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"Library Rap: The Hip Hop Interviews with Tim Einenkel" is like "Inside the Actor's Studio" for hip hop. Every week, Tim gets inside the art of hip hop in interviews with the most influential emcees, artists, producers, DJs, and sound engineers. Notable guests have included, Ice T, Royce Da 5'9", Joell Ortiz, Talib Kweli, Chuck D, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, David Banner, Scarface, Rah Digga, Rapsody, Smif-N-Wessun, Buckshot, along with many more.

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

"Library Rap: The Hip Hop Interviews with Tim Einenkel" is like "Inside the Actor's Studio" for hip hop. Every week, Tim gets inside the art of hip hop in interviews with the most influential emcees, artists, producers, DJs, and sound engineers. Notable guests have included, Ice T, Royce Da 5'9", Joell Ortiz, Talib Kweli, Chuck D, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, David Banner, Scarface, Rah Digga, Rapsody, Smif-N-Wessun, Buckshot, along with many more.

    Library Rap: Ice-T, AllHipHop.com Interview Part 2

    Library Rap: Ice-T, AllHipHop.com Interview Part 2

    This week Tim continues his conversation with the legendary Ice-T. Check it out now!

    • 29 min
    Library Rap: Jeru The Damaja

    Library Rap: Jeru The Damaja

    Jeru The Damaja checks in this week from Berlin, Germany with Tim Einenkel. Jeru talks career, working with artists such as DJ Premier, his early beef with Puffy, why it was never about Biggie, life in quarantine and newest project.

    This interview was recorded in April of 2020, beginning of Covid Pandemic. Full interview at AllHipHop.com

    • 26 min
    Library Rap: Sol Messiah's God CMPLX

    Library Rap: Sol Messiah's God CMPLX

    This week, Tim talks to Sol Messiah about his new album God CMPLX, working with TLC, Dead Prez, Nappy Roots, Boyz II Men and Madonna. Sol also breaks down the art of the scratch, which Public Enemy track is the greatest record ever made and much more.

    • 44 min
    Library Rap: Don Newkirk and Prince Paul

    Library Rap: Don Newkirk and Prince Paul

    Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Gravediggaz, 3rd Bass, Def Jam, Producers, DJs, Hip Hop, 40 plus years of friendship. In 2020 they did a project BY EVERY MEANS NECESSARY VOL. 1, the original score to the celebrated NETFLIX documentary, “WHO KILLED MALCOLM X?" The two legends join Tim to discuss their extraordinary careers, producing De La Soul, Stetsasonic, why they continue to be in love with hip-hop, and why Malcolm X was one of the greatest lyricists.

    • 46 min
    Library Rap: Ice T, AllHipHop.com Interview

    Library Rap: Ice T, AllHipHop.com Interview

    This week Tim continues his conversation with legendary, Ice-T. They to discuss turning points in his career, music, acting, the power of the B-side, MCs that have had big impacts on his career and whether or not he would do a Verzuz.

    • 23 min
    AllHipHop.com Presents: Library Rap: Interview with Pharoahe Monch

    AllHipHop.com Presents: Library Rap: Interview with Pharoahe Monch

    Organized Konfusion. Solo Artist. Lyricist. Artist. Genius. He’s Pharoahe Monch and this week he joins Library Rap: The Hip Hop Interviews with Tim Einenkel.

    For the full video interview, go to AllHipHop.com

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Naktigall ,

The best rap/hip hop podcast out there

If you love rap and hiphop and want to hear artists really open up about the music, this is the podcast. If you want to learn more about the music and the artists, but don't care about their love lives or their relationship to the Kardashians, this is the podcast. If you want to hear from artists that are truly great, some masters, some hidden gems, this is it.

FuzionEnt ,

The truest hip-hop podcast

The most authentic hip-hop podcast I've ever come across. True to the genre.

Check the Technique ,

Always worth checking out

The Library is one of the better music podcasts out there - Tim asks great questions and always gets his interviewees to open up. I am never disappointed.

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