Monday, January 28, 2008

"Ol' School, New School Need to Learn..." Pt.2

"Out of tragedy comes triumph"

And those words could not be more true when explaining the origin to the song "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)" recorded by Pete Rock & CL Smooth. During the Summer of 1990 while on tour in Indianapolis, Heavy D and the Boyz member/dancer Trouble "T Roy" tragically fell to his death from a balcony during a game of horseplay. I had the sad experience of being there when the freak accident happened. It affected everyone on tour, then everyone world wide once the news hit. However, two years later (1992), the incident became the inspiration behind one of Hip Hop's greatest classics. And one of the Minority Report's all-time favorite songs...both the original AND the rap version. Note how Tom Scott's song speaks of a renewed lust for living, and embracing what "Today" has in store. Which is a fitting sample to use to pay tribute to someone who lost his so early in life...Deep.

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