ince the sport's infancy in 1966, the Competitive Pimping Association has only accepted the boldest, brightest, and most dedicated to the relatively young yet venerable sport. This year, the 40th Annual Pimping Games will be held at the Centroplex in Orlando, Florida. Among the contenders for the 2006 Kristal Chalice are former winners Trey 5, Syrrup, and Pistol Pete, along with up-and-comers, Barry Blue, D.I.C.E., and Dr. Walta.
This year's games will feature several new events, including Slapinomics
, an event that measures slapping strength and finesse, John Don' Wanna Pay
, a mixed martial arts event, and The Chronic Challenge
, a timed event judging "MacGyver-style" bong-crafting and bluntmanship. Naturally, the Games would not be complete without last year's Dirty Dollaz
, Sugah in My T
, and the Crooklyn Gauntlet
, all of which will be making an appearance.
The biggest attraction this year, of course, is 22-year old pimp virtuoso Grimy J, the winner of the Chalice for four years running, and easily the favorite for this year's Games.Grimy J
Grimy J has vowed that he will not be pulling any punches, particularly after his very close victory over Limonade in the Pimping Qualifier. Though Limonade will unfortunately not be appearing this year due to current legal troubles, Grimy J will certainly have to maintain his top game if he wishes to keep the Chalice out of the hands of veterans such as Trey 5 and popular newcomer Barry Blue.
Pimp Fancy recently spoke with Mr. Blue about the craft, his pimping regimen, and his chances at upsetting this year's Games:Barry Blue
You've had quite an impressive year, what would you say you owe your recent victories to?Barry Blue:
Well, I've been training hard, man. (Laughs) I think we all have, ever since [Grimy] J came on the scene. Anyone who competes obviously does about two or three times what a normal Mack would do during an average day. I try and make it four.PF:
What does your daily regimen typically consist of?BB:
(Laughs) Well, I don't want to give out too much info to the competition of course, but I generally start the morning with some phone calls, make sure everyone is where they need to be. Do some stretches, roll a square, make the rounds as needed. Typical stuff.PF:
Who would you cite as your biggest influence?BB:
Aw, that's easy. [Big Daddy] M.E.L.V.I.N., without a doubt. There's never been a nigga like him.PF:
What is your favorite part about pimping?BB:
I'm gonna have to think about that. I mean, obviously being able to pimp competitively versus having to pimp to pay the bills is a reward in itself. I guess I would have to say that I get the most out of picking up a lowdown trick and turnin' her out better than she started, you know what I mean? That's what M.E.L.V.I.N. was all about, man. To have a good relationship with your ho's is like those Mastercard commercials, man, it's priceless. Any two-bit hustla can smack his ho's around for nothin' and get his change, but if you got a good relationship with your ho's it makes all the difference in the world.PF:
What advice do you have for those aspiring pimps out there?BB:
Don't. (Laughs) Seriously though, this was the hand God dealt me. I didn't choose to be a pimp, it chose me, as the old cliche goes. I was lucky that I had good influences around that taught me how to do it right and I was extremely lucky to get into competitive pimping. It's a helluva lot harder than it sounds, as anyone on the competitive circuit will tell you. Don't do it if it's not in your blood, man. If it is, you already know it and there ain't nothin' that I can say that'll make a shit to you (Laughs). Just study the masters, man. Study M.E.L.V.I.N., Crescent Fred, and of course [Grimy] J. That kid is unbelievable.PF:
Do you think you have a chance at beating Grimy J this year?BB:
I got a chance in hell, man, but I got a chance.