Day 91, with supposed summer like day in April, in Buffalo…hmm..not so bad. Yesterday, I visited Pauly Souffle, my Greek half/brother at his family restaurant with a new interior flare and remodeled remix to have a bite for lunch. The spinach and feta omelette was ‘WHOOOHAAA!!!…Got me all in check!!” Can’t forget the Frank’s Red Hot!!
Well, he came out from the kitchen and we rapped a little bit during my brief stay, as it was lunch time and pretty busy in the joint, which is always a good thing. So he set’s me up with the question, “GUESS who’s coming to Buffalo on Friday?” He really had me fooled as if it was someone that I may want to actually take the time out and see. After 5 or so guesses, he reveals…Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Well, my reaction certainly didn’t send me out of my seat, but I must salute these guys for finding success by introducing such a unique and distinct style of rap/sing/flow. I can’t say that I could decipher a single word but it just goes to prove, it’s not what you say, but how you say it and they were REALLY good at kicking it in their own style.
With that said, in addition to Pauly mentioned the BTNH, it provided me with a Grammy Chase entry as they are Grammy Award winning artists. “Tha Crossroads” won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 39th Annual Awards show in 1997. The video way up top, “First of the Month” was nominated for Best Rap Performance the year prior. Bone Thugs may be a few member short or they may have some scab/substitute rappers as the original gang can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Salute to Eazy E too!!