Interview

Interview: E-40 Chats with NPR Microphone Check About His History in the Industry and What’s Next
By April 15, 2014
Interview: E-40 Chats with NPR Microphone Check About His History in the Industry and What’s Next

E-40, from Northern California, is widely known for creating slang, flouting the rules and knowing everybody from everywhere. 40 spoke with Microphone Check hosts Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley about Lil Jon, T-Pain, Tupac and Too Short. They started their conversation talking business and in particular, the model that 40 provided New Orleans’ own […]

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By April 14, 2014
Interview: Lil Herb & Lil Reese Chat With DJ MoonDawg on WGCI

Chicago’s Lil Reese and Lil Herb chat with DJ MoonDawg about the current state of their music and what’s going on in Chicago.

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By April 14, 2014
Interview: A$AP Ferg Talks About His Upcoming Tour with M.I.A., A$AP Mob Album

Ferg chats with FUSE x VEVO to talk about his collabo tour with M.I.A. came about and he reveals some general notes about his sophomore album & Mob album as well.

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By April 11, 2014
Interview: Noah ’40′ Shebib Talks About Music and Production at Pensado’s Place

This interview came out in February, but I just came across it and think it’s worth the look if you have a bit of time. Noah ’40′ Shebib (Drake, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Jamie Foxx) join Dave and Herb on the 151st episode of Pensado’s Place. Smart dude.

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By April 10, 2014
Interview: DJ Drama Joins the Breakfast Club to Talk Atlantic Records A&R Role and More

DJ Drama stops by the Breakfast Club to talk about his role at Atlantic Records and what he feels about Atlanta and the next generation of artists. Bringing that knowledge to the people.

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By April 10, 2014
Video: Watch Pharrell Williams Talk Oscars, New Album GIRL and More with Ellen

Pharrell stopped by Ellen to talk about his Oscar nomination, the motivation behind his new album and much more. The guy just keeps on winning.

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By April 9, 2014
King Chip Talks About Kid Cudi’s Newest Album, ‘Satellite Flight’

Chip will have a feature on the physical release of the album.

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By April 9, 2014
NiteCap with Peter Bailey: LL Cool J Talks Monogamy, Authenticity & His Faith

Award-winning author Peter Bailey continues his critically-acclaimed docu-series meeting up with LL Cool J at Jazz in the Gardens where the two discuss the pop icon’s legendary career, his faith that sustains it and unfaithful women in the ever-growing monogamy debate.

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Listen to the Kinda Neat Podcast Featuring Odd Future Manager Christian Clancy
By April 9, 2014
Listen to the Kinda Neat Podcast Featuring Odd Future Manager Christian Clancy

Pretty dope podcast featuring the super interesting Christian Clancy. Here’s the description of the episode: “This week we sat down with Christian Clancy. Clancy is a seasoned music industry veteran, responsible for marketing classic records like MMLP and Get Rich or Die Trying. He currently manages Odd Future and played an integral part in developing […]

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Jabari Johnson’s ‘Words with Friends’ Episode #11: Phillip T. Annand
By April 7, 2014
Jabari Johnson’s ‘Words with Friends’ Episode #11: Phillip T. Annand

Another episode from Jabari. Phillip Annand is the founder of The Madbury Club, a collective of friends who produce content and marketing strategies for brands like Nike, Footaction, and Native Shoes.

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By April 4, 2014
Video: T.I. Talks About His Upcoming Album Release Plan, TV Show & More

T.I. talks to Hot 97 about his upcoming Columbia Records album and his rollout plan. Iggy Azalea joins the conversation at the end to talk about her beef with the radio station.

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By March 31, 2014
Interview: 50 Cent Joins The Breakfast Club for a Lengthy Interview

The enigma that is 50 Cent joined the Breakfast Club for a lengthy interview where he discussed everything from the career choices Diddy has made to his current relationship with Ja Rule.

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By March 31, 2014
Interview: Nardwuar vs. Future

Nardwuar catches up with Future down in Austin during SXSW. The two talk about the Atlanta music scene and much more.

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By March 30, 2014
Interview: Young Chop Talks About Studying Music

Even in the midst of SXSW, the Chicago producer was selling beats and putting in studio time. He took a rare break to talk about studying songs from the ’70s and Polow da Don’s snare. NPR Microphone Check on the interview.

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By March 30, 2014
Video: Kevin Gates Takes on SXSW With NPR’s Microphone Check

The Baton Rouge rapper, on the rise when he arrived in Austin for SXSW, feels conflicted about his new success. “The more I grow in popularity,” he says, “the lonelier it gets.” Cool segment from NPR Hip Hop.

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The Combat Jack Show Presents: Talib Kweli & Ma Dukes J. Dilla Episode
By March 29, 2014
The Combat Jack Show Presents: Talib Kweli & Ma Dukes J. Dilla Episode

Via Combat Jack: In this episode we have none other than Ma Dukes, mother of the late great J. Dilla. She’s joined by Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli. We learn about J. Dilla and his posthumous legacy, his impact on hip hop culture, The J. Dilla Foundation and more. We also find out about Talib’s new […]

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