There was a big crowd in the spot that was ready to throw down. We were the first group on, and we brought the ruckus. They filmed the whole thing, and word on the street is that we might be able to get our grubby fingers on it. If we do, obviously we will throw it up here.
The other groups on the bill also kicked ass. It was a great night. Damon Dash was in the house making moves. Our favorite DJ Technician was in the spot, killing shit in between sets on the tables.
The best part of the night for us, though?
After we soundchecked, we rolled outside to smoke some butts. We were bullshitting when this cool cat in a Yankee fitted rolled up on us. He looked mad familiar to me, but I couldn't place it. He told us he was feeling the music during the check, which was mad cool. And then he introduced himself -- Ski Beatz.
Now, no disrespect to Premier, Dilla, any of the great hip hop producers throughout history -- Ski is my absolute favorite. I kind of geeked on him, actually. But for reals, "Feelin' It" is my favorite hip hop song of all time. "Reasonable Doubt" is probably my favorite hip hop album of all time, and Ski produced all of my favorite joints on that album. So you can imagine how completely geeked I was to finally meet dude. And for him to tell us he was feeling our style was incredible.
I think the plan is to put some work in with him, which, if it happened, means I can die a happy man. We'll keep you updated.
Here are some of my favorite Ski joints:
Camp Lo -- Lucini
Jay Z -- Feelin It
Jay Z -- Dead Presidents
Here's Ski with the making of Dead Presidents
Those are literally the tip of the iceberg with this man. Unreal.