Had to copy and paste this from Frei Speech's post online. This is set to be one hell of a party!
freispeech: This Saturday @eyespytheparty! One of my favorite themes to perform. ATCQ, De La and the JB's raised me indirectly. When @plugwondelasoul said "people think they dis my person by stating I'm darkly pack. I know this so I point at Qtip and says 'black is black'." I remember this feeling of confidence that came over me. It gave me validation for my complexion back when being dark skin wasn't in. Finding the records they used to make these hits in my moms and pops record collection only encouraged me more to dig hoping to find grooves they never touched but should have. Learning that Tip wrote Bonita Applebum in the 10 grade made me feel I wasn't such a lame for writing those poems about shorties I couldn't get with. Everything from their sense of style to the vocabulary they used help to mold and shape my logic. The influence of the Native Tongues can be heard through today's artists like Kendrick and J Cole and of course Kanye. Fact is we probably wouldn't hear half of the leaders of new of it was for this crew creatives. This weekend allow me to share the catalogs of these legends