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Jimi Hendrix Might Have Embraced Rap Argues Producer Eddie Kramer (Top Story)


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On Wednesday Jimi Hendrix Might Have Embraced Rap Argues Producer Eddie Kramer was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Jimi Hendrix producer Eddie Kramer believes the guitar icon might have embraced rap music if he'd lived - and he'd have become an industry player like Jay-Z and similar modern artists.

The producer continues to take a hand in the release of material left behind when Hendrix died in 1970. He was involved in the production of documentary movie Electric Church, which tells the story of the Hendrix's appearance at the Atlanta Pop Festival, just weeks before he passed away.

Kramer tells the BBC: "This was the crossroads for him. The next move would have been incorporating some of the stuff that was on the street. He was aware of everything that was going on - he was a musical sponge."

He describes Hendrix's foray into "funky R&B" as a "first step" and continues: "Who knows where he may have taken it? He may even have gotten into rap. The idea of street music would have influenced him had he stayed alive." Read more - here.

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