Dre: Who are you jamming to?
Maxi Priest: One extreme to another … too many names to mention
Dre: Give we one … who were you listening to on the plane coming over to Trinidad?
Maxi Priest: Ammmm … myself! (he laughs). No, no, no. Some R. Kelly, some Dancehall … Jah Cure, some Luther Vandross … we can go on forever!
Dre: So, you're mixing it up?
Maxi Priest: 24/7!
Dre: If you weren't Maxi Priest, and not in the music business, what would you be?
Maxi Priest: A Robber! (he smirks)
Dre: Haha (thinking to myself that Maxi is a real comedian).
Maxi Priest: A joke me ah make! That's a joke …. That's a joke guys!! No ammm, building sites. My family is a very big construction working family. I myself came from carpentry and my brothers from electricians and stuff like that.
Dre: Secret Weapon?
Maxi Priest: GOD!
Dre: What do you have in your pockets right now?
Maxi Priest: You went silent ... when I said God, you went silent, why?
Dre: (nervous laughter as I was caught a little off guard) I actually didn't go silent because you said God, I went silent because I was trying to think of my next question. God is a great answer!
Maxi Priest: Okay … you should have come prepared! (his sinister laugh comes out)
Dre: We didn't know you were going to be here tonight, so we're improvising!
Dre: When you're traveling on tour, what's one thing you cannot live without?
Maxi Priest: My bible.
Dre: So it's safe to assume that you're a Godly man?
Maxi Priest: 24/7!
Dre: What's the one thing fans don't know about you?
Maxi Priest: Wow … if I told you, they would know.
Dre: Yeah, well … that's what we're here to find out!
Maxi Priest: So, that's why I'm not telling you!!
(we both laugh)
Dre: He's a smart man. Even when he's tried, he's smart!
Maxi Priest: No, ah mean … come on. One must learn in this business to separate their personal lives with the business that they do.
Dre: Okay, well what's the wildest thing a fan has ever done to get backstage?
Maxi Priest: So many different things…
Dre: Wildest? The one you'll always remember for your whole career. Where you tell yourself, "I don't believe that smallie just did that … ah don't believe it!"
Maxi Priest: Take off her drawers and wave it through the crowd, trying to get backstage. Silly things … you know a lot of different things happened.
Dre: If there's one word to describe Maxi Priest, what's that one word?
Maxi Priest: Oh wow … one word …. "Love"
Dre: Love … nice!
Trini Jungle Juice … you heard it 1st. 100% improvised since we didn't know he was going to be here. Maxi's in Trinidad & Tobago … we're in Trinidad & Tobago … we're larging up all the massive. Maxi Priest, large every time! Respect.
- Chooks aka Daddy Juice