Speaker 3: I want to be on Spotlight in the City.
Speaker 1: Spotlight in the City is where it's at.
Speaker 4: Spotlight in the City.
Speaker 5: Spotlight in the City is definitely where it's at.
Speaker 6: We are live at spotlight in the City.
Speaker 3: I want to be on Spotlight in the City.
Ms. Riz: Hey Y'all it's your girl Ms. Riz with Spotlight in the City, and I am standing here with the legendary Buschwick Bill. If you don't know-
Bushwick Bill: Huh?
Ms. Riz: If you don't know.
Bushwick Bill: Yo yo yo. It is I, says me. [inaudible 00:00:44] more than three, know that I'm on Spotlight TV right here in the ATL. Yay.
Ms. Riz: Wow. I was so shocked to see you here today at the TNG experience. What brings you out here today?
Bushwick Bill: Anytime I see people coming together with collective knowledge to help the youth and anyone else in their community understand business, five point business plan, how to present yourself in the proper business attire, in the business setting, how to come forth and do your business in a way that it would be respect by every race, color, and creed, I always want to show my support because that's what it takes to make it happen and keep everyone out of crime and not so depressed by the hood.
Ms. Riz: That's what's up, that's what's up. So, let us know what you're working on now.
Bushwick Bill: Oh, I have a bunch of irons in the fire and a lot on my plate. I go a movie coming up called "Overtime," with the producer Sess that did Shattas. I have a reality show appearance I'm doing with Dwayne Wiggins. I got the gathering with Insane Clown Posse in August. All of this is in August.
Ms. Riz:Wow. Wow.
Bushwick Bill: Then I have some overseas shows from Apiza, to France, to Australia, to Finland ... well Norway Finland, and Germany.
Ms. Riz: Okay. With the impact that you've made on the music industry, what do you think is going on now with the direction of music and your feelings about that?
Bushwick Bill: Personally I think majority of the music out there is bullshit. I mean when I first learned about rap music, you have to remember I'm an immigrant from Jamaica. I came to this country in '73. By the time I heard rap I had to go to the dictionary and look up words that I was hearing people rap. The stuff you hear on the radio now, they call it ebonics. It's not even any word found in the Oxford dictionary at all.
Ms. Riz: Wow that's deep. So, what do you think about the social media aspect for new artists and all that good stuff?
Bushwick Bill: Well, social media is better that what I had to do. I had to get in a 16 passenger van with DJ equipment, and our bags, and seven or eight people, and drive behind 2short and Ice Cube in tour buses. And we in a 16 passenger van just hoping the people would hear us, and like us, and buy our music. Now you could just do your own youtube video. You don't even need MTV or BET anymore.
Ms. Riz: Wow. Is there any other new music that you're working on or any new artists you know of that you're promoting?
Bushwick Bill: I'm not really working with no new artists. I'm working with established artists that just ain't known yet. Put it that way.
Ms. Riz: Okay.
Bushwick Bill: You know what I mean? But they have their own following. I'm working with SSE out of Lithonia. They got like a Wu-Tang type appeal where each person in the group has a different flavor and style, but they come together and it's called Southern Swagger Entertainment. They're really pretty cool. And I'm working also with IMG distribution and recordings in film. What we do through that is any one of these artists that are really good in here, I could show them that they could own their own company and get distributed by Sony, Warner Brothers, Universal, or EMI, or Island Def Jam.
Ms. Riz: Wow.
Bushwick Bill: So they could be independent with a major distribution.
Ms. Riz: That's what's up.
Bushwick Bill: That's what I'm into, just trying to help people get that-
Ms. Riz: Tons of knowledge y'all. You can only see it here. We're at the TMG experience y'all. If you're not here you're nowhere. Especially if you're a new artist looking to break into the business. Look who I bumped into. I here with Bushwick Bill. Spotlight in the city, I'm your girl Ms. Riz y'all.
Bushwick Bill: You know something, if you don't see the Spotlight in the sky and follow it to where it is in your city, then you're not like me. You're not a leprechaun. You can't find a pot of gold. Follow the spotlight and you'll get to your gold.
Ms. Riz: Thank you so much y'all. I'm your girl Ms. Riz. Spotlight in the City.
While MF DOOM (born Daniel Dumile) is highly regarded as one of the most inimitable figures in hip-hop, part of his legacy also lies within his collaborative work and in his eccentric half-dozen alter egos. Of those experimental projects, his partnership with Danger Mouse (born Brian Burton) is one of the most celebrated. Their debut project, The Mouse and the Mask, was released to critical acclaim in 2005, utilizing the collective moniker DANGER DOOM. The project was released in the UK through Lex Records, as well as in the United States through punk label Epitaph Records, marking the latter imprint's third foray into hip-hop. Best known for his work with the Gorillaz, Beck, the Black Keys, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Grammy Award-winning producer Danger Mouse handled the instrumentation, while DOOM focused on the animated vocals and eccentric lyrical direction. For DANGER DOOM‘s debut, Danger Mouse chose to sample exclusively from various animated shows airing on Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's late-night programming block—with a handful of cartoon characters from Aqua Teen Hunger Force making appearances on the album, in addition to the likes of Cee-Lo Green, Talib Kweli, and Ghostface Killah. With support from the network and famed comedian Dave Chappelle alike, the project was released in October 2005 and quickly became a cult fan favorite. While the album sparked several noteworthy talking points, MF DOOM's diss against his former collaborator, MF Grimm, undeniably stood out. The Monsta Island Czars (M.I.C.) member later responded with the track "Book of Daniel," during which he accused DOOM of selling out. With many hailing the seemingly unlikely pairing of MF DOOM and Danger Mouse as an undeniable success, DANGER DOOM delivered once again the following year, releasing their 2006 EP, Occult Hymn, exclusively though AdultSwim.com. Although DANGER DOOM has not reunited since 2006, their small-but-impactful body of work remains heralded as one of the most experimental and pleasantly absurdist collaborations to come out of the 2000s.