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B-Real Speaks On Eminem Getting Crip Protection From Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.

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Eminem and B Real featured on the 2003 Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. cut "911".

Em's inclusion on the track was unusual, as Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. were more of a regional act than the type of national force Shady would usually be aligned with.

Monsta Ganjah of the crew explained how it came to be: Em was getting extorted by West Coast Crips.  So his manager Paul Rosenberg gave the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. a call to see what they could do.  They took care of that, and Eminem gave them a feature.

"Eminem was getting extorted by some Crips," Monsta. "Maybe he was paying them some money.  I don't know about the exact details.  But I do know that a few phone calls were made and that's how the feature came about.  They was like 'anything in return, what do you want,' and I was like 'I want a feature from Em.'  If you hear, what he says he's like '40, 50 Samoans.

HipHopDX asked B Real what he knew about all of that, and the Cypress Hill spitter admitted he was oblivious to the behind-the-scenes politics of "911".

I didn’t hear too much about that because I never got involved with any of that stuff with Em,” B-Real said. "They just called me to be on this record and Boo-Yaa, they’ve always been family to us. Ganxsta Ridd was one of my big time homies. They were always with us in the early days."

And I didn’t think of the politics, he was just somebody I wanted to get down with because I love Em," he continued. "He’s one of my favorite top three, and so I had a chance to work with him there, along with my family. It was a no brainer to me, and yeah, you know the politics I heard about it later, but Boo-Ya washed that sh*t out for them....If [Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E] got behind you and they said, ‘Hey, he’s with us,’ you don’t fuck with him. Nobody f*cks with those guys. But yeah, I was just glad to get on it, and me and Em talked about it some time later, and it was just a cool experience."

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