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!!


About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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