Likely the reason that I have been off the boards in the last week. I've been busy reading,listening and watching everything that the Red Bull Music Academy has to offer. This past week has seen the 1st term of the famed and heralded retreat and has featured as always some of the most esteemed musical guest to have walk this planet. One such guest as THE lord Rakim. I can't begin to tell you what this man has meant to hip hop. The story of hip hop can't be written w/o a chapter on Rakim, and how he influenced the art form.
So having Rakim sit on the couch, and interviewed by one of my personal faves Chairman Mao? +1 all day. Sit back, and watch this lecture as we hear about Rakim's beginnings, his work with Dr Dre and all things in between - timbs and all. ;)