One night, backstage at Irving Plaza at a Madball show
Lars: Hey yo Ill Bill – will you sign this for me? I found it at Amoeba it's the Green CD Bill: No doubt kid, what's your name? Lars: It's MC Lars Bill: Word, Howie Abrams is a mutual friend of ours He played me your joint Lars: What'd you think of it? Bill: I think it's bugged out, it's hot Lars: Thanks, I like your last record a lot. Your lyrics are Graphic, much like your brother Necro, is he psycho? Bill: I don't know, it really depends though He's Psychological, half psycho, half logical, Half businessman, half put-them-in-the-hospital Lars: Business and art, there's a very fine line There's the person that you are And the person when you rhyme But the best MC's bring both intertwined Bill: I agree, that's when the best of both worlds collide When the realness pops off one time for your mind, And your words cause the people in the crowd to riot
As many places I've been. As many people I've met As many haters I've dissed. There's people that I respect As many times as I've failed. As many times as I've won As many lives as I touch. The dialogue has begun
Bill: I grew up on heavy metal and hip-hop The energy was the same to me, it was insane to me It made me want to rage against the machine Pick up a guitar and scream into the mic like Run-DMC Lars: Nine Inch Nails, Primus, "Weird Al," and King Missile Influenced me like a postmodern epistle Geeked out on my Performa looping digital drums Playing rock guitar in punk bands just for fun Who's your favorite rapper? Bill: Rakim, G Rap and Kane KRS, EPMD, NWA, Public Enemy, Shante and LL Cool J I could keep naming MC's all day, What type of metal stuff you listen to? Lars: Old school Slayer CD's, Biohazard and Bile were the bands for me The first time that I ever heard Chuck D Was the Anthrax CD, "Attack of the Killer B's",!
REPEAT Lars: So Bill, what's your take on censorship? Politicians on a church/state fusion tip? Bill: I speaks my mind while kids I went to high school with Bleed on the sands of Kabul hit, it's bullshit, Lars what you think of it? Lars: Out in Iraq, a lack of dialogue Between the people is whack! Bill: In fact I speak militant like Black Panthers These gas prices got my people With seeds having to gank pampers Lars: The answer is not plutocracy. The answers is not hypocrisy, The answers is true democracy Bill: The answer is the dialogue constantly
Lars: Hey yo Bill, we should do a track together Bill: Word, word, let's do that Lars: Wait, we just did