This is from December 10, 1998. I feel as the author's timing is off about some things but this article is an EXCELLENT read. One thing that amazes me through the years is that Will is very consistent with what he says. For example, he was just on Kimmel back in February talking about how he was on tour with Run-DMC in Japan with 50,000 people going wild - well that is in this article. 16 years ago! This is just a real in-depth read. Will talks about some of his upbringing, dark times in his life, his drive...etc. Love it. http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/big-willie-style-19981210
Great news Kev....glad you got to hang out with them and chat about music. It seems like this year is the year we'll finally hear something new. He spit a new verse over the Clique beat in Toronto so we're on to something! This is definitely some great news. I'm looking forward to the Dayne Jordan album too, especially coming off his EP which was spectacular.
haha Tim, I was trying to figure out the lyrics myself. It's definitely a new verse from what I gather. I think if it wasn't new, we'd all be able to quickly identify the corresponding song. Hopefully this is the year! Also - I really hope the Vinyl Destination crew got footage of this performance!
I think Will is just exploring different production styles and experimenting a bit. After all, that is what he said a couple months ago right? That's why he was with Calvin Harris last summer and Kanye West the past couple of years. I think Jeff will always be involved musically - as he should be. I agree though, I want production handled by Jeff over anybody else. No matter how credible or popular they are, Jeff is the #1 guy. After 10 years, it's just hard to keep the faith about Will returning to rap. Yes, there's been surprise shows here and there and little pieces of news that Will is recording, it's just hard to believe it until I see it. What really annoys me is we'll hear some of this but then all of a sudden it's squashed because Will signs on to another movie role. As hard as it is for me, I'm trying to be optimistic and I guess the good news is that it seems more likely than ever that he's going to release something.
Exactly. Also the absence of new music defeats the entire premise of Lost & Found. He said the rapper was lost to the actor and he never fully reached his potential as a rapper. As good as the album was, you can't just say that and not drop anything new after that. It just bums me out.