Success is a double-edged sword – as emcee/producer D.Focis illustrates on the final leak off his Be Strong LP. Those who finally make it after years on the grind often find themselves looking back wistfully on their early days, wishing they could recapture the passion and drive they possessed In the Beginning. Dedicated to Booth-cosigned up-and-comer Donnis, the track finds Focis waxing nostalgic over his own dreamy, sampled boardwork, reminiscing about his humble, hungry beginnings and reflecting on how much his attitude has changed in the years since. On the back end, guest emcee The Mr harks back to the days he spent “listenin’ to LL, wishin’ that I could rap,” and goes on to describe the poverty-stricken environment in which he honed his skills. Fans can find this insightful, ear-pleasing jam as well as reader-acclaimed cuts Miracle and Forgiveness, on Be Strong, out now. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, Sept. 17, for D.Focis’ exclusive interview with DJ Z!
Written by richard on 09/15/09
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Billion Dollars in an Elevator: The Definitive 2014 Hip-Hop Timeline
- DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…
- All 93 People Named on J. Cole’s “Note To Self” Outro
- Indie Savage: Crooked I Gets Physical With “Sex, Money & Hip-Hop”
- The Hip-Hop Albums I Need to Hear in 2015
- Meet Fanesha Fabre, the Voice Behind the “La Musica De Harry Fraud” Drop
- 1 Listen Album Review: J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (aka F*cking Up Hip-Hop)
- The Most Sampled Rapper Voices in Hip-Hop History
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.