Across the Verrazano, Method Man recalls his settling on Staten Island, at age 13, and hooking up with soon-to-be named Raekwon and Inspectah Deck, not knowing they’d be the ones putting Shaolin on the map.
An Hempstead native like Prodigy or Julius Erving, Meth recalls a straining try-out for Cappadonna’s crew, around a time when the future Wu members used to battle each other… Going back to 8th grade, Meth talks friendship, dark secrets, and him stealing Cap and Rae’s rhymes to impress cats as he’d go back to his old place in Long Island.
Meet Sacha Jenkins: Ego Trip co-founder, producer of The White Rapper Show, former editor of Mass Appeal,
co-author of The Big Book of Rap Lists, theater writer (Deez Nuts !) and Astoria resident.
What do Boyz N The Hood, Do the Right Thing and Mo Better Blues have in common? This guy on a bike.
Some people know him as « The Ego Trip designer », some others as a signature « … x Stussy » or « … x Nike » and everybody know the Hip Hop album covers he created (remember that ill « Stimulus Package » ?)
Born and raised in South (Central) L.A., the Bike Guy now lives in Brooklyn where he talks… First Step In the Arena, Spike Lee’s Influence… and Visions of Biggie Smalls
Meet the Dean Brothers, TD and Waah:
the first one fathered Swizz Beatz, and the second one the whole Ruff Ryders movement.
You know when people say Kool Herc is the roots to it all ? That’s true for these guys too, only litteraly : the man was living in the apt under them back in the 70’s. Ain’t that unexpected ? So is learning that the blueprint of DMX’s career was designed by Mount Vernon’s most notorious Overweight Lover, Heavy D
Everybody has an opinion about Biggie, Pac and why they died…
But only this guy rapped with BIG on Ready To die, and only him would also make the trip to LA and work with Pac…
That’d make his opinion worth more than… anybody’s, really.