The Adventures of Pay in ATL! (pt. III)
Amsterdam, it’s the place I call home. I have been back for a week now and heavily on the grind and working hard again. I have been slacking on posting the last part of my adventures in Atlanta so let’s get that out the way.
The last days in Atlanta were just as dope as the first week really. I got to meet up with GLC again to knock out the interview I been wanting to do since I first walked into his crib the other day. He made some time out his day for me and yapped his ass off on camera. =)
My last Friday was probably the only day I really didn’t do anything. I had met this girl Melanie at Straits the first week, saw her again this week and she invited me to go to this pool party w/ her friends. So of course 4IZE and me rolled through for that. I absolutely had a blast. Met some interesting people as well and it was pretty much the only day I felt like I was on vacation, seeing it involved sun, a pool, good food (grill) and good people. Punchline came through for a minute as well.
I also got up with my dear friend Suice who scooped me up to go eat at a restaurant called Two Urban Licks, very bad name in my opinion, but very good food. It was somebody’s birthday and I fell into the dinnerparty full of strangers. I met singer Case there though, Suice is Case’s manager so this was the first time I met him. Not to mention there happened to be a girl who is Surinamese and related to this famous soccer player from Holland. Funny.
That week I also finally got to meet up with Jarobi (A Tribe Called Quest). We were introduced to eachother somewhat years ago through our mutual friend, a DC based MC, Head-Roc. Jarobi is one of the dopest people I ever met and our physical meeting only confirmed it more. He introduced me to female MC StaHHr and I got to do an interview with her as well. If y’all ain’t up on her work, GET ON IT. She is one of the females in this Hip Hop game that makes me proud to be a woman. She definitely represents for the women in this industry.
The 4th of July is a big thing in the States and I always enjoy it when I am out there, yes, mainly cause of all the BBQ’s and good food ha! 4IZE and me went to Upstairs Studio where they had a BBQ and later on we went to a friend of his who also had a BBQ fest going on. I accidentally bumped into people from Belgium over there. Can you imagine? Me being all the way in some outskirt of ATL, at someone’s crib and I run into people that speak my native language.
That night I decided not to go out seeing I had such a long day running around in the heat and I figured I had seen enough clubs in ATL before I go home. My friend Sean from Michigan was in town to visit his brother so we got up and hung out. The next day I flew home.
This trip was probably the most productive trip to the States that I’ve ever had. It has everything to do with the wonderful host I had. Much love to 4IZE for making my trip the best ever and for putting up with me for more than 2 weeks straight. Without him driving me around, taking me everywhere and introducing me to everyone, this all wasn’t possible nor would I have seen the artistic side from Atlanta. I definitely have found a new love for this city and its people. The next weeks I will be busy putting my documentary together. “From the A to the A.” But I have decided to put the most interesting interviews online first so bare with me and keep track of www.payology.com for all the footage.
Peace & Blessings,