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Felony: It Would Be a Crime Not to Listen

Every Friday, Rocks Off will beam hip-hop artists into our demented, imaginary, incredibly witty, fantasy world of pretend scenarios. We predict it'll soon be known as a feared interrogation of hip-hop artists, revealing their innermost thoughts and desires. In reality, it's just a fucking cool Q&A.

If you are going to rap over a Drake track, you better come with it. Northside rapper, 24-year-old Kenneth Young, better known as Felony, did just that. So did he come with it? Do you think we'd be wasting our time writing this if he didn't come with it?

If you follow us religiously, then you saw in Monday's Mix Bag a video of Felony spitting fire on Drake's beat from "Forever." We're not huge fans of hearing people rap on other people's beats, but history has shown it can be done well. Coast, Stunta and Lucky Luciano did it all over NAWF 2 and Felony was able to get us to listen to his version of "Forever" all the way through.

So we had to get his 6'5" ass in The Hot Seat. That's right, he's 6'5". He stands tall and so does his music.

Rocks Off: God comes down to earth one day and says to you "Felony, you can no longer rap, but I will make you a star, but you have to choose between country music and being a violinist." What do you do?

Felony: Mayne, I'm gonna have to go with country music. It sells more than hip-hop. I can hit that boot-scootin' boogie all day on their ass and [sing] about punching my wife in the eye. Violins give me nightmares anyway.

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Contributor Rolando Rodriguez is the co-founder of Trill Multicultural.