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A relaunch of the home of hip-hop’s most revealing interviews. Both Wilson and Miller are true journalists who do an immense amount of research, know how to listen and are driven to get the answers to the questions hip-hop fans want to know.
 
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Swizz Beatz is in his zone. Recently, the legendary producer released the best album of his career, Poison. But Swizzy isn’t only bettering himself. He also supplied Lil Wayne’s Carter V with the standout single, “Uproar”. Here, Swizz talks about his latest work, Nas, 20th anniversaries, and more! Original Publication Date: 11/20/18 Learn more abou…
 
Mozzy holds the keys to his city. Following a stream of releases, the Sacramento native has dropped his most celebrated work to date, Gangland Landlord. With the support of his town and his peers, Mozzy has his eyes set on hip hop domination. In the meantime, he talks about his new album, Kendrick Lamar, success, family, and more. Original Publicat…
 
Young Dolph prides himself on being self made and self paid. After admitting to turning down a $22 million recording deal, the Memphis rapper released his latest LP, Role Model. Here, Dolph speaks on his independent success, family, near death experiences, and more! Original Publication Date: 10/31/18 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://new…
 
Tay Keith’s a beat bully. Thanks to consistent collaborations with Drake, the Memphis producer has crafted some of the game’s biggest tracks, (“Look Alive,” “Never Recover,” “Nonstop,” “Sicko Mode”). Taking a break from his classes as a senior at Middle Tennessee State University, Keith talks about his breakout year, academics, collaborators and mo…
 
When it comes to the business of music publishing, it gets no bigger than Jon Platt. Currently as the CEO/Chairman of Warner/Chappelle Music. With over 30 years in the game and roster that includes Jay-Z, Beyonce and Lil Wayne, Jon will receive the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award. Here, the Denver native and former DJ breaks down the mechanics …
 
6lack’s got a good head on his shoulders. Mainly because after chopping his signature dreadlocks the Atlanta native released his focused sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter. Accompanied by his daughter Syx, the rapper turnt crooner talks about his latest effort, fatherhood, touring, and why he’s better than his competition. Original Publicati…
 
Freddie Gibbs doesn’t take himself too seriously. Inspired by the R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass, Gibbs took on a new persona with his latest album, Freddie. But make no mistake, Gangsta Gibbs sticks to the script with his hardcore rhymes and signature snarl. With Too $hort at the helm, Gibbs discusses his new album, exoneration, Bandana 2, sports an…
 
Will Smith’s resume speaks for itself. For over 30 years, West Philadelphia’s favorite son has conquered music, television, and film. But after stepping away from the booth, The Fresh Prince is dusting off his crown with freestyles and an insatiable social media following. On location in Budapest, Big Willie speaks on his new music, The Fresh Princ…
 
Westside Gunn’s music can’t be labeled. So much in fact that he christened his latest project with three names, Supreme Blientele, God Is The Greatest, Chris Benoit. But whatever you decide to call it, the Buffalo,NY native has earned the respect of his fans and peers. In 2017, Eminem caught wind and offered him a label deal for his Griselda imprin…
 
J Prince has lived a life you could write a book on. In fact, the Rap-A-Lot founder has done that with his memoir, The Art & Science of Respect. Here, the Houston OG, discusses his background, forming his label, artists, hardships, and triumphs. Original Publication Date: 6/11/18 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-a…
 
Saba's creepin' on ah come up. Thanks to a rabid social media following his sophomore album, Care For Me one of the most lauded projects this year. But things weren't always this positive for the Chicago native. A year ago, his PIVOT Gang partner and cousin, John Walt, was murdered. Finding solace in his music, Saba turned tragedy into triumph. Her…
 
As the frontman of The Roots, Black Thought has always been the center of attention. But now, he’s sharing the spotlight with producer 9th Wonder for his debut EP, Stream of Thoughts. Off mic, Thought’s taking care of business as well. Since 2014, he and The Roots have provided the sounds on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Show. He also organize…
 
Snoop Dogg knows the power of reinvention. 25 years after his landmark debut Doggystyle, Snoop flipped the script with his gospel album, Bible Of Love. But Tha Doggfather still has a foot in the secular world. In addition to his cooking show, Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, he’s currently hosting the game show, The Joker’s Wild. Here, Snoop …
 
Murda Beatz is killing the game. Thanks to his Lauryn Hill sampled production, Drake earned his third number one with “Nice For What.” But Drizzy isn’t the only one getting laced. In 2017, the Canadian producer supplied Migos (“Motorsport,”) Travis Scott (“Butterfly Effect,”) and 2 Chainz (“It’s A Vibe; “4 AM.”) With his album Keep God First 2 penc…
 
Mark Pitts knows has talent. In fact, it’s been his expertise for over 20 years. During Bad Boy’s infancy, he managed The Notorious B.I.G. Following Biggie’s passing, The Brooklyn native formed ByStorm Entertainment and later introduced the world to Chris Brown, J.Cole, and Miguel. Despite being diagnosed with Bells Palsy, Pitts’ setback was met by…
 
T.I. is for the people. In the wake of Kanye West’s support of President Trump, the tandem shared their differences on the controversial, “Ye vs. The People.” Outside of politics, the trap music pioneer has his hands full. He’s nominated for a Tony Award and this summer is starring in Marvel's Ant-Man sequel. On the small screen, he’s gearing up fo…
 
From breakups to makeups, Wale wears his heart on his sleeve. So it’s only fitting that MMG laureate waxes about his personal woes on his new EP, It’s Complicated. But relationship goals aren’t the only thing on Folarin’s mind. He barked at critics with “Staying Power” and matched J. Cole’s fire with “Groundhog Day”. Here, the D.C. native speaks on…
 
For nearly a decade, Roc Marciano has been a lord of the underground. With the release of his new album, Rosebud Revenge 2: Bitter Dose, the Long Island native is ruling with an iron fist. Released independently, Roc initially turned to the streets before embracing streaming. But with a renewed focus, he talks about his views on music distribution,…
 
2 Chainz knows how to be a player. Inspired by his days on the hardwood, the Atlanta trapper released his four track EP, “The Play Don’t Care Who Make It.” The project serves as an appetizer until the release of his fourth solo album, “Rap Or Go The League.” With guest appearances on The Black Panther soundtrack and Culture II, Chainz discusses his…
 
Royce Da 5'9" knows how to work well with others. As a member of Slaughterhouse and Bad Meets Evil, the Detroit lyricist has reunited with DJ Premier for the second installment of PRhyme. This time, the tandem reimagines tracks from Antman Wonder Here, Nickle discusses his new project, career false starts, J.Cole, Eminem, Joe Budden, and more! Orig…
 
Although The Notorious B.I.G.’s life was shortened 21 years ago, he left behind eternal friendships. Damien “D-Roc” Butler was his closest confidant. On the brink of stardom, Roc took a weapons charge on Biggies behalf. After his release from prison, he served as B.I.G.’s personnel until his death. In later years, trouble followed Roc. He was invol…
 
On social media platforms, Blac Youngsta doesn’t take himself too seriously. But when it comes his debut album 223, it’s surprisingly all business. Led by the stripclub ode “Booty”, the Memphis rookie goes expands his purview on social issues (“Strength”), comraderie (“Old Friends”), and perseverance, “Deserve That Shit”. Here, Youngsta speaks on h…
 
Derek ‘ MixedByAli’ Ali knows the importance of sound. Coming off Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Award winning "DAMN.," the Top Dawg Entertainment engineer was tapped to polish "The Black Panther" soundtrack and Nipsey Hussle’s "Victory Lap". He’s also fine tuning Jay Rock and Bas’ forthcoming albums. Stepping from behind the boards, Ali discusses his lat…
 
It’s been a long time coming for Nipsey Hussle. With a string of successful indie releases, the Los Angeles native partnered with Atlantic Records for his major label debut, Victory Lap. But Nipsey’s hustle extends beyond music. This summer, he reopened his Marathon Clothing Store in his hometown. On location, Nip discusses his forthcoming project,…
 
Without a doubt, Mason “Ma$e” Betha is one of the most polarizing artists in hip-hop. Nearly 20 years ago, the Bad Boy pin-up left Diddy’s house for the house of God. But like any true MC, Harlem native couldn’t leave the game alone and returned within five years. With a new renewed focus (and targets), Mase reflects on his legacy behind the music.…
 
Daniel Ceaser has benefited from northern exposure. Hailing from music hotbed Toronto, the R&B upstart has captivated hearts with his breakout project, Freudian. Taking a break from his sold out national tour, the crooner talks about his latest effort, stardom, inspirations, and Cam’Ron furs. Original Pub date – Dec 11, 2017 Learn more about your a…
 
With a career spanning three decades, DJ Premier knows how to evolve with the times. Recently, the legendary producer hooked up with A$AP Ferg for his latest release, “Our Streets”. Beyond that, Preemo is also putting the finishing touches on his Royce Da 5’9 sequel, Phryme. Here, Preem discusses his future, past, and present. Original Pub date – D…
 
2017 was a banner year for Quality Control. Established in 2013 by Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, the label’s flagship stars Migos, scored their first set of number ones (Culture; “Bad And Bojuee”) Meanwhile, signee Lil Yachty became a spokesman for Sprite and Target. With acts like Rich The Kid and Lil Baby waiting in the wing, K and Pee reflect…
 
Russ talks a big game. And with two platinum singles and a gold album so far this year, the Atlanta native knows how to back it up. After months on the road, Russ is back in New York with a lot to get off his mind. In front of a live audience, the self-proclaimed DIY pioneer touches on his banner year, music idols, Joe Budden, industry plants, and …
 
Russ talks a big game. And with two platinum singles and a gold album so far this year, the Atlanta native knows how to back it up. After months on the road, Russ is back in New York with a lot to get off his mind. In front of a live audience, the self-proclaimed DIY pioneer touches on his banner year, music idols, Joe Budden, industry plants, and …
 
Belly has an insatiable appetite. Sporting a leaner physique, the Canadian MC plans to eat MCs and critics with his Boi-1da produced project, Mumble Rap. In the meanwhile, he's enjoying the success of his estrogen fueled single, "P.O.P." Here, the XO songwriter speak on his new offering, penning songs for Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Canadian dominance and…
 
Impact. That's what happened when JAY-Z dropped his 13th platinum album, 4:44. Released exclusively on TIDAL and debuting later at number one on Billboard, the album is considered by many to be his best and most revealing work to date. In a rare extensive sit down, Hov discusses the making of 4:44, Black entrepreneurship, misconceptions, Kanye West…
 
Impact. That's what happened when JAY-Z dropped his 13th platinum album, 4:44. Released exclusively on TIDAL and debuting later at number one on Billboard, the album is considered by many to be his best and most revealing work to date. In a rare extensive sit down, Hov discusses the making of 4:44, Black entrepreneurship, misconceptions, Kanye West…
 
A$AP Twelvyy knows good things come to those that wait. And after witnessing the rise of A$AP members, Rocky and Ferg, the Bronx native finally got his shot with his debut album, 12. Inspired by his hometown, 12 chronicles Twelvyy's upbringing while revisiting sounds from the city's dominant years. Here, Twelvyy speaks on his music, influences, A$A…
 
Bun B, where have you been?! After a lengthy hiatus from the rap scene, the Trill OG is back with his new fiery return single, "GameTime," an upcoming EP and LP on the way. In a candid conversation, Bun speaks on his personal battles with depression, the loss of Pimp C, classic songs like Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin" and UGK's featuring OutKast "Internatio…
 
J.I.D. is having a great rookie season. Earlier this year, the East Atlanta product signed to J.Cole's Dreamville label. Shortly after, he released his acclaimed debut, The Never Story. Since then, he's served as supporting act for Cole's nationwide, 4 Your Eyez Only tour. Before taking the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, J.I.D. talks abo…
 
Irv Gotti's murdering the game again. After ruling the airwaves in the early 2000s, the Murder Inc. boss has returned with his hit television series, TALES. But music still masters and this spring, he relaunched his storied label with 300 Entertainment. Here, Gotti talks about his new show, production, former artists, and more! Original Pub Date - …
 
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