Code Name: Q Ball, The 800 Pound Gorilla
Also known as: The Ape in a Man-suit, The Bolmangani, The Q, The Silhouette in the Fire, Mo’ Betta Brother Number 3
Rhyming since: 1986
Music interests: real Hip Hop music, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Reggae, Blues, Caribbean Music, Afro-Latin, World Heritage Music varieties
My personsal favorite 25 MCs off the top of my head: Rakim, Grandmaster Caz, KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kool G Rap, Chuck D, Black Thought, Eminem, Ice T, Jeru the Damaja, Chino XL, Treach, Keith Murray, LL Cool J, MC Lyte, Big L, MC Ren, Ice Cube, Mos Def, Red Man, Andre 3000, Method Man, Rammellzee
My Peronsal Favorite 25 MC groups off the top of my head: Cold Crush Brothers, Treacherous 3 & Spoonie G, Fearless 4, Fantastic 5 MCs, Crash Crew, Funky 4+1, Public Enemy, EPMD, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Ultra Magnetic MCs, People Under The Stairs, Jurassic 5, Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Geto Boys, DITC, Wu Tang Clan, Alkaholiks, Pharcyde, Beatnuts, 3rd Bass, Run DMC
Ten favorite books / videos from my library about the Hip Hop culture: Subway Art, Style Wars, The Freshest Kids, Born in the Bronx, Graffiti World (series), Planet B-Boy, Can’t Stop-Won’t Stop, Wild Style, Spraycan Art, The Art of Rap
Favorite people of the Hip Hop culture: Other than Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Grandwizard Theodore, Afrika Bambaataa, and the many great photographers, videographers, art houses who documented our culture from its infancy to the present; I also favor all Graff Writers, B-Boys & B-Girls, Funkstylists, DJs, Turtablists, and Beatboxers for their unparalleled dedication to the craft of their skill sets. I hope you all continue to WOW me as you have done so since the early days of Hip Hop before I even knew its name. You are an example to why you deserve much more from this new generation of bastard rappers who refuse to study and elevate their craft like a bunch of dry heaving divas being humped by a corporate suit. Long live the real emcee!
Favorite quote: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucious
Favorite sports: American Football, Basketball, Hockey, and Track and Field.
Favorite movies: The Star Wars saga, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Shaw Brothers Studios films, Watchmen, Avengers, Planet of the Apes, Kill Bill, Batman Trilogy, Bruce Lee’s films, Indiana Jones series, Denzel Washington films, Clint Eastwood films, and Harrison Ford films.
Favorite comedians: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Robin Williams.
Favorite rebels: Bruce Lee, George Lucas, Sidney Poitier, Chuck D, Muhammed Ali, and Jesus The Christ.