Used to record the vocals for "Madiba" and "The Time Is Now", as is visible i... more
Used to record the vocals for "Madiba" and "The Time Is Now", as is visible in this photo from this December 16, 2013 blog post by Carriage House Studios and the "The Time Is Now" music video, respectively. The gear list for the Carriage House Studios lists two microphones that match the physical appearance of the pictured mic, the Neumann U87 and the Neumann U89. These can be told apart by the length of their mic jacks. Upon closer inspection of the photo, the pictured mic has the shorter jack, evincing the U87.
We had the pleasure of having Rakim again in the studio. He was working on a soon to be released song for a Nelson Mandela tribute. More info to come soon.
Used to record the vocals for "Don't Call Me", as seen in this music video do... more
Used to record the vocals for "Don't Call Me", as seen in this music video documenting the recording session, particularly at 0:33.
Used to produce "Juice (Know the Ledge)", among other songs, as stated in thi... more
Used to produce "Juice (Know the Ledge)", among other songs, as stated in this interview with HOT 97 NY at 37:01.
I just seen it [the movie Juice], and I got this whole idea of what I just seen in my head. So I went to the crib. Maybe a week before that, I went shopping. I used to do my little record shopping and I would play my joints, listen to 'em, and then I would take the good ones, and put 'em at the front of the stack. So I get back to the crib, so I know I got that stack waiting. I pulled the record out. First record. [imitates the bassline] I started looking around the room like, ‘this sh*t is too easy, man.' Took the record off, looped the beat up, I had the SP-12 in the crib (...) Pete Rock taught me how to manipulate it. Sample fast, and then slow it down. What up, Pete! I ain’t forget, kid.