As a long-time friend since the mid-2000s. (I believe?) a time when he came to visit and support the 4Real H.O.P. Institute. And I believe he mentored the youth we were working with at KAOS Networks in Leimert Park. The same spot where the world famous Project Blowed has has been held.
From day one, Michael was just the dope rson he is, so we hit it off immediately … so forth and so on but fast forward to today am Open Mike Eagle is touring and such… so happy for him and his family and proud of him for ‘doing him’
Successful or not, OME earned my respect and props long ago.
FYI: The 4Real H.O.P. community development I created along with to fellow UCLA Bruins, Arias aka Legacy or L.E.G.S and James aka Karume