I was reading books when I was 13, 14 just coming up. I was living in the hood, but I went to the library and I checked out music books. I just read that shit because I wanted to be in the music business. But I felt like, if I’m going to be in the music business, I got to know about the business. I knew I had talent; I was talented as fuck. I could DJ, I could make music, I could produce beats, I could rap. But I needed to know the business part. So I went to the library, checked out a bunch of books. Well I had my mom check me out books; I was young. I was 13. I had her check me out a bunch of books from the library and I just read almost like six or seven books. Then I would check the books back in, and I would check them back out for another two weeks just to read the same thing over and over again so I could understand it.
Rapper Juicy J talks about how libraries educated hime in a Vice interview (via lowscoreattack)
I took a kid (a DJ-hopeful) to the library once and dropped him off with the music librarian. He wanted to learn how to copyright his beats. He came back overawed with a) how kind the librarian was and b) “yo she knew everything!”
(Source: Vice Magazine)