Interviews


Forbes returns with the first of many lists revolved around the earnings and wealth of entertainment’s biggest stars. On Thursday (Jun. 13), Forbes revealed the richest rappers list of 2019. Leading the way is JAY-Z, the newly crowned billionaire, becoming the first Hip-Hop entertainer to hit billionaire status according to the publication. Following the Roc Nation mogul are familiar names Dr. Dre ($800 million) and Diddy ($740 million). Kanye West makes his debut on the list, with his successful adidas partnership and YEEZY line ($240 million). Drake rounds out the top five ($150 million), with his real estate investments, Virginia Black whiskey, touring and his new residency at the XS Nightclub in Las Vegas contributing to that amount.

Forbes‘ Zack O’Malley Greenburg appeared on The Breakfast Club to break down the list. Greenburg, the man behind this list and the popular Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, explains how the earnings are calculated and the process to obtaining such information. Watch it all below.

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Detroit artist is getting set to release a project later this year via Republic Records. The rising Detroit star is here with a playful, sexy record for the summer. On “Kitten,” Kash Doll lets the fellas know she’s showing no love to those only after one thing. Joining her on the record is Lil’ Wayne, who drops a guest verse on the mid-tempo track. In an interview with Angie Martinez this week, Kash Doll spoke on working with Lil’ Wayne on the record, Weezy being a fan of hers and the two meeting backstage at a concert, her rise as an artist in Detroit, opening for Beyoncé on the entertainer’s “OTR2” tour, and more.

Stream “Kitten” and watch the interview below.

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With her Fever mixtape out everywhere no, Megan Thee Stallion is making her rounds nationwide on a promo run. The rising Texas star paid a visit to Sway in The Morning where she discussed her new project, currently being enrolled in college, pushing female empowerment, and more. Before stepping away, Megan decided to kick a freestyle over 2Pac’s “Hit ‘Em Up” classic. Watch below.

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After releasing a handful of teasers over the past week, David Letterman kicks off the second season of his My Next Guest Needs No Introduction Netflix special. Kanye West is one of the stars who Letterman sits down with, as the two cover a wide range of topics during the in-depth interview. In the 55-minute conversation, Kanye speaks on mental health issues and his bipolar disorder. The rapper/designer cites the passing of his mother, Donda West, for the root of his mental issues that he’s kept stable since being diagnosed 2 years ago.

Kanye also touches on his controversial support of President Donald Trump, the backlash he’s received, his popular Sunday Service gatherings, the #MeToo movement, artists that inspire him like James Turrell, fatherhood, and more. Letterman is also given a tour of Kanye’s mansion, where the former late-night television host is dressed in various pieces from West’s Yeezy collection. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction also features conversations with Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton and Melinda Gates.

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YG experienced a personal blow earlier this year, as frequent collaborator and close friend Nipsey Hussle was gunned down back in late March. In honor of his fellow Los Angeles native, the Compton star releases his new studio album, 4 REAL 4 REAL. The album, which features the epitaph “In Loving Memory of Nipsey Hussle” on its cover, includes the singles “Go Loko” with Tyga and Jon Z, and “Stop Snitchin.” The follow-up to last year’s Stay Dangerous LP is tracks, featuring appearances by Ty Dolla $ign, G-Eazy, Meek Mill, Da Baby, Kamaiyah, Boogie, Valee and more.

In an interview on Big Boy’s Neighbourhood on Real 92.3 on Wednesday (May 22), YG revealed a portion of the album’s sales will be set aside for Nipsey’s kids, Kross and Emani. Stream 4 REAL 4 REAL and watch YG’s one-hour interview with Big Boy below.

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After Young Thug and Lil’ Uzi Vert, Nardwuar’s Rolling Loud adventure continued with meeting Lil’ Nas X. The Atlanta hitmaker, whose “Old Town Road” continues to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, caught up with The Human Serviette after performing with Billy Ray Cyrus at the music festival in Miami, Florida. In the conversation, Lil’ Nas X is gifted a 60-year-old country magazine, a 💩 emoji bubble bath, and a vintage Canadian belt buckle.

The 20-year-old discussed becoming viral, his father being a gospel artist, being a student of the internet, and his style. Watch the interview and check out Lil’ Nas X’s Rolling Loud performance with Billy Ray Cyrus below.

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Nardwuar and Lil’ Uzi Vert’s last encounter ended abruptly when Uzi decided to run away during their interview in Vancouver. The Human Serviette and Philly rapper ran into each other once again, this time backstage at Rolling Loud 2019 over the weekend in Miami. After being given a custom car air freshner and speaking on his DJ being Prince Paul’s son, Uzi again decides to run off. Never the one to give up, Nardwuar eventually catches up to Lil’ Uzi Vert, who delivers the trademark ‘Doot doo!’ before being whisked away in an SUV.

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Most of the Hip-Hop community converged to Miami this weekend for the annual Rolling Loud Festival. Nardwuar took advantage of rap’s biggest festival, first catching up with Young Thug. With Gunna by his side, a smiling Thugger accepted gifts from The Human Serviette that included a Lethal Weapon vinyl, a Flintstones vinyl, Jimi Hendrix poster, and more. Sadly, the interview was short as the Slime King was in a rush to perform on stage during Travis Scott’s Rolling Loud set. Watch the quick encounter below.

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ScHoolboy Q’s new album CrasH Talk debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart this week with 78,000 copies. The TDE lyricist has been a promo run for the project with various interviews and a feature in GQ. While in New York making rounds, the L.A. native recently caught up with Charlamagne Tha God for a ‘CrasH Talk’ one-on-one conversation.

During the 39-minute talk, Q opens up on his last album The Blank Face LP poor commercial performance, scrapping three different albums before CrasH Talk, the pressure of being a provider and keeping up a lifestyle, Nipsey Hussle’s death, love for golf, family life and wanting all girls, his daughter Joy and more. For the first-time, ScHoolboy Q also opens up on the loss of his close friend Mac Miller. He details the last conversation the pair had over facetime and playing Mac his new album, which lead to Q breaking down while speaking on the late Pittsburgh star.

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YG’s new single “Go Loko” has been buzzing since its release last week. The record, which also features Tyga and Jon Z, even got praise from Drake who shouted out the track on his Instagram Story over the weekend. The Bompton rapper appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (May 6), where he performed the song for the first-time live with T-Raww and the Puerto Rican trap artist. YG was also a guest on Kimmel’s New Lyrics for Old People segment, where the comedian/talk show host translates some of the song’s explicit lyrics.

“Go Loko” will appear on YG’s new album 4 Real 4 Real, due May 24th via Def Jam Records. Watch the performance and hilarious moment below.

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