“Everybody that’s been carefully handpicked to be a part of the Dream Team, it’s because they have contributed a significant level of greatness to the hip-hop culture overall,” Bus explained. “Not just being a dope MC or being a dope performer, you consist of all the elements that make you a package: You can perform, you got catalog, your bars is right. Your videos is right, your swag is right. Your willingness to be a part of something great that’s bigger than you is at an all-time high and we can read that in your energy and your spirit.
“That’s what makes it so special,” he added. “Ross got Maybach Music, Diddy got Bad Boy. Fabolous got Street Fam. I got the Conglomerate now. Nicki’s got Young Money, Red Café got Shakedown. Everybody’s got their own movement. But in addition to that, we got a collective movement. It’s about being bigger than life and allowing the fans to be a part of that. We haven’t given that to the fans in a long time. We haven’t given it to ourselves as artists in a long time. We been so busy beefing and poppin’ off. Everybody is so paranoid to stand next to this dude, because they thinking the dude that got beef with him, might come after them. I think that’s a real bitch perspective on life to have as a man. If you gotta move around like that, you don’t have to be in the music. You’re starting to set a precedent that’s the wrong example for the artists coming in after you.” – MTV
Of course Red Café has contributed a significant level of greatness to the hip-hop culture, Trevor. Of course he has.