I don’t know how this interview could have gone under the radar for so long. Apparently Ray-J used to be active in the streets.
I remember hearing about Ray-J linking up with Death Row records back in the day (I’m sure you do too). My first thought back then was that it was awkward. My vision of Death Row Records at the time was that of a street regime run by gangsters. At the time my immediate assumption was that Ray-J would have been out of place and then I saw this clip from the Breakfast Club. In the following video Ray-J seems to speak candidly for a bit about gang life. If what he said in this interview is true then the whole death Row situation wasn’t so far fetched. I guess my own preconceived notions are telling on me here as (in my opinion) Ray-J just doesn’t have the presence of a street dude.