For a rapper, a great lyric can go a long way. Actually, in hip-hop it’s an MC’s lyrics that separate the men from the boys. So for Wednesday’s “RapFix Live,” we’ve got a couple of great lyricists on deck. Things will get very interesting when MTV News’ Sway welcomes Pusha T, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo and the recently freed Chi-Ali to the “RFL” couch.
Pusha cut his teeth as one half of the Clipse, and under the guidance of Pharrell Williams, he and his brother Malice crafted some of rap’s most-quoted lyrics and sinister street tales. Now, the Virginia rhyme-slinger is linked up with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music crew. Pusha will hit the couch and touch on his contribution to G.O.O.D.’s Cruel SummerLP, his upcoming solo shot and, hopefully, he’ll spill some info on the Cruel Winter project.
That’s not all that’s going down on Wednesday at 4 p.m. on RapFix.MTV.com: Brooklyn, New York, MC Skyzoo will also be touching down to talk about his new album, A Dream Deferred. Sky will be walking on-set with Chi-Ali, who came home from an eight-year prison bid in August. The 1990s spitter hit the studio with Sky almost immediately after his release, and together they recorded the “Jansport Strings” remix. On it, Zoo rhymes about how it was Chi-Ali who influenced him to rap. “One time up for Chi-Ali/ Because I can be in a box if I ain’t see that screen,” Sky spits, referencing the first time he saw Chi’s “Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a #” music video in 1992.
If that isn’t enough, rap veteran Talib Kweli will come through to talk about his upcoming mixtape, Prisoner of Conscious. You’re not going to want to miss this!
Catch Pusha T, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo and Chi-Ali on “RapFix Live,”Wednesday, October 10 at 4 p.m. ET on RapFix.MTV.com, and be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the MCs @MTVRapFix!