Lateef is a great friend, a collaborator, genuine person, but he's also a bonafide renaissance man. For real. He's seriously studied music, visual art, poetry, the German language, cooking, and probably a bunch more I haven't even heard about yet. 

He touches on it a bit in the Brooklyn Beat Syndicate video, but he was also homeless for a period of time and remarkably not dark about that period of his life. Hands down one of the most positive people I know.

P.S. many thanks for the shout out here 🙏