Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Video: Theophilus London Interview with Montreality

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Sitting down with Montreality, Theophilus London speaks briefly about getting fired from Marc Ecko for boosting, shares the first rap he ever wrote and speaks about his contributions to Kanye’s new album So Help Me God and the song “All Day” specifically.

Previously: Theophilus London ft. Jesse Boykins III – Tribe (Video)

Interview: Krayzie Bone Says a Final bone thugs-n-harmony Album is on the Horizon, Recalls Three 6 Mafia Beef

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Words by Paul Meara (@PaulMeara)

The final hurrah. The last leg. The 70th star in Mario 64. That’s what Krayzie Bone is on right now when it comes to music. The Cleveland native and bone thugs-n-harmony member is in his last chapter as a solo artist. You see, Krayzie is over two decades deep in the rap game and has decided that his forthcoming individual effort, Chasing The Devil would be his last go around in the studio.

Slated for a March 1 release, Krazie Bone’s latest melodic look into his life is perhaps the perfect tool to bring things full circle in his career. Chasing The Devil is a project that has been in the making for years. Its reflective and self-cleansing nature is the perfect tonic for a career that began battling demons. After all, B.O.N.E. was on quite the horrocore tip early on, often alluding to the other side of reality.

“I would say it has the usual dark, eerie B.O.N.E. feel to it but it’s a lot of storytelling,” Krayzie says describing Chasing The Devil. “The majority of the album is telling the story of what I’ve seen, being a part of the business, things that I’ve experienced myself and what other people have gone through. It’s kind of like a movie. It all comes together from the beginning to the end.” This isn’t the real end for Krayzie though. It may be the 70th star but remember; you have to collect 120 in order to officially beat the mid-90s Nintendo classic. Television and music management are what’s next for Krazie Bone and he’s already a few years ahead. Continue reading this post…

Next Up: Raven Sorvino

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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From Roxanne Shanté and Queen Latifah to today’s crop women have always been a part of hip-hop culture. Some of current day hip-hop’s women receiving the most notable attention often yield more controversy than memorable music. Take Iggy Azalea for example. Or Nicki Minaj. Or even Azealia Banks. Many rap critics find themselves asking, “Where are all the other female emcees?” Well, there are plenty, if you spend any amount of time looking.

Rapsody is dope. Nitty Scott, MC is beginning to build her empire. And then on the west coast, there’s Raven Sorvino. The Leimert Park resident and Richmond, Texas native has been making a name for herself in the rap game as of late but she’s way more than a dope spitter. The 25-year-old’s unique style and whit is just as eye opening as her knack for ear-catching lyrics. Continue reading this post…

Video: Kanye West vs. Zane Lowe Part 2

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

UPDATED: It’s over, video added above. Kanye spoke about wanting to bring the prices of his adidas collection down, bemoaned the concept of “exclusivity”, openly wept for recently passed fashion scion Louise Wilson, disclosed what he and Elon Musk talk about (The Fut(ure), shitted on the Grammys, praised Drake and much more.

Kanye is sitting down with Zane Lowe at 3:00 p.m. EST for what is sure to be another highly entertaining Q&A. Listen here and check back for an archived stream later.

Previously: Kanye West Premieres “All Day” at the 2015 Brit Awards

Heavy Rotation with Fashawn

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Fashawn has been one of the dopest MCs on the underground circuit for years now. And thanks to a strong co-sign by Nas and a deal with Mass Appeal Records, Fresno’s finest is in position to take his already blossoming career to another level. His new album, The Ecology (available on iTunes now go get that), puts his full range of rapping and songwriting talents exquisitely on display over perfect production by Exile, The Alchemist, DJ Khalil, Beewirks, and more (Esco makes a guest appearance on “Something to Believe In” and he executive produced the LP as well). Yup, Fashawn’s more than living up to his potential, and all the praise he’s getting right now is well-deserved, for sure.

Since we’ve been rocking with Fashawn at NahRight for a minute now (we still knock The Antidote on the reg), we figured we were overdue to tap him for our Heavy Rotation series and find out what he’s been listening to lately—so that’s what we did. And for those already on the wave, it should come to you as no surprise that his taste is impeccable. Check out five songs that Fashawn has in Heavy Rotation below.

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Audio: Bobby Shmurda Calls Ebro From Jail

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Hot 97′s Ebro In The Morning managed to get Bobby Shmurda to call in to their show from Rikers. He starts talking about his time in jail and the arrest, before the line is quickly disconnected.

Previously: Bobby Shmurda Decries Lack of Support From Label

Video: Chance The Rapper Interview with The Breakfast Club

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Chance The Rapper and Donnie Trumpet, in NYC to appear at NYU and SOB’s, stopped by the Breakfast Club to introduce themselves.

Check out some footage of them doing “Paradise” last night at SOB’s last night below.

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Watch Cam’ron’s First Interview with MTV

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Genius has been working with MTV to unearth some visual gems from their extensive vaults of content and today we get a real treat. Here’s Killa’s first ever sit-down with the network, back in 1998 during the Confessions of Fire era. He speaks on getting kicked out of school in Texas, rapping for Biggie after an introduction from Ma$e, inking his deal with Lance “Un” Rivera, working the mixtape circuit, mailing reels to Silkk The Shocker for the “Horse & Carriage (Remix)”, teaching his mom to rap for “Me, My Moms & Jimmy” and much more.

Spotted: FADER

UPDATED: Cam’s mom disputes her son’s account and says she laid that verse in 45 minutes. (via Miss Info)

She also says he has a verse on Cam’s upcoming final album:

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Video: Two-9 on Real Late with Rosenberg

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Curtis Williams, Dave and LightskinMac11 of FatKidsBrotha and Jace and CeeJ of Retro Su$h! join Rosenberg on Real Late to talk about their work together as a collective, the deal with Mike WiLL Made-It, some of their direct musical influences, the new mixtape and much more. At the end, you’ll find a quick freestyle session.

Previously: Two-9 – World Gone Crazy (Video)

Video: Kanye West Interview w/ The Breakfast Club

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Kanye West made his return to The Breakfast Club for a lengthy interview where he opens up about Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, Tyga and Kyle’s relationship, new album, “Wolves”, Beck, Yeezy Boosts and more.

Moments ago, Ye also took to Twitter to respond to some hate from New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis.

Read the rest of his response on his timeline.

Previously: Kanye West, Vic Mensa & Sia – Wolves (Live On SNL40)