Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Chuck D on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Jack is just killing it with the guests lately. Chuck’s name has been in the news a bit more than usual lately after becoming embroiled in a war of words with Ebro and Rosenberg on Twitter over the ongoing debate about commercial Rap radio. Him and Keith Shocklee sat down with Jack for a whopping 3 hours, so I’m guessing Chuck had his say and then some. Hit the jump for an episode summary and stream.

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Video: Common on The Truth with Elliott Wilson

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Lonnie and YN talk about the new album Nobody’s Smiling, No I.D., Kanye, remaining relevant and much more on the latest installment of The Truth.

Previously: Common ft. Big Sean – Diamonds | Common on The Combat Jack Show

Video: Ja Rule Interview w/ The Breakfast Club

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Ja returns to the Breakfast Club to plug his new book Unruly and talk about Curtis, Superhead, Lyor Cohen and much more with Envy, Charlamagne and Ms. Yee.

Previously: Ja Rule & Irv Gotti on Juan Epstein

Video: araabMUZIK’s Live Set on Ebro in the Morning

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

araabMUZIK sits down with Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura Stylez to talk about his preference for the MPC over software based beat construction, his success in the EDM field and his new instrumental album. About 10 minutes in he plays a live set right there in the studio.

Previously: araabMUZIK – For Professional Use Only 2 (Album Trailer)

Video: Mysonne – Bury Me A G

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Mys flips 2Pac’s “Bury Me A G” for his latest visual.

Hit the jump to check out his recent interview with Ebro on Hot 97 where he talks about battling Shyne back in the day, signing to Def Jam and then getting locked up and his current career situation.

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Common on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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Common is the latest guest on The Combat Jack Show.

90 minutes wasn’t enough time. On the eve of releasing his tenth album ‘Nobody’s Smiling’, Common revisits his days growing up in Chicago, being inspired by Michael Jordan, house music, Chicago mayor Harold Washington, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and how this album addresses the current plight of black on black crime in the windy city. Also, what it means to reunite with No I.D., being haunted by the ghost of Emmett Til and the very real and deep mystical powers of the phenomena known as “Badu Box”. So much wasn’t covered, 90 minutes wasn’t enough, but you won’t hear this type of Common interview anywhere else on the planet.

Previously: Common ft. Big Sean – Diamonds

Video: Fashawn on Signing With Nas/Mass Appeal

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Fash speaks briefly to Vlad TV about his new deal with the Nas backed Mass Appeal records and notes that his album is due out in September.

Look out for new music from the Fresno native on the upcoming Mass Appeal Vol. 1 compilation album due out around the same time with features from fellow signee Boldy James, Pusha T, Bishop Nehru and others.

UPDATED: Mass Appeal has put out an official press release about the signing and Fash’s new LP The Ecology, which is slated for a September 30th release. Check it out below.

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Video: Ja Rule on Ebro in the Morning

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Ja Rule joins the Hot 97 morning crew on Ebro in the Morning and recounts the infamous fight between him, his crew and 50 Cent in Atlanta back before the rise of G-Unit. As he’s said in the past, he believes 100% that he won that fight and that the only reason people believe 50′s version of the story is because he’s physically bigger and more intimidating than Ja. He also plugs his new book Unruly, talks about his new music and much more. The 50 story begins about 4 and a half minutes in.

Previously: Ja Rule & Irv Gotti Interview w/ The Breakfast Club

Lil Wayne Explains Jay-Z Shoutout on “D’Usse”

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Speaking to MTV News, Wayne explains his Hov shoutout on the track “D’Usse”:

“Hov is the god — I’ll give Hov a big shout out at all times”

Never forget that Wayne threatened to kidnap Beyonce and hold her for ransom.

Previously: Lil Wayne – Weezy Wednesdays (Episode 19)

Video: Joe Budden on The Truth with Elliott Wilson

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Joe Budden joins YN for the latest episode of The Truth. He speaks on his own history in the battle game, sqauring off with DMX during the filming of Belly, the new Slaugtherhouse album and of course his upcoming showdown with Hollow Da Don.

Previously: Hollow Da Don vs. Joe Budden (Trailer)