Showing posts with label Interviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Interviews. Show all posts

Monday, November 11, 2013

[VIDEO] Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, N.O.R.E. & More Remember Wu-Tang's ' Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)' Album

Saturday, November 9th marked the 20th anniversay of Wu-Tang Clan's debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). While I was only 4 years old when it dropped, I still remember the impact the album had on me growing up thanks to my sister blasting it constantly. Once I'd matured and was able to appreciate it for myself, I went back to form my own love for the 9 man army.

Like myself and millions of others, today's upper echelon of emcees have also been inspired by the work and accomplishments of Wu-Tang. In a special Rap Fix Live moment with MTV's Sway, members U-God, Masta Killa and honorary member Cappadonna were presented with a video compilation of clips from N.O.R.E., DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, Big Sean and A$AP Rocky-- all expressing their gratitude for the Wu-Tang movement.

[Nah Right]

If you're looking to dig deeper into Enter The Wu-Tang, check out Rolling Stone's latest feature HERE.

Previously: The RZA - Blowin In The Wind

Friday, September 20, 2013

[VIDEO] Janelle Monae Talks 'The Electric Lady,' Prince, Love & More With The Breakfast Club

While out on a promo tour for her new (INCREDIBLE!) album The Electric LadyJanelle Monae stopped by the always candid Breakfast Club. Watch below as Charlemagne fawns over her while she discussed her relationship with Prince, the premise behind Cindi Mayweather, her business partnership with Diddy, as well as her upbringing.

Congrats to Janelle and the rest of Wondaland on yet another inspiring work of art!

Previously: Janelle Monae ft. Miguel - "Primetime"

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

[Music Video] Just Blaze & Baauer ft. Jay-Z - "Higher"

Just Blaze and Baauer take their track "Higher" to the next level as they recruit director Nabil for the track's accompanying short film. Watch below as Nabil (who directed Frank Ocean's "Pyramids," J. Cole's "Power Trip," G.O.O.D. Music's "Mercy," and a host of others) showcases the Kerala region of India, home of the martial art Kalaripayattu.

The moral of this story: Never underestimate the little guys...


As a bonus, hit the jump to catch Just Blaze's recent interview with Power 105's The Breakfast Club!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

[New Mixtape] Stalley - "Honest Cowboy" + "MindGames with Mindbonics" Interview

Out of all of the Maybach Music stars on the roster, Stalley is the artist whose development has remained indie and has progressed at a more natural rate. After breaking out with his independent success Lincoln Way Nights in 2011, he's expanded his fan base with the release of Savage Journey To The American Dream as well as his Songs By Me, Stalley series.

Supported by the release of the Scarface backed "Swangin," Stalley finally let loose his latest effort, Honest Cowboy. Stream + download the project below, which features a verse from ScHoolboy Q and showcases production from Rashad, Terrace Martin, Block Beattaz, and more.

Hourglass Picks: Samson, Swangin, NineteenEighty7

If you need more of MMG's other bearded bandit, hit the jump to catch Stalley's recent interview with my hometown connect, Mindbonics.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

[Video] Jay Z Talks Commercialization, Competion & More With Elliott Wilson

While this summer has seen it's fair share of Hip Hop releases from the likes of J. Cole, Kanye, Wale, and Mac Miller, Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail has proven to be the biggest. With first week sales of 528,000 --not including the 1 million copies sold to Samsung weeks before it release-- and the first rap album to hit #1 on Billboard two weeks in a row, Jay has a lot to be proud of.

After giving The Breakfast Club and Angie Martinez a moment of his time with a pair of very telling interviews, Jay Z sat down with Rap Radar's Elliot Wilson to discuss #FactsOnly. Watch Part 1 below as Jay discusses his love for art, performing at Yankee stadium, and more.

Part 2 after the jump!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nas - "#MadeNasProud" (J. Cole Response)

As a response to the powerful Born Sinner track "Let Nas Down," in which J. Cole reveals Nas' disappointment with his first official single "Work Out," Nasir pays the ultimate respect by tipping his hat to the young star. This song is already really special to their fans, so I can only imagine how special Nas' words are to Cole.

Hit the jump to see J. Cole describe Nas' reaction when hearing "Let Nas Down."

Saturday, May 25, 2013

[Video] DJ Princess Cut - In The Sweetbox, Ep. 5 Starring Big Boi

DJ Princess Cut recently caught up with her friend Big Boi during the Athens, GA stop of his and Killer Mike's Shoes For Running Tour and decided to share her backstage access with us for the fifth episode of In The Sweetbox.

Watch below as she discusses Big Boi's latest album Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, his new sock line with Crooks & Castles, and his knack for collaborating with artists in other genres.

As a bonus, hit the jump for Princess Cut's new mixtape Girls On Fie, Vol. 1 with Hot 107.9's Mz Shyneka!

[Mixtape Kitchen]


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

[Music Video] Ciara - "Body Party" (Starring Future)

It looks like the momentum is finally back in Ciara's favor as she shut TVs and the net down yesterday with the 106 & Park premiere of her new single "Body Party." In the Mr. X shot video, Ci takes us to a classic house party filled with cameos from some of the A's hottest (Ludacris, Trinidad Jame$, Mike WiLL, and Jazze Pha just to name a few) as she and her real-life beau see into the future of their relationship.

Of course the dance scenes are amazing, and the chemistry between Ciara and Future is clearly not being faked in this video. Watch the visuals to "Body Party" below, and hit the jump to catch Ciara's awkward moment on 106 & Park as her ex Bow Wow interviewed her while Future looked on from the crowd.

Friday, April 19, 2013

[Music Video] Miguel ft. Kendrick Lamar - "How Many Drinks" (Remix)

Not too long after releasing the remix of "How Many Drinks," Miguel and Kendrick Lamar team up to present the visuals to the Kaleidoscope Dream cut. Watch the Clark Jackson directed video below, and hit the jump to catch Miguel's recent interview with the Breakfast Club.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kid Cudi ft. Kendrick Lamar - Solo Dolo Pt. 2

KiD CuDi caused a lot of commotion when he announced his amicable departure from G.O.O.D. Music, but the focus now rests on his album Indicud which is set to hit stores on April 23. One of the most anticipated tracks on the project was the Kendrick Lamar featured "Solo Dolo Pt. 2," which we are now privileged to hear since the album leaked to the masses. Don't worry though. Cudi's not mad about it...

Hit the jump to watch a clip of Cudi's interview with the LA Leakers as he speaks on what it was like working with Kendrick Lamar.

Monday, April 1, 2013

[Music Video] Chris Brown - "Fine China" + Hot 97 Interview With Angie Martinez [Video]

Taking a page from his hero Michael Jackson's book, Chris Brown debuts his new single "Fine China" with a short film kit with a starcrossed lovers backdrop and martial arts inspired dance scenes. His forthcoming album X is set to hit stores this summer, and the singer hopes to have released 10 visuals for the project come its release.

Chris Brown recently had some words for Drake, on the remix to "R.I.P.," but hit the jump to see his recent interview with Angie Martinez to see if he and Rihanna actually discuss the beef for which she seems to be the underlying trigger.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Birdman Calls Angie Martinez To Discuss Lil Wayne's Health

Over the weekend fans were in a panic as news that Lil Wayne suffered multiple seizures broke on TMZ. After multiple false reports and rumors that Wayne was in critical condition and barely hanging on at some point, Weezy's adopted father Birdman called in to Hot 97 to tell Angie Martinez what's really going on.

Listen to the interview below, as Baby claims that Lil Wayne is doing great and also claims that the drugs Weezy doesn't shy away from rapping about or displaying had no impact on his seizure.

Birdman-Angie Martinez Interview:

I'm glad to hear that Wayne seems to be doing alright, and I'm interested to see how this tragedy will unfold as he prepares to release his album I Am Not A Human Being 2.


Previously: Birdman ft. Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne - Born Stunna (Remix)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

[Video] In The Sweetbox With DJ Princess Cut (Episode 1 Starring Big Zak)

After conquering Smirnoff's Master Of The Mix Atlanta, touring internationally and making her name as one of the most respected DJ's in the South, Hoodrich Entertainment and Hot 107.9's DJ Princess Cut plans to conquer the net one visual at a time with her new interview series In The Sweetbox.

In episode 1 of her debut season, she sits down with Atlanta emcee and producer Big Zak, best known throughout the city for his recent mixtape Talk That Shit and for his intro on DJ Greg Street's 6 O'Clock radio show.

Watch below as the lovely Sweetbox Jones talks with Zak about his accomplishments thus far, his growing MCM movement, and his strategy for making sure everyone who plays part in creating a song gets their proper share.

Be on the look out for Episode 2 of In The Sweetbox as Princess Cut chops it up with a few fellow DJ's. Subscribe to her channel to stay in the loop!

Monday, February 18, 2013

[Full Episode] Oprah's Next Chapter: Beyoncé

Not only did Beyoncé take over Super Bowl Sunday; she took over primetime Saturday as she prefaced the premiere of her HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream with an intimate interview with Oprah on the OWN Network.

In case you missed it, watch below as Bey opens up about her pregnancy, her relationship with her father, her drive to keep performing, and her beautiful new family.

[Miss Info]

Previously: [Video] Beyoncé's Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Friday, January 18, 2013

[Video] Terrace Martin - Making Of Kendrick Lamar's "Real" (Episode 1)

In a new mini series from APluzFilms, producer, emcee and instrumentalist Terrace Martin dissects his experience creating "Real" from good kid, m.A.A.d city. The song is definitely a favorite of mine, thanks to its lighthearted sound paired with a strong message.

A musical genius in his own right, Terrace gives a lot of credit to the mind of Kendrick Lamar who was not only responsible for his verses but for a lot of the melodies included in the production. Watch Part 1 of the interview below, and look for the next installment to hit the net next week.

In the meantime, Terrace's 3ChordFold is still in the works... get ready!

Previously: Terrace Martin ft. Dom Kennedy & Punch - How I Live

Thursday, January 10, 2013

[Video] Nas Talks New Album, Relationship With Kelis, Grammy Nominations & More With Angie Martinez

There's no doubt that Nas is one of the best to ever do it. According to CNN, he is THE best lyricist of all time.

Nas stopped by Hot 97 on Angie Martinez's birthday to discuss his reaction to the title, along with the 4 Grammy nods he received for Life Is Good. Watch the interview below where he also discusses his repaired friendship with ex-wife Kelis as well as where he finds himself musically.

For the G's who want to dig a little deeper into Nas' career and life as one of the great storytellers of this generation, hit the jump to watch his full interview with Anthony DeCurtis at the 92Y Cultural Institution & Community Center.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jhené Aiko Talks Brother's Passing, "Souled Out," Tupac & More With Rap-Up TV [VIDEO]

The good folks over at Rap-Up TV caught up with Jhené Aiko to document a quick run through of the Sailing Soul her story from the beginning of her career to now. Watch below as she describes the emotional moment of letting her brother Miyagi hear "For My Brother" on the day he died, her plans for her Def Jam debut Souled Out, her love for Kid Cudi, and more.

Previously: Jhené Aiko - 3:16AM [Music Video]

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Trey Songz Talks Chapter V, Ne-Yo, R. Kelly & More With The Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

Trey Songz is on a huge promo tour in support of his new album Chapter V, so of course he had to sit down with The Breakfast Club sooner or later. Never any to hold back questions, the conversation took a turn from his music, to his reaction of Ne-Yo's criticism, to his love life. Sit back and enjoy the many TMI moments of this one.

Previously: Trey Songz ft. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne - Hail Mary [Music Video] (Co-Starring Kevin Hart, Stevie J & Joseline)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nardwuar vs. 2 Chainz [VIDEO]

Classic. Nardwuar strikes again as he interviewed 2 Chainz when Tity Boi traveled to Vancouver. Check out the hilarious video below, and be sure to pick up Based On A T.R.U. Story which hit stores today!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Rick Ross Talks Working With Andre 3000 & Dr. Dre On The Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

Rick Ross stopped by Power 105's The Breakfast Club to promote his #1 album God Forgives, I Don't where Charlamagne, Angela and DJ Envy got him to dish on everything the listeners wanted to hear. Watch below as he reveals how his "Hold Me Back" video video was unbanned from BET, explains how the Andre 3000 collaboration came to be, along with Dr. Dre's "3 Kings" feature. Also get the scoop on a possible Trina signing to MMG and his latest tour bus fiasco.

[Power 105]

Previously: Rick Ross - 911 [Music Video]
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