Do you remember watching the movie Brown Sugar and wanting the promise of the”buddy AND booty” that clung to Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre’s (Taye Diggs) relationship?
Do you remember thinking deeply on some shit when Sidney asks when did you fall in love with Hip-Hop? Do you remember trying to pinpoint when and how and why you fell in love with it; amidst the backdrop of your podunk suburbian desi life where Kishore Kumar and bhajans monopolized the soundwaves at home?
I know you remember the toast. That toast. It made you assume you were ruined for any toast that would ever be made in your honor.
Dre raises his glass to Sidney and says “you are the perfect verse over a tight beat.”
Done. Ruined. You felt ALL THE FEELINGS when you watched that. Remember?
Well, this recipe is for *all that*, for catching feelings, for music, for Hip-Hop, and for finally having found my perfected verse, tightened beat, buddy-booty biscuit with masala.
This one’s for you, Baby.