Tofu Soup for the Hip Hop Soul
As popular as the blog has become, this is not the way I pay my bills. I pay my bills by working as a college professor. Today I received a phone call from one of my former students. During the course of our conversation the student mentioned that he was at a friend's home studio recording his raps. I asked what kind of production tools his friend uses. Specifically, I asked whether his friend uses some software based program, or actual hardware. Not that it mattered, I only asked because I was curious. He told me that his friend uses a MPC-60 and records. I then asked how his friend got his hands on a MP-60. He said that his grandfather gave it to him as a gift. I concluded my line of questioning by asking whether he knew which producer is famous for using the MP-60. Both of them instantaneously responded with DJ PREMIER. At that moment I thought to myself, hip hop is very much alive and well.