Interviews


21 Savage has broken his silence following his troubling run-in with ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement). The Atlanta rapper sat down for an interview with Good Morning America which aired this morning. In the seven-minute interview, 21 talks about his arrest, being held in a detention center and his immigration status.

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In celebration of their newly released 2009 joint project, Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa are currently on a North American tour. During their Vancouver show two days ago, the long-time friends caught up with Nardwuar backstage. Mainly a Curren$y interview with Wiz making an appearance, the trio discussed Master P dolls, the album being a celebration of their friendship, the history of weed, New Orleans culture, C-Murder, and The Alchemist’s house.

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Responsible for penning many of your favorite artist’s biggest hits, The-Dream is considered one of the greatest songwriters of this generation. Having already worked with the industry’s biggest women acts such as Beyoncé and Rihanna, who better to call to review a few of today’s most promising R&B female stars. From Summer Walker’s “Girls Need Love” to DaniLeigh’s “Lil Bebe,” watch as The-Dream co-signs his favorite.

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On the latest episode of A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, Eric and Jeff Rosenthal chop it up with one of the most important figures in Chicago hip-hop over the last three decades, John Monopoly.

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After chasing Lil’ Uzi Vert around the Christmas holidays, Nardwuar returns with his first interview of the new year. G.O.O.D. Music/Cactus Jack artist Sheck Wes caught up with Nardwuar backstage at the ‘Astroworld’ tour in Vancouver, Canada. During their 10-minute conversation, Sheck and ‘The Human Serviette’ discuss 70s Senegalese music, Erykah Badu once styling the Harlem star for Pyer Moss, Shaquille O’Neil being a fan of his from the early days, and more. The “Mo Bamba” rapper ended the talk by kicking a freestyle in Wolof, the native language of Senegal.

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The-Dream stopped by HOT 97 studios this week to promote his 38-song triple album, Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3. The hitmaking singer/songwriter sat down with Ebro Darden to speak on the new album, the recent ‘King of R&B’ debate started by Jacquees, his thoughts on the R. Kelly saga, and the slow legalization of marijuana not benefitting the black communities hit hard when the recreational drug was illegal.

At the 23:25 mark of the interview, The-Dream revealed plans to drop re-releases of Love Hate and Love vs. Money with two bonus tracks, plus filming music videos for “Fancy” and “Fast Car,” two standout songs off each project. Known for his work with the biggest names in music, The-Dream touched on the status of Rihanna’s highly-anticipated new album saying ‘she’s about done’ and ‘super close’ to being completed. Beyoncé, meanwhile, is ‘doing something’ according to the Grammy Award-winning singer. The ‘Radio Killa’ closed the interview speaking on spending time in Wyoming with Kanye, Drake, Kid Cudi and Travis Scott last year, recording 24 ideas during those sessions, and taking a song involving some of those artists for a future project.

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Soulja Boy had been in the headlines over the past few years for many reasons not involving music. From beefs to alleged drug abuse, the Atlanta rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club. The man known as ‘Big Draco’ sat down with Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee during his debut appearance. During the near hour-long conversation, Soulja opened up on his past beefs with Chris Brown and Migos, being a trendsetter as the first rapper to blow up off YouTube, critics, mistakes made during his younger years, and his current SouljaGame Handheld video game venture.

Soulja Boy breaks down why he’s the biggest comeback story of 2018 over the likes of Tyga, who he takes shots at, and Meek Mill. Big Draco also sounds off on Drake, why he made the Canadian superstar, Kanye West, and reveals the Migos’ “Versace” beat was originally given to him by Zaytoven. The 28-year-old also opens up on his personal life, appearing on Married Bootcamp, marriage being a possibility in the future, and his upcoming movie.

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Pitchfork have published a new interview with Earl Sweatshirt, conducted around the release of his latest album Some Rap Songs back in November. The profile piece is packed with gems as Earl talks about self-discovery, wanting to add to the tapestry of timeless black art, and falling in with Brooklyn rapper MIKE and his sLUms crew, as well as more personal topics like dealing with the death of his father, South African poet Keorapetse Kgositsile.

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Ahead of the release of his new solo album The WIZRD next week (Jan. 18), Future debuts his documentary of the same name exclusively on Apple Music. Featuring footage captured over the span of seven years, the Marcus A. Clarke-directed film centers around Future’s ‘Purple Reign’ tour in 2016. The East Atlanta rapper gives fans an all-access pass to the road, studio sessions, and family life. The 63-minute documentary follows Future’s hectic life as one of today’s biggest artists and the hard work that goes into maintaining his dominance in Hip-hop. Drake makes an appearance, along with commentary and interviews from André 3000, Organized Noize’s Rico Wade (Future’s cousin), DJ Khaled, Metro Boomin and Yo Gotti.

The WIZRD is lead by the singles “Crushed Up” and “Jumpin’ on a Jet.” Available for pre-order now, the album serves as a follow-up to Future’s 2017 dual albums Future and HNDRXX. Watch the documentary below.

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Frank Ocean is the cover star of GQ Magazine’s February issue. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter is interviewed by his Blonded Radio co-hosts, Vegyn and Emmett Cruddas, via phone last month. Frank discusses the decision to make his Instagram public, covering songs like Aaliyah’s “At Your Best…” and Aubrey Hepburn’s “Moon River,” moving to New York City, finding inspiration over the past year through photography, and using his influence to get people to vote during midterms by incentivizing with exclusive blonded t-shirts only available to those who voted.

The 31-year-old also reveals his skincare routine, speaks on his personal highlight of 2018, vices, and fashion. Read some excerpts below.

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