Guest blogging at Ricoexplainsitall
In a previous life, I was a hardcore hip hop head. I was an intense fan. I had Eminem's pre-Dre albums. I had dubs of battles on West Coast radio stations. I went to M.O.P. shows in the mid-1990s and tried to have a good time without scuffing anyone's Timberlands. Those days are mostly behind me, although even today I mostly listen to rap music, only now I make room for OPM, as anyone who's heard me sing Narda knows. My friend Rico asked me to write a short piece on the Notorious B.I.G., this being the 12th anniversary of his death. Read it here. R.I.P. B.I.G.