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Piggy-backing on yesterday's thread about The Black Keys, I went and watched the webisodes for the Blackroc project. My favorite by far was this one with Billy Danze of Mash Out Posse fame. I've long been at a lost to explain my love for MOP, and for Danze particularly. These guys are straight East Coast but there's nothing particularly lyrical about them, it's more primal. "I like to welcome motherfuckers to the back of the mind of Bill," is not a particularly poetic line. And yet when growled by Danze it carries something delighfully evil and unnamable.


On another note, it's both wild and kinda beautiful watching these cats age.

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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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