New shit off that Slime Flu, dropping October 12th via E1 (pre-orders available now). Hit the jump to read his thoughts on the mixtape/album, the BET Cypher and not being included on XXL's Freshmen list.

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On the BET Cypher [via XXL]

It’s like a walk in the park for me cause I grew up doin’ that. I’m one of those types that love to show off for the camera, so when I got there you know everybody showed love, the vibe was crazy, so we just got it off.

When asked if he thought that BET could have put him against some stiffer competition, he didn’t hold his tongue. “Of course,” he said, adding, “but you know, it’s all love. I’m patient so it will come in due time, trust me.”

On Slime Flu [via RapFix]

How did Slime Flu go from a mixtape to an album?
The anticipation, most definitely, [and] the buzz. And Cam felt that we give ya’ll a trilogy of Boss of All Bosses, which is what built my anticipation. He said you might as well put Slime Flu in stores.

How did Drama feel about not doing it anymore?
Drama’s my dude. I’ll have a Slime Flu in stores but after that comes out I’m putting out a Slime Flu with Drama, definitely, and then we putting out Boss of All Bosses 3 with Drama.

The one Drama will produce will have different music?
Definitely. We got over 100 songs, we work every day. I’m leaking songs every week, and those not even on the album. I keep saying album, I mean mixtape.

Did you do anything different with Slime Flu once E1, who’s distributing the project, got involved?
Songs have been off and on the mixtape for almost a year. It’s just been like, put this on take this off, put this on, take this off. Originally the songs for Slime Flu was “Large On The Streets,” “I Got Em,” “Kick in the Door,” “Memory Lane,” “Hard in the Paint” freestyle, for the Drama street version. A lot of songs that are out,  the samples couldn’t get cleared so I ended up switching up a lot of songs.

Was that frustrating?
Definitely. It was frustrating because I’m like, 'this mixtape’s gonna be a classic!' Then I’m taking songs off that can’t get cleared. I’m like 'oh don’t do this to me.' Cam calling me five in the morning, you gotta come to the studio and fix this. Then I’m listening to my other tracks, putting those and thinking now I done got it back to the point where I’m like it’s a classic again, I feel good about it. Then we can’t get it cleared. I’m like, 'oh producers acting up. Oh man, don’t do this to me.' So it’s been crazy. I know I been having people wait so long, that’s why I’m gonna keep hitting ya’ll with music until it comes out. I want people to get tired of waiting.

On not making XXL's Freshmen list.

A lot of people felt you got snubbed on the XXL Freshmen cover. Why do you think they didn’t include you?
Maybe at the time they weren’t really on to me, I guess. That came out in a good way though because they wasn’t on to me but then they paid attention because people was upset about it. So they was like, let me listen to this, and let him perform at this [XXL Freshmen concert at Highline Ballroom], see what he can do.

They’ll do another freshmen cover. Will you be on it or are you past freshman status already?
To be honest I feel I’m past that. But if they were to do that, I’ll definitely be thankful, because XXL always showed love to me. I been in about three or four issues already. I feel I’m past that but I’d definitely be honored to be a freshman of 2011.

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    SHAKE!!!! Again, Where the Dom Kennedy 4 Heartbeats video come on i know you have it. just post IT!!!

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    i don't know how the hell you guys can tell these Vado/araab songs apart

  • fact

    terrible

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    araab releases weak ass beats.

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  • itsacelebrationbitches

    @sliiiimmmmmeeeee, all of you are wack ass stans pumping up an awful song. vado is cool, but hes not even flowing with the beat (which is awful btw, araabmusik has been getting more and more recycled and boring with every new mpc pad he breaks). damn wtf i miss dipset/heatmakers bangers, this shit makes them look like illmatic

  • hiphopzpop

    Damn Shake U A Gangsta Now Ain't U??? Using That Kind Of Language..

  • omfgniggas

    damn i like vado but i gotta agree with itsacelebrationbitches, this ian't a good lake. araabmusik need to stick to MPC demonstrations. Nigga is wack at actual beats. Salute, now this?

  • Harlem

    How many times is this cornball gonna use the same sounds!!! Same sounds = No Creativity!! Do urself a favor and delete that scream, and perc from ur MP forever, Heatmakerz was using that scream long before u. Wow what a waste!!!!!

  • Rio$

    they just let anyone rap these days don't they?