I love Hip-Hop folklore.
Then again, I’m just a sucker for a good story, regardless of the topic. To this day, my grandmother will tell me stories of what life was like in the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement. And each time I still find myself in amazement. It’s the same way with music and probably explains the reason why I watch that damn Jackson movie every time it comes on VH1. With that in mind, Hip-Hop has more than its fair share of back stories. The Welcome To Death Row DVD has tons of them if you find yourself interested. However, one of the dopest involves Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z and the George Westinghouse Technical & Vocational High School cafeteria.
I’ve known for years now these two and Biggie all attended school at the same time. I even knew Bus and Jay battled each other, but that’s where things got fuzzy. To clear the air, Sway sat down with the Flipmode General and the entire scenario is played out. When I tell you I was staring at the computer screen like a little kid seeing their first snowfall, I really was. Bus is so animated, so even when he attempts to be calm, it’s like this reserved chaos in his voice which set the scene up damn near flawlessly.
To find out who won, well, that’s what the play button is for. This is epic footage.
In a world where we can name at least 10-15 people we grew up with who want to be rappers, it’s amazing this one school housed three Hip-Hop legends.