Saw him once in the morning at a cafe terrace on Clarendon St
I'd just seen him the night before in something in town, can't remember what
But he was there, sipping his cappuccino, watching all the masses scurry off to work and he looked like the cat that got the cream
It must be something to build a life like that for yourself, where you take yourself out of regular society and all its pressures and can live at your own speed
being very stupid, I only realised this year that tracks off two of my favourite rap albums were part of a beef between Willie D (Geto Boys) and Queen Latifah.
Queen Latifah w/ Monie Love - Ladies First (1989) off All Hail The Queen LP
Monie has been a radio DJ for years in the USA. she sounds really NYC on air but a lot more London when speaking to the UK media. She's hardly changed over the years.
there's a brief sample of the above track at the start of the the Geto Boys response:
The Geto Boys - I'm Not a Gentleman (We Can't Be Stopped LP 1991)
Apart from lots of sexist terms Willie D uses, the song's OTT comedy character is very upfront about what he's like and doesn't promote doing women any harm. Put a profile like this on dating app and don't expect a response. The guy is too open and lacking in any charm to be a predator.
You know where you stand with this guy from the get go.
Latifah had the last word.
Latifah - Latifah's Had it Up 2 Here (1991)
unfortunately after a great 1989 debut LP Latifah got pulled in a more RnB direction by the music business (not the only woman this happened to). In the end she was so multitalented she forgot want she was best at.
the beef quickly ended and Willie D took the opportunity last year to say Latifah is the only Queen he respects.