The battles between Joe Budden and Raekwon have revealed a clash not only of egos but also of generations and technologies.
@JonCaramanica for @NYTIMESARTS
FUN FACTS that didn’t fit in the Yams story:
-Rocky says the song above influenced the “Long.Live.ASAP” title track.
-Yams wanted to get Playa Fly to appear on “Live.Love.ASAP.”
-An early suggestion by the label was to have ‘1 Train” be with Nas and Raekwon, to appease traditionalists.
-“Fuckin’ Problems” came from Drake’s camp more or less complete.
-Rocky styled Yams for the “Goldie” video, and Yams was wearing Rocky’s pants, which didn’t fit, and had to be covered by a long t-shirt: “I looked like a fucking Peruvian drug dealer!”
-Yams’s pre-RNT blog: choppasondeck.wordpress.com.
-Bari had a beard at 14.
-On RNT: “I’ma bite Up North Trips, I’ma take the Dirty Glove content and I’ma mix it with Noz’s whole writing style.”
-He met Branson and left with free champagne.
-I didn’t even know about this record with Turf Talk.