Interviews


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Here’s a double dose of podcast action from ItsTheReal and two very special hip-hop guests. In another life, these five were in fact The Ratpack. So press play and get ready for ratchet some South Harlem-influenced conversation.

First, MMG’s Gunplay came through the apartment for some sea bass and an absolutely insane trip through life in Miami, his friendship with Rick Ross, and how ridiculous his hair has become. He talks about the Meek Mill and Drake situation, his extremely thorough drug use, and most importantly: the fact that he has more teeth than the average human. We also welcomed the Migos to the Upper West Side this week, and spoke with them about how Gucci puts out so much music, traveling through Russia, and of course, Quavo and Takeoff spit their favorite ad-libs. It’s not only our most-attended episode, but easily our most fun!

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With their Yung Rich Nation debut album arriving on July 31, Migos stopped by ESPN’s Highly Questionable on Tuesday. Quavo and Takeoff discussed fighting as kids, their Noisey feature being scripted, their tour van being shot up in Miami, lessons learned from that incident, group member Offset being in jail for this long, and hanging out with Justin Bieber.

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It’s time for Angie Martinez’s full interview with Birdman. As you know, Angie spent a 48 hours with Baby in Miami. She’s live on the radio now playing the audio clips.

““That was shocking to everybody,” Birdman says about his falling out with Lil Wayne. “You never thought Wayne would be saying nothing negative about me in no lifetime. I never thought that could ever happen — for that man to open his mouth and say something negative about me. Sh*t f*cked my day up. I love my son. He mean the world to me. For that man to say something negative about me, that affected my life.

Watch part one of the interview below.

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“Nicki and Drake ain’t goin’ nowhere,” says Birdman during his interview with Angie Martinez. For 48 hours in Miami Beach, Angie and Baby spent time discussing all that happened with Cash Money and Young Money in the last year. Before the full interview drops later today, here’s a sneak peak at one of the most crucial questions.

“Not just that and not just for [it to be] him,” Birdman says about his falling out with Lil Wayne. “That was shocking to everybody. You never thought Wayne would be saying nothing negative about me in no lifetime. I never thought that could ever happen — for that man to open his mouth and say something negative about me. Sh*t f*cked my day up. I love my son. He mean the world to me. For that man to say something negative about me, that affected my life.

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The mighty Slaughterhouse collective invaded HOT 97’s Ebro In the Morning show on Thursday. The quartet of Royce Da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden and Crooked I discussed their upcoming new album Glass House, the project being finished, mixed and executive produced by Just Blaze, other producers such as Boi-1da, !LLMIND, Cardiak and araabMUZIK contributing to the LP, the Southpaw soundtrack and their new song “R.N.S..”

Known as some of the best lyricist, the group give their opinion on Meek Mill calling out Drake for allegedly having a ghostwriter. They touch on Drake’s place as one of today’s premier rappers following the allegations, the subject of ghostwriting overall, lyricism in 2015, and much more.

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R. Kelly has been preparing his forthcoming Buffet album and making all the radio stops along the way. While in New York City, he went to visit his old friend Sway on Shade 45 — along with Heather B and Tracy G. Just like all of the early morning guests, Kellz wasn’t safe from the 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle segment. DJ Wonder played some old school beats from James and Bobby Purify, some music from the Scarface score, Wu-Tang. and Snoop.

At the 12:30 mark, he also tells a crazy story about how he saved a woman’s life in a terrible car crash.

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Joe Budden caught up with his old pals at HOT97 earlier this morning to chat it up about all the blogable things going on in his life. Fans of his music will be glad to know that his upcoming All Love Lost drops on 9/25, not taking the Meek & Nicki Minaj spat seriously, and more. For his reality tv fans, Joey will also be on the upcoming season of Couples Therapy. And as you know, a whole lot of memes are on deck.

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With the film Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal set to hit theatres on July 24, Eminem sat down with the New York Times for a rare interview. The Detroit rapper-producer, who executive produced the film’s soundtrack under Shady Records, opened up putting the soundtrack together, working with Gwen Stefani on “Kings Never Die,” his relationship with 50 Cent, 50 and Dr. Dre’s business acumen, fatherhood and raising his teenage daughters, trying to feel out a direction for his new solo album, and praising artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne, Big Sean, and more.

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With the ESPYs now over, it was back to business at ESPN on Thursday. Stopping by First Take was G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean for some sports banter with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless. The group discussed Sean’s Detroit Lions, if the city still has confidence in quarterback Matthew Stafford, the Golden State Warriors, Riley Curry singing Big Sean’s “Blessings” during a press conference, and the NBA Finals.

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MTV’s Robm Markman rolled out the latest episode of his podcast, Red Light Special, the only show dedicated stricly to R&B. This week they had Ryan Leslie stop through to discuss his new album MZRT, the new way he sells music and why he’s willing to give every single one of his fans his phone number so they can text him. The hitmaker also opens up about how his hustle affects his love life and clarifies his current relationship with his ex-girlfriend Cassie.

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