Interview: Smif-N-Wessun Reflect On Life After Sean Price’s Death

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The presence Sean Price, who would’ve turned 47 this coming St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), continues to be felt years after his loss of life. Fellow Boot Camp Clik members Smif-N-Wessun defined precisely how Sean P nonetheless looms giant whereas talking to HipHopDX about their new album The All.

The LP, which dropped in February, was the duo’s first launch since Price handed away in 2015. But in line with Tek and Steele, the late rapper’s spirit performed a serious position of their artistic course of.

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“I’ll let you know from my vantage level, Sean was within the studio with me once I was writing,” Steele stated. “I felt him. And each so ten once we do our exhibits, once we speaking about issues like proper now, I can really feel him. I’ve been round son a lot that I do know what he can be saying to me proper now if he was proper right here.”

Smif-N-Wessun’s robust connection to Price is one thing they worth, however the grief will be overwhelming at instances. Steele recalled a earlier interview by which he was decreased to tears when requested concerning the Heltah Skeltah MC.

“The final time somebody requested me about Sean Price, I couldn’t even say no phrases, bro,” Steele stated. “I ain’t gon’ lie. I couldn’t say no phrases. I ain’t even know till he requested me. When he was like, ‘Yo, what you consider Sean?’ I simply began crying like just a little child. I stated, ‘Man, maintain up. Cut, lower, lower.’ I ain’t even know. Sean is humorous like that. He has been in all our lives, like a strong entity, except for Boot Camp.”

Tek famous, “There’s not a day that goes by the place you don’t take into consideration him … particularly performance-wise. Recently] we was all collectively as brothers with O.G.C. The solely two that was lacking was the Twin Towers, Ruck and Rock, Heltah Skeltah. Everybody felt it.

“It was just like the elephant within the room. When you bought house, you realized, rattling, his presence was there. It’s similar to the bodily wasn’t there. But all of it introduced us again collectively on the similar time to be like, ‘Damn yo, I miss that brother.’”

Although the heartache Price’s loss of life lingers, Smif-N-Wessun do their greatest to remain optimistic and assist stick with it his legacy.

“It’s been tough,” Steele admitted. “It has been actually tough, however if you happen to channel it and also you go, alright nicely, dude is with you. That’s how we gotta carry it.”

Tek added, “And that’s not solely Sean Price. That’s lots those who we gotta nonetheless maintain doing it for that’s wanting down over us, defending us and using with us. Definitely want he was right here to … I want he was right here to see us rip by the underground. But he began with us, so he know what it’s like. He up there telling them, ‘Yo, Smif-N-Wessun bought the brand new All album. Y’all higher prepare!’”

The duo’s relationship with Price was — and nonetheless is — larger than music. It’s why they take into account his household to be their household.

“Bern Sean’s spouse] is one us,” Tek stated. “And little Shaun P, she’s similar to Sean!”

Steele confirmed, “She’s] similar to that dude! No holds barred, she has no punches to drag.”

The life Sean Price shall be celebrated at SOBs in New York on Sunday night time (March 17). Smif-N-Wessun will be part of their fellow BCC members on stage and carry out in honor Ruck.

Check out extra data on the occasion under.