Video: Rakim Interview w/ OkayplayerTV

The R wants to see more live instrumentation in Rap:

Rakim ain’t no joke. After a historic performance of the rap classic Paid In Full, from front to back, Rakim Allah sat down to build with Okayplayer TV backstage. Besides teasing not one but TWO new projects–his own solo album and a Paid In Full 25th Anniversary LP–Rakim shared his thoughts on the live aspets of hip-hop. His own emphasis on lyricism (“”) is maybe not surprising,coming from the original rapper’s rapper. But what did surprise us was when Ra shared his vision that live instrumentation is the future of hip-hop, expressing a slightly wistful note that more bands hadn’t followed in The Roots footsteps: “I was hoping to see an explosion of that…” It’s not too late, y’all. Watch the magic unfold above and then go pick up a pen. Or a saxophone.

Previously: Rakim – The Art Of Rap Freestyle


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4 Responses to “Video: Rakim Interview w/ OkayplayerTV”

  1. Dos Equis Says:

    some lil pimply faced 14 yr old somewhere in ukraine, london says to his little 10 yr old sister hey casket was buggin on nah today…this nigga really says he feels a sense of trepidation.

    cant make this shit up

  2. Das racist Says:

    Lf: That Aesop vid is actually pretty ill.

  3. Dos Equis Says:

    smh…lemmi leave this nigga alone..i think that nigga on dem salts

    nigga really believe that theres a legion of lurkers that congregate and dispel critiques and opinions on convos that happen in a nahright seasection…daily

    rofffs

    roffsmosis

  4. Casket Face Says:

    nigga whole twitter time line is NOTHING but @’s to other nah right niggas …yet says I NEED A LIFE? yeah okay nigga…ok im the didduntdindunt here

    ftr and while seth saying i started the who who’s gayer shit…i never talk about niggas personal lives on here either unless it i’m attacked, ALWAYS been an advocate of keeping it hip-hop related or current events…

    it’s always from nigga that come with a “niggas is faggots” comment etc…this weak alone theres at least 12 times i’ve called niggas out on being homophobic and say the “gay shit” needs to stop…so seth i don’t know what you talking about

    smh @ niggas be making shit up

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