Michael Brown crossed paths with Seneca quite often in Ferguson, Outside of his brothers stores while the rapper was handing out promo items, shooting videos or just hanging out. Seneca would occasionally share some career and life pointers with the enthusiastic young Mike and his friends. Locally known as a "gentle giant," Michael Brown was an amateur rapper, under the hip-hop moniker of "Big Mike."
Seneca moved away from St. Louis and his W. Florissant Street ties some time ago, but stayed in touch and aware through various friends and family. He's closely watching, as is the entire world, the dire circumstances that are unfolding in this Midwestern town that few even knew was on the Missouri map until the fateful day that Michael Brown Jr. lost his life there.