Sohail Daulatzai co-authored Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Professor Sohail Daulatzai co-authored Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic, which focuses on the first album by Hip-Hop artist Nas. In light of this book, I sat down with Professor Daulatzai to talk about how, if at all did Nas’ first album, Illmatic change the Hip-Hop industry. What did […]

Chip Fu – The Interview, Part 2

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Chip Fu from the Legendary group Fu-Schnickens. In part two of the interview, the East Flatbush, Brooklyn MC talks about his solo career, the significance of The Arsenio Hall Show on Hip Hop and the final performance on the late night show which featured Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, […]

Chip Fu – The Interview, Part 1

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Chip Fu from the Legendary group Fu-Schnickens. In part one of the interview, the East Flatbush, Brooklyn MC talks about rap, reggae, UTFO’s Educated Rapper, recording with Bob Power, and shares some gems about working with Phife Dawg and Shaq. 

Oswin Benjamin, The Interview

What happens when you take the soul of gospel, the lyricism of Def poetry and the heart of hip hop? Oswin Benjamin is what happens. His debut album, Godfrey just dropped. This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, we sit down for an interview with the young MC to talk about his new album, where he […]

Trick Daddy, The Interview

Miami based rapper Trick Daddy is best known for his music. Each song is a reflection of himself or somebody he knows. Throughout his music career, Trick Daddy has been deemed controversial. This stigma is usually branded on artists who bring the ills of society to the public eye. The title of “controversial artist” sticks […]

DJ Neil Armstrong Interview, Part 2

On Part 2 of The Library’s interview with DJ Neil Armstrong,  Tim and DJ Neil Armstrong discuss their favorite Jay-Z tracks. When Michael Jackson and R. Kelly come up they talk about the issues surrounding how one can or cannot separate the “artist” from the “person.”  Armstrong also talks about challenging personal convictions while fulfilling […]

The Library – DJ Neil Armstrong, Part 1

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Jay Z’s former tour DJ, DJ Neil Armstrong.  In Part 1 of the interview the Queens, New York native begins by explaining why he needs two phones to play Pokémon Go and then we get into DJ Armstrong’s history in Hip Hop. Amstrong talks about first hearing […]

Evil Dee is On the Mix, Part 2 of the Interview

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim continues his conversation with legendary Evil Dee. Evil Dee talks about how Rawkus Records could have succeeded, learning the business aspect of the music industry, Black Moon’s history, Beatminez Radio history, embracing technological development as a DJ and a new Black Moon Album.

Evil Dee is On the Mix, Part 1 of The Interview

This week on The Library with Tim EInenkel, Tim talks to Legendary Producer, Evil Dee. In Part 1 of this interview, the Black Noon DJ explains why drawing from a diverse set of musical influences helps with the creativity of his production. Dee remembers learning an instrument in 10 minutes, his West Indian parents’ love […]

Cantrell – From Jam Skating to MCing

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Albany, GA artist, Cantrell. The Mass Appeal artist talks his early beginnings Jam Skating in Georgia, lessons learned from Nas, his mom’s music,  breaks down his lyrics, his new album Devil Never Even Lived and much more.