Back when I lived in Southern California, I remembered when Sickamore – then a columnist for XXL’s website – sent collective readers’ heads into a tizzy with his “80 Reasons You’re Not A 80’s Baby” series (part 1, part 2, part 3. Part 4 is lost to the Internets, apparently). A mixtape DJ-turned-longtime A&R, Sick has since then had a hand in the careers of everyone from Saigon and Tru-Life all the way to YG and Travi$ Scott.
Sick recently sat down with the good brothers Rosenthal for the latest episode of their podcast A Waste Of Time, and while there the three spoke on his beats, rhymes and life. From how 9/11 inevitably changed his career path, to his early mixtape hustle, to the likes of Just Blaze, The Weeknd and Jeezy, why it took forever (and a day) for Jeremih’s Late Nights to finally see the light of day, and much more.