Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Video: Common & No I.D. Break Down Nobody’s Smiling (Interactive)

Monday, July 21st, 2014

This is really cool and I have to say that it’s about time people started utilizing the technology that’s out there to do creative promo stuff like this. The above clip is an interactive video of Com and No I.D. breaking down each track from Nobody’s Smiling. Because of the interactive nature of the embed, you can scroll through and watch the segments that interest you in whatever order you prefer.

Spotted: OnSMASH

Previously: Common Interview & Freestyle on Sway in the Morning

In The Lab with araabMUZIK

Friday, July 18th, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but araabMUZIK has been putting in work on the boards for damn near a decade already. Sometime around the middle of the previous decade we started to hear his signature production style on mixtapes and street singles from various Dipset affiliates, and by the time Cam’s Crime Pays album dropped in 2009, he had made a name for himself as a guy you could trust to give you a banger.

Since then he’s earned a similar reputation in the world of EDM while still finding time to construct killer beats for some of our favorite MCs. With his new project For Professional Use Only 2 now in the streets, we caught up with the MPC maven to ask him about his production process, preferred studio setup, his approach to rocking festivals and working with OG producers such as Alchemist and Swizz Beatz.

Click here to read In The Lab with araabMUZIK

Hit the jump to check out a trailer for the upcoming video for “Lion”.

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Jeezy: Jay-Z Teared Up When He Wrote “Seen It All” Verse

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

I thought this was why he makes the “Song Cry” instead? Jeezy also says that Jay sent the verse back in “30-40 minutes”.

Previously: Jeezy ft. Jay Z – Seen It All (Prod. by Cardo)

Video: The Devin The Dude Show w/ Bun B

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Devin The Dude kicks it with Bun B for the first episode of his new self-titled talk show. They talk about first pieces of ass, the early days of UGK, the struggle of recording on 2-inch reels back in the day, Drake’s love for H-Town and more.

Previously: Devin The Dude – I’m Just Gettin’ Blowed (Video)

Video: Boldy James for Mass Appeal’s “Video Print”

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Mass Appeal travels out to Detroit to chop it up with Boldy for the latest episode of their “Video Print” series. In the short clip, Boldy and producer Filthy Rockwell speak on rising above the streets of Detroit to make something of themselves and how they strive to stay true to those same street corners.

Previously: Boldy James – Crunchin | Nas Talks Boldy James Signing

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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