A “rap icon” is the lazy way to describe his contributions to the game.
I dug up this 2006 interview I did with the man. This early in my hip-hop writing career, I wasn’t able to decode a 1 hour plus interview. Focus, man…
In this scratchy, rambling interview I’m playing a character that I could best describe as Ralph McDaniel’s ugly step son.
Finesse talks about Dr. Dre, and I ask him about Ice-T.
He talks about Japanese hip-hop friends.
He goes in on Fat Beats Records, and talks about the craft of rap.
Serious rap nerds will get something out of this. I sure thank the guy for the material.
Check out part two after the jump…