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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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"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: Easy Mo Bee

    Library Rap: Easy Mo Bee

    Big Daddy Kane, Queen Latifah, Public Enemy, Miles Davis, Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Craig Mack, Lost Boyz, Heavy D, and the Wu-Tang Clan. These are just some of the artists Easy Mo Bee has produced in his 30 years in the business. Easy Mo Bee sits down on Library Rap from a coffee shop in Harlem for an extraordinary interview which covers the producer's early beginnings, working with Miles Davis, Tupac, Biggie, and Big Daddy Kane; and what similarities he was able to find in each of these artists. Mo Bee also discusses why we should appreciate 90s commercial hip hop, and the reason he decided to stop using samples when creating beats.
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    Library Rap: Diamond D Interview

    Library Rap: Diamond D Interview

    Diamond D sits down for an exclusive Library Rap interview speaking on his 30+ career in hip hop, his various work with artists such as the late Black Rob and Pharoahe Monch, disputes the origin story of how a collaboration with The Fugees came to be, his admiration of fellow D.I.T.C. producer Buckwild and why there's no rules when it comes to remixing. He also speaks on Gotham, his new joint album with Talib Kweli.
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    • 40 min
    Library Rap: Siba Giba - From France to New York, Hip Hop Worldwide

    Library Rap: Siba Giba - From France to New York, Hip Hop Worldwide

    Producer, MC, Curator, composer, journalist and historian; Siba Giba wears many hats. This week on Library Rap, the Get Open member discusses his group's latest album, Front & Center, hip hop in France vs. in the U.S., working with legends such as Daddy O and Everlast, and takes us through his hip hop life story. The episode exemplifies hip hop journalism at it's finest.
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    Library Rap: Tech N9ne

    Library Rap: Tech N9ne

    Tech N9ne joined the podcast this week to talk musical inspiration, writing process, why he doesn't sleep, the live show, lessons from Biggie and Tupac, politics, fear and Tim asked Tech N9ne a question he's never been asked before.
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    • 42 min
    Library Rap: Philmore Green

    Library Rap: Philmore Green

    Chicago artist, Philmore Greene has just released his latest project, Knowledge & Power. This week on Library Rap, he sits down with Tim to discuss the project, working with Skyzoo, growing up in West Garfield, Park, Chicago, his plans to continue to empower his community, finding beauty in your surroundings and balancing family life with artist life during a pandemic.
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    • 40 min
    Library Rap: Tony Award winner, Poetri

    Library Rap: Tony Award winner, Poetri

    We kick off National Poetry Month by airing my interview with Tony Award winner, Poetri. The 7x HBO Def Poet talks to Tim about new projects and the two revisit some of his older work, performing on Broadway and Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, his use of humor, handling writers block and balancing his art with taking caring of his wife who is living with MS
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    • 39 min

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