I’ve seen Rick Ruben many times–not in person, but on television. I know that he is not your average man. I saw him in “Fade to Black” just like you did. While watching these honors for Def Jam, the dopest hip hop label of all time, I am reminded Rick Ruben is: 1) proof that we should not judge a book by its cover, and 2) an absolute genius–pure genius. He is himself. He speaks with his own diction, he cultivates and lives within his own style, and he commands hip hop credibility that other hip hoppers (whatever their role) would shoot or be shot by someone in order to earn (lmao)! That’s dope.
So WTF to all us who are afraid to be ourselves and chase our dreams. Do you to fullest extent.