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On this day (December 4th) in 2010, I flash back to the European Tour. It was me, Eternia, and the good homie, DJ X-Rated, who met us in France with the tour van, to kick off the next phase of the tour. After a dope show in Belgium, 3 cancelled shows in France because of bad weather and an even worse promoter, we were ready to head to my motherland in Italy. Of course, we first had to drive through the Swiss Alps - did I mention it was the worst snowstorm they’d seen for like 30 years? At one point, we make it through the mountains and before we know it, we could see Italy, the Mediterranean Sea, and what felt like God himself. We had to pull over and check it out.
Of course, by the time we got to the hotel (which was nice), we had to rush out to make it to soundcheck and EAT! We drove around for a bit and swore we couldn’t find the venue. We pulled over on this dark street and eventually locate what was definitely the secret hiding cave in the movie ‘The Lost Boys' - this place was a hot mess, but it had a stage and they had a soundsystem, so we were a go.
The promoters were artists so they were cool, but there was a minor disagreement over the money, which after 3 cancelled shows in France was a big issue on our end. Me, DJ X-Rated and like 7 of their people went back to the hotel to work out the problem. In the end, they paid us right and they filled every detail on our rider and then-some, so I can’t complain, but anytime you’re around the world arguing about money, it’s stressful.
After that, we did a few interviews, got some local gear from a clothing company and E rocked the show. I’m pretty sure I have an audio recording of the show somewhere. The next day we had an off-day so we got to see the sights of Genova, Italy. They had some beautiful churches and the city streets were filled with intricate art built into the smallest of details. It was amazing. I wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely 1 of my favorite spots.
Don’t throw any of yourself away. Don’t worry about a grand scheme or unified vision for your work. Don’t worry about unity - what unifies your work is the fact that you made it! One day, you’ll look back, and it’ll all make sense…
On this day (November 23rd) in 2010, Eternia was featured in the Queens Section of the New York Daily News. I had set up the interview with Irving DeJohn a week or so before, real excited to get the look from such a big publication, but at the same time, overwhelmed because Eternia and I were leaving for our European Tour on Thanksgiving Day. I will re-up an original scan when I get to my computer, but if you’re interested, you can check out the link HERE, which has the online version and episode 1 of our ‘Queens Chronicles' videos.
I remember when we picked up the feature in The Source and other magazines, thinking all that was pretty dope, but the Daily News was something my parents and grandparents even got caught reading ha! Of course, there’s no “my mama smiles every time my face is up in the Daily News' to make it sound as cool. #Nostalgia
Marco Polo ft. Supastition & Shylow ‘Underdogs' | 2013 - Here’s the latest feature from Supastition with production by the good homie, Marco Polo and also featuring Shylow. The track is featured on Marco Polo's new album, 'PA2: The Director’s Cut' via Soulspazm. It has great guest appearances by Organized Konfusion, Rah Digga, Ill Bill, Slaine, Large Professor, O.C., Inspectah Deck, The Last Emperor, MC Eiht, Invincible, Alchemist, M.O.P., Styles P, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, and more. You can cop the album HERE.