The Library with Tim Einenkel

The Library with Tim Einenkel

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"Tim Einenkel does one of the best interviews in all Hip-Hop and rap music." Chuck D. Front man of Public Enemy "This was by far one of my best interviews in recent years. I love it when I can speak about things that actually matter without it being sensationalized for click-bait journalism. Well played!" - Rah Digga "Tim Einenkel asks the kind of questions that only a person with a deep knowledge and care for hip-hop could ask. The Library is a podcast like no other."- Dan Charnas, author of The Big Payback: The History of The Business of Hip-Hop “The Library is one of my favorite podcasts. Tim Einenkel asks great questions and gets fascinating stuff out of his subjects. It’s exactly what hip-hop junkies need and deserve!!!” - Brian Coleman, Hip-Hop Historian, Journalist. In-depth interviews with authors, Hip-Hop artists, scholars and entertainers. Notable interviews have been with: Common, Grandmaster Caz, Royce da 5'9" Chuck D. Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Kool G. Rap, and many more. Subscribe to The Library w/Tim Einenkel- here https://itun.es/i6g432b

Episodes

The Library: 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 The Library with Tim 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.

The Library: The King of Chill Interview  

The King of Chill is a composer, producer, engineer, MC, radio host and more. He started his career in the 1980s, as an MC/producer with The Alliance, then transitioned into a producer when he worked with MC Lyte and Audio Two on their early albums. He has continued making an impact on music working with a range of artists from Pharoahe Monch to DJ Premier. King of Chill sat down with Tim Einenkel from Preemo's HeadQCourterz Studios to talk about his career, working with MC Lyte and Audio Two, early days of rap being played on the radio, and collaborating with DJ Premier. We also find out why King of Chill went to a recording session handcuffed to a woman.

The Library: Darrell "Digga' Branch  

Darrell "Digga' Branch has produced for artists such as Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface, Big L and many more. He executive produced Cam'ron’s first two major releases-Confessions Of Fire and S.D.-and Digga composed the 50 Cent hit Many Men. Digga's collaborations have resulted in over 30 million records sold. This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim sits down with Digga to discuss working with these industry greats, the flaws and evolution of Jay Z's early rhyme style, and what made Big L so impactful. Digga also talks to Tim about major differences between a producer and a beatmaker and why not all 90s commercial rap was as bad as Tim's younger self thought it was.

The Library: Smif-N-Wessun's Tek  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tek , one half of the legendary group Smif-N-Wessun joins Tim from Brooklyn, New York. The two discuss the purpose of Hip Hop culture and Rap music, his solo and group career, working with Pete Rock, Sean Price's impact and his own must have music.

The Library: General Steele "Sean Price and I Made History"  

A few months back The Library with Tim Einenkel sat down with Smif-N-Wessun/Boot Camp Clik's General Steele. The Bucktown MC joined Tim at a coffee shop in Harlem, NY to talk about his new collaboration with Vermont producer Es-K Building Bridges. During their conversation Tim asked General Steele “What did Hip Hop lose when Sean Price passed away?” Have a listen. Check out the entire interview here https://www.acast.com/library/thelibrary-generalsteeleisbuildingbridges

The Library: Mr. Complex  

Mr. Complex is an actor, artist, performer, director, author and MC who has been making an impact on the game since he first started showing up on mixtapes around 1995. The Queens, NY MC sits down with Tim to discuss his newest album, Forever New, his ability to make timeless music, the impact Rakim and producer Lee Stone has had on his career and how his love for film helps influences his music.

Dan The Man Talks Sean Price and New Album  

Dan the Man is an Engineer, Producer, Composer and Mixer who has worked with Kanye West, Nas, Lil Kim, Ice T, Kool G. Rap, M.O.P, 50 Cent, Redman, Jadakiss, Mobb Deep, Pete Rock, Timbaland, the late, great Sean Price and many more. Here's a clip from Dan's interview with Tim Einenkel on The Library where Dan talks about the first time he met Sean Price, working with him on all his albums and the completion of posthumous album, 'Imperius Rex", which drops on August 8. Check out the entire interview here https://www.acast.com/library Credits: Host: Tim Einenkel​ Producer: Tim Einenkel Editor: Tim Einenkel Sound Design: Tim Einenkel Research: Tim Einenkel Engineer: Tim Einenkel

The Library: Dan The Man  

Dan the Man is an Engineer, Producer, Composer and Mixer who has worked with Kanye West, Nas, Lil Kim, Ice T, Kool G. Rap, M.O.P, 50 Cent, Redman, Jadakiss, Mobb Deep, Pete Rock, Timbaland, the late, great Sean Price and many more. On the latest episode of The Library with Tim Einenkel, Dan sits down with Tim in his recording studio and talks about how he first got into the music industry, the best way to listen to a mix, and working with Timbaland, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz and Pete Rock. He also talks about his first meeting with the late Sean Price, working with Price on all of his albums, and the completion of posthumous album, 'Imperius Rex", which drops on August 8. Credits: Host: Tim Einenkel​ Producer: Tim Einenkel Editor: Tim Einenkel Sound Design: Tim Einenkel Research: Tim Einenkel Engineer: Tim Einenkel

The Library: Reggie Ossé aka Combat Jack  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim is joined by Combat Jack himself, Reggie Ossé. The Combat Jack Show has been going strong for four years now and he drops by The Library to talk about his new podcast series Mogul: The Life & Death of Chris Lighty. Osse talks about what he's learned in the research and production of this six part series, and what he's learned about his own story during the process. The two podcasting veterans also discuss mental health awareness in not just the hip hop community but also the black community.

The Library: Ms. Miri Ben-Ari  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim talks to Ms. Miri Ben-Ari. The Hip Hop Violinist talks about how she went from the life of a classically trained violinist to an appearance on BET's 106 & Park, to working with artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Patti Labelle, and many more. The Grammy Award winning artist also discusses the musical arrangements she did for Kanye's first album, The College Dropout, what drew her to Hip Hop culture and how she uses music to support her humanitarian work. Make sure to check out www.miribenari.com and follow her on twitter @miribenari for updates regarding her amazing work.

The Library: Rich Ahee  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim sits down with producer, engineer, label and studio owner and much more, Rich Ahee. Rich and Tim discuss the history of both 7888 Recording Studio and Yosumi records. Rich also talks about his long collaboration with Masta Ace that started back in 2001 with the album Disposable Arts. Rich talks about meeting and recording Sean Price for the first time, adjusting to new technology, having MCs rap over video game beats, and when Eminem and Masta Ace met for the first time. Rich tells the story behind Prodigy dissing Roc-A-Fella Records which led to Jay Z's "The Takeover." Rich Ahee also talks the difference between working with a producer and a beat making, while breaking down why he doesn't use the traditional MC recording booth.

The Library: David Banner  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim talks to David Banner. The actor, activist and MC discusses his new album, The God Box, Donald Trump helping to expose the facade of American politics and how that will impact artists. The Mississippi MC reveals the anxiety he experienced at the height of his success and the serious consideration he gave to quitting hip hop.

The Library: Bob Power  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim talks to NYU Professor, Producer, Composer and Engineer, Bob Power. The music legend talks to Tim about working with artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo and J Dilla, the importance of hearing everything when mixing an album, what drew him to these artists and whether he still enjoys listening to music.

The Library: Otis Clapp  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim talks to Writer, Producer, Engineer and MC, Otis Clapp who has just dropped his latest album, Helen Keller. The Queens, NY MC talks to Tim about the new album, why he writes, the beauty of letting the instrumental just play, and which of his albums he appreciates the most.

The Library: Brother Ali, Music, Government Spying and Death Threats in Iran  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim talks to Brother Ali. The Minneapolis MC talks about why he made each of his albums, including his newest release All The Beauty In This Whole Life. He also reveals his reasons for stepping away from music, the U.S. government spying on him, death threats he received during a trip to Iran and MCs who take their talents to a whole new different level. Transcript Below: Tim Einenkel: On May 5th, my next guest will release his newest album All The Beauty In This Whole Life on the label Rhymesayers Entertainment. This incredible artist has been blessing us with lyrics, music, for 17 years, and I'm honored to speak with him today. Brother Ali, welcome to The Library with Tim Einenkel, rapstation.com. Brother Ali: Thank you, thank you. Tim Einenkel: This is not new album, but on the track Us, from Us, you said, "I started rhyming so I can be somebody. Turns out I already was." Kind of expanding on that, and this is your sixth album, has the purpose for why you...

The Library: Godz Chyld, Reborn  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim sits down with Godz Chyld who just released his latest project, Reborn. The EP, entirely produced by the city of Amsterdam's Jordan River Banks, features Loaded Lux and Killah Priest, and really highlights the lyrical talent of the Bronx MC. Godz Chyld tells Tim what it was like working with those two artists and also explains his long term goals an a MC.

The Library: Substantial, The Past Is Always Present In The Future  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim talks with Hipnott Records artist, Substantial. The Maryland MC talks to Tim about his new album The Past Is Always Present In The Future, breaks down the subtext of each track, the hypocrisy of people who claim to support the troops and how he is honoring the legacy of the late producer Nujabes..

The Library: Mark Steele, Creating a Soundtrack to His Life  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim talks to Mark Steele who recently released his 2nd album, Almost Time - featuring Rapper Big Pooh, Raheem Devaughn and more. The North Carolina MC talks to Tim about the album, his ode to Juvenile's "Ha", lessons learned from 9th Wonder and Christopher "Play" Martin. Mark Steele also discusses how he confronts police brutality in his art and the importance of the date, December 5th.

The Library: Mickey Factz  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim sits down with Mickey Factz. After a decade of making game-changing music, this Bronx MC released his debut album this past fall. The Achievement: Circa ‘82, produced entirely by Nottz features collaborations with artists such as: Blu, Phonte (Little Brother), Styles P and others. Tim and Mickey Factz talk about his collaborations and discuss the influences John Lennon, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. have had on his career and in his personal life.

The Library: Boldy James Interview  

This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim talks to Boldy James. As the first artist signed to Mass Appeal Records by Nas, Boldy talks about the pressures of being a signed artist, the influence the late J-Dilla had on him, Detroit and Hip Hop culture. The Detroit MC also discusses his album, The Art of Rock Climbing and answers the question whether we'll hear a Boldy James/Nas collaboration in 2017.

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