Thu 19 Jul 2007
Today felt mad frenetic…there was bad stuff (like the rain that almost flooded my hooptie. and the weird explosion in midtown. and Michael Vick’s disgusting animal (torture) house, karma would be for them to throw him in jail and make him fight in a cell with an Adebisi lifer to see how it feels).
But there was good stuff too….like coming to work and hanging out with Common and Kanye and my girl Angie. Common and I literally grew up together in Chicago back in the days, and even though I didnt know Kanye back then, we’ve worked together for years now and so its Southside love all around.
But more importantly, big up to them and Angie for the dope interview.
Kanye addressed for the first time, the comments that Beanie Sigel made about his flamboyant fashion sense. (Beanie said that emulating Kanye and Pharell’s style wasnt “cool,” that in the hood, that type of dress was liable to get you “hurt,” and that Ye and P should just “come out the closet.”)
And finally, after Kanye’s shares his reaction to Beanie’s Beef 3 DVD preview diss, Kanye explains how he has overcome the hood mentality of homophobia….totally hilarious.
Earlier in the interview, Kanye also did a lil’ freestyle…”
Common and Kanye tell Ang about their working process, give album peeks, and what they’re favorite emcees are right now, and Kanye complains about Common’s XXL review (you didnt really think rappers dont read their own reviews, did you? lol)
More goodness from Angie and Common and Kanye…Kanye says that he thinks T-Pain is the most important artist in hip hop right now (?!?! hahaha)…Common drops gems on speaking in the language of the people. (very interesting quotes, esp in relation to the heated debate about 50 Cents comments about Nas in the preview post)