Do they have you working in there?

Everyone in the B.O.P. has to work. No exceptions.

Have you been reading a lot? Have you been studying or furthering your education at all?

I have been reading a lot. I’ve received my GED and I’m now attending some college courses. I haven’t really gotten into any educational books, but I have read 48 Laws of Power, Art of Seduction, Art of War, etc. But I feel like I knew those things before I read the books.

How can your fans reach out to you if they’d like to send you letters or packages?

Fans could look up my info at BOP.gov my name is Terrence Boykin and my I.D. number is 07497-025.

Well, I think that pretty much wraps it up. Do you have anything else you’d like to say to your fans and readers of FSD?

Just keep supporting Sly Polaroid, because once he’s on he’ll be the voice for Chicago and will rep it how it should be repped. I’ll be home soon. Thanks for all of the support and fan mail that y’all been sending it keeps me sane. CHEIF IN THIS BITCH! GOON SQUAAAAAAAAAD!!!!!!!!!


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  1. lillord says:

    bump bought to be as big as Malik at this right…nigga gained at least 60 pounds already…hold ya head beloved!

  2. free says:

    Quit cosigin LEP goofy asses please y’all seen seen dat xxl article now Moonie 23 wtf dat nigga gotta be 30 plus these niggas faker than. A 3 dollar bill. They really makin chicago look bad watch these niggas ain’t on shit

  3. lilfocuss says:

    Now this what the fuck i’m talking about,straight out the horses mouth ya dig! Free One of the Kings of Chicago and Good lookin to FSD for bringing this to the world. ESC State to Da Lake and Bump Stay Focus My Brother

  4. ChitownShake says:

    This is the best interview I’ve ever read on FSD!!!!!

  5. Joe F. says:

    All i Have to say is GOOOOOOONNNNNNNN SQUUUUAAAADDDDDD! Good Looking FSD

  6. @trackdealas says:

    As far as people who say things like I “had a chance and blew it”, those are the same people who were hoping I was going to fail from the beginning, so I pay no attention to them. I will have my chance again.
    _______________________________________________________________________________Well said.

  7. ILL Brown says:

    Can’t wait to work with the squad once it forms like Voltron once again….. Free Bump!

  8. CT says:

    WOW! My nigga Bump done blew up!!!!!

  9. Slick. G says:

    Man, watching old Bump J Smack DVDs. Free the CHIEF!!! #GoonSquad!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Trumaine says:

    man that would been great to if he was with ye’ but in other words…FREE BUMP!!

  11. DT says:

    time goes by much faster than what we think 08 seemed like yesterday

  12. Taz says:

    Bumps seem like he own his new new shit when he get out , but thats good looking West is looking out for that neggia !!!! Because I though he was a straight sell out !!!!! #FREEBUMP

  13. ProfessorPickle says:

    Excellent interview! Free Bump!

  14. ChiCityColdCity says:

    Free The Chief!!!!!! Great interview, been waiting on this one for a minute.

  15. BIRD says:

    FREE BUMP

  16. Lil' Nello says:

    1 of the best interviews you have ever done Drew! Mad props on it & good see Ye, No I.D. & everyone still hold him down like that! Keep your head up Bump! GOOOON SQUADDDD

  17. yg says:

    Free Bump J …. “Biggie on one shoulder tellin me dnt sweat these niggas, Pac on the Other shoulder like get at these niggas” chief

  18. seth says:

    Dope Interview! Like Bump J Musikically a lot..Pray 4 his life Success! Go Ill

  19. kemo says:

    god bless that man….hope u out soon fam

  20. Erigant says:

    Dope interview! Bump hold ya head, u gettin out to a Dynasty. Free Bump!

  21. Jseyf says:

    Damn hope he comes home soon. Much lOve for making this interview happen

  22. 21 says:

    when is the no dj version of the remember me mixtape gon come out?

  23. Bronx Brian says:

    EVERYBODY ON HERE SOUND DUMB AS FUCK. YOU PRAISING A LOCKED UP ASS NIGGA THAT DESERVES TO BE RIGHT WHERE HE IS. HOW THE FUCK U SAYING FREE BUMP WHEN THE NIGGAZ ROBBED A BANK. YOU NEED TO JUST PRAY HE DON’T GET ANALLY RAPED WHILE HE IN THERE. AND LET’S BE HONEST, THE NIGGA WON’T BE OUT OF JAIL UNTIL 2016, DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THINGS WILL HAVE CHANGED BY THEN. NONE OF YALL GONNA BE CHECKING FOR THIS LOSER. HE AIN’T THE CHIEF OF SHIT BUT HIS CLOSET SIZED CELL. HE RUINED HIS CHANCE. AND AS WEAK AS LEP ARE THEY TOOK THE KEYS TO THE CITY. NOBODY WILL CARE WHO THE FUCK BUMP IS IN 2016. NIGGAS BARELY KNOW HIM NOW SO FSD NEED TO STOP HONORING BULLSHIT PLAIN AND SIMPLE

  24. response to free says:

    Faggot this blog aint even about lep its about bump BITCH why is you so obsessed with lep you go to every blog site and blog with them hating but its too late they doing they thang loser I guess you life real fucked up cause they winning they success is killing you. shout out BUMP

  25. Pepper says:

    Fuck LEP and Monies is at least 30 and a wanksta…that is all

  26. Lee says:

    The city demonized Bump. Yea, he made mistakes but the man is a stand up guy. Great interview. Really don’t think it was about ballin moreso than it was feeding his family. This interview reinforced that.

  27. Pepper says:

    Look at little Bump…now he looks like Midget Mack lol

  28. Elementz Emcee says:

    Man this interview gave me a lot of insight on what went down with him because honestly I was disappointed to learned what happened to him. Like yeah it was fucked up that had to resort robbing a bank and what not, but sometimes we make decisions based on our circumstances and feel like we don’t have another choice.

    I think this interview helped me deal with the idea of “FREE (Insert Rapper/Hustler Here)” thing. It was just too much of a cliche over the last 4-5 years with that FREE so and so shit because I felt like “why do they gotta be free? They fucked up, PERIOD!” I’m definitely not for folks sitting and rotting in a jail cell, but for a while I just wasn’t supporting “rapper” with that FREE shit. But now, I can respect where his head is at and what hopefully people really mean when they say “Free Bump”. Whenever you get out, just leave that bullshit to the side and get to work.

  29. kenlo key says:

    much respect to Bump J..Stand up dude.

  30. streets of Chicago says:

    LEP Bogus Boys are Eric’s boy toys grown ass men getting bitched out by another man if this was the penitentiary they would be washing his drawers and taking it up the asshole I can’t believe Chicago is riding with these fake ass wankstas cmon Chicago get a clue

  31. dirtyKIKE says:

    why the fuck this always have to turn into a ‘fuck lep’ post. you know if you hate them that much its easy to start up a site and you can post all the shit about them all day every damn day. anyway, decent interview hope to read more on him in future.

  32. Dawreck says:

    keep ya head up bump! see ya when you get home!

  33. Jay-j says:

    Shout out 2 fsd 4 dat interview on my hommie bump. You fuck niggas need to stoppin hatin & dis aint about l.e.p right now, and remember bump, & sly da reason why dem lables even came here fuckin wit street niggas#it’s noodlez

  34. Eugene says:

    CHIEF NIGGA! The city was behind him like NO OTHER!

  35. joeblowthesampleking says:

    peace to bump

  36. PaperMan says:

    Free Bump…Free China……All is Well!!!

  37. Chucky Moe says:

    EVERYONE MAKE MISTAKES…..”JUDGE NOT,THAT YE BE NOT JUDGE”. WANT TO THANK YOU AND OTHERS FOR OPEN DOOR FOR CHI ARTISTS. KEEP FOCUS BUMP. UNCROWNCITY/CHI LOYALITY IS A LIFESTYLE

  38. JAY says:

    CHIEF WILL RETURN

  39. MilleniumPark says:

    MOONIE IS ATLEAST 31-32 years old… ATLEAST!! 23?? LMFAOO COME ON SON!! How the fuck yo wack ass gonna be 3 years younger than BERG?? Nigga I was there in the Infared Music basement with Boog when Yung Berg was recording for y’all and he was 16 and I was 15 and Moonie u was ATLEAST 6 YEARS OLDER at that time… and this was in 2000… right before Yung’n signed to DMX and ‘Ye was doing beats for Roc-a-Fella. LMAO!! LEP are some total CLOWNS!! Hoodrich, OLD, not to mention WACK AS FUCK and still trying to get on. LOL. Count that nigga tho, but he pushing 40!! Smh, Glad I live in Harlem NYC now and away from the Illusionists of the Midwest lol. Fuckin clowns

    @topic: Oh yeah, Bump… u do the crime, u do the time!! Sorry (but u still got a sick flow tho, just get off the bullshit… and tell Chi’s #1 BUSTDOWN CHELLA H to go get a HIV TEST… ASAP)

  40. HOTEP says:

    Bump J pulled a Chief Malik with the quickness lol

  41. HOTEP says:

    No podcast format?

  42. ChiCityColdCity says:

    Wow, why ya’ll goin in on L.E.P? I thought this was suppose to be about Bump? Fuck Harlem, u clown ass dude. Millennium Park? Fuck outta here, Harlem ain’t shit no more goofy. Stay yo ass in NYC then, couldn’t cut it in the chi huh? Where the fuck is all these worm ass new york niggas coming from?

  43. RT says:

    Bump wanted to live the gangsta lifestyle so this what he get. And you niggas need to stop acting like he’s goin to get out and do big shit. Nigga Please! Whether you want to accept it or not he is done for. Fuck outta here with that. He will be out in 2016, do you know how much the game will have changed by then and nobody will be checking for him. People barely know him now except you few Chicago niggas that was cool with him. But yall need to stop being delusional and move on. All you can do now is pray for his family and pray that he doesn’t get anally raped

  44. MilleniumPark says:

    @chicity FUCK-BOY, U must be one of LEP’s suburban dick riders with posters of of them niggaz on yo wall… and I assume u actually believe everything them old suckers rap about… ass-kisser!! Fuck U nigga. Im from the Chi and still be back n forth. And u can say what u want about Harlem b… but ya boy is fuckin some of the baddest spanish bitches that yo dry ass could only dream about!! Pussy

    LMAO at only a few Chicago niggaz knowing Bump. Yeah I would’nt even dare to ask niggaz out here if they knew who Bump was…. they be like “who, Nicky barnes man?”. Yeah I agree although I fucks wit Bump on the music side…. its OFFICIALLY A WRAP for him!! The only thing waiting for him when get out is his Goon Squad ready to RUN MORE TRAINS on CHELLA H again!! Son was too reckless and so was his partners running up in niggaz cribs but at the end of the day who got the blame? Who the Kings was lookin for? BUMP J!! Lmao he got what he deserved tho but I can’t deny his talent and I still fucks wit the grimeyville tapes. And as far as Sly Poloroid being the next Chi superstar… BWAHAHAHAHAHAAA… COME ON SON!!

  45. ChiCityColdCity says:

    Lol, nigga u aint fuckin shit homie? Aint no bad spanish chicks in the Chi huh? U had to go to Harlem to fuck wit some spanish hoes? You a certified goofy dog. Harlem is over wit, its always the niggas talkin about pussy dont be getting shit but they mouth wet ya dig me, ole yung berg ass nigga. U better stay yo soft ass in Millenium Park/Harlem cuz niggas see sweet vics like yourself coming a mile away. Bitch, ole coo ass nigga.

  46. MilleniumPark says:

    Pussy I see u one of those back n forth iThugs that get keyboard tough lol. U a fuckin clown, and nah the Chi aint got no bad ass spanish chicks… not compared to where I’m at son… believe that!! Muthafucka I dont care if u say Harlem fell off… who gives a fuck b… fuck these niggaz LOL… I aint out here for them or no rap shit… u dry ass non-pussy gettin SUCKER!! I fuck bitches throughout the Tri-state, bitch… life is bigger than just one borough son. And I still got hoes in the Chi ready to lick on me the minute I touchdown u cornball. Try gettin a life bitch, then make it past yo 8-block radius and see sum real hoes, sum real money, sum real flyy shit!! Instead of being stuck in the suburbs (cuz I know u a lame) dick-riding fake old ass wankster rappers like LEP… FAGGOT!!

  47. Don G says:

    Damn you cats really have no lives….sittin at home write’n worthless essays on blog sites

    Hold ya head Bump!

  48. Kita says:

    Man look at all these Haters on here..Hating on Bump..Just by an interview in jail.They glad to see him locked down..But he still got them talking..He doing something good..He keeping himself sane & hater free..He the Chief of Chicago..Hands down..We so Eastside Crazy…Come to the land and get your Dumb A** stretch out.. Bump keep your Head up..Chi-town stand Behind u 100..Waiting on your return..Two words for u suckers..GOOOOOOOOOOON SQUADDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!! Free Bump J & Mr. Green…

  49. Raul S. says:

    bump is a beast!!! …if you into beats …peep em! i have some bangers!

    http://soundcloud.com/raul-sanchez

  50. MilleniumPark says:

    @Kita LMAO slutt are u serious? Hahaha fuck u bitch!! I guess u one of those bustdowns that GS be runnin Amtraks on, huh!! How the fuck Bump doing somethin good if he locked up gettin Raz-B’d for some bullshit he brought on himself?? LOL I swear, bum bitches like u shall just speak only when spoken to cuz u makin the “eastside” look mad lame & ratchet with that comment. Other than yo bird ass, that nigga aint the chief of shit… not at 5″2 lol. I guess we some haters cuz REAL cats aint jumping on that “Free Bump” bandwagon…. fuck it I run wit that, bitch lol

    Don’t drop the soap, Boykin!!

  51. Blak says:

    ^^^^U must be one of them niggas that got treated and or robbed by the Goon Squad. Cuz you showing alot of animosity towards Bump, I bet you wouldn’t be talkin all that shit if he was in the world bitch nigga. Free The Chief, we ridin with you Bump.

  52. RICH says:

    BUMP IS NOT AND HAS NEVER BEEN NO MUTHAFUCKIN CHIEF OF SHIT. AND BLAK, U PROVIN THE NIGGA MILL PARK CASE. IF BUMP WAS ROBBING NIGGAZ THEN HE DESERVE TO BE WHERE HE AT WITH HIS DUMB ASS. ROBBING LANDED HIM IN JAIL! NOW HE GOT TO PROTECT HIS SELF FROM BEING ANALLY RAPED. AND A NIGGA THATS 5 2 IS GOIN TO GET APPROACHED BY THE BOOTY BANDIT. HAHAHAHA. ALL THAT SLICK SHIT HE WAS TALKIN IN HIS SONG AINT APPLY WHEN YO DUMB ASS GOT ARRESTED. OH AND SINCE YOU WANTED TO BE LIKE BUMPY JOHNSON SO BAD I GUESS YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVED. HE SERVED THREE TERMS AND I GUESS YOU WANT TO DO IT TO HUH?

    AND TO YOU RETARDS CLAIMING HE GOING TO MAKE A COME BACK WHEN HE GET OUT, YOU MUST BE OUT YO DICK RIDING MIND. ABOUT TIME HE GETS OUT THE SOUND AND STYLE OF MUSIC WOULD HAVE CHANGED SO MUCH THAT IT WOULD BE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO CATCH UP. THAT STREET RAP SHIT IS BARELY HOLDING ON AS IS. THAT SHIT IS PLAYED OUT. MUSIC ALWAYS MAKES A FULL CIRCLE SO GANGSTA RAP, DRUG MUSIC, AND THAT CORNY ASS DOWN SOUTH DANCE SHIT IS FADING AWAY SLOWLY BUT SURELY. REAL MUSIC IS COMING BACK AND ABOUT TIME BUMP COME BACK NOBODY WILL BE LISTENING TO THAT DUMB SHIT HE TALKING.

    WHETHER YOU MAD ABOUT IT OR NOT, YOU KNOW ITS TRUE SO GET OVER IT.

    • Walt Dawg says:

      Fam u went all they way in for no reason. Bump my man and I hate the fact u did that but to each is his on dog hope life don’t deal u no fucked up cards whether it be becuz of ur decisions or now. And for the record broski was and still is the “Chief of Chicago”. Clllllick Cllllllllack Blatt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Booz AMP says:

    GREAT INTERVIEW DREW! I’m glad that you ask “tough” specific questions about his deal w/ Atlantic, his case, and his current state of mind. It gave a glimpse into the life of a living legend and any true FAN that reads this will know “WHY” he was and still is “Chief” Bump J- The King of CHICAGO’s Underground! Good write up!

  54. Pepper says:

    LMAO!! Shout Out to Millenium Park for keeping real. Frank (Moonie) bitch ass is 30 years old. This nigga spits fairy tales in his rap. Never been in the streets…I know this Wack nigga. He was the light skin kid who alwas got his ass kicked but the hoes loved him. Da nigga aint Hood! As for Bump, if you messed with any chicks that nigga have fucked, I suggest you get yourself checked out. He gave this one hoe Herpes. ON THE REAL! This nigga str8 torching bitches LOL!!

  55. Newbreed says:

    Why the fuc u niggas steady talkn gay shit but u pose to ba real nigga.. U sound real gay fuc boi. Real niggas do real shit n u a real bitch pull ur skirt down bitch yo thong shown

  56. aitchpi--z says:

    free da chief and my brother 2

  57. ChicagoBoy92 says:

    All hail to chief bump..forreall Chicago stand up…..

  58. tajiddinabdullah says:

    stay strong get home solid.

  59. CHU says:

    U INTERNET GEEK BITCHASS NIGGAZ HATIN ON 4 CUZ A G SQUAD NIGGA PROLLY FUCED YA SISTER OR SMOKED YA BROTHA OR ROBBED YA DADDY, WE STILL OUT HERE IN THIS SHIT, WHY U BITCHES AT HOME HIDIN YA NAME SNEAK DISSIN AN SHIT ..G SQ 4 LIFE BON

  60. I FUCKS WIT BUMP! MY NIGGA SMOOTH THREW THAT LAST SHOW BUMP J PERFORMED IN CARBONDALE AND WE GOT UNRELEASED FOOTAGE BUMP FUCKS WIT GCG AND GREAT DANE RECORDZ!
    IF INTERESTED IN THE FOOTAGE SHOT ME A HOLLA @ PRODUCER7474@YAHOO.COM

  61. young b says:

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  62. CRACK AKA MONEY BAG SHOTY AKA LI TURN UP#WHO BETA says:

    BUMP WAS BRINGING THE GANGSTA REP OUT SO THE WORLD COULD SEE OUR CITY FULL OF GANGSTAS AN HIS SONGS THE SHIT(THAT AINT YO BITCH) FREE BUMP#WHO BETA

  63. Precise says:

    Drew..Never read this…great interview

  64. real shit says:

    despite how you may feel bout bump and l.e.p, killa klan etc… these brothers making it possible for chicago niggas to eat off this music shit that has excluded us 4 so long nothing but respect 4 them all and why is it only in hip hop, rap or what have you do people focus on cats age so fuckin what if a nigga 30 all these old ass country singers come on man STOP FUCKIN HATIN you niggas disgust me im da realist nigga i know cause i never gave a fuck bout another man situation. focused on becoming a better me. p.s. stop da internet beef it doesnt help your tough guy image

  65. king gudda aka king gut dog "G" says:

    Half of you clown ass niggas who tryin to go in on Chief prolly want walk the streets of the Chi! @Bronx brian you from New york fam talkin crazy son! I put money on it you want come to da Crib talkin nuts about bump like that! Or @Pepper or @Rich and for Millenium park you a tru clown body, goofy mark sucka ass nigga o yea fuck nigga! boy BUMP BEEN HOLDIN THE CITY DOWN FOR A MINUTE BE4 HE GOT locked up! and you go to NEW YORK to start this fuck Chicago shit stop it! you niggas no as well as i no IF you come to da Great CITY OF CHICAGO WITH THAT GOOFY SHIT you will GET YOU DUMB ASS STRETCH OUT YOU UNDERSTAND MEEEE!!! boy BUMP AND L.E.P LET YOU NO HOW THE CITY IS! niggas who from here no niggas that aint from here even no if you dont think so bring your dumb ass here and see for yourself!!!!!! FREE CHIEF BUMP! GDN CRAZY WILD 100 NUTZ!

  66. God says:

    When Bump was here everybody was on his dick! Now y’all wanna act like he ain’t shit cuz he locked up! Typical ass niggaz! Real niggaz never r forgotten! @Bronx Brainz u must b a sucker ass nigga to say that someone belongs n jail! FSD should never allow u to post again! What kind of shit is that to say? U gotta be a New nigga and sent da fuck off! Peace and Love God!

  67. TONE TONE says:

    BUMP J GONE GET OUT AND GET THAT LEGIT BREAD AND GET HIS VOICE HEARD BEEN ON BUMP FROM DAY 1 CHI RAQ SHIT FREE BUMP ON THE G

  68. Money First says:

    So many niggas from the crib talking real negative about Bump and LEP but that is the very reason why our damn city has been in the hole for so long….The industry at large looked at us as a fucking joke because you niggas rob and kill your own artists and constantly act like crabs in a fuckin’ barrel! PLEASE GROW THE FUCK UP BEFORE WE DON’T HAVE SHIT TO STAND ON!!!!

  69. Tiffany says:

    First of all Why post your hating shit! I Love Bump J he is real in his music! He real talk and bet he keeps it real fa sho! Bump is talented letter to my competition shows that. Stop posting garbage its dsirespectful you can show soem empathy wouldnt you want empathy if you weer locked up niggas please! Stop tlaknig about rape and violence Ive been locked up and peopel make mistakes and sometiems peopel have their backs against the wall I bet the same niggas posting shit aint angels and you say yall hood niggas !!! DONT JUDGE PEOPLE at all and you never walked in his shoes to say why he did what he did I will pepper spray a fuck boi nigga for talking lies about Bump like that lol

  70. dmonsta says:

    I just got a wing of this interview glad to see broski Bump humble more focused like he say chicago a gangsta city but when them people see u move like Bump move around they out to get ur ass, its just a matter of time anytime u have a influence on the subculture community, and get people to follow you positive or negative they wanna throw a monkey wrench in yo shit . Get yo money do the right thing. In this city anybody can get it no matter who u is . Get out- get yo bread up- he got hella rap skills shutting these rappers down all over hands down but fast money have u cheifin too hard focus on ur new game plan even if the rap scene change he wise young bro just push that energy the right way because chicago a killin field right now im speakin real shit . I still bump his shit be like damn he was ahead of his time. keep your head up Wild 100s 10-7 u know what it is.

  71. QUALO says:

    Its a blessing to see the brother is still focused. Its a shame to see the city is still hatin. We really do need to do better. The sky is the limit. So is the pit. Lil bro got the light. Follow it, observe it, appreciate it, study it, ignore it. Anything but put it out. Bump, Keep ya head high. IT AINT OVER!! Flags Up!!

  72. #RealShit says:

    1st off diz Nig Bump J iz not no Chief!!!!….All dez mferz on herr screamin shit anit sent diz nig SHIT!!!!….Mferz out herr living dar normal life while dude iz lock-up!!!!….All dez Mferz claim hez Chief but not taking care of him or hiz Family but mferz out herr paying hoez, gettin high, Shoppin & trickin off cash dey cud b sending diz nig….& Watzup wit da mferz who Snitch on da Fake Chief anyway….SHIT!!!!!….All yall sum Goofz….Chiefz wudnt had to rob no bank cuz hiz Indianz or Soldierz wuda took care of him!!!!….& Alwayz remeb….A Real Chief Dont Do Pety Azz Crimez….& wen he get out in 2016 he better watch U MFerz….Cuz dem da same MFerz who Snitch anyway!!!!!….

    • candit_366@hotmail.com says:

      FirSt of all.. u are speaking about someone u don’t know personally. Many has fallen but only the strong will make a comeback. I truly believe he is a very strong & smart young man. What you got going on in your life that put you above the rest? I remember some years ago when I was @ Harold Chicken & this guy was talking about the Bentley Coupe. This guy stated the Bentley Coupe was for poor rich nigga’s but this fool was riding the bus for his transportation my thoughts….stupid nigga with his cheap clothes & no money nigga just hating. He was truly a broke nigga. Just like nigga with nothing going on always saying something stupid d/t their lack of common sense & education level. Real speak only wants true & their communication is with substance & not garbage. So your title is false information.

  73. candit_366@hotmail.com says:

    All those rats should have been dealt with a long time ago. If not this generation is in trouble. OG’s don’t rule that way. In my time there were rules & those rules weren’t broken. That’s why today this generation have so many black males in prison. I say rats are wannabe gangsta once taken in by the cops the nigga break & start running his.. most of the time these cops don’t have any information…the fool has rated out. That’s why silence is silence no information given..real do their time & don’t rat that’s how it suppose to be. This generation is weak as hell. There is more fake out there then real. If u can’t handle the consequences get out of the game. The game is for the strong only.

  74. c says:

    Goldie is my man…& has been for many years. I love him because of his strength he is one strong brother & I am a very strong woman. Anyone I date must be very strong & can hold it down. I don’t waste my time with weakest because I would be so bored & it would be a waste of my time & I value my time. There is a reason females like myself come back home with the guys from the hood it’s because of that true understanding & very few man have that kind of strongest they have. It’s comes with setback but if u connect on a serious level then an empire can be build. Jay-z is man of great wisdom that’s why it’s a billion dollars on the elevator.

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