Interview

Listen to Episode #24 of @Jabari Johnson’s Words With Friends with Guest Alex White of Next Big Sound:
By July 29, 2014
Listen to Episode #24 of @Jabari Johnson’s Words With Friends with Guest Alex White of Next Big Sound:

Jabari shares some info on this guest: “Alex White is the CEO and co-founder of Next Big Sound, a company that provides music analytics and insights. The company measures the growth and popularity of bands across social networks, streaming services and radio.” Listen here:

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By July 26, 2014
Video: Fat Joe Talks Jordans, DJ Khaled and More

It’s all about the kicks!

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Interview: YG Chats with NPR About His Debut Album
By July 26, 2014
Interview: YG Chats with NPR About His Debut Album

The Los Angeles rapper spoke to Microphone Check co-hosts Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley about his early days playing house parties all over the county, DJ Mustard’s start, his friendship with ScHoolboy Q and how his mother yelling at him ended up on his debut album.

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Listen to Billboard’s The Juice Podcast Featuring Schoolboy Q and ItsTheReal:
By July 25, 2014
Listen to Billboard’s The Juice Podcast Featuring Schoolboy Q and ItsTheReal:

ScHoolboy Q stops by Billboard‘s NYC office to guest on the 13th episode of The Juice Podcast. Joined by co-hosts ItsTheReal’s Eric Rosenthal and Jeff Rosenthal, Billboard jokes and talks about a range of topics: Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg’s annual Peterpalooza, Mac Miller, touring, Q’s fourth full-length album, Top Dawg Entertainment’s crazy antics and more.

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By July 25, 2014
Video: Here’s French Montana and Khloe Kardashian Chatting it Up with Angie Martinez

French and Khloe sit with Angie to talk about their relationship. Gossip omg.

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Listen to the Kinda Neat Podcast Featuring Special Guests Brothers Rosenthal aka @ItsTheReal:
By July 25, 2014
Listen to the Kinda Neat Podcast Featuring Special Guests Brothers Rosenthal aka @ItsTheReal:

Via Kinda Neat: Eric and Jeff Rosenthal are brothers that have been creating hip hop sketch comedy as ItsTheReal for nearly a decade. Simply put: they crack me up. Their loving homages to the culture — via parody rap songs, inane and irreverant interviews (that keep the artists laughing as hard as the audience), journalism, […]

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By July 24, 2014
Video: Dilated Peoples Talk About Their Expansive Career

Here’s a new behind the scenes video from Dilated Peoples. Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu talk about the evolution of the group and the making of their new LP, Director’s of Photography. The album drops August 12 on Rhymesayers Entertainment, their first in 8 years. Dilated just shot a video for their latest single […]

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Listen to The Combat Jack Show: The Ben Baller and Boaz Episode
By July 22, 2014
Listen to The Combat Jack Show: The Ben Baller and Boaz Episode

Via Combat Jack: “Mr. Ben Yang has a lot to say. About a lot of people. And he got it off his chest. Ya’ll been clamoring for a West Coast guest? Here it is. Baller has stories for days. Suge Knight, Dr. Dre., Tupac Shakur, Death Row, Denzel Washington, Aftermath. He’s even got some Dame […]

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By July 22, 2014
Video: Common Joins The Breakfast Club to Talk ‘Nobody’s Smiling,’ Working with NO ID and More

Common joins The Breakfast Club to talk about Kanye West’s wedding, being in a relationship, his new album, and much more.

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Liste to The Combat Jack Show: The Chuck D Episode Featuring Keith Shocklee
By July 20, 2014
Liste to The Combat Jack Show: The Chuck D Episode Featuring Keith Shocklee

Via The Combat Jack Show: Internets, this is such an honor. It’s been few years of me trying to get the legendary Chuck D on The Combat Jack Show. It took current events, plus the Freddie Foxxx episode to make this happen (thank you Bumpy!). How do I even describe this 3 hour long discussion […]

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By July 17, 2014
Fader and Sonos Present: At Home With Tinashe

Via Fader: Tinashe still lives with her parents, and she doesn’t give a damn what you think about it. In the latest installment of At Home With—a series presented by Sonos and The FADER where we peek into artists’ homes to see where they live, listen and make music—the R&B singer gives us the grand […]

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By July 12, 2014
Video: The Story Behind “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Go behind the scenes with Pharrell, his choreographer Fatima Robinson, and his dancers “the BAEs” to discuss the magic of “Happy” and the movement it has created.

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Interview: Pete Rock Talks Integral Meeting With James Brown, J Dilla and More
By July 7, 2014
Interview: Pete Rock Talks Integral Meeting With James Brown, J Dilla and More

The renowned producer attributes his creativity to another legend: “I was musically charged, man. I had some adrenaline going on then. I’m serious, ever since I — I think after I met James Brown as a kid. I was seven years old,” says Pete Rock. “I wasn’t the same since.” The man who made “T.R.O.Y.” […]

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By July 3, 2014
Interview: Just Blaze Talks Ghostwriting, Rise of DJ’s

Legendary DJ/producer Just Blaze discusses the rise of DJs, ghost producing, the current state of New York hip-hop, what it takes to be a great DJ, and more.

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