In the early 2000s I first started hitting up EOW and participating in their open mic ciphers and world renowned MC Challenge. On this particular day in 2001, I was on my way back from my home state of Maryland and got stuck in traffic for 7 hours, instead of my typical 4 hour trip. I roll up in The Pyramid drained, but I mustered up enough energy to place 5th in the challenge.
Afterward, I walk outside for air, a little disappointed about my performance but happy nonetheless to be amongst friends. I bump into my dude Rok One, fellow Pratt Institute Alum, who just got back from Japan and we do some catching up. The first thing he tells me is "Yo, you're everywhere!!! I was in Tokyo and saw your poster in every record store, clothing store, you name it." Instant ego boost! LOL The disappointment faded and regardless, Zoo and the fam showed love.
I get home that night, and a physical copy of my 1st album, linked below was waiting for me at the door. It was the day I knew things were about to change forever.
Over the next few weeks I'll share a few other memorable moments from End Of the Weak, leading up to my show. In the meantime, enjoy the music. I sound super young on this joint. RIP Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Official (the album's producers).
End of the Weak Presents Substantial
Sunday, February 28 - 8PM
@ The Bowery Electric
New York, NY 10003
See you guys soon. PEACE