remember the "double trouble" story from TFA? talib and mos?---actually scratch that....peep the homegrown story. mos was being mos---late and somehow talib (unknown to me back then im sorry lol) managed to spit a verse on this song without my knowledge.
so the cats cussed me out cause instead of "messing around with dange'NO i shoulda been in the C room telling kweli he can't be on the song."
dangeNO was not D.
dangeNO was that light skinned chick im always up under in the A room of battery studios.
i had met rapheal s's longtime engineer Gerry during the "what they do" sessions. we got mad cool. so about a year later i saw some xmas lights in a box with some very specific decor that i remembered but couldn't quite place.
so i asked the receptionist "who is in A?" she said the name and i laughed cause damn that sounded like a pretentious ass name.---but i saw the session sheet and it hit me!
those are the same xmas lights that gerry used in his bay area studio!!!!!!!
i won't get into specifics.....but i pretty much neglected the things fall apart album for about 2 weeks cause i was always in her room. picking her brain.....talking about music....and our new favorite discovery of 98: KRISPY KREAMES!
the mix was horrid.
kweli had managed to spit a verse.
i didn't care if mos showed up or not.
i had neglected the highlight of TFA over a chick.
this lasted for about 3 weeks and i just KNEW i was in.....
then.....she mentioned a boyfriend.
3 hour calls turned into "i'll call you back"....
until the fadeout.
i guess now i can also say that she was artist number one in the homegrown vol 2 track 4 story.
we saw each other at Fela 2 weeks back.
it just hit me that we actually were great pals at one point.