Initially I was lured to Who Datt Part 2 by Childish Gaminbo who I have been watching a whole lot of since I started watching back to back episodes of Community, but this song got a whole lot more interesting after I found out the story behind the song.
Peter Rosenberg is a DJ over in New York who works for Hot 97 radio, and he has just put out a new mixtape which features Who Datt Part 2. If you’re wondering who SD the unknown quantity is, that’s Spencer Datt, the little brother of Peter Rosenbergâ€™s fiancee who was killed in a drunk driving accident in May, at the age of only 18.
Rosenberg had this to say about him:
Before Spencer passed away, he had started dabbling in rhyming. I wish I had told him how much potential he had, but I didnâ€™t want to gas him up so early on. I should have. And I should have told him that he was just about my favorite person on earth to hang out with, but I think he knew that. He was an amazing person who brought joy to everyone. I will take him with me in everything I do from now until forever. I love you Spencer.
As a brand new rapperâ€“he actually had his own style. He borrowed from his favorites, but he really had his own spin. Keep in mindâ€“he was brand new, but I love the way he sounded. He actually was an MC.
If ever there was a lesson about not to drink & drive then this was it. Spotted at P&P.
J. Cole – Who Datt Part. 2 feat. SD & Childish Gambino