It need hardly be said that Sean Price is still here–his continued presence is undeniably felt in his immeasurable influence on Brooklyn hip-hop and the rap game in general, in the countless recordings he touched–nay, crushed–with his verses from “Le Fleur Le Flah Eshkoshka” to “Onion Head” right down to “Garbanzo Beans.” He is here in the tributes, murals, outtakes and freestyles that his fans–who include some of the illest MCs in the world–have share since his untimely passing 3 weeks ago. Most of all he is here in those who emulate his style, his charisma, his champion flow and his zero-fucks-given philosophy.
Though we also look first to those closest to him (read homie-for-life and Duck Down CEO Dru Ha‘s moving eulogy to the fallen MC here) Okayplayer counts itself among those fans–and we count ourselves blessed for all the times that we’ve had the chance to introduce the world to his raps, to talk mambo sauce and mixtapes or to witness him rip it live. In that spirit we share this Okayplayer TV clip from 2010 for our Throwback Thursday today, featuring Sean Price Ruck-ing and rocking through his track “Figure Four” live at the Duck Down 15th Anniversary Bashy at Red Bull Space NYC, as The Cypher band provides instrumental back up and a tipsy Dru plays the don’t-believe-the-hypeman. Good times. Today is not just Throwback Thursday of course, but an especially appropriate time to share our Sean P reminiscences as tonight all those multiple manifestations of Sean Price will converge at SOBs in NYC for Duck Down’s release event for his Songs In The Key Of Price mixtape with PF Cuttin–a mixtape release party which is now a Memorial Show. We urge you to support Sean’s family by giving to the Crowdrise Fund Duck Down has established and if you’re in NY, try to make it out for the show (info below). It will undoubtedly be sold out, rampacked and roadblocked. But you should come through anyway, because the only fitting tribute to Sean Price would be to not give a fuck about a guestlist anyway. RIP, big man.