During a time when so much of hip-hop is saturated with blatant sexual references, we have Joey whose album dropped on what is hard to believe is only his 20th birthday. The album permeates with an introspection and lyricism found in someone much older than Joey's 20 years.
This festival, though not as big as a Lollapalooza, a Bonaroo, or an Austin City Limits is certainly on its way with escalating attendance and sponsorship, as well as its surprising amount of relevance in its main acts.
My background in music hasn't lead me to working with many hip hop artists, but I can say with certainty RZA's not like most. He loves kung-fu, science and chess. He's a deep dude, a big thinker, and admittedly it wasn't always easy to keep up.