Rakim: How I MC


The greatest MC ever on how to write songs, the influence of John Coltrane on his MCing, the influence of his mother on his music, the real reason why his album with Dr. Dre never came out, and the story of Rakim slapboxing with LL Cool J in 1987. Rakim and I have been working on a book about his life and his work for three years. This first ever Toure Show live event stems from that book and from a collaboration with Fla- vorpill and WeWork. It was recorded at a WeWork space in Manhattan in front of a great crowd. Hope you learn some things that will help you rise. Tons of gems in this one. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.

Toure Show Ep 16

Rakim—“How I MC”

Host & Writer: Toure

Producers: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford The House: Cadence 13