If you didn’t already know (I didn’t) ex-Pantera and current Down frontman Phil Anselmo is a contributing writer for BoxingInsider.com and is by his own admission utterly and completely removed from pop culture. Interestingly enough, this time around Phil gets to interview rapper 50 Cent. Overall it’s a good read especially if you’re a boxing fan and pretty entertaining. It starts out like this:
“I am so far removed from pop-culture, it’s pitiful. My foundations (for those of you who know me) are well laid and stern to the point of outright deafening indifference . . . especially when it comes to boxing . . and music.
But fuck all that, that’s my problem.
So, with an intro like the above reads, I gotta say, when I was assigned an interview with 50-Cent, I had no clue who the man was.
Call me morbid, call me pale, call me a victim of pugilistic dementia, but I must say, speaking to this man was an interesting experience. I was beyond impressed with his smarts, his sense of humor, his accomplishments and his future plans.
Despite my hardheaded “opinions” when it comes to the music that pops up randomly on my i-pod, as people go, 50-Cent was, and is, a super class act, and deserves all the accolades he gets.”
To read the whole interview over at BoxingInsider.com click here.