One of Hip-Hop’s most revered, and quite possibly the most humble DJ in the game is none-other-than DJ Eclipse.
The Providence, RI-born, New York-raised DJ/producer has worked with nearly every legend your favorite rapper respects, including Nas, DJ Premier, O.C., D.I.T.C., Masta Ace, Organized Konfusion the Beatnuts, Atmosphere, Your Old Droog and much, much more.
Despite such a reputable résumé, including forming Non Phixion and holding things down at the original Fat Beats location, hosting the now-defunct Halftime Show as well as his Rap Is Outta Control show on Sirius XM, the proud NYC boom-bap specialist isn’t fond of sharing much of his secrets with just anyone.
The father of two is now adding more work to his portfolio, announcing a new podcast called Do The Knowledge, in collaboration with author Brian Coleman (Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies and its sequel, Check the Technique: Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies).
For the inaugural episode, Eclipse and Coleman are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Eric B. and Rakim‘s Paid In Full release.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full album (originally released July 7, 1987), renowned DJ, producer, artist manager and radio personality DJ Eclipse has teamed up with author Brian Coleman on a new podcast series called Do The Knowledge. This podcast brings the world a new concept – an “InterroMix” podcast approach, 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).
“I have always wanted to bring my interview tapes fully to life, and this is the ultimate way to do so,” Coleman revealed in a press statement.” I have been a huge fan of DJ Eclipse’s for many years, and I’m honored to work with him on this project. His knowledge, skills and ear for music makes him the perfect person to blend vocals and music together to tell an even deeper story about legendary artists like Rakim. People have seen these interviews in print before, but previous to this I am the only person who has ever heard them. There’s a huge difference between seeing and hearing a legend’s voice, as I think this new concept proves.”
Listen to episode one below, and “if all goes according to plan, this new InterroMix podcast collaboration will continue in the future.”