I ran into Stic.Man at a formal reception after a Congressional Black Caucus gala in the Reagan Building, a Federal office and event space in downtown Washington, DC. The crowd had a few entertainers sprinkled throughout, recognizable faces like Isiah Thomas, Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete, to name a few, no real stretch.
I, like most, was dressed in black tie so it was easy to spot the man in the crowd with the plaid pants, electric blue sweater and Mohawk! The crowd of elder statesmen and their wives, politicians and professionals stood somewhat aloof. When I happened to be on that side of the large room and caught a glimpse of the brother’s face, damn if it wasn’t an MC from one of my most respected rap duos, Stic.Man from Dead Prez.