Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Belly Breaks Down the “Ballerina” Lyrics on Verified

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

On the latest episode of Verified, Belly breaks down “Ballerina”, his ode to the skrippers ladies at the gentlemen’s club from the InZombia project.

Previously: Belly ft. Jadakiss – Trap Phone (Video)

Chance The Rapper & The Weeknd Cover GQ

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd go half on the cover of GQ‘s February issue. For his cover story, Chance spoke to Mark Anthony Green about the importance he places on his Grammy nominations, his iconic ‘3’ hats, dealing with his newfound celebrity (or lack thereof) his mentor Kanye West and why he’s not scared of the Trump presidency. Read the full article here and look for The Weeknd’s feature to arrive tomorrow.

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Explore Berkeley, and Nature, with Lil B

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Spend a very based 22 minutes or so watching this new documentary segment from Lil B and Noisey: Believe in Earth: A Very Rare and Based Visual Experience. It’s basically B explaining his based philosophy, the memes, his Kevin Durant curse and much more while showing us around his hometown of Berkeley, California and appreciating nature. The clip features commentary from E-40, Clams Casino, Vince Staples, Lil Yachty, Joey Purp and others.

Previously: Lil B – My House (Prod. by Metro Boomin)

Jeezy Breaks Down The Lyrics to “My President” on Verified

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

As the presidency of Barack Obama winds down, Jeezy revisits his now classic ode to the first Black POTUS, “My President”, for the Genius series Verified. In the clip, he explains just how aspirational the song actually was, because he wrote it before Obama even won the election. He also speaks on his second verse response to the infamous Pimp C rant over the price of the brick and how he never got a chance to squash it with him.

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Behind the Scenes with Smoke DZA & Pete Rock

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Ahead of their release show for the new joint project Don’t Smoke Rock, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock gave Mass Appeal a peek behind the curtain as they rehearsed their performance. DZA speaks on his progression from carrying crates for Pete to recording with the legendary producer, capturing the essence of Harlem in the record and more.

Don’t Smoke Rock is out now.

Previously: Smoke DZA & Tech N9ne Freestyle Over Pete Rock Beats

A$AP Rocky on GGN with Snoop

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

A$AP Rocky is the latest guest on Snoop Dogg’s GGN broadcast where the two talk fashion and his recent work with Guess, befriending fuckboys and his new role as Creative Director at MTV Labs. Both Rocky and Snoop then go in for a quick freestyle during the course of the interview.

Previously: A$AP Rocky Teases New Music

Westside Gunn & Conway In The Smokebox with B-Real

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Westside Gunn, Conway and Daringer join B-Real in The Smokebox for a loud session. The trio discuss connecting with Alchemist via Planet Asia, music that influenced them growing up, their writing process, Daringer’s grimey loops, the future of the Griselda movement, their favorite strains and much more.

Gunn’s Hitler Wears Hermes 4 is out now and Conway’s GOAT, which was supposed to have dropped on Black Friday, will hopefully be showing up soon:

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Behind the Cover of J.Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

In the short clip above, photographer and director Anthony Supreme of Red Audio, who you may know from his previous work with Deniro Farrar, DuRu Tha King and Denzel Curry, speaks on the completely impromptu shot that ended up as the new cover for J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only LP.

Watch above and look for Cole’s new album to arrive on Friday.

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Pusha T Covers Complex

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

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Pusha T covers the new December/January issue of Complex and if the cover motif didn’t tip you off, one of the main topics covered is Blowbama’s work with movements like #SchoolsNotPrisons and activists such as dream hampton and director Ava DuVernay on the epidemic of mass incarceration in America. Speaking to writer Mychal Denzel Smith, Push speaks on the mass incarceration of folks he grew up with, responds to criticism over his signing of Desiigner to G.O.O.D Music, the election of Trump and addresses the alleged shots Drake took at him on “Two Birds, One Stone”:

“I heard something,” he says, simultaneously playful and dismissive, when I ask him again about “Two Birds, One Stone” and the Internet chatter that Drake’s lines were directed at Pusha, questioning the street bona fides of his past. “I would never, ever attribute that [song] to myself. My past is cemented. My past happened. Like slavery happened. The Holocaust happened. You can’t ever question anything that has actually happened.”

Read the full interview here and continue below for some behind the scenes video excerpts.

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Snoop Talks Kaepernick & Castro on UNDISPUTED

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Snoop Dogg was the guest on today’s episode of UNDISPUTED with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe and Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing National Anthem protest and his recent praise of late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro came up as topics. Snoop says he feels like Kaepernick needs to make a choice about whether he wants to be a football player or a revolutionary, but that kinda sounds like a cop-out to me.

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