Few underground hip-hop artists in New York have had the staying power of Rabbi Darkside. From an era where everyone had a vinyl single, through rap battling at the start of the mid-2000s rising next wave of battle leagues, to being a coach on "MTV's Made" and one of the centerpieces of the Hip-Hop Subway Series, if there's been a major hip-hop event in the city, chances are he's been a visible presence. In further evidence of how he's been able to change with the times, he's recently become one of the few hip-hop artists to successfully use Kickstarter to fund his new album Prospect Avenue, which he'll be unveiling at the release show on Friday at Brooklyn's Littlefield. We spoke to Rabbi Darkside on how he's always managed to remain a constant presence in such an ever-changing turbulent scene.
Rae Maxwell Rabbi Darkside