Are we gonna talk about the album? Or are we gonna talk about college, man?
Madison, WI Bureau Chief Hastings Cameron writes:
This site has already run a rather magnanimous review of Defari’s Street Music. Feel free to check that out before proceeding.
Duane Johnson Jr. received his “Teaching of Social Studies” M.A. from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in 1994, but would probably rather you not mention it. I made the mistake of bringing up Berkeley and Columbia at the beginning of this interview—intending to ask about his interaction with the Bay and NYC hip-hop scenes while in school. I might as well have asked him to sign a crate of Sad Clown Bad Dub tapes, so I threw out most of my serious questions and inquired about steroid use, R. Kelly, High Times Records. I have rearranged the chronology and cut a bunch of material for the sake of Phonte’s marriage (kidding—Defari’s not a snitch).