Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Video: Stalley Interview & Performance on The Tor Guide

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Stalley sits down with the homie Torae on Sirius XM to talk about how he fits in with MMG and lessons he has learned from Rozay. He also does an on-air performance of “Always Into Something”.

We recently spoke to Stalley and producer Rashad about the new album and the Ohio musical and cultural tradition.

Previously: Stalley – Ohio (Album Stream)

Video: Lil Dicky on Real Late with Rosenberg

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Dicky sits down with Mr. Rosenberg on Real Late. He talks about how he intends to use leverage his Rap career to break into comedic writing, wanting to be respected as a great rapper, where the name ‘Lil Dicky’ came from, how Diddy and Macklemore recently reached out, the Professioinal Rapper Tour that he just wrapped up and his Larry David aspirations.

Watch the $20,000 “Let Me Freak” video here.

Previously: Lil Dicky – The Hot Seat Freestyle | Lil Dicky ft. Michael Christmas & Rockie Fresh – Would You Believe That

Video: DJ Premier on GGN with Snoop

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

It’s Preemo vs. Nemo on the latest episode of GGN. They talk about the early days of Gangstarr, the PRhyme project with Royce Da 5’9, working with Adrian Younge, sampling James Brown and Bootsy Collins and much more.

Below, I’ve included another clip of Premier and Royce speaking on the making of the PRhyme album.

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Kevin Liles on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Up next. Kevin Liles @kevinlileskwl. Pic by @bryonsummers

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The OG Liles sits down with Jack and Premium Pete.

You want to hear a great story, or stories? You want to be inspired? You want to learn what it takes to be a success? Kevin Liles blessed us with so much, behind the scenes of Def Jam, working with Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen, the deaths of Biggie, Tupac, Jam Master Jay and Chris Lighty, stories of DMX, Jay Z, Red and Meth and so much more. If you’re not ready to conquer the world after listening to this episode, you gotta check your pulse.

Previously: Joie “Joeyie” Manda on The Combat Jack Show

How to Pick a Good Movie with Bodega BAMZ

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Most motherfuckers from the hood judge a flick by how many bodies drop or the quality of the stip club scenes, but my man BAMZ offers some solid insight and advice in this Rap PSA about picking a good film for Netflix Night at the crib.

Previously: Electric Bodega ft. Bodega BAMZ – Lady Laura

Made in Ohio: Stalley & Rashad on Ohio Culture and Music

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Rashad and Stalley

Words by Paul Meara (@PaulMeara)

Ohio has long been a hotbed for musical talent. The birthplace of Rock & Roll and home of the genre’s hall of fame, everyone from Trent Reznor and The Black Keys to Marilyn Manson and David Grohl call the Buckeye State home. Ohio is also known for its funk roots. Bootsy Collins, Roger Troutman, Lakeside, and The Ohio Players all hail from the Dayton and Cincinnati area. It was the funk sound that laid the foundation for a lot of hip-hop, most of which would be founded far from its base. Compton natives Dr. Dre and DJ Quik, in particular, heavily sampled Ohio’s brand of funk and painted a sonic picture heavily influential in donning the G-Funk era. But what about Ohio?

Ohio’s hip-hop culture wouldn’t gain wide-scale exposure until Bone Thugs-n-Harmony hit the scene during the early to mid 1990s. It’s no surprise why Eazy-E had his eye on the Cleveland quintet. But even their style had its biters (or maybe they bit, you’d have to ask Three 6 Mafia). Regardless, many of those who had heard B.O.N.E. post 1994, even in Ohio, would have dubbed the group a band of Midwestern emcees with a West Coast sound. But it wasn’t West Coast. Ironically, it was a sound born right in their backyard.

As the years passed many who made names in hip-hop music from the country’s heart did so with a wide arrange of melodies. From Hi-Tek and RJD2 to even newer acts like King Chip and Kid Cudi no two artists bore the same sound wave. It’s still difficult to define Ohio’s tenor but in 2014, but a major label artist is attempting to tackle the feat. Massillon native and Maybach Music Group signee Stalley is determined to create his version of what he believes his home state’s sound is. It’s precisely the reason he titled his major label debut Ohio. His rust belt roots and Midwestern humility embody the personality of someone from his blue collar town.

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Video: Roc Marciano Interview w/ Forbez DVD

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Roc Marciano talks about his influences, his dream MC collaboration, who he would want to produce a whole album for, the story behind his rap name, what rapper pushes him the most to step his bars up, his thoughts on Southern artists, and much more with Forbez DVD.

Previously: A-Villa ft. Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, & Willie The Kid – Live From The Villa

Video: At 50 Cent’s House with G-Unit

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Here’s another clip from XXL’s extensive G-Unit coverage in support of their new issue. All I have to say is Boo-Boo’s crib is nuts.

Video: Rae Sremmurd on Ebro in the Morning

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Ebro meets the brothers Sremmurd. They talk about hooking up with Mike WiLL Made-It, staying drug free, their show at SOB’s and more. At the end they spit a little something over the “99 Problems” beat.

Hit the jump to check out the pair’s Rap PSA on being smart with your smartphone.

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Video: ScHoolBoy Q on ESPN’s Highly Questionable

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

ScHoolBoy Q joined Bomani Jones and Dan Le Batard on Highly Questionable yesterday. The conversation starts out pretty serious with Q recalling lessons learned in jail and his time spent corner standing, but it quickly deteriorates, hilariously, into Q claiming Kathy Griffin as his “secret lover” and his thoughts on Wiz Khalifa’s purple hair.

Previously: The Weeknd ft. Schoolboy Q & Rick Ross – Often (Remix)