Thirstin Howl the 3rd on Battling Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes and Coolio (Part 5)

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In this clip, Thirstin Howl III spoke about getting out of prison when he was around 23, and being one of the first graduating classes in NYC from former NFL star Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can Foundation. Thirstin then went on to speak about working for another program and getting a job at MTV, which led to Vlad asking about his rap career. Thirstin explained that while he was a student of hip-hop, he wasn’t a rapper until around 1996 when he developed his persona and name. You can hear the full story above.

In the latest clip, Thirstin Howl the 3rd detailed his various battles with famous rappers while working at MTV. He described battling Jay-Z after multiple attempts as well as battle with Coolio in an elevator. Busta Rhymes was so impressed after their hour-long battle that he took Thirstin to multiple record labels to get get him a deal. He also explained how he convinced The Source to include him in their "Unsigned Hype" column. However, he was locked up in Rikers Island when his column was published.