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. — Lakutis going deep on the pizza game.
"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. — Very vital talk concerning the cheeses on Peace Kehd with the Doppelgangaz.
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… — Dopp Gang goodness streaming over at Spin.
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. — The Cool Kids Talk ‘Shark Week’ and the Perils of Biters over at Spin.
Kanye’s rap swagger at this point was Grand Puba redux — he just fancied up the Brand Nubian leader’s Hilfiger knapsack. — Waffling on about “We Don’t Care” as part of Spin’s tribute to The College Dropout.
We are getting special cases that glow in the dark. I don’t know where the factory is—Diplo won’t say—but I think it’s in California ‘cause he said he was going today and he also flew to Cali today so I’m trying to put two and two together. — Riff Raff muses on the whereabouts of his Neon Icon CD cases.