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The Creative Life: A Conversation with Rakim

  • Dates: October 28, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Legendary rapper Rakim will be interviewed on stage by WAMC's Joe Donahue discussing his creative inspiration, craft and career. A question and answer session with the audience will follow. 

    His new memoir, "Sweat The Technique: Revelations On Creativity From The Lyrical Genius," described as “part memoir, part writing guide,” follows his career from his beginnings as a teenage rapper in Wyandanch, Long Island, and offers insight into how he thinks about words, music, writing and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft.

    The Creative Life series is presented by the University at Albany Foundation and produced by the New York State Writers Institute, University Art Museum and UAlbany Performing Arts Center in collaboration with WAMC.

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