In college, I lived on MLK, on the Westside, in my family’s old house on Peyton Place, SW (it looks like HELL now).
Drugs, as was somewhat implied, didn’t kill their mojo. Outkast (and both unsurprisingly and surprisingly, Ceelo) were the only viable superstar artists they worked with after their downturn, and both were artsy enough to wade into the production waters themselves (more on this later). In my head, they were in there cooking up something special. The part about The Dungeon, where they describe it and how much time they spent down there…good Lord. It was basically a hollowed out crawl space with dirt walls. To let the magazines, interviews, and name recognition tell it, Rico Wade is ONP and ONP is Rico Wade.DJ as part of their Earthtone 3 production group) on their own without ONP on , etc. Yet, I know none of them in a real personal capacity. Cool Breeze I definitely expected to be there since he was one of those artists that the Dungeon Family and ONP were specifically trying to get out there.“Watch For The Hook” a song where everybody BUT Cool Breeze (and TMo because of course TMo) came for blood, was such a big deal when it first dropped that I’m surprised it didn’t get any play in the doc. All pictures are the legal property of third parties. All pictures are presented by third parties by thier good will.
That was during the Interscope days where they left the money on the table but Cool Breeze was supposed to be the next big thing.