“Yes,” I lied, “I collect his records.”
“Look, man, that don’t mean a thing. A lot of folks collect him who don’t dig him. They just follow the damn crowd, who follow the dog-butted critics, who say whatever those record companies tell them to say. They talk more shit than the radio! I don’t mean to put you down, but you really don’t seem to understand the language that goes with LeeWillie’s music.” (214)
in modern times, this translates to all the people who hated on common’s electric circus (including rachid himself) and then proceeded to the dog’s ear to get J Dilla Changed My Life t-shirts printed up on february 10, 2006. boo.