I was watching Married with Children this morning,
and I noticed this..
Bud Bundy had a poster Of Nas's illmatic poster on his wall,
along with Ice Cube's Death Certificate poster..
So I did a lil' more research and found a interview David Faustino (Bud Bundy) did with HHDX..
DX: [Laughs] And was it you or set decorators that put up those posters for Ice Cube’s Death Certificate,
Nas’ Illmatic in Bud’s fictional bedroom?
David Faustino: Now you know that was me.
DX: Did you have to physically go and put ‘em up yourself?
David Faustino: No, I just remember that when we finally did a scene in Bud’s bedroom
– It was a few seasons in before we actually showed the bedroom. I don’t remember when it was,
but I remember the prop masters approaching me and just saying,
“Hey, there’s a show coming up here in a week or so where they’re gonna use your bedroom finally,
what’s the vibe, what do you want?” So we talked about a few things,
and then I just remember that was when Illmatic had just dropped …
and so I said, “Can you get this Nas poster?” And they were like, “Who?” [Laughs]
So they went and researched it for me and they hooked it up. And that goes with all the posters you saw there.
DX: Speaking of Nas, what was your reaction when you read what Esco told the LA Weekly back in December,
about that placement: "My album poster being on Bud's wall was one of the illest moments for me.
My whole projects went crazy. It was a sign that I'd made it in a lot of ways. Great times."
David Faustino: That quote just blew it up for me. That put a giant smile on my face and made it real for me.
I mean, at that age the thought crossed my mind that maybe he [saw it]. I was guessing he probably saw it.
But when you’re that age and you’re young and you’re just living your life you’re not like viewing it,
you’re living it, and so you don’t really get the depth of it all.
But I ended up getting to meet Nas once or twice. We never really connected too much,
but we got to party together once or twice out at the clubs.
And, I just remember him saying something [about the poster] at that point.
And it was dope, but to see that quote in the LA Weekly was really cool.
DX: Bud Bundy was getting mad love in QB, how ill is that?!
David Faustino: That’s pretty ill, man. Especially for a kid that was born in Burbank, California. [Laughs]