The Last Poets’ Jalal Nuriddin tells the story of the Hustlers Convention over at RBMA. Q-Tip and Large Pro also chip in with a rap-related take on the much-sampled project.
Lately though, with the rise of this dollar pizza shit and whatever, it’s like there’s dollar pizza and there’s gourmet pizza but no real like New York pizzerias left — well, at least in Manhattan, there are out in Queens. Now I’m getting back on my pizza game; if I see a real New York pizza place I’ll definitely go in there. It’s just better than what a lot of people think is pizza.
The Making Of Little Brother’s The Listening
"I had a radio show at Duke University called After The Smoke Clears and 9th would come through with beats. The urban department of our radio show used to do a battle called “Duel Of The Iron Mics” and that’s where I met Phonte at—he ended up winning a couple of battles. I used to have guys call up and they’d freestyle from home over the phone; I had one guy who used to call and freestyle from his cab.”
More inside chat about The Listening over at MySpace.
The answer was gorgonzola, asiago and feta.
Talking Cat Pun Illustrations With David Yow
What were your early cat illustrations like?
They were very much like the ones I do now, almost no difference. They were crude and the cats are always based in the same position.
Do you have a technical term for the pose?
No, I think it’s just “sitting.”
(More vital cat chat over at Catster.)
She seasoned the shit out the chicken but something was missing, I think it was parsley…
I’m a big fan of animals, and we’ve kept a theme of always relating our album titles to fish somehow. To us, the fish theme is a deeper meaning than most people would understand. You know what sharks do? Sharks are biters. We feel like after our first couple of mixtapes, a lot of people started biting our style, biting our look, biting our music, so now we’re addressing all of that stuff.
Kanye’s rap swagger at this point was Grand Puba redux — he just fancied up the Brand Nubian leader’s Hilfiger knapsack.