Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Video: Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin Talk The Beastie Boys

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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.

Previously: Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin On the Birth of Def Jam

Video: Jim Jones on Ebro in the Morning

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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.

Previously: Jim Jones – We Own The Night Pt. 2: Memoirs Of A Hustler EP

Video: Childish Gambino Interview & Freestyle w/ Peter Rosenberg

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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.

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Video: Nardwuar vs. Aziz Ansari

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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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.

Watch below.

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Video: Raury Covers Kanye’s “Blood On The Leaves”

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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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.

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Video: Joell Ortiz in The Hot Box with DJ Enuff

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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.

Previously: Joell Ortiz ft. Royce Da 59, Joe Budden & Crooked I – Brothers Keeper

Video: G-Unit on Ebro in The Morning

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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)

Video: Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin On the Birth of Def Jam

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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

Video: Kevin Gates Interview w/ The Breakfast Club

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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.

Previously: Rico Love – Spend It (ft. Big K.R.I.T.) + Sick (ft. Kevin Gates)

Jermaine Dupri on Juan Epstein

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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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.

Previously: Jermaine Dupri ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Migos – Pull Up