Posts Tagged ‘interviews’

Steve-Ography: Wiz Khalifa [Video]

January 25, 2011 Leave a comment

For the first episode of Steve-Ography P.O.V., Steve-O documents the Taylor Gang Fans and there loyalty to Wiz during his arrest.

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Behind The Beats: Lex Luger [Video]

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Super-producer Lex Luger sits down w/ MTV Mixtape Daily for this candid interview for their “Behind the Beats” piece as he speaks about his evolution as a beatsmith, where he discusses his start on the drums, before moving onto his PS2, followed by some work on the PC via Cakewalk, then experimenting on a MPC, and Fruity Loops. He explains that at one point it wasn’t all peaches and cream, as he couldn’t catch a break in the beginning, placement wise. He mentions when he started out as a producer he would send out his beats to many artists, some including Waka Flocka and Juicy J, and no one would give a rat’s ass about his material, mostly because he wasn’t popular and didn’t “have a name.” Last but not least, he tells a story of how he heard Waka’s “Hard In The Paint” for the first time on the radio in Atl.

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VEVO’s Ask:Reply: Keyshia Cole [Video]

January 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Keyshia Cole is the next artist to be featured on VEVO’s Ask:Reply segment. Find out who the singer’s favorite hip-hop collaborator was, what she feels has been her biggest accomplishment thus far, which artist she would love to record with, how her friendship with 2Pac influenced her career, and balancing motherhood & promoting the new album Calling All Hearts. In other news, Keysh made headlines earlier this week when she announced the firing of her long-time manager Manny Halley via Twitter. Though she didn’t specifically state the reason for the boot,  many folks have speculated that the move was brought on due to the low-sales for her current project, which at press time has sold a disappointing 181, 300 copies since its’ release on December 21st.

Lupe Fiasco Interview with ONE News (New Zealand) [Video]

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Lupe touches on the BDO Festival and his dislike for working on the main stage, the sound of Lasers as well as its recently released album cover and a cut off the album billed ‘All Black Everything’, which he says is one of his personal masterpieces.

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TDK Chronicles: Nas (Full) [Video]

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Ah man, Nasir brought back the memories with this one. Along with doing the same with the radio, I used to religiously stay up late to record new clips /videos off Uncle Ralph’s Video Music Box. Word, I’m gettin’ old for real:

In this short film produced for TDK Life on Record’s Chronicles series, Nas discusses his passion for cassettes. The rapper reminisces about his long-gone tape collection, explains the importance of cassettes in early hip-hop culture and recalls the art of recording songs off the radio. His deep love of the medium and the music comes through in every moment, most especially when he talks about the ’80s rap legends who inspired him to become one of the most acclaimed emcees of the ’90s.

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J.Cole & Drake Remember Aaliyah [Video]

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Yesterday would’ve been Aaliyah Haughton’s 32nd birthday. SoulCultureUK had an opportunity to speak with both Drake and J.Cole while out in London for their European tour. Above, J.Cole recollects memories of his teenage crush for the late singer, and even crafting a beat shortly after hearing news of her passing. Under the cut, Aubrey talks about his love for Ms. Haughton’s music as a youngster, and the impact/influence she had on his career after having a sit-down with father about delving into both rapping and singing. SoulCulture also asked Drizzy about his favorite verse for their segment, peep it below.

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50 Cent Reveals ‘Black Magic’ Project Has Been Put In The Vault

January 14, 2011 Leave a comment

In an interview with Red Bulletin, Ferrari F50 reveals that his much talked about project Black Magic has been relayed to the vault for now and that he is working on a new followup to 2009′s Before I Self Destruct:

“I moved Black Magic, because it’s a total artist’s album. It was something that I just wanted to do, so I went in and recreationally made a full-bodied piece of work. I gave myself a new concept, so now it’s in the vault.”

“But you can build another album out of that material that you put to the side.”

“It’s not a long drawn-out process for me to create it, but it’s a long drawn-out process deciding what to offer the world. When I was making music initially, it was just for a 10 block radius, now it’s for the world.”

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