Video: Rakim at Red Bull Music Academy (Full Interview)

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Rakim sits with journalist and ego trip co-founder Jeff “Chairman” Mao at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York for an extensive discussion covering a numbner of topics such as Ra’s influences, the first time he met Eric B. and whether or not he considers himself the GOAT.

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Previously: Marco Polo ft. Rakim – What’s Wrong | Rakim – Bring It On (Unreleased Version) | Kendrick Lamar – Cloud 10 (Produced by Nosaj Thing)

Video: The Roosevelt Years (Gasface)

Friday, January 4th, 2013

ego trip’s Chairman Mao talks about a little known (to the general public at least) record convention that used to take place in the basement of the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC back in the 90’s. Back then, when it was still legally prudent to create sample based music, many of Hip-Hop’s most influential producers would make the pilgrimage there to spend their Sunday mornings digging through crates of obscure vinyl.

Previously: Looking4Galt (Full Documentary)

Video: The Day ego trip Saved The Biz

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

ego trip’s Chairman Mao tells Media Gasface the story of the crew’s legendary Biz doll.