We caught Stevie J over the weekend in the midst of his Memorial Day festivities & hosting of Yandy & Mendeeces TV wedding. He sat down with HHS1987’s EMoney to discuss an array of topics his legendary status of being a four-time Grammy Award Winning producer, transitioning into being a reality star, his upcoming movie and more. He also spoke to us about honesty and the effects of putting his life on camera, especially intimate moments that included two very important women in his life during Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta’s first season. Although it’s nearly impossible to shape the opinions of others on your life when you’re a reality TV star, he touches on transitioning from season to season into the man he knows he is capable of being.
Stevie J has contemplated leaving Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta multiple times, and when he asked his father if he should do so, his father said made it plain and simple for him: “Jordan should have never left the Bulls.” While his current reality series appearance keeps vH1’s rating soaring on Monday’s, he also talks about the VH1 spinoff he has in the works called “The Jordan’s Take LA”. Filming for this upcoming series begins in less than 30 days and will showcase him in LA, exploring new horizons, and working with Bad Boy again.
When questioned on whether or not Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta is scripted, Stevie said he is 100% authentic, and let’s us know the show has storylines because it still has to fit the overall TV format. In the beginning of season four of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, we got a glimpse into all the trials & tribulations Stevie J was going through with his legal matters. In the interview, he talks on going rehab, his current health status, and more.
Stevie J has an incredible story to tell involving his industry impact. Being one of Hip-Hop’s legendary producers & having had credits on many of the “Great” projects now puts him in a position to again collaborate with Faith Evans before he even met Diddy or Biggie. He shared the story behind “Notorious Thugz” record he produced for Biggie and Bone Thugz-N-Harmony. He also shared a story when he left Biggie in the studio to watch some of his ladies while he made a quick run outside. He also talked about producing “Ride or Die” for Jay Z and opening up the track with the classic quote “I’m rolling with Roc-A-Fella man, cause they got money man, haha.”
Stevie J gives insight on the current hip hop scene of today. He shares his thoughts on the fashion, foolery, and more of today’s Hip-Hop culture. We had Stevie J talk about the difference between producers, and beatmakers. He said the producers of today’s era are just beatmakers who simply cut, copy and paste.
He talks about being apart of Bad Boy’s legendary group of producers who call themselves The Hitmen. Which includes Chucky Thompson, Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, Mario Winans, Nashiem Myrick, Kanye West, Diddy and himself.
Tune into Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta on VH1 every Monday at 9PM EST to see more of Stevie J!
This interview was conducted by HHS1987’s EMoney and shot by Rick Dange.
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