Interviews


Mississippi born rap duo Rae Sremmurd gave New York City exactly what it wanted on Tuesday (Oct 21) evening. Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy tore through a quick but disruptive,set of “No Flex Zone” and “No Type.” Rae’s big brothers Mike WiLL Made It and Sonny Digital brought out the group during their CMJ showcase — with fellow buzzing artists from their new home in ATL, Father, Key!, iLoveMakonnen and more also performing during the show.

Read the New York Times’ review of the show here.

Listen to the New York Knicks Imun Shumpert rap over “No Type” below…

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ScHoolboy Q was the latest guest to appear on ESPN’s Highly Questionable with Bomani Jones and Dan Le Batard. The TDE MC spoke on past days attempting to balance school and gang banging, lessons learned in jail, being a 49ers fan, comedian Kathy Griffin being his secret lover, and Wiz Khalifa’s new purple hair.

Watch below…

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Despite naming his new LP The Gold Album, it’s no secret that Tyga isn’t exactly the golden child of Young Money. Earlier this month, the “Rack City” rapper vented his frustration with his label of three years on Twitter, and even threatened to leak his album — an outburst which prompted a stern response from YMCMB president Mack Maine and an unfollow from Nicki Minaj.

As a split becomes even more inevitable, T-Raww uses VIBE‘s latest digital cover story to fire more shots at his (soon-to-be-former?) label. Tyga lets it be known that he doesn’t get along with label mates Nicki Minaj and Drake, who he takes particular exception with for being “fake.” The Cali native also criticizes the forced nature of relationships and collaborations within Young Money.

Somehow we don’t see that little Cash Money icon appearing on the back of The Gold Album.

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The one and only Spike Lee has another basketball project up his sleeve. As a dedicated and well documented Knicks fans, the Brooklyn filmmaker wants to spotlight Tex Winter and Phill Jackson’s unremarkable way of producing winning results with the proven technique of Triangle Offense.

With Phil Jackson as the president of the Knicks and Derek Fisher coaching Jackson’s vision on the court, expect some big changes for the team that calls Madison Sqaure Garden home this season.

Watch the interview below…

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During a recent stop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nardwuar the Human Serviette quizzed the Black Lip Pastor about Malcolm X, Boo-Ya T.R.I.B.E. and various spots in his backyard of Carson, California. Nardwuar also risked getting smacked by Soulo (not really) by digging up a photo of his old crew, as well as relics from his family’s record company.

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After trading pick-up lines with Ellen DeGeneres, Ice Cube continued his press run on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. The South Central OG looked ahead to the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton (which has just wrapped up principal photography) and got nostalgic about all the havoc the group used to wreak back in the day. Just like his last appearance on the show, Kimmel also had Cube read out cutesy things in his angry demeanor for teh lolz.

Straight Outta Compton is set to hit theaters on August 14, 2015.

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual Circle of Sisters event, Miss Info hosted an intimate chat with La La Anthony. The yearly event is the largest expo for women of color in New York City — hosting a variety of panel discussions, seminars, inspirational services, R&B and gospel concerts and a fashion show in addition to over 200 vendors. This year, La La opened up about her life in the spotlight and the roles she manages between mother, business woman, and celebrity wife.

Watch the conversation below…

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Symbolyc One, who cracked the lid on both Kanye and Kendrick’s upcoming albums earlier this year, shared some interesting tidbits about one particular Yeezus track during a recent interview with DJ Booth. The G.O.O.D. Music collaborator, who crafted “Power” and “Murder to Excellence,” revealed that “Guilt Trip” was originally intended for Watch The Throne (which makes sense: the song is cut from that same shiny cloth, while 2011 was around the last time Kid Cudi recorded with Kanye).

What’s more, Hov loved the beat so much he even recorded a “freestyle” verse for it. Whether we’ll ever hear that is another question entirely (but if there’s three things you can rely on, it’s death, taxes and the rap Internet leaking songs).

Watch the interview below…

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Spoiler alert: Sean didn’t actually answer that question (or, at the very least, tried his best to dance around it). “I feel like it’s an anthem. The song ain’t about one person,” the G.O.O.D. Music rapper told Cipha Sounds when quizzed whether his new single, “I Don’t Fuck With You,” was aimed at his ex-fiancée, Naya Rivera. “A lot of people think I’m super salty or it was a super diss record to one person. Yes, I did touch on that, obviously, but that’s what I do — I rap about what I go through.”

Still, that hasn’t stopped Sean from firing more shots at Naya during his recent performances, tweaking the lyrics on “All Me” to “My old girl is on ‘Glee’ and shit/Probably making less money than me and shit.” Ouch.

Watch below…

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If you were born in the mid to late ’80s — Ma$e’s “Feels So Good” has to make you move every time you hear it. Even to this day, how can that song not make you wanna dance, even if it’s just a little. If you’re scrunching your eyebrows right now and can’t relate to what I’m saying — you played the house every Friday night until you were 18. Okay, that’s an extreme exaggeration, but when I was a kid “Feel So Good” made every boy/girl party and school dance poppin’. I specifically remember buying the CD single, and fighting with myself, because I was so Wu-Tanged out that I almost convinced myself I wasn’t supposed to like it. Wrong. So cheesy, but so good. It’s the epitome of Bad Boy’s Jiggy-Thug-Rap era.

In honor of the song, COMPLEX TV produced an amazing “Making of” piece for the song.

Watch their latest episode of Magnum Opus below…

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