I got my very first album liner shout-out on Joe Budden‘s No Love Lost, I hit the set of Wild’N Out with Joe, Pusha T and of course Nick Cannon, I went to Miami with Joe for the video shoot to “She Don’t Put It Down” with Tank and Fabolous, hit Laura Stylez‘s release party for her new earrings collab and went to LA to visit Karen and met Tyler The Creator and had fun on NYE with Sickamore.
Went to Miami for Superbowl and hit the studio with French Montana and T-Pain, assisted Jae Millz for a few months so did some cool stuff, got my song on HipHopDX (listen here!), made a random video lipsyncing to Nicki Minaj‘s “Bottoms Up” that went viral (watch below), dropped by Angela Yee‘s show on Shade 45 a few times and hit a few clubs and concerts with some cool people.
In September 2010, I stopped by Hot 97 to visit a couple of the friends I had made while interning there the year before. My internship on Flex’s show hadn’t been renewed in the summer of ‘09 because they really had no use for me, but I had maintained relationships with a few of the people that worked there. As I was hanging out and talking to them that night, Flex approached me, having remembered me from the year prior. He never knew my name when I interned (LOL), but asked me now and also asked if I was any good with computers and writing. I quickly said yes, and he asked if I wanted to blog for his brand new website, InFlexWeTrust.com, which had launched about 3 weeks prior. Of course I happily accepted, and the rest is history! I had no idea how to blog, but I called up Karen that night and she gave me a quick run-through of WordPress. From there, I figured it the f*ck out!
Above are a few pics from some of the early events: Kanye’s Hot 97 takeover, the IFWT launch concert at BB King’s with Joe Budden, Jae Millz, Freeway and a bunch more, artists stopping by the station (for Kiss FM…as Hot 97 can’t have guests in that building after 5pm ever since the G-Unit shooting), on set of Flex’s MTV2 sneaker show with Fab, looking like a creep with French and Nicki at a show Flex DJ’d (LOL), the IFWT logo on the Knicks jumbotron and more!