Big Fase 100: Change of Heart
Fase charges that he and others in his tightly knit Compton community rallied behind The Game only for the wildly successful rapper to turn on them. Meanwhile, the Game alleges [click here for statement] that he’s been financially abused to the sum of $1.5 million and other expenses.
The Cedar Block Piru Blood remains committed to a career in entertainment with or without Game's cosign. Big Fase 100 has started My World Management, steering the careers of Glasses Malone, Life and other rap artists. With their rift widening, is this a case of "Game & Abel" or sibling rivalry waiting to heal itself? AllHipHop.com spoke to Big Fase 100 in search of some insight.
AllHipHop.com: Well, first of all, tell people who you are.
Big Fase 100: I’m The Game’s older brother, basically the inspiration behind The Game.
AllHipHop.com: So, you are like the O.G.?
Big Fase 100: I’m about to be 30 years old, so I can’t say O.G. I just went from being a young n***a with O.G. homies, to being an older homey. I didn’t start anything. Speaking on that G thing, I’m the one that people recognize when Game says what he says. If somebody needs go back and say, "Is this guy for real’" I’m the one they say, "If that’s his brother, then he’s for real."
AllHipHop.com: Did you used to rap?
Big Fase 100: Basically, I used to rap from ‘89 all the way to ‘95. I kinda cut it out because s**t got real bad for me out in the streets, so I had to go full-time with my hustle and as a father.
AllHipHop.com: What were things like for you as a rapper?
Big Fase 100: As a rapper, its funny, because the way s**t came about I was always into rap. I have so many CD’s and I always collect everybody’s s**t. As a rapper, I found it hard, it was like when Death Row was poppin.’ I always been right here in Compton, but it never made out to nothing for me. I guess it never got to the right people.
AllHipHop.com: Was Game a passing of the torch for you?
Big Fase 100: Game, with him being my little brother and everything, he always pushed the basketball thing and I wanted more for us so I pushed that in his direction. Once that didn’t happen, whether it was [his] attitude or getting in trouble with the authority, his basketball career didn’t flourish. And he hit the streets with me as a grown man and he got a lil’ hands on and he started hustling with me. Um, I don’t know, I don’t know’ We had the lil’ spot and he ended up getting shot. The Documentary tells this story. His whole hustle was born out there out there. We was grindin’ and it was grimy. He ended up getting shot after that. Contrary to him sayin’ it was just an attempt [on his life], basically what happened was somebody came to our door at 2 AM. The way we had it set up, we shut down at 12 AM - the whole spot. Him opening that door at 2 AM was not the business. That wasn’t what [i] had planned. That wasn’t the way big brother set up the rules’ as far as the hustle went. I hate to say it, but he may have gotten shot out of greed. He don’t at those type of things when he tells that story. Two in the morning, it had to be [greed], I don’t think it was no b***h.
AllHipHop.com: Were you in the house at that point’
Big Fase 100: No, I spent the night away with my kids. When I had got the word in the morning, because I got one of those baby mommas where you gotta leave your phone in the car. So, I didn’t get the call that woke me up in the middle of the night like most people. Once I found all that out, I went to the house and everything was in real shamble.
Big Fase 100: Another thing he said and it kind of hurt me that he said it ‘ that I didn’t come and visit him in the hospital [after he got shot]. Now, that is true, I got to the apartment that next morning and saw the s**t in shambles and he got home a couple hours after that. I got my brother shot, I got f***in’ guns missing, I got cash, police probably got weed. Being a smart man, I can't run to the hospital. He ain’t spend no days in no coma. What was it a 30-minute coma’ He was out of the hospital the next day. I wouldn’t be saying this unless he said I didn’t come see him in the hospital.
AllHipHop.com: When did you stop hustling?
Big Fase 100: I stopped when The Documentary dropped.
AllHipHop.com: What’s your role with The Game now?
Big Fase 100: Zero. None.
AllHipHop.com: What do you mean "zero?"‘
Big Fase 100: I have no role.
AllHipHop.com: Have you talked?
Big Fase 100: We haven’t talked in months.
AllHipHop.com: What happened with your falling out with Game?
Big Fase 100: Basically, like I told you, I quit my hustle when The Documentary dropped. The way it was put to me, this is what we were doing and "our" life was about to change. Basically, what I’ve done is I’ve set the stage and I created the backdrop for The Game. I mean, his n***as that have been visible for the past year, those have been my n***as. Basically, what I did, I provided the background story for Game. I got so much love where I am, and you know me and you never heard of my brother – you love him too. We don’t share the same mother, we share the same father. For lack of a better word, I certified his gangster. A year later, me and everybody that loves me, we’re left out here with nothing.
My hood, which is Cedar Block, ain’t never been like the big gang where there are 200-300 n***gas. My hood is real family based. We got our perimeters. I don’t say have, because we really not that no more. The gang is the gang, but the opportunity that was before us was the possibly and the opportunity to turn all this into positives. And somebody that opposed me said, "Why would you let your brother represent your hood when he wasn’t really from there’" I did it to bring closure to this gang s**t. My focus was positive. I had no other goals, no hidden agenda.
AllHipHop.com: When was the last time you saw The Game?
Big Fase 100: The last time I saw my brother was in Vegas - we flew to Vegas after the VMA’s. Miami was the where the VMA’s were. The whole VMA weekend. He had me fly out a bunch of our guys for the whole numbers look. There’s strength in numbers. He wanted to fly everybody that could make it. The treatment’s changed as time has gone one. We are on one year’s time. Everything has been changing, but it all boiled down in Miami. Let's say for one instance, we met with Suge on the beach.
AllHipHop.com: Yeah, I heard about that.
Big Fase 100: Somebody told us he was down the street at a hotel. There about 20-something n***as. We walk to this hotel. Eastwood sees Petey Pablo and he tells Petey Pablo, "Go get Suge." He went in the building and he didn’t come out. My brother turns to me and he says, "Fase, it's your call. Do we go in and talk to this n***a or what’" I’m like, "Dog, this n***a is not going to give you no real s**t. He’s going to tell you what you want you hear. You not going to get no man-to-man. I don’t see the point in talking to this man at all." He been trying to talk to me since The Game was about to come out. Through the streets, [Suge said,] "Tell Fase to holler at me," I’m not hollering at you. He wasn’t trying to holla at me [now, 'cause he wasn't] when I was a rapper. Suge wasn’t never f***in with me, so I didn’t feel the need to satisfy him in a conversation. Basically it’s our turn. If we gonna fall,we gonna fall. We don’t need Suge’s help whatsoever - he didn’t offer it. Regardless of what I said, five minutes later we up in there and he’s having this one-on-one with Suge, but five minutes before, it's, "Fase it's your call."
AllHipHop.com: You haven’t tried to reach out recently, have you?
Big Fase 100: I gave up. When I left, I emailed him, I said, "respect is everything to me and I don’t see that anybody from you or the people involved in this. And it didn’t used to be this way and before I let anybody disrespect me, I’ll just back totally up from the Black Wall off." Next thing I know is, "Fase quit" and everybody [down with me] is given an ultimatum "You quit too’" I never wanted a free ride. I very useful, I’m not just a gangster in the street. I’m a guy that just happens to be a gangster.
AllHipHop.com: There seems to be talk specifically about his new website...
Big Fase 100: At the beginning of The Game and me setting the backdrop for the game, my partner insisted that he get a website, aside from what Interscope had set up. We promoted, we took over and we made relationships to where other websites. For example, if you hit AllHipHop.com for those couple days, you would get our site [theblackwallstreet.com]. We got up with these people to get this type of promotion. We provided that for him. A month or so ago, I didn’t see it getting no better. I reached out to sell the website to Game just so we can feed our families. So, why don’t you buy this from us and, in return, we won’t slur you on this website. We won’t go out of our way to let the people know you aren’t the man you say you are. He opted not to do that. Now, not only do they have the blackwallstreeteast.com, they have the therealblackwallstreet.com. The Game didn’t care about the internet. I told him to name his price. Just give us what you think is right. That’s how broke we are over here. He’s doing his best to make his big brother look like a peon, which I’m not.
AllHipHop.com: Will you ever return to rap?
Big Fase 100: I don’t think that it’s something that I will do. I penned something [but probably won't release it]. It came out kinda hot, but I’m not recording that s**t. I’m not no rapper. I build rappers. I’m okay with that. My brother didn’t just start rappin’ after he got shot either. He didn’t start rapper when he got shot. I recall being in that house and telling him, the bills are due and you sitting these writing raps. This is before he got shot. I also recall being in the middle of my little rap career and leaving out the house and coming back in and my rap book being missing. "Lil’ bro, where did my papers go?" He came and he brought them to me with them balled up and say "I found them in the trash." He was taking my raps. He was really interested in it. He would go to school and say my [raps] in his words. His younger sister, she’s rapping too so I’m hoping to do something with her too. This is an actual gift from my dad. I don’t see this getting resolved. If it gets resolved, it won’t be coming from me, because I made a decision that I would die before I reach out to my little brother.
AllHipHop.com: That’s strong.
Big Fase 100: Yeah, that is strong. I’m a man, [The Game] can’t die with that money.
AllHipHop.com: He's said he put a lot of money into his team and website...
Big Fase 100: He says something like he flew us around the country and spent $1.5 million, which is a lie. Just like you brought this block that you will never come to, which is a lie. I ain’t had $50,000 in my pocket since this shit started. His Ford truck that he gave me got repossessed last month. When all this first began, he said, “Big bro, we gonna be rich.” Also, my nephew is a new life and he’s coming up in the middle of this. I may never really get to know my nephew. I have three children; my son is younger than his. At the same time, my daughters were here before the Game came into existence. On "I don’t need your love," [Game], he says "I got nieces to feed." I can get them a better Christmas last year off my hustle money than this year off my brother being out in one year’s time and selling all the records he sold.
AllHipHop.com: Would you say that The Game’s Documentary is your own life and not his?
Big Fase 100: My documentary would say, he’s been rappin’ since ‘89 and in the streets since ‘88 non-stop. My brother says on "Westside Story," that "I caught cases." I would ask him, "What cases do you catch’" Yeah, you got shot. I caught cases with a key and three pounds of weed and in the evidence room. I set the stage and the backdrop and he’s living my life, basically.
AllHipHop.com: What is your opinion of something of that things Game has done over the year, like say the butterfly tattoo? That was interesting.
Big Fase 100: The butterfly tattoo, the butterfly tattoo is part of me losing my brother. Our understanding and our common bond. That is the mark of s**t changing. He said its representative of a new life… that his brother had nothing to do with, that I was not included in. It ain’t gangsta at all, but when he got it, I was right by his side. It put me in an awkward position, but [I told people] you think he soft, f**k with the n***a. He put a butterfly on his face – f**k with the n**a. He’ll f**k ya a** up. He ain’t no punk n***a, but something ain’t right that he doing his folks like this.
AllHipHop.com: This is crazy. I didn’t think it was gonna be like this.
Big Fase 100: It's real bad. And I been still caring about my brother and my brother’s career. After hearing his [mixtape song] music, I realize this n***a must don’t give a f**k about me. I don’t know what’s to become of it all. I doing what I gotta do and I’m pushing forward in the new year.