[Interview] Sean Price: Get Busy
Sean Price is a one of a kind emcee. One of the best lyricists in the game, Sean uses his bars and sense of humor to stay relevant in a time when releasing a project every other month is normal, and marketing a lifestyle over skill set is the standard way of doing things. Yesterday’s album release, Mic Tyson, was Price’s first solo release since 2009 with the former fighter inspired mixtape Kimbo Price. Yet, in that time off, P was not running around NYC, making music, and micro-managing his next project. While he did release an LP as a part of Random Axe with Black Milk & Guilty Simpson, “Seanwuar” was most notably enjoying the simple joys of an average family man.
“My oldest son is in high school and just got his first piece of p*ssy, he going nuts,” Sean said. “My twelve year-old still thinks he’s a wrestler and shit jumping all over the place. Then my daughter thinks she’s the queen of the house,” he continued. The Brownsville, Brooklyn emcee had his third child about two years ago and also got married to his longtime girlfriend both of which can trump any album and/or mixtape in battling for priorities.
From recording four songs in a short period of time, to taking months off at time from recording altogether, the mixture of family responsibilities and his job as a rapper has worked out well for Sean Price. Professionalism is something Price takes extremely serious, and for him that means bringing A-game lyrics to each and every bar he pens. When asked about his close relationship with his record label Duck Down, Sean stated, “I do realize it’s a business and I’m not just signed cause we peoples, I give them quality shit to work with. I’m not signed because I’m their homeboy, I’m signed because I get busy.”
That’s one thing Sean wants listeners, fans, and haters alike to know. He get’s busy.