Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Video: J. Cole Interview w/ Tavis Smiley

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

J. Cole chops it up with Tavis Smiley about 2014 Forest Hills Drive album, tour, childhood, competition and more.

Previously: J. Cole on The Combat Jack Show

Video: Dame Dash on The Breakfast Club

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Dame stopped by The Breakfast Club for a lively conversation with DJ Envy, Charlamagne and Angel Yee. He starts out talking about he hooked up with Smoke DZA and Murda Mook and learning from his OG Daniel from Harlem before emphatically refusing to answer any questions about Jay Z. From there it devolves into a half conversation, half screaming match between Dame and Envy. And that’s just part 1.

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Video: Kanye West Interview w/ Clique

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Out in France, Kanye West sits down with Clique to talk about Drake, Watch The Throne 2, history, fashion, racism, education and more.

Previously: Kanye & Diddy in the Studio for “All Day” (Video)

Video: Common on The Daily Show

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

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Common stops by The Daily Show to chop it up with Jon Stewart about his role in the new Liam Neeson flick Run All Night, his Academy Award win for “Glory”, the racist Oklahoma frat scandal, racism in America and the new film.

Watch below.

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Migos Announce YRN Tha Album Release Date

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

During their new interview with FADER, Atlanta’s Migos decide to announce the official release date for YRN Tha Album. The project will be available on June 16th and will feature Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Chris Brown and more.

Previously: Migos & YRN The Label – Migo Lingo (Mixtape)

Audio: Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy Rebel Call Ebro From Jail

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Still locked up, Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel decide to phone up Hot 97 to talk about their case, Meek Mill, GS9 member Abillyon and Shmurda’s “uncle”.

Previously: Bobby Shmurda Calls Ebro From Jail (Audio)

Video: Damon Dash Interview w/ Sway

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Dame gives Sway an extremely honest interview while promoting his new flick Loisaidas with Murda Mook and Smoke DZA (also present) & chapter 1 of his audiobook “Culture Vultures” that are both currently available on poppingtongroup.com for 5 bucks a pop.

Sway & co. ask him about Kanye, he re-iterates the beef with Lee Daniels, says he can’t fuck with Jay over some informant paperwork that’s been floating around and even heats up Sway over rocking the hat all the time (40 min. mark):

At the 8:42 mark, Dash makes it clear about his feelings toward American actor, film producer, and director, Lee Daniels. Telling us that he “owes” Dash $2 Million. And also opens up about Kanye West (23:24), dropping him from his label years ago and why they should team up with his current endeavors.

What about his current relationship with Jay Z? At the 54:30 mark, he fills us in on where they stand.

Continuing to clarify the “beef” between Dash and Jim Jones (32:52 mark) — and even between him and Beanie Siegel (46:44) — he gives us some new insight and challenges us pursue “their” side of the story.

The interview is full of quotables as you’d imagine.

Previously: Loisaidas (Ep. 1) ft. Murda Mook, Smoke DZA & The LOX (Video)

Action Bronson Visits Yankees Spring Training

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Action Bronson and Bootleg Kev of Wild 94.1 sit down for conversation at Yankees Spring Training in Tampa, FL. They speak about him stepping out of his comfort zone with Mark Ronson for Mr. Wonderful, the “Uptown Funk (Remix)”, missing the legendary final inning of Derek Jeter’s final game in the Bronx, the inevitability of Fuck, That’s Delicious moving to cable, getting washed by Justin Bieber in ping-pong, having unreleased music with Kool G. Rap, skipping right ahead to Blue Chips 7 and much more.

Previously: Action Bronson ft. Chance the Rapper – Baby I’m Blue

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…