MOVE MERCHANTS are the hip-hop duo of Manchild and DJ Sean P. They’ve made two great albums together.
In their latest endeavor, Manchild and Sean P worked together for years and had no secrets except for one: Sean P kept a shoe box in the trunk of his Trans Am that he forbade Manchild from ever opening. But when Sean P was on his last record scratch—and with his blessing—Manchild opened the box and found an unfinished crocheted karate belt and $10,000 in cash.
“My friend dUSt, not from Mars ILL, told me that the secret to a happy working relationship was to never argue,” Sean P explained. “Instead, I should keep quiet and crochet a karate belt.”
Manchild was touched. Only one unfinished belt was in the box—that meant Sean had rarely been angry with him in many years. “But what about all this cash money?” Manchild asked.
“Oh,” Sean said, “that’s what I made from selling karate belts.”
Theory Hazit made a guest appearance on the first Move Merchants album an a track called “Live As It Gets’ with Manchild and Krum, who went by the name Playdough at the time.