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An Exclusive Interview With Urban Music Star G Unit Capo

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G Unit Capo got his start in Tidewater, Virginia. He was raised by a single mother who made it her mission to instill in Capo the value of hard work and determination.

Capo has had a passion for music his entire life. In his early days he received guidance from his older brother Dantae aka “Duece,” who saw Capo’s passion and helped mold him into the artist he is today. “Duece” was one of Capo’s biggest influences and one of the main reasons he works so hard to pursue his dreams.

During his noteworthy career Capo has worked with some of the industry’s biggest producers including Pharell Williams and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, and has collaborated with Grammy winning Jay Rock of TDE, Grammy nominated Paul Wall, West Coast Hip-Hop Legend Glasses Malone, German platinum selling artist Alpa Gun to name a few.

In 2010, G Unit Capo signed a major deal with Mazaradi Fox and G Unit/Dum Out/Universal. Due to Mr. Fox’s unfortunate and untimely death in 2014, G Unit Capo was forced to part ways with the label. He is now an independent artist and CEO of his own label, 3133 Entertainment. Capo was a headliner for the major stage “Rep Your State” at SXSW last year and has most recently teamed up with NBA legend and philanthropist, Stephon Marbury, and his “Globe Ball Basketball.”

We caught up with the man himself, and this is what he had to say:

How did you start your career in music and entertainment?

I Got my start in the music industry thru my big cousin and best friend NFL superstar Cornerback DeAngelo Hall formerly of the Wash Redskins. Hall signed me to Lifetime management/production deal to his company Big Time 21 Llc in August of 2005 and helped close my 3 album deal with 50 Cent´s artist Mazaradi Fox.

But I started writing and recording music when I was 9 thanks to my step brother Dantae who show me how to write and record music he's currently incarcerated serving a 13-year federal prison sentence in New Jersey. My step father Orville Allen put me in a group when I was 9 and invested into me and my step brother and our partner David and we receive the support of Teddy Riley/Pharrel Williams/Chad Hugo were they let my group Rough E Nuff record our first project at Grammy Award winning producer Teddy Riley legendary studio Master Sounds.

What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve had to overcome in order to achieve triumph?

My biggest challenge I had to over come was losing my G Unit/Dum Out boss to murder, Mazaradi Fox, and having to keep strong remain humble and focus on making my big homie proud and showing 50 Cent and Mazi and the whole unit all my fans they did the right thing signing me. So I toured all over the globe.

Can you share one piece of advice for younger generations who dream about becoming music stars like yourself?

One piece of advice I would give to the youth inspiring to become major musicians and pursue music as a career first honor and respect your parents I’m a big mama’s boy big shout to my biggest supporter, my backbone, my beautiful loving mother Constance and my 5 beautiful kids. Second to study all aspects of the music industry - know and learn the ins and outs to the business and the steps to becoming a great performer and recording artist or producer.

Invest in yourself create your own brand and sound be unique and humble. Never worry about haters or what others think of you. Stay loyal/dedicated/and consistent and prepared 10 steps ahead at all times, and last but not least give all praise to God.