Rabbi Darkside’s eclectic release, Prospect Avenue reached #4 on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts and #1 on the College Radio Charts recently. “I worked on Prospect Avenue for two-years,” the Brooklyn-emcee explains in a statement to DX. “These are my stories of teaching, learning and evolving in new millennium Brooklyn: an homage to New York City offered in a time of distress, a love letter laced with co-dependence, a tribute to social and civil servants, a prayer for students and teachers. It is written from the hallways of our public schools, from the stages of shuttered venues, from the expanses of bridges traversed on bicycle, from the bandstand and the cypher. From the front stoop of the house on 18th Street, where I’ve resided for thirteen-years, I’ve documented the city changing while growing within its confines; journeying to touch distant points on the globe, always returning, culminating with a ride on the R train to Prospect Avenue.”