Archive for the 'Interviews' Category
This morning, Kanye took part in SHOWStudio’s live In Camera interview series with host Lou Stoppard. The chat, which featured viewer submitted questions from the likes Anna Wintour and Nick Knight, spanned nearly two hours and focused heavily on fashion. Complex has a roundup of interesting quotes here, including Ye’s assertion that some of the hate for his Yeezy 350 Boost is driven by racism, and his assertion that 808s And Heartbreak and Yeezus are better albums than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Mensa describes his Superhero alter-ego, Light Bright, for the latest installment of Mass Appeal’s ‘Super’ series.
In this short clip from Genius, Pusha T breaks down a line from his verse on the G.O.O.D. Music posse cut “Mercy,” specifically the “white frost on that Duncan Hines” bar. He insists it’s not a drug reference as many listeners assumed and explains why he framed the lyric the way he did.
Previously: Sheek Louch ft. Pusha T – Bang Bang
Drake graces the 100th issue of FADER magazine and offers his first in-depth interview since last year’s controversial Rolling Stone Q&A. And it’s a doozy. He touches on alot here, but let’s be real, you want to know if he addresses Meek Mill and the ghostwriting allegations.
He in fact does. Here he is expressing his amazement at the lack of preparation and strategy that went into Meek’s offensive:
When a reply to “Charged Up” didn’t come, Drake could hardly believe it. “This is a discussion about music, and no one’s putting forth any music?” he says, speaking with a furrowed brow, as if reliving his incredulity. “You guys are gonna leave this for me to do? This is how you want to play it? You guys didn’t think this through at all—nobody? You guys have high-ranking members watching over you. Nobody told you that this was a bad idea, to engage in this and not have something? You’re gonna engage in a conversation about writing music, and delivering music, with me? And not have anything to put forth on the table?”
As the days ticked by and a rebuttal from Meek Mill continued to not materialize, Drake became almost offended at the lack of hustle the other team was putting in. “It was weighing heavy on me,” he says. “I didn’t get it. I didn’t get how there was no strategy on the opposite end. I just didn’t understand. I didn’t understand it because that’s just not how we operate.”
And that’s when he wrote “Back To Back.” He also kind of vaguely addresses the Quentin Miller reference tracks, speaks on locking back in with 40 for his new album Views From The 6, the significance of “Know Yourself” to him and Toronto, his quest for new groundbreaking flows and much more. Read the full FADER cover story here.
In this second clip from Budden and Rob Markman for Genius, Joey breaks down the lyrics to the new album‘s title track, “All Love Lost.” Budden, never one to hold anything back in his bars, explains an embarrassing incident in LA that he references on the track where he was with a lady and couldn’t rise to the occasion, so to speak.
Check out the Genius page for “All Love Lost,” including annotations from Joe, here.
Previously: Tsu Surf ft. Joe Budden – Conversations
In this new clip from Cinematic TV, Joey Bada$$ explains his mindstate and routine before he hits the stage for a performance. This was filmed as he prepared to head out on the World Domination Tour, which is ongoing.
Continue below to check out Joey in a new campaign for Scion AV shot in LA.
The Game sits down with The Breakfast Club to talk about The Documentary 2, lawsuits, Karrueche, past issues with Lil Durk and Young Thug, and much more.
Hit the jump to check out his interview with Hot 97 and the announcement that The Documentary 2 will be a double disc album.
Nerd alert: Just Blaze and Phil Chang join Eric and Jeff on this week’s installment of A Waste of Time Podcast to discuss a little art house film the brothers have never seen: Star Wars. Heard of it? Me neither.
Here’s a video excerpt of Just speaking on the time Jay Z threw him a ‘Star Wars’ themed birthday party at 40/40.