I recall being in (glued to) the backseat of young reggie realz' car when I first heard wiz khalifa's "in the cut". You don't forget something like that. I recall being in Atlanta with the fam, riding around listening to the radio when I hear T.I. "whatever you like" for the first time... both true sonic experiences where i'm given a peek into different worlds of sounds.. different ways of creativity
fast forward... A1 plays THIS (multiple times)
talk about inspiration.. as wonderful a creation it is, the artist himself is what intrigues me most. He produces majority of his material so to hear what he says and how he says it at his own pace over his own cuts speaks volumes to this man's creativity. Infectious! I think "If this is where I am creatively, to be inspired by the likes of this, I expect great things that compliment this joy."