Not until you listen to Rakim on a rocky mountain top have you heard hip hop, extract the urban element which created it and let an open wide countryside illustrate it.
In case you would be wondering who this is. It’s Saul Williams in his very early days, somewhere in the (mid?) nineties. This is hiphop the way we always liked it – ever since a friend of mine played the Last Poets and blew my mind with it (or at least the part of my brain where the music is stocked).