I've decided to write about the artists that I know. When I say I know, I mean we're friends and have worked closely together. I am not commenting on their place in the hip hop canon nor their music itself, I'll leave that that to the musicologists and journalists. I want to talk about the person.
I met Joey Bada$$ in 2013. We were introduced by my dear friend CJ Fly, 2nd eldest of the Pro Era collective. Joey and I stood face to face, uninterrupted, in the crowded basement of SOBs. I shared some of my managerial experience with him and he drank it all up. He was only 18 but I could tell immediately that he was an old soul who had a probing and analytical mind. After I'd finished talking to him CJ looked at him and said "See? I told you: she's like Yoda!" I'm hoping that was a reference to my wisdom and not my wrinkles.