Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

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.

Watch below.

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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)

Vince Staples Covers Complex

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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Vince Staples graces Complex’s latest digital cover and sits down with Toure for a question and answer session that briefly covers his new album Big Fish Theory and is otherwise all over the place in true Staples fashion. Read the full interview here or watch it below.

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Joey Bada$$ Rates Self-Driving Cars, Pet Tigers & Casinos

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

On the latest installment of Pitchfork’s Over/Under, Joey Bada$$ offers up his opinions on Cohiba Cigars, self-driving cars, pet tigers, business cards and casinos, among other things. The new album All AmeriKKKan Bad A$$ is out now.

Previously: Joey Bada$$ – Angie Martinez Freestyle & Interview

D.R.A.M Responds to Youtube Comments on “Broccoli”

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

D.R.A.M responds to Youtube comments on his video for “Broccoli” with Lil Yachty for the latest episode of Noisey’s ‘The People Vs’. He speaks on inspiring kids to eat their vegetables, voluptuous women and how Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” video inspired the piano scenes.

Previously: D.R.A.M. – Cute (Video)

Raekwon on His Comic Inspired Cover for The Wild

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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Mass Appeal catches up with Raekwon at Carmine Street Comics in the West Village to talk about his appreciation for the genre and how his comic book inspired artwork for The Wild came about on this new episode of Shop Talk. The cover was designed by artist and former Staten Island resident Dan Lish under Rae’s direction and the Chef points out some of the details that you may have overlooked at a glance. Watch below.

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Mary J Blige Talks New Kanye Record, The LOX with Flex

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Mary J Blige recently sat down with Flex for one of his in-depth #WeGotAStoryToTell interviews and she spoke on a few notable subjects, including the new record she has with Kanye West (Flex says it’s super hard), the history of the “Who Shot Ya” beat and how she personally brought the LOX demo tape to Puff. Beyond that, she speaks very candidly about her recent divorce, LA Reid coming to Schlobohm projects in Yonkers to try and get her to sign a deal, her still living there when “You Remind Me” popped off, attending parties at iconic Yonkers Hip-Hop institution School 12, her relationship with Faith during the Bad Boy era and much more.

Previously: Mary J. Blige ft. Kendrick Lamar – American Skin (41 Shots)

Nardwuar vs. Yo Gotti

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Nardwuar chops it up with Yo Gotti at SXSW about recording his first record with DJ Sound, classic Memphis albums such as Mystic Stylez and 8Ball & MJG’s Comin Out Hard, the old schools he owns and living behind Graceland when he was younger.

Previously: Nardwuar vs. Sonny Digital

Nardwuar vs. Sonny Digital

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Nardwuar catches up with producer Sonny Digital at SXSW where they talk about his days with the Presidential Players Clique, doing shrooms, his crib in Nigeria, his knack for drums and much more.

Previously: Nardwuar vs. Trae Tha Truth