Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Migos Go Sneaker Shopping with Complex

Monday, January 30th, 2017

The new Beatles go sneaker shopping with Joe La Puma at Flight Club.

Previously: Migos – CULTURE (Album Stream)

Jay Z Talks Kalief Browder, Rikers Island at Sundance

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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During a brief interview with Democracy Now at the Sundance Film Festival, Jay Z spoke on his interactions with late New York City teenager Kalief Browder and offered his opinion on the ongoing movement to permanently close the Rikers Island jail complex. Jay was at Sundance (you may have seen a clip of him shutting down a reporter’s Trump question) to promote Time: The Kalief Browder Story, the documentary he co-produced with Harvey Weinstein. Coincidentally, today marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s end to solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal system, which he has stated was inspired in part by Kalief’s story. Catch the documentary on the Spike network when it debuts March 1st.

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Drake Appears on John Calipari’s Cal Cast Podcast

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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In a move that is sure to delight scores of magazine editors who would physically fight each other for a Drake sit-down, the 6 God sat down with University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari for an extensive interview on his Cal Cast podcast. Drake, a big Kentucky fan, has forged a friendship with the coach over the years and was even gifted with a championship ring by Calipari after the team won the title in 2012.

Their 45-minute conversation touches on a number of topics including the mentorship Calipari has provided to Drake, his intense work ethic, his fear of missing opportunities, the upcoming More Life playlist project with Apple Music and interestingly enough, his desire to revive his acting career in the near future.

Listen below.

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Video: Inside DJ Khaled’s Sneaker Closet Pt. 2

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Nearly a year and a half after the first episode, Complex revives their Complex Closets series with another look at DJ Khaled’s extensive sneaker collection. This installment is comprised of outtakes from the original shoot and it features Khaled showing Joe La Puma some of his most prized pieces, such as the Jordan III Legends of Summer, the Nike Air Mags and a leather MCM dog.

Previously: Inside DJ Khaled’s Sneaker Closet

The LOX on Biggie’s Shots at Them on “You’ll See”

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

In this new segment from Genius, Sheek Louch, Jadakiss and Styles P discuss “You’ll See”, their debut single after signing with Bad Boy and the song that would ultimately introduce most rap fans to the group. They explain how the opening lines of Biggie’s verse were direct shots at them, who he had not yet me when he laid his bars. I remember precisely where I was the first time I heard that song and how insane it was to hear a bunch of kids from my hometown spitting alongside a rapper where we already beginning to consider the GOAT.

Previously: The LOX – What Else You Need To Know (Video)

Big Sean Talks I Decided. with Zane Lowe

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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Big Sean sat down with Zane Lowe today on Beats 1 to do the new album promo dance. After playing the new album I Decided for Zane, Sean spoke on breaking through with his previous LP Dark Sky Paradise, selling his house and the custom studio it housed and how he began to reach his full potential. The majority of the conversation is about the album and they go through it track-by-track as Sean speaks on building with Rick Rubin and Kanye West and working with Eminem and Andre 3000, (although he says the 3-Stacks collab won’t appear on the project).

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Ab-Soul Breaks Down the Lyrics to “D.R.U.G.S” on Verified

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Ab-Soul is back on Verified to give us the science on another DWTW flamer, “D.R.U.G.S”, featuring Mac Miller.

Previously: Ab-Soul – Womanogamy (Video) | Ab-Soul Breaks Down The Lyrics to “RAW (backwards)” on Verified

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)