Da-Professor: So let the viewers know who is Flash Gotti?
Da-Professor: Cool. You have an interesting stage name. How did you come up with it and what does it represents?
Da-Professor: How did you become involved in music and which artists influenced you?
Da-Professor: What was it about those artists that grabbed your attention?
Da-Professor: You're an Out Rapper. What made you decide to perform as an Out Rapper and have you found any challenges being who you are?
Da-Professor: You just dropped your mix-tape and it's hot! What prompted you to name it Black Listed and who did you work with?
Da-Professor: I love the single "Old School." What inspired you to write that song and to homage to the Hip-Hop pioneers who paved the way for many of today's rappers?
Da-Professor: Another joint I like is Cum Talk (You Sexy Til I Nut). What was the inspiration for that song and what made you decide to add an Aaliyah song to it?
Da-Professor: My all time favorite joint is Fatally 87. I played that song 8 times already. What inspired you to rap over the G-Dep classic "Special Delivery?"
Da-Professor: Another favorite is Stop (Think About It) which deals with homophobia and crime. What inspired you to record a song with a positive message?
Da-Professor: You was born and still reside in Chicago. What was it like growing up there and tell me from your prespective, what is it about Chi-Town guys that makes people wanna holla at them?t
Da-Professor: Chicago has also gave birth to many talented musicians including Jody Watley, Minnie Ripperton, Da-Brat, R. Kelly, Chaka Khan, Kanye West, Twista, Marvin Yancy and the late Don Cornileus. How does it feel to be from the city that produced those talented Icons and how do you feel you're gonna add to their musical legacy?
Da-Professor: Earlier you posted how many shady people tried to criticize you for cursing and being raw on your CD. How important do you feel it is for you to be who you are lyrically and vocally?
Flash Gotti: Its very important but not just for me for EVERYBODY to be themselves i hope to inspire people to be themselves...being different is being a leader in my eyes . people told me to do this or they don't like me saying this...but i was told to be myself and say how i feel my words on the mixtape is my truth and my story not there's , why edit yourself for another person your just going to be sayin '' dang i should of just did it or said it'' so yeah its very important to be who you are in general.
Da-Professor: There are many hetero Rappers and Singers who be cursing on their records and interviews too.
Flash Gotti: Yes but if a person who is attracted to the same sex express sexuality on a song its seen as nasty or gross but str8 artist do it all the time .
Da-Professor: For the past year, many Black Famous Athletes, Singers and Actors came out including Jason Collins, Frank Ocean and Rayen-Symone. What do you feel about them coming out and how do you feel it will impact the Black Youth and adults who are into sports deal with their sexuality?
Flash Gotti: Well I feel its good and all that they came out, but my question is why do a gay actor /singer ect. have to announce to the world there gay to begin with? its crazy it should not effect anyone because them being gay or bi does not effect there work or anything they was gay be4 they announced it and if they didn't noticed it be4 it shouldn't matter.
Da-Professor: I've noticed how while there many in the community who supports the Out Rappers and singers, but there are many who complain about the lack of artist who represent the community, yet they don't support them. How do you feel about the kids who contradicts themselves and how important is it for the community to acknowledge and support their own?
Da-Professor: If you had the chance to work with any artists Mainstream and LGBT, who would it be. Name as many as you like.
Da-Professor: Many were upset at the outcome of the Trayvon Martin trail. How did it effect you and how important is it for Blacks to know that despite having a Black President in the White House that they can be subjected to racial profiling despite their sexual orientation and the areas where they live at?
Da-Professor: We've lost many famous Icon including Michael Jackson. How did the loss of M.J. affected you and how important is it for fans to honor his musical legacy?
Flash Gotti: omg I cried sooooo much over his death man i felt as well as others like i lost a family member , his legacy lives on he was a music icon and the true definition of the word legend he was most def ahead of his time and everyone elses time after lol. U wont get another M.J. he was one of a kind.
Da-Professor: We also lost rapper Heavy D who worked with M.J. on the classic "Jam" How important is it for those who listen to Hip Hop to learn about his contribution to Hip-Hop.
Da-Professor:We also lost Disco and Gay Icon Donna Summer. How important is it for many to honor her legacy and contributions to music?
Flash Gotti:.Another icon! and original talent people should keep her legacy alive and they will shes a icon and truly missed for me she was another talent lost but will forever live on threw her music.
Da-Professor: TLC and Beyonce each sampled Donna's debut classic Love To Love You Baby for their hits I'm Good At Being Bad and Naughty Girl. What do you think of them sampling her classic for their hits?
Flash Gotti: I think its fine its keeping her legacy in a way alive.
Da-Professor: How do you feel you're gonna make an impact on the Out Music Industry and with the LGBT Community?
Flash Gotti: You know idk exactly.... but what i do know is i will make a impact on somebody's life i promise you that.
Da-Professor: Where do you see yourself in the next 5-10 years?
Flash Gotti: I see myself known by more people and a person that people will look at and say wow i wish that was me.
Da-Professor: What type of guys you like and what do they have to bring to the table beside their looks and sex game?
Flash Gotti: i like honest confident guys, u have to have ambition a drive to wanna be somthing outta life , basically a leader.
Da-Professor: What advice would you give to a person who wants to pursue a career as an Out artist