When I predicted that 2012 would reignite the HOR/ziplok feud, I had no idea the kitchen would heat up this fast. Our favorite broke rapper, Ziplok A.K.A. Grandmaster Trash A.K.A. The Nashua Nimrod, A.K.A. Unemployed, put out a video recently in which he finally addressed me for the first time in two years after running scared this entire time. The timing isn’t surprising at all. He needs all the help he can get at this point. Ziplok is currently sleeping on his sisters couch in Florida. He has NO job, NO Money, and NO hope of turning any corner using his fraudulent “Zip Marketing” hustle. The majority of the people Ziplok worked with in the past, are now loyal HOR readers which brings us to our video. At the start of this video, he starts talking shit to a former friend of his named Rich who goes by “Rich the Don”. He goes on the offensive towards Rich by talking shit about his recently deceased child. I’ll say that again… Ziplok starts talking shit about Rich’s recently deceased kid. I’m pretty much a Major League Asshole but even in my worst hour, wouldn’t go there but Ziplok has no problem going there but good thing we have Rich here on the HOR today who’s going to tell his side of the story and give us the REAL Ziplok. He is the video *Volume is comes in loud at the start*
Enter Rich the Don. I did an interview with him this past week THAT WILL SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT on everything Ziplok related and will also prove that everything that has been said about Ziplok on the HOR is correct. Here is the transcript.
Rich “The Don” HOR interview
Q: How did you first link up with Ziplok and what were your first impressions of him?
I just want to start off and clear the air, and say that my involvement/cooperation with the HOR is completely voluntary. I felt obligated to publically share what a dirtbag Ziplok really is.
Okay, so I first met Ziplok some time in 2010. I had heard about him around town as someone who “makes hip-hop/rap music.” I had a few mutual acquaintances who told me there was this dude named Ziplok in town who I should contact, considering I was a few years into hip-hop instrumentals production. At that point, I did not actually look into this character for myself, so I honestly knew little about him. Let me tell you, I was in for a surprise. So one night I was chilling with this girl who I grew up with at her Nashua apartment. She told me Ziplok was nagging her for awhile, blowing up her phone constantly. She definitely seemed annoyed at this and was not interested in him physically. I gave him the benefit of the doubt initially, thinking about furthering my career. So one night, he just rolls up uninvited to her apartment in Nashua in this beat red Honda. He steps out, weighing 120 lbs wet. I was thinking “who the fuck is this crack head?” My friend introduced us, and I couldn’t believe this was the most known rapper in New Hampshire. I was honestly disappointed, considering he lacked the typical image of a rapper. He looked more like a scrubby, meth-addicted hick. Whatever, we exchanged contacts. I had told him about my graphic design college experience and his eyes lit up. He saw a use for me in terms of logo design/graphical identification of his “vision” as an artist. He invited me over to his “studio” that night to get down on some blunts, but I declined. He called me a week later and that’s when the bullshit with Ziplok began.
Q: When You and Ziplok started to help each other out to further things along your career and his, when did you start to get the impressions that things weren’t really what they seemed?
I probably first realized that Ziplok wasn’t ever going to be anything in the rap game, by just hearing him flow. His whole persona was absolutely wack, but I was focusing on making the best of the situation at that point. I just remember him being piss poor financially all the time. I mean, I would always smoke him up, I would even buy the blunts …you name it. The dude didn’t ever have a pot to piss in. He would beg me to bring over trees to get him to “do work.” At that point in time, this was my first involvement in any music project, so I was treating Ziplok like a mentor, trying to learn whatever I could from him. But he was unmotivated most of the time, chilling on social networking sites, spamming his links for hours at a time. He would be bullshitting on the phone for hours at a time with no-name artist. He would be like “you never heard of so and so?” I never knew 99.9% of the people he was working with. It was actually ridiculous because he wasn’t actually making any music! So he started getting bossy and treating me like this young kid, perhaps because I was acting so humble with false hopes. I then began making the Ziplok logo, constantly reminding him of the flaws in his design. He insisted that’s what he wanted, so I just made it anyways to avoid his wining. Throughout this time, he would invite over every single misfit teenage rapper in New Hampshire. I’m telling you these kids were young wanksters in training. Ziplok kissed all their asses to get them to smoke him up. Meanwhile I was the only one doing anything productive. He seemed jealous when his own artists started recognizing my talents as a graphic designer. He would try to steal my shine and say corny lines. People would force a half-ass laugh, feeling bad for this pitiful 30-something year old loser. All Ziplok’s artists would laugh at him when he walked into another room. I knew nothing was good about Ziplok, when his own artists started talking shit about him to me! These people didn’t even know me, but trusted me enough to talk shit about him. Interesting. He then started calling me his “intern,” which I thought was extremely disrespectful. Whenever I tried talking to Ziplok about getting money for my services, he acted like he was doing me a favor working with him. Trying to get money from Ziplok is like trying to draw blood from a stone, it’s never happening!
Q: Do you know if Ziplok has made any money as far as music sales or from his Zip Marketing?
Ziplok’s music sales: No one buys that shit. It’s all on YouTube. Hearing his songs one time is more than enough for anyone – I assure you. No one would actually inquire to purchase a Ziplok track. Dude raps about weird shit that no one wants to hear. Zip Marketing: I’m pretty sure he has scammed a few people to pay $10 per website. But he doesn’t make a decent living, or a living at all, considering he never had any cash in his pocket. I’m telling you Ziplok is a poor bastard.
Q: We got to see a glimpse of Ziplok’s place in Hudson, describe his living conditions.
This is funny that you bring that up. The place was a shithole, an absolute dump. I will recall what I saw: Pull up his driveway, see a 1 floor small house. The place resembled a Mexican shack, but in NH. Definitely one of the lower end homes in town. The grass was completely overgrown and burnt, with tires, broke down vehicles and junk on the outside in the yard. Hillbilly-style. Walk in the door through a mud-room that reeked of mildew. Shitty rusted bikes and garbage piled up like on Hoarders. Then walk into the house. Straight ahead, studio area. To the right, he referred to as studio #2. Studio 2 had outdated virus-ridden PCs and other trash. Then you go down his narrow hall into the kitchen. Gross! Sink filled with dirty dishes that sat there for weeks and never got cleaned. The place stunk! Nasty stove stop with burnt grease and crumbs, permanently damaged appliances. Okay so there is an opening into the bathroom right here. There was no door to the bathroom and no lights! Also no drywall between the two rooms, just beams of wood. So you could literally piss and anyone there could hear/see it anywhere in the house. The bathroom was horrific, I don’t even think there was running water. The toilet was rusted completely brown, same with the sink. I didn’t even go in there to piss, I’d just go on the side of his house. He always poured bleach into the toilet, to dissolve whatever was in there. So you could imagine the combination of odors in the house, not very welcoming. And then his room was past the kitchen. But no one was ever allowed in there for some reason. I don’t know why, but he would sometimes go in there for extended sets of time and close the door. Whenever I would knock on his door he would come out and scold me. It seemed like he was hiding some secret he was ashamed of in there.
Q: When we spoke before, you said Ziplok would have crazy, violent mood swings and his behavior would often change for little reason. In your opinion hanging around him first hand, what is wrong with Ziplok mentally?
He was absolutely emotionally unstable. It was crazy, because I had never seen a grown man have a temper tantrum until meeting Ziplok. Whenever something didn’t go his way or he disagreed with someone, he would start running around like a maniac, stomping the floor and throwing his hands into the air while yelling this high-pitched squeal. Ziplok’s mentality is on the same level as a tormented and bullied middle-school teenager. Sometimes I would just shake my head, because I truly felt bad that he honestly didn’t know better. He couldn’t recognize his inability to control his emotions, and often would water at the eyes, looking like he was holding back tears. I thought it was really sad, because I am 10 years younger than him, yet I saw him as a young-minded individual with serious mental instability. I don’t think anyone can exactly pinpoint what has brought Ziplok to these acts of desperation, but if I were to give Ziplok my amateur diagnosis, I would have to say Bipolar Disorder, Severe Depression, ADHD and strong signs of Compulsive Behavior.
Q: We have people send information in to the HOR. Friends of his, old and current, even family members. From watching his videos it seems that people are just using him for false promotion, drugs etc. What do people you know who hang out with Ziplok really think about him? What would they say about him when he wasn’t around?
I really think everyone is thinking the same thing right now: Ziplok has cornered himself into a wall of fire that is consuming him day by day. His actions and words have permanently stained his reputation/character. I mean come on, now there are documented files on the internet for eternity of what a douche this guy really is. Just go to www.youtube.com/ziplok1 . That’s not positive promotion, see for yourself. Tell us what you think of Ziplok. A few of his “personal friends” have told me he is really losing it. He is running from state to state after burning his last bridges every single place he goes. It’s truly a case of “biting the hand that feeds you.” Man, he really hasn’t learned anything. We have come up with a common denominator time after time: Ziplok is the problem. Maybe he should stop, change careers or just kill himself. I really don’t know what to tell him at this point.
Q: In detail go into the verbal and physical fight you had with him
Which one? We have had several verbal/physical altercations. Once I started speaking my opinions more strongly towards Ziplok is when he started getting hostile with me. The first time we got into a physical altercation was when Ziplok and one of his friends (I’ll just call MC) were over. Both of them tried to act big and talk down to me because I am younger than them. I told him he was “crazy” and he ran over to me inside his house and started choking me. I grabbed him by the wrists and threw him to the ground with ease. I weigh nearly twice as much him, so I felt like punching him would be overboard. I went home, end of that day. He calls me a week later apologizes, I accept, I go back over. We get into another argument and he starts trying to push me when I’m sitting in a chair. I get up raise my fist and tell him to “back the fuck off”. I leave. Then maybe a month later, I get a call from him, saying he wants to make things right. I remember vividly I was in a great mood that week, because my son was just born a few days before. So I gave him the benefit of the doubt and headed back over to his house. I go inside like usual and we start talking. I tell him about a business investment I was considering. He calls me a “stupid asshole” and tells me to “get the fuck out of his house.” I walk outside, not about to deal with this the same week my first child was born. I get into my mom’s brand new Nissan SUV, and I see Ziplok’s front door fly open. He comes flying outside, running towards my mom’s car yelling at the top of lungs like a mad man. He runs over to the driver’s window where I am sitting and starts banging on it, yelling “get the fuck out and fight me you bitch!” I was thinking this is the perfect time to set this fucker straight and teach him what I’m really about, because I’ve been giving him too many chances already. I calmly take off my gold chains, my earrings, my Movado watch and step outside. He immediately squares up with me, walking towards me with his fists up. I instantly throw a snapping 1-2 left right jab to his face and he completely drops to the ground. I really rocked him, and I thought it was over because I saw blood dripping down his face. As I start walking away, I hear him still talking shit and yelling “is that all you got, you bitch?!” I really couldn’t believe it. So I ran back over to him on the ground, standing over him laying punches one after another to his face. I thought he was done this time, so I start walking away again. I hear him still talking shit!!!! After all that! He’s bending over, trying to stand up. This is really funny, I ran over and kneed him right in the ass so hard that he did a face plant into the dirt, nearly doing a front flip. I jumped on his back and started choking him. I yelled “are you fucking done now?!” He couldn’t even talk. He was so fucked up, while I was completely unphased. I literally walked away without a scratch on me. He didn’t touch me once. So I left and Ziplok calls me 15 minutes later crying on the phone. It was ridiculous. So I was done with him from that day. He didn’t post any videos on YouTube for several weeks, obviously trying to recover. When he did come back on, you could still see bruises above his lip. I was entertained.
Q: We have done several posts here on the HOR claiming that “Zip marketing” is a scam that Ziplok does by spamming the internet, using auto-adder programs through social networking sites, embedding multiple music players on sites to spike his play count, What did you see behind the scenes of Ziplok’s wanna be promotion hustle?
Okay, the whole Zip Marketing is a joke. I mean who the fuck would pay Ziplok and actually take this shit seriously? First of all, why the hell is he posting links to his sites all day long, saying shit like “Click the fuckin link asshole!” I didn’t formally study advertising nor marketing, yet I am aware there is a difference between aggressive marketing and STUPID marketing. Ziplok’s technique involves flooding your newsfeed with a bombardment of spam, forcing his webpages down your throat. It may work initially to get people to the page, but no one ever stays. He has thousands of friends, so he figures it’s only a matter of time before someone click’s his link. The problem is, every one of his friends have browsed his pages at some point and they are not impressed/interested in the material. That’s the first problem right there, lack of demand in Ziplok’s “product.” Second, Ziplok has so many enemies. He can’t go anywhere without running into someone who he hasn’t done dirty at some point in time. So you read all these negative reviews all the time right on his pages. People really hate him. He just sends out an impression that he is better than other people, which is clearly not the case. With Ziplok, the lack of talent + bad reputation + shitty marketing = overall bad outcome. He told me many times marketing is everything. But I disagree, because if you market a bad product, who the hell is going to pay for it? He just doesn’t get it; Ziplok is not a skilled rapper. And to top it all off, he fraudulently creates an illusion to portray people are actually visiting his pages and liking his music. He links up his ReverbNation page to his Myspace page and just sits there and adds friends all day long. That’s how you jump on the ReverbNation charts, creating a spike in fans overnight. But a Myspace friend should not equate to a fan. He paints a nice picture, but behind the scenes he is requesting Myspace friends all day long. He feeds his own ego trip. Pathetic.
Q: Is it true that Ziplok stole your instrumentals and called his own?
Yea, I can definitely think of one occasion in which he gave away one of my beats without giving proper credit. He didn’t even inform me about it nor ask permission to use it. So I found out about this one night when I was hanging out with the original girl who introduced me to Ziplok. I will refer to her as Miss Red. Miss Red was saying that she had just recorded a track over in Ziplok’s studio the night before and wanted to show me. So she opens up her Gmail and plays the track. I couldn’t believe it. Right off the bat, I could recognize my beat. Like the first second I heard the song, I knew there was some serious fuckery going on. I said “that’s my fuckin beat right there!” Miss Red immediately said “No it isn’t. Ziplok gave it to me.” I argued with her until she understood how serious I was. I even remembered the name of the instrumental “Militant.” We go to my house, and I open up my folder with my beats on my computer. I play “Militant” and she finally realized I was right! We had a nice shit talking fest about what a loser Ziplok was. I confronted him on the phone, and he had a temper tantrum. He was screaming so loud that I had to just hang up the call, as I wasn’t getting anywhere with him. Miss Red told me a couple weeks later that she punched him in the face, right in a night club in Manchester. I thought it was hilarious that a girl beat his ass in public. He deserved every single hit he got though.
Q: What would you say to someone who is seriously considering working with Ziplok?
DO NOT WORK WITH ZIPLOK!!! He will ruin any chance you have of succeeding.
Dissociating myself from Ziplok was the best decision I have made.
Q: We have acquired video footage of him saying some very awful things about you and your family. How does that make you feel and what do you have to reply to the video?
I’m not going to go into detail here about exactly what he said. You can watch the video for yourself. He said some disgusting things regarding a tragedy within my family, which was totally out of my control. He really hit me under the belt with those comments, and he is not a man at all for saying it. I think a public apology is absolutely necessary.
Q: In closing, I just want to leave this part of the interview to add anything else you would like to say or clear up about anything thats been put out there between you and the human failure, Ziplok. Don’t worry, that bama reads the blog everyday.
Can you go through his portfolio and honestly say you enjoy his music? Can you watch his YouTube rants, and say you think he is a good guy or a marketable person? Can you say that you would trust the body of your life work with him? If you do, what entices you to his “appeal”? I’m just curious, because I have never heard one (1) person get on the Ziplok bandwagon. He is a terrible person in all aspects of life, and I agree he is a human failure. He has not learned from his mistakes, nor grown as an individual. Albert Einstein, one of the smartest human beings of all time, has said that the definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I think we can all agree that Ziplok is clearly insane. He has been doing the same shit for how many years and has got nowhere.
Let me tell you what type of person Ziplok is. He is the type of person who knowingly schemed behind my back, opening up conversation with my pregnant baby mother on Facebook. Yup he did that. He is a piece of garbage loser that doesn’t deserve the air in his lungs. Ask around, do some research, and see what type of person he is. Boycott Ziplok and spread the word. 2012 is not Ziplok’s year like he says. 2012 is the year to force this rat back into the shit infested hole he came from. Fuck Ziplok! He knows he doesn’t want anything with me or my family. He wants to start a war, I got my soldiers all lined up, ready to push that button. He better keep my family out of his mouth before it gets super ugly. Wave your white flag now and retract your words. I’m not wasting anymore of my precious time on such a disgrace.
GET HIM HOR!
Checkmate. I would love to jump up and do a little touchdown dance but I don’t want to take away from the spotlight our new friend Rich has shined on the godfather of wack. Just as Ziplok is reading this, and the HOR faithful are reading, this just reinstates that you are property of the HOR and it’s only going to get worse from here. Stay broke Zippy, and stay thirsty readers.
For the new readers who need a refresher course you can get caught up to speed by starting HERE <– Starts from the very first Zip post.