I'm not looking to set a standard... but, I believe I have offered a challenge to others with my work.
If I focus on being an activist and my job is to be a rapper, I'm not going to be as good of a rapper. I need to focus on hip-hop and focus on making the music, so that when the activists come to me and they need my voice to create a platform, then I've got enough people listening to me. Not because I'm conscious, but because I'm dope.
I remember looking back on a photo of me... wearing a suit that was, like, two sizes too big for me. I think a lot of guys don't know what fits.
I met Mos Def around that time but I didn't hook up with him until I was about 17 or 18.
Sung Hi Lee