“I Shut the F**k Off”: $5 Million Worth American Rapper Gets Real About Working With Dr. Dre on Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson Podcast

Published 09/27/2023, 11:15 AM EDT

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In a crossover of all crossovers, where rap meets boxing, the pulsating world of hip-hop, where legends collide and narratives intertwine, there exists an interview that stands out as a testament to the power of musical influence. Symba, a rising star in his own right with a net worth of around $5 million dollars, sat down with none other than the legendary Mike Tyson on the wildly popular podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. The anticipation was palpable, and as they say, you could cut the tension with a knife.

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From the moment the podcast kicked off, it was clear that it wasn’t just another run-of-the-mill celebrity interview. Symba, dished out details on what made him the the artist he is today and who helped him develop his well-loved rapping style.

Symba reveals all in Mike Tyson’s podcast

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The admiration he holds for legendary rapper and record producer Dr. Dre is noticeable, citing him as the inspiration behind his style. The story of Symba is quintessentially relatable to any up-and-coming Hip Hop artist that Dr. Dre took under his wing. Symba vividly described the story behind his famous song on his project Can’t Win For Nothing”.

When asked about how he reacts when Dr. Dre dishes out his advice, “I shut the f*** off, “ Symba stated.

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Then  he delved into the details of how he produced and transformed his song from its previous state to its current form based on the legendary record producer’s advice. 

 

 

“Dre taught me how to say it like I woke up this morning with all these thoughts in my head, jumped out of the bed, and stubbed my toe on the edge of the bed,” he recounted, bringing the scene to life with Dre’s storytelling prowess.

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Symba revealed that he couldn’t express these emotions until Dr. Dre intervened. Dr. Dre, the master of style and storytelling, obviously had a few pearls of wisdom he could bestow upon the young artist. Rap is nothing but that, the proffering of raw emotion and feelings.

Earlier this year, Celebrating its three-decade anniversary, Dr. Dre’s iconic album “The Chronic” entered its 30th year. In commemoration of this influential record that etched its significance in society’s memory, Interscope Records has unveiled a series of exclusive limited-edition memorabilia for fans, set to be released throughout the year.

These collectibles contain the replica session tapes from the legendary albums and oversized replicas of the session tapes, offering enthusiasts a unique opportunity to own a piece of music history.

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This interview was not just about the exchange of words; it was a meeting of souls, a passing of the torch from one generation of hip-hop to the next.

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Simona Pereira

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Simona Pereira is a Boxing writer at Essentially Sports and loves the sport in its entirety. Boxing keeps her on the edge of her seat and the drama that surrounds the sport is something that she remains interested in. She loves exploring the different angles that are there so that the readers know what's really brewing.
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