The legendary Kool Herc heralded the movement by selling his recorded live sets on the streets of New York City. Other DJ’s followed suite. Legendary DJ’s Ron G and Doo-Wop totally remodeled the game by releasing exclusive freestyles, blends and new material from your favorite well-known and some not well known emcee’s.
Pretty soon (sometime this Spring) Scarface, the proclaimed “King of the South”, will be dropping his first ever mixtape and I’m sure it will be well appreciated, due to lack lack of lyrical content and creativity evident in today’s state of hip-hop (but I will call most of it hip-pop).
Most are certain that his “first” will be much more respected than another one our pioneers first venture into the mixtape circuit.
Ever since their 1990 album of the same name, the Geto Boys (Mr. Scarface, Bushwick Bill and Willie D) have been called the original “Kings of the South” with Scarface claiming the role as czar. Fans of Mr. Scarface haven’t heard from this legend in some time and hopefully with this new material, he will solidify his status as a musical genius.
As always take care of yourself and one another. Continue to write, dream big and be thankful for what you have.