Between the Lines: Sweat the Technique by Rakim

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Between the Lines: Sweat the Technique by Rakim

From the Schomburg Center: Rakim reigns as one of hip-hop’s most transformative artists. Along with his partner Eric B., he recorded 1987’s Paid in Full, the landmark recording that MTV named "the greatest hip-hop album of all time." Rakim’s inimitable style lyrics, has drawn comparisons to jazz icon Thelonious Monk. Sweat the Technique by Rakim is part memoir, part practical writing guide shows anyone how to write better, while entertaining them with rich, engaging stories from Rakim’s life that shaped him as a writer. Join us for a conversation with Rakim and Ralph McDaniels, pioneering TV host and hip-hop historian.