HHU Interview

By August 8, 2013
Pusha T Reveals His Favorite Track On MNIMN

On Tuesday, I got a chance to sit down with Pusha T at the Fall 2013 Play Cloths launch event in NYC, where we discussed his highly anticipated solo debut, My Name Is My Name. Push went into detail about the production and features on MNIMN, as well as his struggles getting the album released. […]

By March 26, 2012
HHU Exclusive Intv: Emilio Rojas Talks Pursuing Music Full Time, Air Mattresses Advice, Being Labeled as a Latino Artist, and More

HHU interview contributor Ivan serves up yet another exclusive in the form of a new intv with up and coming MC Emilio Rojas. I think this is an important interview because Rojas spends a good amount of time discussing the importance and expectations of being a Latino in the music industry. Also, watch for his warning/advice for […]

By September 16, 2011
HHU Exclusive Intv: ¡MAYDAY! Talks Strange Music, Tour Life, Music

¡MAYDAY! stopped by Tulsa, OK, while on tour with Tech N9ne for the All 6′s and 7′s tour. We discuss how they linked up with Strange Music, tour life, and the feeling they want people to have when listening to their music. Footage by HHU contributor Ivan Ibarra.

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By May 13, 2011
HHU Exclusive Intv: Shad (Vol.2)

If you’ve been following the site, then you already know we’ve been rocking with Shad for a few years now. We’re pleased to bring you our second interview (watch our first here) with one of the best MC’s out right now and who had, arguably, one of the best albums of 2010 with TSOL. HHU […]

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By May 13, 2011
HHU Exclusive Intv: Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino Talks Odd Future, The Weeknd, His Album, and Record Labels

Since we last interviewed Donald Glover/Childish Gambino back in the Fall (click here to check it out), his popularity has picked up immensely in the music world. Nowadays, instead of his music being picked up by select blogs, like HHU or our good friend Modi of DCtoBC, any new leak is instantaneously spread across the […]

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By April 15, 2011
HHU Intv: Asher Roth Talks “The Spaghetti Tree,” Performing with The Roots, Nottz & More

HHU’s Ivan recently caught up with Asher Roth (and Nottz) to talk about how they initially linked up to form The Rawth EP. Roth says the EP wasn’t necessarily a planned project, interestingly enough, but the result of having a number of records rejected by the label due to sampling & copyright issues. With that […]

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By March 4, 2011
HHU Exclusive Intv: Dom Kennedy

**Bringing this back up top. In another exclusive interview brought to you by TheHipHopUpdate (check our archive of exclusive intv’s here), our contributor Taylor catches up with one of the most promising up & coming MC’s out West, Dom Kennedy. Before performing at The Rialto in Tuscon, AZ, Dom speaks out about his once in […]

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By February 25, 2011
HHU Intv: Big Sean (vol.2)

Re-Up. Our steady contributor Taylor links up with Big Sean once again (Summer 2010 intv HERE) to speak about a number of topics before his show at The Rialto in Tuscon, AZ. Sean talks about how he originally linked up with Chris Brown, how he (Big Sean) was originally on the hook of “My Last” […]

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By February 2, 2011
HHU Intv: Roc C Talks Upcoming Projects, J Dilla and More

Stones Throw artist Roc C just wrapped up the Value Menu Tour here on the West Coast with Tanya Morgan, Hall of Justus artist Chaundon and debuting Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother and Roc C new joint project – Young Americans. I caught up with Roc C for a post performance interview. Beside discussing […]

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By December 28, 2010
HHU Exclusive Intv: Rich Hil (Vol.2)

We first linked with Rich Hil way back in May (click here to check it out) where we learned about the LIMOS lifestyle as well as his projects at the time.  Since then, he’s been killing shows, in & out of rehab, dropped various mixtapes, and much more. HHU’s West Coast interviewer Taylor caught up […]

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By December 20, 2010
HHU Exclusive Intv: JD Era

Our HHU correspondents  up in Toronto – Jordan & Mandy -  recently had a chance to catch up with one of my favorite artists doing his thing up in Canada – JD Era. He talks about his latest success of a mixtape, TH1RT3EN, working with Drake in the past, his record with Bobby Valentino,  and […]

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By December 19, 2010
HHU Exclusive Intv: Chiddy Bang (Vol. 2)

Reposting for those who missed it earlier in the week – -  I pride myself in discovering new artists early on and just getting that feeling that they’re the next big thing in music. I did that with Wale. I did that with Cudi. And there’s literal proof in the form of writing and interviews […]

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By December 9, 2010
HHU Intv: The Dean’s List

I came across The Dean’s List by chance as a HHU fan sent in some of their music that I took the time to check out. That was back in April. Since then, the guys of The Dean’s List have made a name for themselves in the underground circuit and they’re currently prepping a new […]

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By December 6, 2010
HHU Intv: Shad

HHU’s Toronto squad, Jordan and Amanda, recently linked up with HHU favorite Shad to discuss a number of topics. The Canadian MC talks about his latest album, TSOL, his single, “Yaa I Get It,” social networking and artists he’s a fan of at the moment. Those artists include Kanye West, J. Cole, Elzhi, and Jay […]

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By November 30, 2010
HHU Exclusive Intv: Kendrick Lamar

Our resident HHU interviewer out West, Taylor, sits down with a promising up & comer by the name of Kendrick Lamar to talk about a number of things. Lamar talks about his initial projects in music, the term ‘Black Hippies’ and which direction he would want to go, label-wise. Additionally, Lamar talks about balancing out […]

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HHU Exclusive Intv: Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino
By November 26, 2010
HHU Exclusive Intv: Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino

In one of our best interviews to date, HHU’s Taylor catches up with actor/musician/comedian/renaissance man Donald Glover to talk about a variety of topics. While he’s probably best known for his current role on NBC’s Community, he has a thriving music career on the come up under the alias of Childish Gambino. Glover talks about […]

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