Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Lil Wayne Says the #FWA is Coming Next Month

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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In a new phoner with Rolling Stone, Lil Wayne promises that the Free Weezy Album will be dropping next month and offers some vague answers about the state of his relationship with Birdman. Apparently they are no longer on speaking terms, which tends to happen when you sue somebody for $51 million. He also confirms that Tha Carter V is “super-done” and says he would drop it tomorrow if he could, expresses his befuddlement with social media and promises more children from more women.

Read the full interview with RS here.

Previously: Lil Wayne Announces the Free Weezy Album

Joe Budden on Juan Epstein

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Jersey Joe aka Joey Jumpoff stopped by and was much more chipper than usual! Why? Well it sounds like Joe is joining the podcast world which is going to be MAJ. But he also just was in the mood to shoot the breeze and catch up. He also brought our psychotic friend Marissa Mendez who you may remember from the end of 2014 episode. Enjoy!

Previously: Joe Budden – Some Love Lost EP

Video: G-Unit Interview w/ DJ Whoo Kid

Monday, February 16th, 2015

G-Unit sit down with DJ Whoo Kid for a lengthy interview to talk about their upcoming projects, Bobby Shmurda, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Drake, Empire and much more.

Previously: G-Unit – The Beast Is G-Unit EP (Tracklist)

Video: Kanye Post-Games His adidas Launch

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Speaking briefly to MTV Style after his inaugural New York Fashion Week show yesterday, Kanye speaks on the leeway adidas gave him to create the collection, his vision for the future of fashion and more.

Related: Kanye West ft. Vic Mensa & Sia – Wolves (Full)

Previously: Kanye & G.O.O.D. Music Live at the Roc City Classic

Audio: Kanye Calls Ryan Seacrest

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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Kanye called into Ryan Seacrest’s show earlier this morning and touched on a number of active Kanye stories, including his faux-stage rush at the Grammys, his comments about Beck’s win and his upcoming Yeezy Boost release with adidas.

Here he is on his comments about Beck respecting artistry:

And when I said that thing about respect artistry, I think it came off the wrong way, and that was a mis-wording on my part because obviously Beck is one the most respected artists and respects artistry. But I felt — and this is my opinion and he’s his own man and he’s not wrong and we’ll still go play basketball and stuff [unless] he doesn’t want to do it — but I felt that even though the Grammys some times gives awards to people who you wouldn’t think should win in the category, as a respect to artists, we mention the other artist’s name in our speech. And that was the point I was making about it.

He also says he’s willing to work with Taylor Swift in the future and reveals that he is executive producing Rihanna’s new album. About the Yeezy release, he says that only 9000 pairs will drop this coming release weekend, but he promises that everybody will have a chance to buy the shoe in the near future.

Previously: Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds (Live at 57th Annual Grammy Awards)

Video: Bobby Shmurda’s Attorney Discusses His Case

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Kenneth Montgomery, the attorney representing Bobby Shmurda in his pending gun and drug cases, discusses his client’s predicament at length with Complex News. I’m having flashbacks to Max B right now, but this guy seems like he has his head on his shoulders, plus he’s a former prosecutor. Montgomery breaks down the charges against Shmurda, Bobby’s bail situation, why the package that was submitted was later withdrawn and what the next move is. Even if you don’t care about Bobby’s fate, or you think he’s guilty and deserves to be locked away, this is a fascinating peek into how charges are brought against young Black kids in New York City and how attorneys try to keep the system honest.

Previously: Bobby Shmurda’s Bail Has Been Posted (UPDATED)

Right or Nah? with Your Old Droog

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

We’re still less than a year into Coney Island MC Your Old Droog’s ascent to rap stardom, and dude continues to make more waves. His latest project, the Kinison EP which debuted last week on Rolling Stone’s website, features yet another outstanding overdose of beast-mode bars, this time atop a rock-inspired, sample-based soundscape concocted by his prolific production trio—El RTNC, DJ Skizz, and Marco Polo. And next week, he’s heading out on the PRhyme Tour with Royce da 5’9’’ & DJ Premier (and Boldy James), a well-deserved slot after a more-than-buzzworthy 2014. If you haven’t been paying attention to Droog, it’s about time you started.

Since we’re still in the process of getting to know what Droog is all about both on and off the mic, we hit him up to participate in our first ever Right or Nah? feature, where we learn what what our favorite hip-hoppers do and don’t fux with through a short sequence of cultural inquiries. If they’re a fan, then the response should be RIGHT. If not, NAH. Get it? Okay, let’s set this new series off with Brooklyn’s own Your Old Droog, and find out a little more about the man behind the rhymes.

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Video: Fabolous on How to Create a “Lituation”

Friday, February 6th, 2015

In a new Rap PSA from Noisey, Fab explains how to take an ordinary situation and turn it into a “Lituation”.

Previously: Fabolous – The Young OG Project (Stream)

Video: Vince Staples – Screen Door

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Vince Staples drops off his new video for “Screen Door”, off the Hell Can Wait EP.

Hit the jump to check out Vince breaking the song down for Life+Times’ DECODED series.

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Video: Lil Bibby Interview with Montreality

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Lil Bibby sits down with Montreality for one of their signature Q&As. He recites the realest verse he ever wrote, speaks on Sway’s hard hitting interview questions, how a collaboration with Drake will sound and more.

Previously: Lil Bibby – Dead Or In Prison (Video)