is the «godfather of hiphop». Back in 1982 he sampled Kraftwerk for the genre defining «Planet Rock» and got sued by the stern Germans. The leader of the infamous Zulu Nation is still one of the most adventurous DJs of the world.
Well nothing that distracts me too much from it.
Some conscious records. Spoken word recordings by The Last Poets, Minister Louis Farrakhan and Malcom X.
Any kind of spiritual music. That could be from African music to meditation music like Tibetian choirs. And there’s also a lot of funky gospel records like Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker.... It’s supposed to be churchy but it makes you wanna dance.
I don’t do such a thing. A very disrespectful thing to do. You have to respect the property of others!
That depends. If I’m going out it should be something banging like loud hiphop. If I’m coming home from a club where I played loud beats myself, I need something to ease me down, like The Temptations, The Supremes or Dionne Warwick.
Something to get you really in to it. Some old Barry White tunes, or even better: some of the smooth bedroom jams by the Isley Brothers (anything like «Between The Sheets», «Groove With You» or «(At Your Best) You Are Love».
Old and new RnB.
Nothing. I have to concentrate on the game.
But also any kind of hiphop.
I normally don’t listen to music when I get up. I just wash my face, get my body in shape, get the hell out and get down to business. If there would be music it could be any kind of style, if it’s funky! Sometimes I might wanna hear some Go-Go or some reggae.
When you heard this song you knew that school is out.
And also «Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)». «Stand!» is what I live my life by: every word in this song is still powerful to me to this day, and actually still stands for what’s going on today.