27 April, 2005@12:00 am
In anticipation of Vast Aire and DJ Mighty Mi’s release of The Best Damn Rap Show, which was released on 4-5-05, we politicked with Vast and Mi to discuss their respective “Best Of’s”; let the healthy debates over their answers ensue!
HHS: What’s the best damn Indy rap record of all time?
Mighty Mi: Wu-Tang Clan’s “Protect your Neck” (original 12″)
Vast Aire: “The Best Damn Rap Show”
HHS: Who’s the best damn emcee of all time?
Mighty Mi: Golden Era= KRS-One, Modern Era= Jay-Z
Vast Aire: There are too many dope emcees to say “he or she is the best” but I like Redman and Ghostface.
HHS: Who’s the best damn producer of all time?
Mighty Mi: Dr. Dre
Vast Aire: Again, there are too good dope producers to just single out one, but right now I’m feeling Just Blaze, Kanye West and RZA.
HHS: What’s the best damn thing about being independent?
Mighty Mi: Making whatever music you feel like making
Vast Aire: Nothing (laughter), there is nothing great about being an Independent artist. It’s allot of hard work.
HHS: What’s the worst damn thing about being independent?
Mighty Mi: Being so DAMN broke all the time.
Vast Aire: People think their the shit with their little fan base, it all means nothing; half of them will hate you in two years for getting a larger fan base. It’s like they don’t like you because other people know about you? It’s crazy!
HHS: What’s the best damn rap concert/show you’ve ever seen?
Mighty Mi: LL Cool J – Radio Tour in 1987, Stetasonic, Whodini, Eric B & Rakim, Jazzy Jeff, B.D.P. and LL.
Vast Aire: Nice And Smooth, I saw them do “Hip Hop Junkies,” it was dope they had to do the song twice. Black Sheep too, it changed my life.
HHS: What’s the best damn song on The Best Damn Rap Show?
Mighty Mi: “Taboo”
Vast Aire: “Vintage,” “Taboo,” or “What Goes Up.”
HHS: What’s the best damn song ever on Eastern Conference Records?
Mighty Mi: EC ALL Stars Posse Cut
Vast Aire: “The Beam Up”
HHS: What’s the best damn song either of you have been affiliated with?
Mighty Mi: “Bomb Beach” by the Nighthawks & “GOD PT III” (remix) by Mobb Deep
Vast Aire: “Big Game” with Diverse
HHS: Who’s the best damn player in the NBA?
Mighty Mi: Lebron James
Vast Aire: There’s so much talent, but Lebron James or Carmelo Anthony
HHS: What’s the best damn web site on the net (excluding HipHopSite.com)?
Mighty Mi: Pickyourshoes.com
Vast Aire: (Laughter) I really have no idea?
HHS: What’s the best damn year for hip hop ever?
Mighty Mi: 1987, with an honorable mention for 1994
Vast Aire: That’s easy, 1988, the year Hiphop broke loose
HHS: Who the best damn female emcee ever?
Mighty Mi: MC Lyte
Vast Aire: MC Lyte
HHS: What’s the best damn story you can tell from tour experiences (Keep it PG-13)?
Mighty Mi: Being on tour with Eminem and having McDonald’s shut down for us to eat
Vast Aire: One time, a friend of mine lost $8000.00, he left it in a hotel room. The joke was “there’s some crazy maid living it up with my mans cake.”
HHS: What’s the best damn sneaker ever?
Mighty Mi: Adidas Forum
Vast Aire: The Nike Uptown or the Nike Dunks
HHS: What’s the best damn Ultramagnetic song ever?
Mighty Mi: “Moe Luv’s Theme”
Vast Aire: “Critical Beatdown”
HHS: What’s the best damn movie ever?
Mighty Mi: “The Dead Zone”
Vast Aire: A Shaw Brother flick called the “8th Diagram Pole Fighter”
HHS: What’s the best damn book ever?
Mighty Mi: Lord Of The Flizies (Fly’s for the slang impaired)
Vast Aire: Kama Sutra (laughter)
HHS: What’s the best damn candy ever?
Mighty Mi: The Red Chuckle
Vast Aire: M & M’s
HHS: Saving the best for last, what’s the best damn album ever?
Mighty Mi: Ice Cube “Amerikkka’s Most Wanted.”
Vast Aire: Slick Rick’s “Great Adventures Of Slick Rick”
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