So a good friend of mine told me this crazy story the other night while in downtown Miami. This is true by the way.
Last week after the Dunk Exchange (sneaker expo) there was an after party at Club Space. Fat Joe was hosting it, blah blah. Space is located on the edge of Overtown which contains one of the biggest homeless communities in Miami. Anytime you go there to park on surrounding streets there is always some bum who is ''selling'' you a parking space. haha, really it's free parking, but you should always hook the bum up with a dollar or two to watch your shit. Usually he watches the whole street full of cars.
Well, my boy Derek bought a parking space from muthafucking Spoonie Gee!!! After getting out of his car and exchanging small talk, Spoonie realized Derek was into Hip Hop and introduced himself. My boy is like, ''yeaaah right''. Then at this point of a few, ''nah..man..it's me!!. ''C'mon man, it's ME!''. Spoonie bust a rap with the signature voice, ''One for the treble, two for the bass..''. At this point Derek is convinced and starts to really get into a conversation about where Spoonie Gee has been these last 20 years some of these facts were presented.
Spoonie use to have it all: Money, cars, women..he even owned a very successful club in NYC. Spoonie slipped up. We don't know what happened but he ended up in prison these past 20 years. He said he killed two guys while in prison who tried to rape him. Spoonie likes Jay-Z. Spoonie said the only person who showed him ''real'' love was Doug E. Fresh.
I mean Derek and Spoonie were really getting into it. Nobody fucking cares about this guy, you know? My boy Derek is such an old school cat and to recognize him and talk to him he had Spoonie on a natural high. Once time passed Derek offered him to come inside the club to continue their conversation. Spoonie agrees. Spoonie is dressed a little bummy so my man Derek hooks him up with a hat and a shirt is had laying around in his car. They proceed into to club. After mingling around and saying whats up, Fat Joe sees Spoonie and gets him on stage!!! Fat Joe lets all the party people know they are in a presence of a legend.
It seems though, Spoonie is not in good shape. He is hooked on something, and living in Overtown..most likely crack. Spoonie kept that addict mentality and was asking people for money in the club in exchange for a rap. At this time it became very sad and apparent that the man was not who he was 20 years ago.
We are gonna go find a round two soon and locate him. I really want to catch a video interview with him...maybe even get him in the studio for a couple hours.soooooo