I was living in Washinton, DC. when Leaders Of The New School emerged on the scene. I remeber thinking these dudes are crazy energetic and their videos were bright. It was different. We had the chance to see them perform their first single “Case of the PTA” at the W.U.S.T., a small venue across from Howard University. From that point I knew they would do a lot for hip hop. You know the rest from there, if not, do your reserch. Years down the line I moved back home to New Haven, CT. and shortly after in 1998, through a good friend, I had the chance to meet Dinco D. It was crazy cause, the first time I saw him was in a city I wasn’t from, when The Leaders first came out, then he’s listening to beats at my crib. The visit was brief and he didn’t leave with a beat, but it was nothing but respect for the brother ever since. At that time I was making beats on my trusty ASR-10. Dinco was the first “celebrity type emcee” to ever listen to my music, and I must admit it was insprirational. In 2007 I moved to “The A” and found out Dinco was there also..who wasn’t.. right? I reached out and got in touch with him through MYSPACE…ha. When we linked up It was all about the music. By this time I was in the digital world of making beats/songs with my G5 and Mac Book Pro. I would bring them everywhere just to record. I was using programs like Fruity Loops, Reason, Pro Tools, etc. Whether it was at his crib or mine, we would make all kinds of songs that would include some close friends of ours. We put quite a bit of joints together and it was all in fun. None of the songs ever made it to the hip hop masses on a whole with the exception of one “Smoke” which was put on a compilation cd put out by Lou Cox of Channel 1 TV. “Smoke” was probably the second or third joint we recorded at Dinco house when first we linked up. That was a crazy night too.. But Yo! in a three year period we came up wit some joints. No matter where you been or end up paths get crossed, and to have crossed paths with this ledgend was all written.