Cool C, Three Times Dope, Schoolly D, DJ Cash Money, and, of course, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince laid the foundation in the ’80s.By the time Bryant was a student at Lower Merion High School in the mid-’90s, Philly’s sound mirrored what was happening just 95 miles north in New York.
He’d moved Bryant from Los Angeles to New York that summer to, Stoute says, be around the gilded hip-hop industry. Bryant, typically unflappable, maintained his composure at the outset.
The following month, Deion Sanders’s Prime Time debuted at 70 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Bryant’s foray into hip-hop would be just as disastrous.
After his pseudo-rap fantasy camp in New York ended, he recorded intermittently.
A spring 2000 release date was set for Visions, his debut album.