Originally published in ‘Soul Underground’ magazine, August 1988. Link

What is an engineer and specialist in quantum physics doing in rap?
I’m a very social creature.

Your first record was ‘K-Rob vs Rammellzee’ that the painter Jean Michael Basquiat produced.
John Michael produced nothing. What he did was pay for it. I produced the words, some other people produced the beats. K-Rob was basically portraying a kid coming home from school and I was portraying a pimp on the corner and the kid asked me about what should I do ‘I don’t want to go to school’ and I was saying to him, ‘Yo you better stay your ass in school.’ And all the things I went through in the subways underground. But I’ve done a few more records since then. ‘Death Command’ with Stuart Albright. I also do Gregorian Chants with Beethoven symphonies, 7th, 5th, 4th, 9th and 8th.

Why are you like this?
I just told you I’m an insect.

Peace to SleezyBlue