Here’s part 2 of Noisey’s Back And Forth with Russell and Rick Rubin. In this segment, they speak about the debut Beastie Boys single “Cooky Puss”, recording the Licensed To Ill album and their monster single “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right To Party” and how it impacted the rest of their career.
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Jimmy stops by Hot 97 to plug his new EP. He talks about the infamous on-air phone call between him, Ma$e and Cam, the new season of his reality show with Chrissy, and the kinda dances aroud questions about the static between him and Dame Dash.
Childish Gambino sits down with Peter Rosenberg to talk about Because The Internet, upcoming project STN MTN/Kauai, Jaden Smith, what else he is working on, being black in America and much more.
Check the freestyle over “Grindin My Whole Life” below.
Aziz kicks it with Nardwuar at the Oddball Comedy Fest. He talks about the time his brother met Master P, his appreciation for DJ Q-Bert’s turntable skills, the time Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed his set as he was opening for Drake and much more.
Raury stops by Hot 97 to introduce himself to Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura Stylez. At around 17:00 minutes in, he does an acoustic cover of Kanye’s “Blood On The Leaves” and adds a verse of his own.
Watch the video below.
Joell Ortiz steps into ‘The Hot Box’ with DJ Enuff to talk aabout how “Music Saved My Life”, working with The Heatmakers, House Slippers album and more. He closes out the segment by spitting “House Slippers” over a classic beat.
50 and The Unit lay it all out on the table on Ebro in the Morning. They speak on their break-up and eventual reconciliation and the stuff behind it, Fif’s relationship with Yayo and Banks specifically, why Game will never be involved with G-Unit again and the whether or not Banks is salty over the success Bobby Shmurda has seen with a beat that was orignally his. They also speak on 50′s ongoing back and forth with Floyd Mayweather and the recently announced The Beast Is G-Unit EP, which is apparently coming in October.
Previously: G-Unit – Ahhh Shit (Video)
On this VERY SPECIAL EPISODE of Noisey’s ‘Back & Forth’ interview series, Zen masters Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin discuss the early days of Def Jam, which is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary this year. In this clip, they talk about trying to capture the vibe of the clubs on early Rap records, the conception of LL Cool J’s “Radio” single and how he might be the only person who ever ghostwrote for RUN D.M.C.
Previously: Rick Rubin Sons All Ice Bucket Challengees
Kevin Gates sits down with The Breakfast Club to talk about the music industry, his childhood, partnering with Atlantic Records, being inspired by Birdman, his children, being locked up and much more.
Dark skinned Jermaine swung by Hot 97 and while he thought he was gonna be plugging his artist Rolls Royce Rizzy, Rosenberg and Cipha had other plans and turned it into a Juan Ep. Dupri’s history in the game is deep.
JD came by to talk about a new dope artist he has named Royce Rizzy who you can peep right here. However, the bulk of this 75 minute Juan Ep is spent discussing the amazing career of JD. We start out discussing his role as a kid on the Fresh Fest tour, continue through the formation of Kriss Kross, stories of how he had TLC before they were on LaFace, Biggie and Da Brat talk, and much much more. Great guy. Great episode.