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#1 tgr4lfe

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:11 PM

Here's the link to War Eagle Blog
I think Tre should wear #3 in honor of his father....why?  The Magic Number


De La Soul’s DJ Maseo keeps it old school, just wants to be Tre Mason’s dad
Written by Staff Arts / Culture Feb 14, 2011 Posted ImageVincent and Tre Mason: If you're a four star recruit with a hip-hop pop, go oooh, oooh, ooh, ooh.

We know Vincent Mason as DJ Maseo, the beat-making  backbone to the pioneering hip-hop trio De La Soul, which formed in Long  Island in 1987. (“Me Myself and I,” a single from their 1989 debut 3 Feet & Rising is considered one of the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.) We also know him as the man behind the maniacal laugh sample found at the beginning and throughout Gorillaz’ 2006 hit “Feel Good Inc.

Auburn running back signee Tre Mason knows him as dad.

The South Florida speedster graduates from Park Vista High School in  Palm Springs on May 27 and plans to start class at Auburn a few weeks  later. The week after DJ Maseo graduated from high school, he went on  tour with LL Cool J, Slick Rick, and Big Daddy Kane.

To each his own.

  We talked with DJ Maseo on the morning of National Signing Day, a few   hours after Tre, the second player from the 2011 recruiting class to  fax Auburn his letter of  intent, all but officially became an Auburn  Tiger. The first thing we asked him was whether Tre listened to De La  Soul in the locker room.

He laughed.

“I  don’t think so,” Maseo said. “I know he listens to Little Wayne  and  Wacka Flocka. He definitely likes the current day rappers, but  every now  and  then I’ll walk in on him and he’ll be listening to Big  Daddy Kane or  Slick  Rick and I’m shocked, completely shocked. He’s  like ‘Daddy, I  like Big  Daddy Kane, honestly!’ One time I played him a  record that Big  Daddy Kane came out with before I  even came out with a  record and he  actually thought it was a new  record. I was like, ‘Tre,  this came out  in ’87, ’86.”

Does Tre’s running match the style of Brent Fullwood or James Joseph  as well as his taste in music? Daddy Maseo had no idea. So that was our  next question: How much did he know about Auburn before the coaches came  knocking and what did he think about Auburn once they started.

“You could have said Apple University [before Tre was recruited] and  it wouldn’t have mattered to me. I  don’t even follow football like  that. My brother is the football  specialist, I’m music,” Maseo said.  “I’m being perfectly honest with you, all I care  about is the  scholarship opportunity being presented for [Tre] to play  ball at  whatever school he chooses. What mattered to me as a parent was, if he  happens to get hurt, will be he able to fulfill  his education. Will the  scholarship go away if his career playing football goes away? I think  about life after football.”

Maseo said Auburn, more than any other school, gave him the guarantee he was looking for.

“As a parent I’m content with that.”

He’s also apparently content with leaving his turntables at home on  Saturdays; the last thing we asked him was if he’d lend his skills to  Auburn’s pregame production — at least that laugh.

He laughed.

“Maybe,  if it’s conducive to what I do and  not, you know… not  cheesy,” Maseo  said. “I can’t sacrifice artistic  value, you know, but  maybe, if it’s  conducive.”

It was nice of him to say, but we sensed his reluctance (breathe easy, T-Will).

“I don’t want to be in the spotlight,” Maseo said. “I’ve got mine. [Tre's] got his.”

“Well, War Eagle anyway.”

“Oh, yeah,” he laughed. “HA HAA HAAAA HHHAAAA… War Eagle!”












#2 ShocksMyBrain

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:19 PM

I thought it was cool he's de la soul's Dj. They're old school.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:44 PM

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Maseo said. “I’m being perfectly honest with you, all I care about is the scholarship opportunity being presented for [Tre] to play ball at whatever school he chooses. What mattered to me as a parent was, if he happens to get hurt, will be he able to fulfill his education. Will the scholarship go away if his career playing football goes away? I think about life after football.”

Guess that kept Saban and Bammer out of the mix.   :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:24 AM

Wow, what a refreshing approach to the recruiting process by a parent. Make sure the kid is taken care of and let him choose where.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:02 AM

View Posttgr4lfe, on 18 February 2011 - 02:11 PM, said:

Here's the link to War Eagle Blog
I think Tre should wear #3 in honor of his father....why?  The Magic Number

Uhh...Tre's name means "3".  Connection?




View Postjared52, on 20 February 2011 - 11:24 AM, said:

Wow, what a refreshing approach to the recruiting process by a parent. Make sure the kid is taken care of and let him choose where.
:thumbsup: Sanity in a recruit's parent!  What a concept...

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:04 AM

View Postjared52, on 20 February 2011 - 11:24 AM, said:

Wow, what a refreshing approach to the recruiting process by a parent. Make sure the kid is taken care of and let him choose where.
Yes. Can you imagine that? Talk about great parenting.  :thumbsup:
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