Dr Marc Lamont Hill, the professor and Bill O Reilly token black perspective correspondent, came to my school to speak, and talked about planning to write a book about Westinghouse when he learned that Biggie, Busta, Hov, Foxy and all these prominent brooklyn MCs had come out of one school. he went back to the school to interview staff and faculty and get all these great stories about big and hov rapping in the lunchroom and stuff like that, and was shocked to find that no one remembered any of them as students. No teachers, lunch aids, security guards. no one.
He spoke on how frightening it is to think about that, how that much talent and potential is sitting dormant and malnourished in New York City public high schools right now, with no one to really notice or remember them. It’s a really powerful thought
Its very interesting that he said he battled Busta in high school. Cuz unless my memory serves me correct Busta went to high school in Uniondale Long Island. (just a mental note) I have a question….. what if Jay-Z never stopped rapping fast, would he have as many fans as he does? I also saw that interview with Maher and I’m not sure if its just me but does he hit him with some questions that Jay had to really think about how to answer that question. Great Interviews though
I thought they all went to Sarah J. Hale. Maybe Dr. Hill went to the wrong school. I also heard AZ claim he went to high school with Jay as well. What ever the school that is a lot of Super talent flowing through one place. But, I willing to bet that almost every high school in Brooklyn has had at least one MC that “made it”.