- Jun 3, 2019
- New York City
Netflix, I think, ran a long documentary series on hip-hop (Hip-Hop Evolution), from roots in NY to LA, Atlanta, etc. It really helped me get a sense of the different sounds and an appreciation for how that particular artistry evolved. I still don’t put it on much, but I found myself much more interested in the sound & poetry, and introduced me to Rakim, for instance, who is definitely worth a listen.Maybe--probably yes to being exposed as a child but not necessarily because of what was played in the home. The only classical music played in our home was what I was playing, but I did take a course in elementary school called "Music Appreciation", which included a lot of exposure to the classical warhorse literature.
Rick "whose collection includes at least some of just about everything except--and not for want of trying to get it--hip-hop" Denney
(I’m sure my talking about Rakim is like a Jazz newbie saying they ‘discovered’ Sonny Rollins, but you gotta start somewhere)