Leaders of the Next School
I'm a person who's always been big on learning the whole story. Not just the "who" or the juicy tidbits, but the underlying theme and all the trimmings as well. I guess that's why I studied and became a journalist. I was always concerned with the 5 Ws and the H. Prime example, per se (I'm kinda slow and really wavy so I might not make any fucking sense at the moment). So anyways, I'm having a by myself meeting, listening to D'Angelo's monster Voodoo for the 8,034,567th time, thinking about all I've read and heard about those legendary sessions that led to musical perfection. Off jump, D loved to record in the wee hours of the morning, so he let Common rock in one of his booked studios (Electric Lady at the time, either 1 or 2) during the day. Those sessions turned into his acclaimed Like Water For Chocolate. Ms. Badu had Studio 3. Questlove would be back and forth. James Poyser was around. So was Bilal. So were Mos Def and Talib Kweli. So were others. Erykah's sessions turned into Mama's Gun. Of course the world's 8th Wonder were around as a band and with Black Thought. Their critically acclaimed Things Fall Apart came out of those sessions, too. So basically, you've got all these incredible artists in proximity, connecting thoughts on a daily basis. It's almost guaranteed that vast amounts of classic material come about.
Having said that...
Crew UnB is the new wave. We're the wave, period. The talent is extra diverse; we've got it all. I'm talmbout fashion, literature, screenplay, art/ink, music, technology, that love shit, that hate shit, that fast shit, that slow shit...you get the point. In the midst of trying to breakthrough on a global scale, we push our talent and its fruits on a grassroots level. A fan a day. That's how we've become the People's Champs. No disrespect, but it's a Crew UnB thing. No disrespect to the rest, but this is a fucking cosa nostra, and it's gonna be a fucking cosa nostra until the day they put flowers on me. And if you do have a problem with me and mine...well fuck you then. Bookmark it: 100 Blocks Stories 2 in stores Holiday Season. That's next month. Checkmate. Cop some of our fly ish for this Holiday season. I'm saying...you're already on the site. Oh yeah, I'm dropping another project on Valentines Day. Ha. #115.