On the same day Adam Yauch told us he has cancer and the band’s taking a break so he can recover, we get a listen to the man doing his thing in Hot Sauce Committee Part 1’s “Too Many Rappers.” When he drops the line “I been in the game since before you was born / I might still be MC-ing after you’re gone” it doesn’t seem eerie or foreboding, but more the words of a survivor who will keep on doing just that. (Like they’ve been doing since 1979, if you can believe it.) As noted above, and as at Bonnaroo, Nas shows up with some words, too, lowering the average MC age just a bit.
Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1 is out late 2009 via Capitol.