By Prince Charles Alexander from the Sonicbids Blog. In 1979, I hated “Rapper’s Delight.” You could have shut down hip-hop right there for me and called that a novelty record. How dare they steal Nile Rodgers’ hard-earned intellectual property! Besides, I had just put out my first single and that record was taking up my airtime at local radio. In 1996, while working as the mixing engineer on The Notorious B.I.G.’s second album, he wrote a song on the spot called “You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You).” I asked him why he would want to put that thought into the...

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