Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Eminem on Public Access TV

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015


This is so deliciously random and bizarre. Stephen Colbert, heir to David Letterman’s Late Night throne and one of the GOAT political commentators of our time, interviews Eminem on a random public access TV show broadcast out of Monroe, Michigan. How did this come about? Who even knows? Colbert isn’t from Michigan, he’s from Charleston, SC. Marshall, whom he introduces as a “local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music”, is from Detroit.

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Video: Vince Staples on Over/Under

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Vince Staples talks about if Bill Nye The Science Guy, KFC, PETA and more are overrated or underrated.

Previously: Vince Staples – Breakfast Bars Freestyle on #TheCruzShow (Video)

Video: Juelz Santana in The Smokebox with B-Real

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Juelz Santana is the latest contestant in B-Real’s patented Smokebox. Over a couple of fat spliffs they discuss Santana’s Smoke-a-Thon, weed laws in NY and NJ, new Diplomats music, favorite strains and much more. Leave them Backwoods alone though Elz.

Previously: Big Lean ft. Juelz Santana – Benjamin$ (Video)

Video: Travi$ Scott Talks New Album, Kanye’s Swish

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Speaking with the LA Leakers during a recent sit-down, Travi$ Scott spoke about his come-up in the industry and getting early love from T.I., how he first hooked up with Kanye, his new album Rodeo and more. He also shared the following about Kanye’s new album Swish.

“His album is amazing and he’s on his producing shit, and he’s on his god-level rapping shit. It’s like that Kanye everybody wants, it’s like some ultimate shit.”

“It’s way beyond what people are thinking. Don’t think that you’re hearing “All Day” and that’s the vibe of the album, he got some next level shit going on”.

Previously: Travi$ Scott – Antidote (Prod. by WondaGurl & Eestbound)

How to Pack For the Road with Pusha T

Friday, June 26th, 2015

As part of their ongoing ‘Fashion Gems’ series, Mass Appeal asks Pusha T for some packing advice.

Previously: Dapper Dan Shares Some “Fashion Gems” | Dame Dash Drops Some “Fashion Gems”

Video: The Making of Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal”

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

For their latest installment of the ‘Magnum Opus’ series, Complex speaks with DJ Premier, Big Shug, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Noah Callahan-Bever, Chairman Mao, Stretch Armstrong and several others about one of the greatest Rap songs of ALL TIME, Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal”.

We spoke to Preemo about the making of Hard To Earn last year, be sure to check that out below.

Previously: The Making of Gang Starr’s Hard to Earn with DJ Premier

Video: YG Speaks on Getting Shot, New Album Still Krazy

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

“I don’t know who shot me, it wasn’t gang related, and it don’t matter. I went to the studio the next day”.

Speaking to Billboard, YG opens up for the first time about being shot on June 12th while working on his new album at an LA studio. The new project, which he reveals is called Still Krazy, features a track called “Twist Your Fingers”, on which he addresses the shooting incident:

You just played a new track “Twist Your Fingers” about your experience being shot. Was that hard for you?

Was it hard to write about the situation? No, not at all. I mention it and talk about it on the record and let everyone know what and let everyone know whatever they going to know. I’ve been through real shit and I still go through real shit, and I made it in sticky situations and turned the negative into a positive.

Previously: Erykah Badu Brings Out Freeway, YG & The LOX at The Roots Picnic

Dapper Dan Shares Some “Fashion Gems”

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Legendary Harlem clothier Dapper Dan speaks to Mass Appeal about not pandering to the fashion establishment as a Black designer and how society shapes the public’s perception of what is in fact fly or not. Read Dan’s full interview with MA here.

The new fashion documentary Fresh Dressed, directed by Sacha Jenkins and produced by Nas, will be available on-demand and in theaters on June 26th.

Previously: Dame Dash Drops Some “Fashion Gems”

Watch Drake’s Obey Your Thirst Profile

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

As previously mentioned, here’s the profile of Drake for Sprite’s Obey Your Thirst/Obey Your Verse campaign. In the short clip he speaks on not following the usual “move to NYC” route that most rappers believe they need to follow to make their name and watching out for the next young artist on the come-up who’s  looking to take his spot.

Produced by FADER.

Previously: Nas, Drake, Vince Staples & Isaiah Rashad – Sprite Obey Your Thirst Profiles (Trailer) | Nas & Drake Live at Irving Plaza (Full Show)

Dame Dash Drops Some “Fashion Gems”

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Dame Dash speaks to Mass Appeal about the hood’s love of logo-centric clothing and why name brands don’t necessarily translate to flyness,explaining, “You can’t buy good taste”.

Check out the new fashion documentary Fresh Dressed, directed by Sacha Jenkins, on-demand and in theaters on June 26th.

Previously: Dame Dash in The Smokebox with B-Real