Interviews


With the No. 1 album in the country currently, Meek Mill continued his busy promo run with an appearance on The Daily Show on Tuesday (Dec. 12). Sitting down with Trevor Noah, the MMG star spoke on the journey over the past year from being in prison to releasing is Billboard chart-topping album, CHAMPIONSHIPS. An advocate for criminal justice reform, The 31-year-old gave viewers some background on his story, run in with the law, the struggles young black people face while imprisoned, and his own personal experiences in prison.

Watch the full 15-minute conversation below.

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Cardi B was a guest on CBS Sunday Morning recently, where she discussed her childhood growing up in the Bronx, her past stripping career, the grind to becoming a pop star and more. Sitting down with CBS’ Maurice DuBois, the Invasion of Privacy rapper touched on the feeling earning her first No. 1 record with “Bodak Yellow” last year. From there Cardi B touches on the connection she has with her fans and being reachable. The hitmaker gives DuBois a tour of her neighborhood, Highbridge, where they visit the grocery store she first worked at and later stopped by the strip club where she first started making major money.

The Grammy-nominated star also touched on her beef with Nicki Minaj, and their rift being unnecessary and bad for business. “A lot of people like to say all publicity is good publicity. To me it’s not. That takes away [from] people paying attention to your craft,” she says. Cardi would also talk on trolls, online haters, and is seen making a surprise visit to her old high school. Watch her full profile and conversation on CBS Sunday Morning below.

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With the band finally back together, Dipset is currently on the press run for their first album in 14 years, Diplomatic Ties. Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey recently sat down with men’s fashion magazine GQ to show off their insanely-priced jewelry collection and tell the origins of the group.

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Meek Mill’s new album CHAMPIONSHIPS is set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, projected to move 175k-200k units opening week. The MMG lyricist continued his current promo run with a visit to The Breakfast Club. During the near hour-long conversation, Meek spoke on the new album, reuniting with Drake, if Nicki Minaj tried to end Meek and Drake’s beef while she was dating the former, his recent prison stint, criminal justice reform, the internet being more relevant than television in society now, JAY-Z being the last artist to submit his “What’s Free” verse, albums he liked this year, ending any past beefs he had and more.

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In their new interview series, #FindingBET, BET tracks down some of the biggest one-hit wonders the game has seen in the past decade to find out how their career panned out. For the latest episode, BET caught up with J-Kwon, the mastermind behind one of hip-hop’s most popular records of all time, “Tipsy.” Released in 2004, the smash single propelled a 17-year-old from sleeping in the streets to the biggest stage at the time, TRL.

But as we all know, in hip-hop comes “mo’ money, mo’ problems,” which is exactly what J-Kwon faced post “Tipsy.” From child support conspiracies to rumors of him missing, the St. Louis native went through it all, and he finally gets to tell his story, in his words.

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Lil’ Baby enjoyed a breakout year in 2018 lead by his solo effort Harder Than Ever and Drip Harder collaborative project with Gunna. The Atlanta rapper has no plans of slowing down, closing the year off with Street Gossip. The new album is only two days away, impacting everywhere this Friday (Nov. 30). Before it arrives, the Quality Control artist unveils the album track list.

Atlanta’s crop of all-stars like 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Offset, and Gunna appear on the project, along with MMG’s Meek Mill. See the full track list and watch Lil’ Baby’s interview with Angie Martinez where he discusses his come up, Tekashi 6ix9ine, fatherhood, and more below.

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Meek Mill’s new album CHAMPIONSHIPS is now two days away. Leading up to its release, the MMG lyricist is busy on a promo run to promote the record. Currently on the west coast, Meek Mill stopped by The Ellen Show this week. His first-ever appearance on the popular daytime television show, the Philadelphia native sat down to discuss the first time he went to prison, his well-documented recent legal issues and prison stint, and watching Ellen on tv while locked up. Meek would speak on the #FREEMeekMill movement that followed, being released from prison earlier this year, and now being the face of criminal justice reform.

CHAMPIONSHIPS will feature appearances by Cardi B, Ella Mai, Kodak Black, Fabolous and Anuel AA. Watch the interview below.

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Days after appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey took over Times Square with a visit to Good Morning America on Monday (Nov. 19). In front of a studio audience, the R&B diva performed the song “With You” off her new album Caution. The 48-year-old also caught up with GMA host Michael Strahan where she discussed her children potentially getting into entertainment, taking them on tour, and the recent sales resurgence of her Glitter thanks to the “Justice For Glitter” social media campaign created by her fans.

Caution features appearances by Ty Dolla $ign, Blood Orange, Slick Rick, and Gunna. Watch Carey’s appearance on GMA below.

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Anderson .Paak launched his Beats 1 show, .Paak House Radio, a few weeks back and on this week’s episode, he decided to prank call Dave Chappelle. At the 51-minute mark, Anderson tries to sell the iconic comedian on the idea of a music video where he gets nude.

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Travis Scott’s “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” Tour kicked off last week, and already has become the must-see live show to close 2018. In between touring, the Houston rapper/producer paid a visit to the The Ellen Show. Sitting down with Ellen DeGeneres for the first-time, La Flame discussed his drinking rider, his baby daughter Stormi, Kris Jenner helping during the baby’s birth, and fatherhood. Scott also touched on his past in musicals, and thinking about doing a Broadway-inspired album.

Travis would later hit the studio stage to perform his ASTROWORLD smash-hit “SICKO MODE,” which sits at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week.

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