edogz818 wrote: »
Smooth B From Nice & Smooth
( Both from the BX , on some daily Politicking $hyt, blazing , etc. King Sun rocked my housewarming & Smooth B visited my MOM's school & talked to her students.
We know Smooth B from when we were kids in the NYC Mission Society Cadet Corps.
Same with DJ D Demo ( The real one BX )
Mikey D from Queens ( DJ Johhny Quest ) We were in his crib in Rochdale , my homie Travis Jacobs , an actor , is good friends with Mikey D. We chilled, blazed, took pictures with his Championship belt that he won @ the New Music Seminar.
Chilled with Tone Loc in NC when I was stationed @ Camp LeJune , as he performed with Toni Braxton.
He is a real dude. No funk faking about him! ( That's another story )
Had a few run in's with Fat Joe , not good. He be tripping. Beef type $hyt!
It stayed tense , because my people's ain't care if he was a rapper.
Keith Keith of the Funky Four
Good family friend & neighbor. His brother Special K of the Treacherous 3 ( Kool Moe D , L.A. sunshine ) was also cool. I was living next to them , but never kicked it with T La rock due to the " INCIDENT".
( Nelson / Plimpton ) West Side Bronx , NY
Supreme from Brooklyn. He was a %5. Introduced me to Yusef Hawkins father , Moses?
Mc Lyte & Queen Latifiah pre-fame. Good people's. The same homie " JUSTICE " that introduced me to Supreme met them when we were together as messengers in Manhattan.
Mikey D introduced me to Parish ( EPMD ) Smith , but that was on some celebrity $hyt! Much love to Parrish , as he hit me with an Autographed Single " It's my Thing" / " You a customer "
He was mad cool & I copped his next 4 Albums Legit!
Joe Ski Love - Pee Wee Herman Dance ( From the same Hood )
Met a few others, but not on some kicking it type $hyt.
I would count Greg Nice from Nice & Smooth ( 194th Briggs Ave / BainBridge Ave BX , but he sucker! IMHO
Dollar bill ( Dollar bill Ya'll , dollar bill Ya'll , dollar Dollar Dollar Bill Ya'll )
A real G. Doing like 30 - life for a body , but I have no idea why he would shoot some one. He's like a 6-4 Black Belt that can stand next to you & with out jumping , knee you in the chin & if that don't finish you , a Karate Chop to the throat will!
I worked security for the Natives ( ZULU chapter , formerly led by Brother Scott ) @ a Zulu Anniversery 1x . ( 20 or 25th? )
More rappers than you can shake a stick @.
The rappers I really wanted to meet , but never did:
Chuck D & KRS-One
Side Note : My mom did teach KRS-One when he was in the group home on Soundview & Lacombe Ave , he wasn't famous then , but knew he would be.
son of 1973 wrote: »
man im jealous lol
Old Fart wrote: »
Afrika Bambataa - at a Zulu Nation meeting I went to in Tampa. He's cool. We just talked about what the nation was about
Run and Jam Master Jay - Met outside radio station before their interview before doing their Raising Hell concert in Detroit. I was a shorty just talking about rap (DMC wasn't with them at the time so I didn't meet him)
Dre 3000 - In a club in Tampa when Southernplayalistic album first came out and the only song people knew was Player's Ball. We talked about their label (LaFace) because I was trying to get put on. Dude wasn't too talkative.
Whodini - Just kicked it with them during Daytona Black spring break back in '94. Jalil was wild. All we did was chase hoes along the beach. Extasy and Grand Master Dee were cool too but more chill. Jahlil was the clownin nigga out the 3
Dana Dane - was at a hip-hop legends concert in Long Beach about 5 or 6 years ago and he was there. We just kicked it for a minute and exchanged CD...gave him my Demo and he gave me a CD of a new project he had been working on (Dana Dane Presents The Great Unknowns).
KRS-One - He let me rock on stage with him at one of his shows. Afterwards we chopped it up and dude actually thanked me (instead of the other way around) for showing love and respect. Dude is way more humble than he comes off in the press. Just a down to earth cool ass dude.
Em - Not really have conversations but before he met Dre and got put on we used to spit in the same cyphers at the Hip-Hop Shop in Detroit. He's from my hood too (4 blocks over) but we never kicked it or nothing. Just spittin in the cyphers. He was just a sorta corny white dude that could rap his ass off. I guess he hasn't changed much in that regard
J. Dilla and Slum Village - Met them after a show several years ago at USC. After they performed they were chillin in a concession booth trying to sell shirts, cds and shit. Not too many people seemed to know who they were so the booth had no line of fans or nothin. They saw me walk by with my Detroit hat and shirt and when I gave then the 'what up nod' they hollar'd to see what part of the D I was from. They from the eastside too so we chopped it up about our hood shit for a minute, exchanged pounds.
Several others but not much to report on them either. Rappers are just regular people like everyone else really. Crazy part is since moving out here to Cali I've run into a few porno stars and that was weirder for me than regular celebs/rappers I've met.
bunz wrote: »
i thought u were bullshitting til i read that! i met him at the mall in my town on new years eve 09 and chopped it up with him bout music, weather and shit like that for about 10-15 mins.... than his older looking wife in african dress told him to grab his kid and he thanked me and was out..... real cool appreciative down to earth dude... well spoken for sure.... i told him i was just literally talking bout him like a half hour before cause my cousin asked me bout the BET cyphers and i was telling him how KRS was the only one who was spitting off the top.... he was like yea i was disappointed with that shit.... just a cool ass dude for real... always been a huge fan that was a memorable moment for me
DatNiggaB1 wrote: »
SMH @ tryna to speak to Kanye when he came to the UK after the release of his 2nd album.....he actually came to a club near where I live now..........
He half heartdly performed Through the Wire and All falls Down then went and chilled in VIP, anyother day I can get in to VIP in any club round my way.....but the nigga would only let white bitches with blond hair in, no brunettes, no black bitches and no niggas........The arrogant nigga actually annouced it over the mic.
I remember alot of black bitches jus puttin they drinks down and straight up leaving........one of the reasons I kind of boycotted Kanyes music until early last year.
Success can turn niggas into fools.
edogz818 wrote: »
LOL, don't be , it ain't put no $$$ in my pocket!
Smooth B , King Sun , & Kieth Kieth are good friends. Rap career or not , & they did teach me the rap game's dirty side.
>>> I don't rap, etc., so it was just extra info to share with up & comers.
I forgot to mention Africa Bambatta. As far as I know , he still does the Zulu Parliment every 3rd or last Sunday @ Mosque #7 in Harlem.
"Familiarity breeds contempt"
Once you get to know them , the celebrity status wears off, especially if you'll all struggling the same.
Kieth Keith , King Sun , & Smooth B are good people's regardless of rap.
Special K was a little ....hmmm, ahead of his time.
Keep in mind, this is the home of Hip Hop , so M.C.'s are everywhere & a record deal doesn't make one a real live M.C.
Also, I forgot K Born from Rap's new generation. LOL Old school
K-Born is my man , he don't rap no more , but you will never know he did. he gutter as a mofo.
Kool Keith from Ultra Magnetic M.C.'s from the Vietnam Building ( South Bronx Ni99az know about VIETNAM building. We wasn't people's though.
Nothing against Kool Kieth , but back in the 80's , everyone was a rapper. Including Larry Davis.
Hip Hop wasn't corporate yet , so MC's didn't get no respect , because it hadn't made a million dollars for some corporation yet.
I was a graffitti writer . so I knew more writers than anyone.
I went to school with SEEN's lil brother GREG . ( My Classmate ) JHS 101
He blew graffitti up at the Bronx Flea market , doing airbrushed shirts. He was the 1st.
I'm talking about '81 / '82.
Many AHH.com / IC'ers weren't even born yet.
Check out ILLSEED's rumors ( everyday ) especially on " School 'Em Saturdays ".
I do a little column where I be dropping educational material.
My way of giving back to Hip Hop.
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son of 1973 wrote: »
son i actually know about all these niggas you killing me right now. and i used to stay in ny (bk) in the summers comin up you right rappers had no street cred (kane got robbed all the time etc). k born wow thats back to tape days. i chilled wit t la rock in wahsington heights like 04, thats about it. but know what you mean....you dont get paid for just knowing dudes plus seeing em all the time make you not care. for us in philly jazzy jeff cash money schooly d steady b the roots was like that old school beans and cassidy like that now, no one is starstruck they just niggas lol. ill check out the column, ez.......