Some things are so good you just have to savor them. This summer, we got the opportunity to talk to rhymer and thinker extraordinaire Soul Khan, and the conversation was so entertaining and lengthy–we had the full two-and-a-half hour window between Khan‘s late arrival and his need to catch the bank before closing–that it couldn’t be delivered to you in just one chunk. Here’s the first of three sections of our interview with Khan, where you’ll find his balance of self-deprecating humor and self-assured philosophies on full display. The ex-battling phenom speaks here on his being pigeon-holed to the role of a battle MC, lines that he regrets from that time, and how collaboration is more important than competition. Detailing his creative process with regard to misogyny, Soul had some mature words to share, taking a firm stance against laziness and chosen ignorance. In terms of dropping jewels about the world at large and his place in it, Khan was just getting warmed up here. Stay tuned for part two tomorrow. (Also: check out his exclusive freestyle from this interview here.
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