“This is when I realized my first enlightenment. This is when I declared I’m not just doing hip-hop…I am hip-hop. The year before, I made the statement to a magazine that I was the living embodiment of hip-hop. And some people took that as me being arrogant. But I believe that everywhere I go, hip-hop goes. And I felt the same way about everyone else. We are all hip-hop. You are not just doing hip-hop…you are hip-hop. I started putting those slogans out and I got into a lot of debates and bumped heads with magazines.
There were new members in my crew: Mad Lion and Channel Live. We were killing it. This is also the time when the Wu-tang Clan was strong. You had people like Ol’ Dirty Bastard making great music. These were not just MC’s. These were characters, who just happened to MC. When we were making the KRS-One record, me and Preemo started to really find our niche. You can hear that chemistry on ‘MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know’. In any creative environment you enter a space where you know you have something good and nobody else can do it. If you are really into your art you maybe enter that space two or three times in your career. I entered this space a few times in my career and ‘MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know’ was one of those spaces. I was putting my flag up.”