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"Tim Einenkel does one of the best interviews in all Hip-Hop and rap music." Chuck D, Public Enemy "The Library 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.

"Tim Einenkel does one of the best interviews in all Hip-Hop and rap music." Chuck D, Public Enemy "The Library 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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"Tim Einenkel does one of the best interviews in all Hip-Hop and rap music." Chuck D, Public Enemy "The Library 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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Episodes

Chip Fu - The Interview, Part 1

5/21/2019
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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.

Duration:00:36:36

Oswin Benjamin, The Interview

5/14/2019
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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 draws inspiration from and drives him to be so open in his art. Oswin also breaks down a few of his verses for Tim and explains why his freestyle on Sway in the Morning was his favorite of all...

Duration:00:39:20

Trick Daddy, The Interview

5/13/2019
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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 because the artists usually has little chance to defend himself(sic) in public because the song which explains it all isn’t covered by the mainstream. Unfortunately, this...

Duration:00:13:31

Common - The Library: Interview with Common

5/13/2019
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Tim Einenkel interviews Common about his memoir, One Day It'll All Make Sense. This is the full interview which includes why Common almost gave up on rapping after his first album, Can I Borrow a Dollar? and, if his next album will be his last.

Duration:00:14:22

DJ Neil Armstrong Interview, Part 2

5/7/2019
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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 his role as a DJ, connection between food and music. We also talk about hip hop's relationship with musical legend Stevie Wonder and the future of the...

Duration:00:45:42

The Library - DJ Neil Armstrong, Part 1

4/30/2019
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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 three phones to play Pokémon Go and then we get into DJ Armstrong’s history in Hip Hop. Armstrong talks about first hearing Newcleus’ Jam on It played on New York City radio as a kid. He covers his years going to church as a child and the many early hip hop legends that played a part in his education. Armstrong...

Duration:00:50:23

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

4/23/2019
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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.

Duration:00:31:28

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

4/16/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim EInenkel, Tim talks to Legendary Producer, Evil Dee. In Part 1 of this interview, the Black Moon 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 for Kenny Rogers, and talks about the origin of Da Beatminez. Evil Dee ends part 1 of this interview talking about the history of Rawkus Records, Soundbombing 1 and why it...

Duration:00:32:15

Cantrell - From Jam Skating to MCing

4/9/2019
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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.

Duration:00:39:19

Jackie Spade Interview

4/2/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Southern MC, Jackie Spade. Spade first gained recognition from the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Cypher. He talks about DJ Premier cutting it while in the cypher, the influence of Lil Wayne, and wanting to be a fly on the wall for Tupac's Hit Em Up. Jackie Spade gets into what makes up the soulfulness of Southern Hip Hop, his writing process, and his new album, Aurafication

Duration:00:18:40

Grandmaster Caz and Grandmaster Melle Mel - Hip Hop History

3/26/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim sits down with two legends, Grandmaster Caz and Grandmaster Melle Mel. The progenitors of hip hop talk about what inspired them, Top Shelf records and the media tour, what differentiated them from others and share some great hip hop history.

Duration:00:30:57

Grandmaster Caz and Grandmaster Melle Mel, Part 1

3/19/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, In part 1, Tim sits down with two legends, Grandmaster Caz and Grandmaster Melle Mel. The progenitors of hip hop talk about what inspired them, what differentiated them from others, and what the world was like when they were helping to form what we now know as hop hip. They discuss hearing new artists, what rocks their boats, and the surprising influences they continue to find outside of hip hop.

Duration:00:12:51

Bobby J From Rockaway - The Interview

3/12/2019
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I first heard Rockaway Beach, New York City, native Bobby J on Instagram after he posted a video of MC and Producer, Kwame and himself going back and forth. Bobby J from Rockaway joins The Library with Tim Einenkel this week to talk about working with Kwame, musical influences, being from Rockaway Beach, why Biggie and Tupac are the greatest, battling, and when he first realized Hip Hop was more then just rapping.

Duration:00:45:35

Termanology - The Interview as Usual

3/5/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Termanology. The Lawrence, Massachusetts. MC talks about the hip hop scene in his hometown, writing lyrics, meeting and working with DJ Premier, making the next Illmatic, the legacies of Big Pun, Fat Joe, Mac Miller, his favorite lyrics and much more.

Duration:00:31:16

Grand Wizard Theodore

2/26/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, the man who invented the scratch and the pioneer of the needle drop, Grand Wizard Theodore. The hip hop legend talks about the moment he invented the scratch and the importance of the needle drop. He talks about his own history in hip hop, his voice being sampled by Public Enemy, his love of the live show and so much more.

Duration:00:48:57

Killa Kyleon - Hip Hop, Politics, Martin and Malcolm

2/19/2019
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This week on The Library, Tim talks to Killa Kyleon about his music, lyrics, David Banner, Bun B, Race Relations, Dr. King, Malcolm X and much more.

Duration:00:26:29

AWAR - A Science to His Art

2/12/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim sits down with New York artist, AWAR. AWAR talks to Tim about his Hip Hop beginnings as a student at Fordham University, his newest album, The Spoils of War and working with artists such as Jadakiss, Scarface, Raekwon, Anthony Hamilton, CyHi the Prynce, Cormega, Alchemist, Jake One, Nottz, Lord Finesse, Showbiz, Statik Selektah and many more. AWAR also talks about appreciating Styles P, not just as an artist but someone who is taking the lead...

Duration:00:37:07

DJ Kay Slay

2/5/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim talks to DJ Kay Slay. The Drama King talks to Tim about the history of the Graffiti Hall of Fame, how he went from an incredible graffiti artist to a highly respected DJ and breaks down the importance of every hip hop element. Kay Slay also talks about his new album, Hip Hop Frontline, working with artists such as: Bun B, Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor, Lil Wayne, The Lox, his thoughts on streaming services and why artists need to educate themselves...

Duration:00:29:41

Ghost of the Machine - A Disciple of Hip Hop

1/29/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim is joined by Ghost of the Machine. Ghost has worked with Skyzoo, Reks and many more. He's a talented MC who I didn't know much about until I sat down with him and had this incredible conversation.

Duration:00:28:14

Masta Ace and Marco Polo - A Breukelen Story Interview

1/22/2019
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This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tim sits down with Masta Ace and Marco Polo. Marco talks about moving to Brooklyn in 2001, Ace talks about his childhood in Brooklyn and how the borough has changed. They also discuss their new album, A Breukelen Story, Masta Ace holding on to a Marco Polo beat for more than 10 years, working with Pharoahe Monch, bringing old and new school hip hop generations together, responsibility of hip hop during a Trump Presidency, writing and beat making...

Duration:00:34:34