|Carl West and Smooth Operator, |
Big Daddy Kane
The Legends of Hip Hop Tribute to Heavy D was spectacular and monumental. The legion of fans that came out on Saturday night was fascinating. People dressed in their old school attire, it made me remember Maze Jackson's 80's hip hop birthday party last year. I wish he was there. At least I don't think he was in the building.
My two best moments were seeing my girl DaBrat backstage. We haven't seen each other in a years, but it was great to still be here doing what we both love to do, and that's rep hip hop. She was one of the first to grace the cover of The TRUTH magazine; actually she was the second cover. Common was the first cover story when I launched the publication in 2000.
She looked good and her performance was gangsta. She's softer now, but that Westside swag was in the house. She was joined by another Chicago Westside crew, Crucial Conflict who hit the stage impromptu and ripped the mic and the crowd was singing to Hay in the Middle of the Barn as though it was a recent smash record. Those were my best moments. I love those dudes, as well as DaBrat and I only wished their careers would have taken a different turn.
|Twone (next to Carl) pose|
with Parrish of EPMD