Interviews


Ahead of his new album CrasH Talk dropping this Friday (Apr. 26), ScHoolboy Q paid a visit to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club. Catching up with Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee, ScHoolboy Q discussed taking two years to record his new album, all artists on TDE taking their time to release projects, praise from Nas, parenting, his 10-year-old daughter being home schooled, Kendrick Lamar being a tough critic, supporting L.A.’s new rising artists, a Black Hippy album not happening, not being comfortable with fame, taking up golf, and more.

CrasH Talk features appearances by Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, YG, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, 6LACK, and Lil’ Baby. Watch the interview below.

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With his new album CrasH Talk only days away, ScHoolboy Q is the latest artist to be featured in GQ. For the profile, the TDE MC takes the publication to the Calabasas Country Club for a round of golf. The feature details Q’s rise to rap stardom and the three-year break since his last album, The Blank Face LP. During that down time, the father opens up on getting into golf, and it providing patience. “I’d be in the house smoking weed, just waiting to go to the studio every day. That’s not a good life. That brings on depression,” Q says. “You know how bad it is when you’re going through all this shit in your head and all you’re doing is going to the studio and back home? It’s toxic for your kid, too.”

Along with a stylish shoot on the course, ScHoolboy Q also sits down with GQ for the latest installment of Can’t Live Without. Check out the photo spread and Q going through his ten essentials below. CrasH Talk drops this Friday (Apr. 26), featuring appearances by Kid Cudi, YG, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, 6LACK, and Lil’ Baby.

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Like many of today’s heavyweight artists, J. Cole rarely gives interviews. Over the past month though, the Roc Nation MC has sat down with both GQ and XXL. After headlining his first-ever Dreamville Fest last weekend, J. Cole sat down with the Rap Radar podcast backstage following his performance.

During the 22-minute conversation, Cole World discussed the logistics and putting together the Dreamville Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 34-year-old speaks on building Dreamville Records and the process when it comes to signing artists like J.I.D and Earthgang. His highest charting record to date, Cole breaks down how the T-Minus produced “Middle Child” came together and the urgency to put it out. Recording “a lot” with 21 Savage, his run of guest features in 2018, paying tribute to Nipsey Hussle, the Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation album, and taking the next step with the artists on Dreamville Records.

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Kim Kardashian is the cover star of Vogue‘s new issue. The reality television star/entrepreneur made headlines earlier this week after revealing in the cover story her plans to study and become a lawyer. For the feature, Kim is also the latest celebrity to appear in the magazine’s 73 Questions series. In between giving viewers a tour of her minimalistic Calabasas home designed by Axel Vervoordt, Kardashian and her husband Kanye West answer various questions about their life.

Family, awkward talents, pet peeves, and questions she’s tired of being asked, Kim reveals all in the wholesome interview. Kim and Kanye’s children, North, Saint and Chicago also make cameos in the interview. Watch it below.

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Lil Nas X is the latest viral artist to impact the world thanks to his single “Old Town Road.” After the song was removed from Billboard Country chart because Billboard felt the song didn’t feature enough “elements of Country music, the legendary Billy Ray Cyrus joined its official remix. Now, “Old Town Road” is recently the number one song on Billboard’s overall singles chart.

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ScHoolboy Q recently sat down with Real 92.3’s Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed to talk about his brand new single “Chopstix” featuring Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle’s tragic passing, his love for golf, talking trash on Xbox Live, and that time he and Kendrick performed in front of nine people in Detroit.

Q also promised that his upcoming album is less than a month away, and listed off his favorite new artists including Blueface, 1TakeJay, Saviii 3rd, AzChike, Fat Dave and Da Baby.

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In the fifth and final episode of his YouTube series Crate Talk, 2 Chainz holds court with a fellow Southern rap legend, Mike Dean. While shooting hoops in Atlanta, the OG producer/engineer talks about working with Bushwick Bill and Scarface, playing guitar on UGK’s “Pocket Full of Stones” (much to Tity Boi’s surprise) and how Travis Scott’s mega hit “Sicko Mode” came about.

Mike may be best known among young rap fans for his work with Kanye West, Travis Scott and 2 Chainz, but don’t sleep on his history in the game.

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Fresh off the release of their collaborative album Just Another Gangsta, Birdman and Juvenile appear on the latest episode of A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal. During the hour-long interview, the New Orleans legends deliver a brief Cash Money history lesson as they look back on their historic $30 million deal with Universal, getting early support from JAY-Z and Swizz Beatz, and that time they almost signed Kanye (before The College Dropout, of course).

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After a much publicized split and rocky relationship, Birdman and Juvenile reunite on Just Another Gangsta. With grudges, beef and past legal issues put aside, the two New Orleans veterans join forces on a new joint album. Released under Cash Money Records, the 12-track LP features one guest appearance by NL Choppa on “Dreams.” In interviews with HOT 97’s Ebro in the Morning and Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club this week, Juvenile revealed the pair have filmed ten music videos in support of the project.

Stream the album and watch both interviews below.

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After a successful 2018, Dreamville Records is ready to takeover and reach new heights in the new year. Ahead of the inaugural Dreamville Fest next month, the label covers XXL‘s new spring issue. Shot by famed photographer Jonathan Mannion, the cover story and shoot was done with Atlanta during the label’s Revenge of the Dreamers III sessions that brought out many of today’s heavyweight artists and hot producers to work on the upcoming compilation album. Lead by J. Cole, the spring issue features individual Q&A’s with Dreamville’s full roster that includes Bas, Cozz, EarthGang, J.I.D, Lute, Omen and Ari Lennox.

The Revenge of the Dreamers III recording sessions, individual solo projects, the path each artist took leading up to joining Dreamville, and plans in 2019 are all discussed. Read each artist’s individual interview by clicking here and check out some J. Cole excerpts and behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot below.

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