» Published by Ace Six
This one goes out to a select few, one of whom I have no idea how to get in touch with so let me just put it all out there. I was trying really hard to be a rapper and the first dude I met who was nice with the spit was this cat Duane Hope who went to school with my homie, Rain. Duane’s older brother had been rapping for a while and he played the mentor role for all of us. Saturdays used to be filled with rhyme sessions at my house, so many funny memories of the early days of me rapping and saying all kinds of shit I didn’t do.
Duane went on to attend Woburn in Scarborough(he lived in deep Scarborough anyways) and I remember the big hip-hop related news from his first week was that he went to school with one of the guys from MVP.
For those of you who don’t know MVP, here’s the little bit of history I have on them. They were one of the original groups out of Toronto in the early 90’s and also affiliated with the crew later formed and known as Monolith. C-Mo, LC, and Wio-K were definitely ahead of their time in terms of lyrics,approach and originality. In case you’re new to this, but that name Wio-K sounds familiar..you heard him on Kardinal’s ‘Ol Time Killin’ a few years back and his new song is getting decent run on Much Vibe these days.
This performance is of a song I’ve never heard outside of here, not even on a demo battle on the Powermove or Masterplan shows. From what I can tell, it’s called “Who’s Got The Juice” but if anyone else knows for sure, please post up in the comments. Big up to Big C, Wio-K, Hardkore aka Kory Deez, Nish Raawks, San Cear, Snidely Whiplash, Planet Pea, Sweets Watson, Heller, Rain and Duane Hope and his brother Dex(wherever you guys are?)..I know all of you will appreciate this rare footage.