Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Video: Lil Durk – Sway In The Morning Interview & Freestyle

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Lil Durk was the guest on today’s episode of Sway In The Morning and discussed his debut album Remember My Name, Chicago and much more. He also dropped a freestyle over Red Cafe’s “Let It Go”.

Hit the jump for the freestyle.

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Kool DJ Red Alert on The Combat Jack Show

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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The living legend Kool DJ Red Alert is this week’s guest on The Combat Jack Show:

Says Jack:

Kool DJ Red Alert’s is a fully history lesson that dates back to the early days of Kool Herc and Afrika Bambataa to the BDP Juice Crew beef to the birth of the Native Tongues to the creation of Hot 97. It’s all here. Yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh!

After you listen to this, be sure to go watch this.

Previously: Kool Herc on The Combat Jack Show

Cam’ron Explains Federal Reserve Delay, Plans Solo LP for December

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Speaking to Revolt, Cam’ron explains that himself and A-Trak had to delay their Federal Reserve project because of their individual touring commitments, but he promises that the album is still on track to drop this fall. He also says that he may drop Purple Haze 2, which he reiterates will be his final solo album, in December, but that’s not set in stone. Since he’s working on an official color with Pantone, he may drop something related to that collaboration at the end of the year instead and leave PH2 for 2016. Either way something is dropping in December.

Previously: Too Honorable ft. Cam’ron, Styles P (Film Trailer)

Video: Fat Joe Goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Fat Joe and Joe La Puma of Complex hit BX sports to check out the selection. Joe speaks on his sneaker collecting strategy, some of his favorite kicks to work out in, getting in trouble in prison for rocking the Jordan slides and his legendary sole lick on MTV Cribs.

Previously: DJ Absolut ft. Fat Joe – Angels In The Ceiling

Video: Fashawn – Tim Westwood Freestyle & Interview

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Out in the UK, Fashawn pays a visit to Tim Westood’s studio and proceeds to drop a freestyle. He also talked with Tim Westwood about his album ‘The Ecology’, working with Nas, California and much more.

Hit the jump for the interview.

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Raekwon Talks “Criminology” Beat & Samples

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

In a new series of videos from DJ Booth Raekwon speaks on the first time he heard the “Criminology” beat, how they selected the song’s Scarface voice samples, the Wu’s early recording process, Ghostface’s legendary robes and his status as a Jesus piece pioneer, the influence of RZA and GZA on the rest of the crew and the time RZA’s basement flooded and they lost something like 500 unheard beats.

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Video: Raekwon in the Smokebox with B-Real

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Rae joins B-Real in the Smokebox to get his brain peeled back real quick. They talk legacy, keeping their content unique, newer artists Rae is feeling, the new album, the Purple Tape Files documentary him and Ghostface are working on and more.

Stream Raen’s new album Fly International Luxurious Art here.

Previously: Raekwon Breaks Down “Criminology”

Video: PRhyme, Boldy James & Your Old Droog – Tour Life (Ep. 3)

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The PRhyme Tour with Boldy James and Your Old Droog makes its way through the state of Texas, including a stop in Preem’s hometown of Houston, before finally landing at SXSW. Throughout this episode, Premier speaks on first becoming aware of Royce in the late 90′s, how they came up with the name PRhyme and more.

Previously: PRhyme ft. Dwele – You Should Know | PRhyme, Boldy James & Your Old Droog – Tour Life (Ep. 2)

What if Kendrick Lamar Was a Superhero?

Friday, May 1st, 2015

For the latest installment of Mass Appeal‘s new animated series ‘SUPER…’, Kendrick Lamar muses on what his persona would be if he was a costumed crime fighter. He imagines himself as Hardbody, a maskless, capeless hero with the ability to maneuver peacefully in dangerous sitautions and a mission to spread peace and love.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar Covers Mass Appeal

N.O.R.E. Speaks on Reconciling with Nas

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Speaking to Doggie Diamonds in Brooklyn, N.O.R.E. opens up about his recent reconciliation with Nas at LIV in Miami after not speaking to the god in 8 years. He says that they hung out again a couple of days after that meeting and he also mentions that he has a song with Kanye that Nas might jump on.

UPDATED: I added another clip of Nore speaking on the reconciliation below. He says seeing a post on 2dopeBoyz about a throwback pic Nas posted on Instagram helped get the ball rolling.

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