MVP remembers working on a rap track with Westside Gunn, DZA and Wale about The Hurt Business
The WWE MVP star recently joined the Turned Out A Punk podcast to discuss a wide range of topics, including how he recorded a song with popular rappers and Westside wrestling enthusiasts Gunn, DZA and Wale. . Check out MVP’s full thoughts on the subject in the highlights below.
On GCW star Jimmy Lloyd wearing a Hurt Business shirt at WrestleMania 37 weekend:
Oh!!!! I know the guy you’re talking about now [Jimmy Lloyd]. OK OK. Yeah, I saw this guy. I guess I’ve seen some of these pictures [Lloyd wearing the Hurt Business shirt]. He wants to be in The Hurt Business huh? [MVP laughed] Uh, well, here’s what I’m going to say about it: everyone in The Hurt Business could legitimately struggle. So if Jimmy Lloyd – if you’re a legit grappler, you have a legit – you know, it’s funny because people don’t even realize that Cedric [Alexander] had JUCO-level amateur wrestling training. A lot of people didn’t know that. Yeah, [Jimmy Lloyd has to be put through a] glove. If you can hold a five-minute round with each of us, you’ll be good to go.
When recording a song with well known rappers Westside Gunn, Wale and DZA:
But yeah, I just re-released some old music and now I’ve started writing new stuff and I’ve had a huge look, one of the biggest boosts as far as my music goes was during the pandemic, you know, when The Hurt Business became such a huge phenomenon that everybody was into, from Westside Gunn, Wale and Smoke DZA all collaborated on a song and they called it “The Hurt Business” and you know, for those of you listening to this and not knowing, these guys are heavy hitters in the Hip-Hop industry, you know? And you know, I had lost my phone when they dropped it and for a few days I was completely offline. I got my phone back, I see all these messages, ‘Hey, did you hear that? Have you seen this? Have you seen that?’ So I reached out and was like, ‘Hey man, how you gonna have a Hurt Business song without me?’ And they were like, ‘Dude, send us a verse. We’re gonna do a remix’ and I said, ‘Okay, send me the track’ and I did and they did a remix and you know, The Hurt Business Remix with MVP and man, I had put some bars on it verse and everyone was giving me props and this friend from [mine] was like, ‘Man, MVP, you make great music. Like, turn it off, do it. So, I thought I would put a little more time and effort into making music too.
(H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)