Interview excerpts #1- Lee Harris & River Styx
Interview by Rachael Myer
How would you describe angel headed Hip Hop?
It’s a fusion of various elements.
It has elements from the street, homage to the beat generation and the counter culture.
Describe some of your influences?
Well, I listened to Martin Luther King speak in the early sixties in London and I met Nelson Mandela as a boy in South Africa. So ive been inspired by many events and many people throughout the years.
The Pixies, Radiohead, Bjork, MF Doom, Madlib, Charlie Parker, Bob Dylan.
What do mean when you say Spontaneous mind?
Well it came from Jack Kerouac one of the classic writer of the beat generation
And wrote the classic book ‘On the Road and he spoke about spontaneous bop prosity and he was very influence by Bebop, the early music in the forties, he used to write on scrolls and just type out what came into his head, it was stream of consciousness, its what a lot of rappers do today, its “freestyle”.
What are you doing next?
Im working on my album now, its a new direction, Ive been writing since december  and I’m recording with guitarist Paul Bangash,
More information about the album “Lee Harris meets River Styx – Angel Headed Hip Hop” – go to: http://www.myspace.com/leeharrismeetsriverstyx