56th Street Round Table: Rap Today + Its Future
The internet age has had a huge effect on rap, with production progressing at a bewildering rate. Recording rap music at home is not much more difficult than using Skype, an ease of use that—along with ample digital distribution and a progressive attitude towards giving away music—has exploded the genre. Has that been for the better? How do you define talent? And what does all this change mean for the future of rap?
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When & Where
booker and dax
booker and dax opened in january 2012 in the back of momofuku ssäm bar. booker and dax is a bar where new techniques and technologies are used in the pursuit of making delicious drinks. The approach to rethinking cocktails is considered, deliberate, and precision-oriented. booker and dax is headed by dave arnold. questions and curiosity are eagerly welcomed, but most of all, booker and dax appreciates anyone looking for a good, strong drink.