SXSW Preview: John Forte

by Winston "Stone" Ford


Most of y’all know John Forte the producer for the rap supergroup The Fugees. Some of y’all also might know Mr. Forte for being caught at Newark Airport with $1.4 million of coke and getting a Bush pardon thanks to Carly Simon and conservative Senator Orrin Hatch. Say what you will, but after being released from jail, Forte is on a mission to ressurect his career. He recorded a cover of Kanye West’s Homecoming in January, and my Twitter fam Dembycratic was able to catch an exclusive performance of some new tracks at his birthday party early last month.

Out of all the performances I’m going to see at SXSW, this one might be the most interesting. Not only will we be able to hear some new, exclusive material, but we also might hear of some thoughts about the Fugees as well.

John Forte feat Talib Kweli – Homecoming

“Homecoming” John Forte + Talib Kweli from The ICU on Vimeo.

John Forte Exclusive Performance