Sup everyone. Back again with more questions you desire to be answered. Feel free to email me more (phatfriendblog@gmail) or leave them in the comments below but I’m good for the few weeks as you guys have been really good about sending questions the last week or so. Thanks for that. Especially with the fuck/marry/kill options. In fact , please stop sending those. I have enough to last me for a few months. anyway, here goes:
I’d like to hear you sound off about
1) farmer’s markets
2) upstate d-bags that know everything about absolutely nothing
3) that flash mob beat down crew in Philly and the riots in London
1)Farmers markets: Have I portrayed myself so badly that something as harmless as a “farmer’s market” deserves to be in my crosshairs? probably but that’s still kinda depressing. To be honest, I’ve only been to like 2 or 3 in my life. It’s fresh fruit and veggies. Nothing wrong with that. I’m sure , within the inner working of the farmer’s market societies there are all sorts of smug assholes who brag about who has the best squash this season and who has been cheating on their apple cider recipes but that really doesn’t concern me. The only thing I will say is if you’re the type who goes to farmer’s markets and act as if that makes you in anyway special, you suck. You’re in the same realm as the “Oh, I don’t even own a Tv” people. No one cares about your life choices so just roll with them and shut the fuck up about it.
2)Upstate douche bags: I’m not 100% on what this is about cause I’ve never heard anyone (at least in the city) complain about people from upstate NY. That disdain is usually reserved for long island and jersey people. I have heard rumbling of all these little towns upstate that have been over run by fleeing NY/BK hipsters. Apparently, they’re moving to these small towns and making them all cool with all sorts of galleries, vegan restaurants and bars. If I were a native of those towns, I’d be pretty fucking pissed that all the shit I moved there to get away from was invading my little town. Basically, if sounds like we (the nyers) are the douche bags in that situation.
3)Flash mobs beat down crew/london riots
I like how these two got grouped together. anyway, the riots seem , like most riots, pretty fucking reckless and without purpose. I know they started for a reason but they certainly didn’t remain happening for that same reason. I saw a video clip of some dudes helping some bloodied up kid get up after being beaten down and , while helping him up, robbing him. Cool revolution, bro.
As for flash mob beat down crews, I know nothing about them except that I’d like to video’s of it happening. I’ve always felt unwanted dancing should be ended with swift and brutal violence.
Question: Herpes…if you had to have it.(not like a need to have it but like there was no choice in the matter). Mouth or Genitals? Reason for choice? That is all for now.
I chuckled to myself at the idea of “Having to have herpes” like it’s a purse and I’m one of the real housewives of Abu Dhabi. I gotta have it!
Anyway, I would certainly choose mouth. Sure, it would leave a glaring admission to the virus on my face a few times a year but that beats having to tell every girl you fuck that “hey, I have herpes”. That must ruin a sexual moment like an awkwardly whispered “Um…so..uh..should I got get a condom?” times a thousand. As much as my face is important , and I think I’m not alone in this, men don’t like dick issues. We want things running smoothly down there at all times. I’ve had ingrown hairs that made me think I was dying of monkey pox simply cause they were on my dick. I can deal with a cold sore for a week every now and then. It would suck but at least it wouldn’t interfere with my penis. And that’s way more important to me than anything.
Aside from scratches, and that one guy that does those guitar snippets for you, it seems like most your music has been produced just by you; by that I mean, you’re the one arranging and sequencing everything, basically. Have you ever considered (or been offered to do) a collaboration with another producer? Like, not collab’ing with a rapper, where you make the music and he raps over it, but a more literal collaboration between you and some other producer to make one combined instrumental track.
I’ve done this before with DJ Signify. We put out a 7” called “Nobody’s smiling” and the tracks also were featured on his album “Of cities”. Those songs came out great. I’ve also co-produced songs with Aesop and that worked out fine. But, in general, I don’t buy into the idea of two producers working together. It’s doable but it seems kinda pointless to me. It’s like two musicians who use the same instrument. Sure, they use it differently but everyone has their own method and sometimes those things clash. I dunno, it’s something I’d consider if the right person wanted to work with me but I’d never seek it out to do.
if you were as bad a student as you claim to be, how the hell did you get into Boston U?
I got into a program called “general studies” which was basically continued high school. The curriculum plan was to do it for two years to sharpen up your learning styles and then be matriculated into a normal major. They pretty much accepted anyone willing to pay. I lasted one year cause I was bad enough at high school. Super high school wasn’t gonna work.
Im not sure if you have gotten this question yet, But what is your take on the whole electronic versus acoustic instrument shit? This past Friday i was on the roster to perform, and was told not to bring my sound system, because it was “already taken care of”, well i get there and try to set up and the sound man Prick Elitist asshole, told me that he doesnt want “that” kind of music played thru his PA system, it ended up me getting shitfaced and passing out, and when came time for me to come on, there was nobody lol
Have you ever delt with these type of people? the kind of fucking dude who will with the quickness throw a graduation certificate up in your face to some Omega studio or what ever the fuck kind of sound school and be like “look here mother fucker , i went to school for this”
I’ve been lucky enough to avoid this kinda shit cause I’ve always played line ups with similar types of musicians (albeit, not similar in genre, we all use the same kind of set ups). But, to be honest, I think this is more about dickhead sound guys. Anyone who’s toured as a musician has stories of some shitbag sound dude. They can be the worst. It’s ill to meet someone so arrogant that, in life, has achieved so little. It’s like getting talked down to by a garbage man when he sees you carry a trash bag the wrong way. My advice would be to always be polite but, if they act like assholes, pay them no mind cause they’re probably pretty bummed to even be there, both literally and in life.
with all that’s come to light in the new tribe documentary, whose fault is it really that tribe broke up?
Good question, as this has been a hot topic of discussion amongst friends who have seen the Tribe Doc. While, in the overall scheme of things, it’s just a case of two people butting heads and , in turn, it’s both of their faults, but I tend to side with Q-Tip. Here’s why:
1)There is no ATCQ without Q-tip. He was the main rapper , he made the beats and he was pretty much the idea behind the whole thing.
2)Phife was sick but he acted like a dick about it. His anger at Tip about his reaction to his sickness was bullshit. He either kept it secret form him, down played it for him or got mad at him when he tried to help. The whole “this is my addiction to sugar” shit was laughable. If you have diabetes and you cannot eat sugar, then you stop eating fucking sugar. He literally got made when Tip told him he had to eat better and start exercising.
3)Phife was lazy contributor. As much as Tip was a control freak and ego maniac, he had a right to be. He was the backbone and the brains of the whole group. Phife would show up, drop his mediocre verses and bounce. He just seemed like he didn’t take anything seriously and he was hardheaded about feeling that way. That’s fine and all but don’t get mad when people aren’t on your dick like were are with Q-Tip.
4)Without Phife, Tribe would have been okay. People argue this with me a lot but I contend that phife was a non-factor in tribe. Sure, he had some cool verses over the years. There’s no denying that but there’s this whole revivalist theory that Phife was, at any point in his career, a good rapper. That’s simply not true. He went from terrible to not bad to acceptable. That’s it. His job in tribe was to be the other guy…and he couldn’t even do that.
so, in my eyes, Tip is the one who tried to make things work. Phife had an unfortunate illness and that’s understandable but he was the bitter one who didn’t realize what he had been given.