I greatfully accept this award...thanks to everyone who voted for me.
I honestly very rarely listen to mainstream/industry rap...
Apart from : Eminem, DMX & Mobb Deep and others
However, I'd like to thank the mainstream side rap I started out with...
For showing me there was another side, a side that I fell in love with
And to The Wu...for showing me what Lyricism is all about
They provided the torch for me to see what is out there...
From Jedi Mind Tricks...to Atmosphere...From Virtuoso...to Donnie Darko
I continue to be amazed at the unsung
And the ones who people say "Never Heard Of Them"
I belive the lyrical talent is vastly greater on the underground scene
This being the main reason I listen to rap music.
And while their music might not be as "polished"
I maintain that these artists are the diamonds in the rough.
This quote from Immortal Technique, sums up my thoughts perfectly :
"This Is For All The Illest Emcees Who Will Never Ne Known"
This is an honour...truely.
To be nominated among such writers...
Is a mark of the talent that The Temple Of Darts holds
And I truely thank you for this.
I'd like to thank my man OTB AKA War and Peace for pushing me to pick up the pen again
And peace to all my Section 9 Members :
War and Peace
SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
And to Prophet Picasso...and our Artist The GFX.
It would be great if we could one day record something as "Section 9"
And may be continue to combine and shine in 2009...thank you all for your time.