One of the greatest emcees to ever record. Loyal, fierce, funny and uncompromising, Price made great songs better with his verses.
I have mentioned Sean Price on life of refinement before (including the slightly academic argument that Sean Price had to frolic a little to make his rough raps more palatable). But his rough and ugly rhymes matched the world with a kind of wry cynicism that I deeply appreciated.
Discovering that Sean Price died in his sleep hurt. It sucks to imagine that there won’t be any more collaborations, any more tapes, no more 12″ discoveries . . . he was an artist that I’ll miss.
I spent a sad sunday organizing and recording a little Sean Price tribute mix. Be aware that the lyrics are rough and explicit. They also lean heavily on the solo albums rather than his early BCC work, which was a conscious choice.
Duck Down has a memorial site for donations for his family.
And of course, we wait for August 21 to hear “Songs in the Key of P”, Sean’s final album / mixtape.
Live life fully and rest in peace Sean Price!