I have to shout out MF GRIMM, one of the illest MCs to ever do it. He's been so often imitated, and bitten so hard, by so many famous ones on so many occasions.
I remember YEARS ago he and I used to sit on the phone for hours at a time, building, building, building, and laying the foundation for what he'd eventually call Day by Day Entertainment. Then one day he told me he had to go away for a while. Sentenced to four years to LIFE, even his closest friends wondered if Grimm would realize his dreams from within the belly of the beast.
I, for one, remembered that he'd come back strong from attempts on his life. That he'd regained his sight and hearing, and the use of his upper body, after one of those attempts. Visiting him in Fishkill "correctional facility" I knew they couldn't keep him down, or put out his fire. By the grace of God, and with help of a few earthly citizens - and even some folks in the government - Grimm came home from that bid.
He told me about American Hunger long ago. Releasing a triple CD, again, naysayers said he couldn't do it. I'm so proud of him - the album has been selling out everywhere, and has been the # 1 album in sales on UGHH.com for the past two months since its release.
There's even a graphic novel by and about Grimm coming out in 2007 through Vertigo/DC Comics entitled "Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm".
Please support this great man, this amazing MC, this indestructable cat Grimm; if you haven't already. You can check out all things Grimm at www.mfgrimm.com, and visit his distribution/entertainment conglomerate at www.daybydayent.com.