Right before interviewing Brandon Jones for the Fear Into Fire research and photographic project he asked Nicole how did she come up with this idea. Here is what she had to say:
In putting this clip together Nicole began to think about all the works she read and the passages that most inspired this project beyond the initial idea. The quote provided is what stood out the most.
"Hip Hop generationers identify with not only their success but where they came from, who they continue to be, and the success. This adoration goes beyond simple fascination with or worship of pop culture icons. These hip-hop generation icons have been effective at what Mike Tyson called, in describing the secret to his success, "turn [ing] the fear into fire." - Bakari Kitwana