Check The Technique’s Brian Coleman and DJ Eclipse have teamed up for a new podcast called Do The Knowledge. This isn’t any ordinary podcast either. Using their “Interromix” style (which uses original interview tapes blended with music including the tracks discussed in the interviews: album/single tracks as well as the original music sampled to make those tracks) and break down the classic hip hop tunes. Skillfully cut up and blended by DJ Eclipse, this maiden voyage of what could be an endless supply of interview (Coleman has used 66 records in his books), starts off correctly with Paid In Full. Stories of the records, engineers like Patrick Adams, and more give the listener a super inside look at the making of the record and the music used to do so. Very dope indeed.
“In an era where everyone thinks they're an authority on music, it's refreshing to have the opportunity to work with someone who actually is. I own all of Brian's books and his dedication to research and compiling information to document the music that we grew up on mirrors how I approach mixing. To be able to remix his work and give it new life is truly an honor.- DJ Eclipse
Coleman interviewed Rakim in the 2000’s, and some topics discussed his early years as well as the classic tunes we love and respect: “I Ain’t No Joke”, “Eric B. Is President”, “Paid In Full”, and “Move The Crowd”, as well as original sample sources which Eclipse marvelously does his job as a DJ to the fullest with. Golden Age stories told by possibly the greatest of all time, the God, Rakim Allah. Coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of this crucial record, we are happy to spread the love on this important podcast. Our fave Rakim quote: “My moms played the smooth shit, you know what I mean?” Come on son!, it gets no better than this.
So sit back and check this out, it’s going places and if you’re not careful, you might learn something.