Posts Tagged ‘Interview’
Mack Wilds is currently living his (and almost any other artists’) dreams right now. On Friday (Dec. 7), the Staten Island-bred singer/songwriter snatched his very first Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album after dropping off his debut LP New York: A Love Story just three months ago. With competition like Rihanna, Fantasia, Tamar Braxton and his producer/mentor Saalam Remi, who signed Wilds to his Ra Mi Fa imprint, stacked up against him, the 24-year-old crooner is solely focusing on future hard work and the recognition he’s receiving among his peers. “Honestly to be nominated with the likes of a Rihanna, a Tamar Braxton, especially after the year that Tamar has had and who Rihanna is–even Fantasia–it makes me feel like, it’s crazy.”
While the former 90210 actor’s celeb-heavy circle and fans are still praising his Grammy nod, we caught up with the budding star to see how he’s taking handling the salute and who he predicts will take home a gramophone trophy on Jan. 26. –Niki McGloster (more…)Read More
Elliot Wilson catches up with Nipsey Hussle for another episode of The Truth to talk about the success Crenshaw, specifically Jay Z’s support of the project.
“Jay is like one of the most influential people in the world outside of rap,” Nipsey says. “Him cosigning it by saying ‘it’s dope,’ but then buying a hundred copies [and spending 10 racks], I think the people [who were] on the gate or the people that didn’t have an opinion will hop on the bandwagon or at least come in and explore to see what it’s about.”
If you haven’t already heard the project, Crenshaw is out now! Press play to watch the full interview. – Terrell “TreQues” RobinsonRead More
During yesterday’s episode of MTV’s RapFix Live, Sway sat down to address Kanye’s “You Ain’t Got The Answers” rant from last week on SiriusXM radio show Sway In The Morning. The legendary TV host sets the record straight by reassuring us that he indeed “has the answers.” Peep the hilarity above. – Terrell “TreQues” RobinsonRead More
With the Yeezus tour making a stop in ATL a couple nights ago, Kanye West checked into Atlanta’s V-103 radio to chat with the legendary DJ Greg Street about breaking down barriers as an artist (like he has at every stop). Ye also revealed that he doesn’t like Biggie’s “Juicy” and “Big Poppa” instrumentals.
“Man that ‘Juicy’ beat. I don’t like that beat, man. And I don’t like the beat for ‘Big Poppa’,” Kanye told Greg Street with a smile on his face. ”I don’t like that Dr. Dre worm noise on that, and I’m sure Biggie didn’t like it either. Biggie [Smalls] made you think that beat was cold; it was not a cold beat, man.”
Check out part two of the interview after the jump. – Terrell “TreQues” RobinsonRead More
After the successful launch of the brand new music platform of Revolt TV, the man behind the network has been on a media blitz to promo his new onscreen digs. Last night, Diddy sat down with the rejuvenated Arsenio Hall to chat on his brand new network.
“[Revolt TV] is about giving a platform for artists and a platform for fans. It’s like the ESPN of music,” Diddy told the host.
Also during this interview, Diddy takes some time to reflect on the death of his father and how he broke down for the first time. “I broke down about five years ago for the first time about my father. Sometimes you feel like you can’t miss what wasn’t there and you couldn’t really understand it. But when I had needed to talk to an older man for some wisdom and guidance, it broke me down.”
Check out the second part of the interview after the jump. –Terrell “TreQues” RobinsonRead More
BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe sits down with Pusha T to discuss My Name Is My Name, Kanye West, conversations with Malice about a Clipse reunion attempt at Coachella and more.
On My Name Is My Name - This is the most uncompromised hip-hop album that I think people have heard in ages. The beat selection was incredible… This album was made simply because I was reaching out to producers left and right.
On Kanye West – We made Yeezus and My Name Is My Name side-by-side. He did what he wanted to do and I did what I wanted to do. I couldn’t ask for a better person to executive produce this album.
Stream after the jump. –Terrell “TreQues” RobinsonRead More
Today, Maino woke up bright and early to respond to Trinidad Jame$ on Hot 97 Morning Show hosts Ebro and Rosenberg.
“I done been in every city in America and its an unspoken law that you don’t come to anybody’s city and talk down to them,” he told Hot 97 Morning Show hosts Ebro and Rosenberg. “He got to apologize to New York city. He got to apologize to you. He got to apologize to Brooklyn. He got to apologize to Harlem. Because he disrespected us in our city. If you got an opinion, whatever your opinion is you keep it to yourself. People pay you to come here not to disrespect them.”
Trinidad Jame$ had a Kanye West moment mid-show Tuesday night when he stopped in the middle of his set to address a few of his opinions on New York City‘s music scene. ”I remember when New York rap was the shit. And us in the south, us bamas, we was like ‘What the fuck?’ and we just did our own thing. But now we run y’all, musically. That’s crazy.”
It didn’t take long for his sentiments to float around and catch the attention of New York rappers everywhere, especially Maino’s. But despite the poor cell reception, Maino got his point across: “Check this out, we got issues. I addressed these issues in the song with me and [Jadakiss.] Who is he to give us a lecture on our city.”
Listen to the full interview here. – Alley OlivierRead More
And if you’re wondering, that’s what Waka Flocka Flame has been up to. The 27-year-old (and resident happy guy of hip-hop) is known for penning chart-topping, bass-heavy records about his gutter mentality and present-day Moet toasts to clappas. All fun and games (albeit no hands). But when he went off the map to infiltrate European dance crowds, fans questioned if they were losing their skateboard-loving god to electronic synths. “I’m just tired of hip-hop, it’s boring,” Waka answers simply about his decision to hit the road. “I was hot the same way 2 ½ years ago, so they like 2, 3 years behind me.”
However, the hip-hop rockstar won’t be forcing his way into EDM anytime soon, if ever. “I’m never gonna cross over. People f-ck up tryna force sounds on people that already love one,” he says, referencing his recent musical offerings, From Roaches to Rollies and Flockaveli 2 LP, set to hit shelves at the top of 2014.
We caught up with Mr. Flame to discuss Aokify America tour life, his time (and money spent) in Europe and why he’s growing beyond today’s hip-hop game. –Niki McGlosterRead More
Actress Keke Palmer got sexy for the latest cover of Rolling Out magazine. The CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story star discusses landing the roll of her dreams.
“It was a dream come true,” she says. “I never would’ve imagined that I would be doing something like that. Being a kid growing up and loving TLC and then doing the movie and playing my favorite member? It was overwhelming.”
After being cast in the starring role as Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas in the VH1 film, Palmer revealed that she did begin to feel a little anxiety and pressure.
“Afterward, when I saw other people’s reactions to it, there was a little bit of added pressure,” she admits. “Typically when I approach a project, I always have pressure on myself because I want to surpass my last project. But realizing even much more so how big of a deal this was going to be for fans, I realized ‘omigod, I really have to nail this!’ (more…)Read More
K. Michelle has never been a star to hide behind a smoke screen. Through all her performances–whether on stage or on reality TV–K has always been transparent, inviting her fans into the good and bad portion of her life. After defying all of the critics’ expectations with her debut LP, Rebellious Soul, the Tennessee-born chanteuse is now focusing on touring and adjusting to New York City life.
We caught up with the “V.S.O.P” singer to talk about the success of her debut album, dining in NYC and why she enlisted Sevyn Streeter for the upcoming tour.
See more after the jump! – Alley Olivier (more…)Read More