It was crazy ‘cause it wasn’t a hip-hop club when we went there — it was house music. New York in ‘89 had Jungle Brothers come out with “I’ll House You” and the shift of hip-hop changed — hip-hop became hip-house, that’s what the fuck they was calling it!
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.