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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
there.

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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