“It hurt to kinda see the battle between Phife and Q-Tip,” he says. “I thought that was a little juvenile because the group has such a rich music story that really wasn’t touched on. It just more focused on the drama. They created a new sound with Hip Hop Jazz and it really went deep with the lyrics and their routines as a group and their image and going professional on the road. I think the whole drama part wasn’t really that necessary. I know Michael Rapaport was going at it like, ‘Beats, Rhymes and Fights.’ That’s what they were gonna call it. I was like, ‘You can’t do that to an historical group.’ That’s like showing Chuck D and Flavor Flav fighting for a whole documentary and you overlooking how they influenced people positively.”
The group is also asked about 2 Live Crew and Mike Gee explains the impact the Miami group had on the Hip Hop landscape.
“They was really the biggest group to come out of the South at that time,” he says. “So it’s like when you look at it, it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s how they doin it down there.’ There was no in-between. There wasn’t no ATL. There wasn’t no Virginia. It was just New York, Miami, Cali. Luke, as people know, he really opened up the doors for the independent Hip Hop scene and for the Southern Hip Hop scene.”