Red Bull Music Academy “Five Out Of Five” Lecture Series

According to the RBMA website:
The Red Bull Music Academy pays tribute to hip hop, arguably the most influential youth culture of our time – right where it all began. Over the course of five days, five classic albums from five boroughs are revisited via workshops and public talks in each respective borough. At night, the artists re-create their seminal work for a special concert, bridging the gap from old to new school. The five albums are: ‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’ (1988), Black Moon’s ‘Enta Da Stage’ (1993), ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ (1993), ‘The Infamous’ by Mobb Deep (1995), and Dipset’s ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ (2003). Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan – stand up!


Each of these videos are pretty long (an hour+ to two hours), but certainly worth the watch. So far I’ve only had the time to watch the Slick Rick and Wu-Tang/Raekwon lectures, but both have been very in-depth and extremely informative as the artists break down their albums.

Thanks to Step One for the original link. RBMA has these all on lock-down, so I’m unable to embed them.

Lecture: Slick Rick (RBMA World Tour 2011)


Lecture: Black Moon (RBMA World Tour 2011)


Lecture: Wu-Tang Clan (RBMA World Tour 2011)


Lecture: Mobb Deep (RBMA World Tour 2011)


Lecture: The Diplomats (RBMA World Tour 2011)


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