I dont knwo what it is. I have this affinity for Brooklyn MCs. They are just DOING IT. From MOP to O.C. to Jean Grae, BootCampClik, AZ,Fabolous, Big Daddy Kane and others (yes, i purposely left out the two best Brooklyn MCs) they are always on some shit. This is one of the most underrated artists of our time, Masta Ace. Give him some time and peep the vid.
You wonder when artists get a chance to express themselves without the backdrop of melody, without the distractions of high hats, 909s and 808 drum patters. When they get a chnace to say what they want, minus inhibitions. I believe I've seen it a few times in my life. From Jim Jones talking about AIDS in his family, to Mos Def protesting, standing on cars outside a major award show. Kanye really goes in depth to the question, and this press conference really allows him to say what he wants, how he wants, for how long he likes. I know, they never should have let him. Through this long ass video, he talks about how he IS Jim Morrison (lol), becoming a singer, how Beyonce is better than Tina Turner and how he's not James Bond. The realest was when he spoke about religion, and being the best Kanye can be, instead of trying to be Jesus. I don't know, it resonated with me. Check that at 11:10. His words are worth the listen. One of my favourite rambles here is at around the 19:45 mark, when they talk about paparazzi.