Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

French Montana Breaks Down “Unforgettable” on Verified

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Here’s French Montana breaking down his verses from “Unforgettable,” a Swae Lee song that he guests on. He explains that Swae was already on the beat when he got it, which probably explains why the Sremm brother dominated the track so decisively. As I’ve said before, I’m not really mad at French’s verses on this.

Previously: Rae Sremmurd – Unforgettable (Remix) | French Montana ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable (Major Lazer Remix)

Pusha T Offers a King Push Update

Monday, June 12th, 2017

During a sit down at an adidas event in NYC with Jinx from Complex, Pusha T offered up a brief but informative update on his next album King Push. The tape was supposed to have already dropped and the last we heard, Pharrell and Chad Hugo were handling the bulk of the production. Apparently, that has changed as Pusha informs us that Kanye is now handling most of the beats on the album, which he repeatedly describes as “amazing.” He says he’s about 85% done, so hopefully, we’ll be seeing this project sooner rather than later.

Previously: Linkin Park ft. Pusha T & Stormzy – Good Goodbye (Video)

Ab-Soul Interview with Montreality

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Ab-Soul recently (I believe, that doesn’t look like a Summer hat he’s wearing) sat with Montreality for one of their always fascinating and far-ranging interviews. He was asked about a number of topics but perhaps most notably he spoke on if and when he’ll be dropping Longterm 3 and/or Control System 2, the follow-ups to his mixtape series and sophomore album, respectively. He also spoke on Kendrick Lamar’s artistic intentions with regard to the DAMN album, what would need to happen for a Black Hippy project to happen, his relationship with Beast Coast collective artists such as Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies, and more.

Previously: Ab-Soul – INvocation (Video)

Chance The Rapper on The View

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Chance The Rapper stopped by The View today and spoke on the racist vandalization of Lebron James’ home in LA, his activism in Chicago, what he learned watching Dave Chappelle, your tiny handed president and why he will never run for office himself.

Previously: Francis and The Lights ft. Chance The Rapper – May I Have This Dance Remix (Video)

A$AP Ferg Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A$AP Ferg is the latest rapper to go on a sneaker shopping spree with Complex’s Joe La Puma. They swing through NYC’s Flight Club where Ferg reminisces on the iconic Air Force 1’s and their significance in Harlem, his penchant for mixing classic kicks with high fashion and the several collaborations he and his fellow A$AP Mob brothers have been fortunate enough to work on with various companies. Ferg also reveals that he has a new shoe with adidas in the works that should be arriving very soon.

Previously: A$AP Ferg ft. Remy Ma – East Coast (Video)

Prodigy & Rick Ross Discuss The Illuminati

Friday, May 12th, 2017

In this first episode of Mass Appeal’s new ‘Paranoid Activity’ series, Rick Ross sits down with Prodigy to discuss everybody’s favorite secret society: The Illuminati. Rozay says that he’s not a card-carrying member, but he would sign up in a minute and he’s proud of the rumors that he is a member of the powerful sect. I have to concur with him on those points because if they ever come calling for me, you are all getting curved. The pair also discuss whether or not he told Khaled about his Birdman diss on Rather You Than Me, settling his recent kidnapping case, investing in Wingstop and the meaning behind the Maybach Music name and logo. Finally, they close the conversation out by throwing a voodoo hex on all of us.

Previously: Prodigy Talks The Illuminati & Hip-Hop

Freddie Gibbs on VICELAND’s The Therapist

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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Last night, VICELAND’s new series The Therapist premiered with Freddie Gibbs as the first subject of host Dr. Siri Sat Nam Signh. Over the course of the half-hour show, Gibbs opened up about the sexual assault case he faced and eventually overcame last year in Austria and how it deeply affected his life and continues to do so. He speaks on the racial aspects of his accusation, the stress of his incarceration and how being falsely accused made him want to stop rapping altogether for a time. Dr. Singh helps him navigate his feelings of fear, anger and resentment.

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Kendrick Lamar Talks DAMN with Zane Lowe

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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Kendrick Lamar sat down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 today for a revealing conversation about his new album, DAMN. K.Dot spoke candidly about the influence of artists like 2Pac, Jay Z and Eminem on his respect for substantive lyrics and putting everything into your bars, his desire to claim king and importance of making music that is timeless and honest to the listeners.

He also spoke on how the political climate influenced the new music and his own relationship with media, and gave some details about his sessions with Rihanna, Mike WiLL Made-It and Kid Capri. They went into the writing process and discussed the themes of several standout records including “DNA,” “Loyalty” and “XXX”, and Kendrick shared some background on the incredible story that anchors “Duckworth.” Finally, he responded to rumors that he would be releasing another new album in the near future by teasing “something” new if not another full-length.

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Mike Tyson Shows Migos Around His House

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

In this new short from GQ, Mike Tyson gives Offset, Quavo and Takeoff of Migos a personal tour of his Las Vegas mansion. The trio get to see his legendary collection of homing pigeons, try on some of his championship belts and check out his daughter’s skills with the keys.

Previously: Migos – Seize The Block | Lil Yachty ft. Migos – Peek-A-Boo (Video)

Roc Marciano Talks DOOM, Max B, Kendrick Lamar with Rosenberg

Monday, April 17th, 2017

I saw a Roc Marciano interview pop up on Hot 97’s channel and I knew it had to be Rosenberg. Marci visited Real Late this week to talk about his new album Rosebudd’s Revenge and more. He speaks on his affinity for the city of Los Angeles and how he escapes distractions there, artists he’d like to work with including DOOM, Ghostface and Max B, his respect for Lil B and Young Thug and his thoughts on the new Kendrick Lamar album.

For much more on the creation of Rosebudd’s Revenge check out our special edition In The Lab feature with Roc on the album.

Previously: Roc Marciano ft. Knowledge The Pirate – No Smoke (Video)