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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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    • 4.9 • 27 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: Defcee

    Library Rap: Defcee

    This week on Library Rap, Tim talks to Chicago MC, Defcee about his new album with Boathouse, For All Debts Public and Private. Defcee also discusses his role as a school teacher, the faults of the school system has influenced his writing. Tim and Defcee talk children’s mental health post pandemic and society’s role to help them, racism in the United States, Jay Z’s “Where I’m From” and how it’s a perfect song to use in the classroom, artists he’s worked with, Bobby Bonilla Day and who are the Michael Jordan, Kobe, Vince Carter, Spud Webb and Brent Barry of Rap.

    • 43 min
    Library Rap: Pawz One

    Library Rap: Pawz One

    This week Tim talks with Pawz One about his new project RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE, composed with Evolve, features Trizz, Casual, Mykill Miers, Copywrite & DJ Eyeball. Pawz talks about going from Graf to MCing, lessons learned from serving time in prison, what he learned from Ras Kass while he was there, importance of lyrics and much more.

    • 41 min
    DJ Kay Slay Remembered - Throwback Interview

    DJ Kay Slay Remembered - Throwback Interview

    RIP to the Legendary DJ Kay Slay.
    This week we replay Tim's interview with DJ Kay Slay. The Drama King talked to Tim about the history of the Graffiti Hall of Fame, how he went from an incredible graffiti artist to a highly respected DJ and breaks down the importance of every hip hop element. Kay Slay also talked about his album, Hip Hop Frontline, working with artists such as: Bun B, Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor, Lil Wayne, The Lox, his thoughts on streaming services and why artists need to educate themselves about the all aspects of Hip Hop culture.

    • 29 min
    Library Rap: Canibus, Part 2

    Library Rap: Canibus, Part 2

     Canibus telling Library Rap: The Hip Hop Interview with Tim Einenkel.
    This week, in part two of his interview, Tim continues his conversation with Canibus about end of the world survival, recording hip hop history, music and personal journey.

    • 55 min
    Library Rap: Canibus, part 1

    Library Rap: Canibus, part 1

    "Why is it so hard for us to earmark the things that are important in our culture?" - Canibus telling Library Rap: The Hip Hop Interview with Tim Einenkel.
    This week, in part 1 of his interview, Tim talks to Canibus about end of the world survival, recording hip hop history, music and personal journey.

    • 57 min
    Library Rap: Hip Hop Laid Up At Home With Covid-19

    Library Rap: Hip Hop Laid Up At Home With Covid-19

    This week we replay an episode Tim produced, wrote, edited early on in the pandemic. How has the lives of Hip Hop artists and creatives been impacted by Covid-19? We hear from Black Moon's Buckshot, DJ Evil Dee, Ras Kass, Smif N Wessun's General Steele, Kwame, Masta Ace, Bobby J from Far Rockaway, Termanology and DJ Neil Armstrong on the effects this pandemic has had, not just on their lives but the lives of other artists.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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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.

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The truest hip-hop podcast

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

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