Drake Talks More Life, Kanye & Meek Mill with DJ Semtex

Sunday, February 19th, 2017


During his ongoing UK excursion, Drake sat down with the esteemed DJ Semtex for a wide-ranging interview that touched on a number of topics that he hadn’t previously addressed at length. Over the course of about an hour, the pair spoke on the early days of his career back to the So Far Gone era, his relationship with and subsequent signing by Lil Wayne and working with Dr. Dre on the project we know as Detox. He also spoke on the upcoming More Life playlist project, his high-profile beef with Meek Mill, his working relationship with alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller, “Pop Style” and becoming a target of Kanye West during one of his more infamous rants.

You can stream the full interview below and head over to Semtex’s site for an extensive transcript.

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Video: Kendrick Lamar Interview w/ DJ Semtex

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Kendrick connected with Semtex during his recent trip to the UK. They talk about K.Dot potentially working with Nas, how ScHoolBoy Q’s album is coming along, Ab-Soul’s project, UK talent, the new West, future plans, the elusive collaboration album with J.Cole and more.

Another interesting share from Semtex: Back in 2010 he visited the TDE studios and took a pic of a list of guidelines posted on the wall by Top Dawg , hit the jump to check it out.

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Video: Pusha T Says He Recorded 20 Verses for Cruel Summer

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Pusha T had his first solo show in London on Monday night, and DJ Semtex caught up with him during his time there. Semtex asks how many songs didn’t make Cruel Summer and Pusha says that he recorded 20 verses, mentions a song with Big Sean & Common called “Trash Bags” (think: strip clubs) but says Cruel Winter is a Kanye and Q-Tip thing, for now.

Previously: Pusha T’s Favorite Verse: “So Appalled” (Video)

Video: DJ Semtex on Tour w/ Wu-Tang

Friday, July 15th, 2011

While performing DJ duties for the Wu during their European tour, Semtex catches up with Divine, Ghostface and Mathematics to talk about some of the upcoming Wu projects, including the Wu-Block album and Ghost’s solo.

Previously: DOOMSTARKS (Ghostface Killah x MF Doom) – Victory Lap (Madlib Remix) (Radio Rip)

Audio: Swizz Beatz Talks “Watch The Throne” w/ DJ Semtex

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Swizzy says Jay sounds hungry which I find hard to believe. He may be focused and he may be making good music, but he’s far from hungry. He’s not even peckish.

The full interview will air this Friday on Semtex’s BBC Radio 1xtra show.

Chipmunk ft. Chris Brown & J. Cole – Champion (Remix) [CDQ]

Monday, February 7th, 2011


Could do without Chris Brown rapping (fast-forward to 2:40 for Cole’s verse). Semtex has been co-signing Chipmunk for a few years now and I’m pretty sure these two met for the first time in the picture above last July.

Chipmunk ft. Chris Brown & J. Cole – Champion (Remix) | Mediafire

I took a dollar to the city of the dreams
Called up my homies and then I put ’em on my team…and so we paid
And now we out in London, oh behave
Cold world if you wondering, snowy days.

Props to Mr. X

Audio: J. Cole Interview With DJ Semtex

Friday, January 7th, 2011

J. Cole payed a visit to DJ Semtex while out in London, supporting Drake on his current overseas tour. He spoke on the difference between the fans in the UK as opposed those in the US, gave a little bit more details on his upcoming new album (he has a Trey Songz single on the way) and answered Twitter questions from the fans.

Props to DJ Semtex.

Previously: J. Cole Talks Kendrick Lamar & The State Of The Hip-Hop

Audio: Jay-Z Responds to MC Hammer Diss

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Here’s a short clip from a recent talk DJ Semtex had with Jay-Z. Here, Hov speaks on MC Hammer’s recent campaign to paint him as a satanist evildoer for simply noting that Hammer lost 30 million. Jay mentions that he actually had some nice things to say about Hammer in DECODED.

Jay: “I didn’t know that wasn’t on the table for discussion…”

Semtex: “You brought him back, he’s doing videos, he’s on Nah Right….”

The full interview will air this Friday on 1Xtra @ 10:00 p.m.

Related: Why Jay-Z is not a Devil Worshipping Illuminati Propagandist by Dallas Penn

Photo Credit : Newsy Chick

Video: Jay Electronica Interview w/ DJ Semtex

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Jay Electronica’s been camped out in a studio somewhere in London for the last few weeks, when he’s not touring Europe or visiting Cairo, to put the finishing touches on what has become one of the most anticipated projects in hip hop: Act II, which he says he’s trying to release by his birthday, September 19th.

Semtex heard it and said “it’s everything you expect x10.”

Audio: J. Cole Freestyle+Interview w/ DJ Semtex

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010


J. Cole is in London for the first time to perform at the 90,000+ tickets sold-out 2010 Wireless Festival on Sunday, headlined by Jay-Z.

J. Cole on DJ Semtex pt. 1


J. Cole on DJ Semtex pt. 2


J. Cole – Hello Good Morning Live Freestyle | Mediafire


Previously: Video: Drake Interview w/ DJ Semtex (Pt. 2 of 2)