Interviews


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Right around the corner from NYC’s legendary HOT97 radio station, rap vet DJ Enuff sat down with ItsTheReal for a special live edition of A Waste of Time. Hosted at S.O.B.s, the longtime Heavy Hitter disc jockey sat down with Eric and Jeff for an introspective discussion about his longstanding career in music.

From how Kanye West became an official member of the Heavy Hitters crew to his time as Biggie’s DJ, the Brooklyn native spoke in detail about all the rap insider tidbits associated with each. Of course, he had to give his longtime coworker, Miss Info, her props, too.

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While Twitter was trying to guess the newest title of his upcoming album (and bag themselves a pair of free Yeezys in the process), Kanye West was running around NYC with fellow fashionista and potential T.L.O.P. collaborator A$AP Rocky last night.

TMZ caught up with the pair as they were leaving a spot in Manhattan, and got in a few quick — and semi-awkward — words with Kanye about Thursday’s MSG show and Yeezy Season 3. “I just wanted to keep making dope, soulful product for people,” he said when asked about the inspiration behind his new collection. “Try to get the prices better, make fresher shoes and just be expressive as an artist, period.”

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Court documents now show Ciara is taking legal action against her former lover, Future, for some serious money. Last night, JazmineBrand revealed that Cici filed a $15 million lawsuit against the rapper — and father of her son — for defamation, slander and libel.

She is citing her recent radio interviews and his social media proof that her ex is publicly trying to bring her down. Ciara reportedly also claims Future has been hindering with custody arrangements, child support and visitation rights. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.

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Back in 2013, Drake signed a partnership with the house Michael built, Jordan Brand. Since then, the Toronto artist/mogul has released sneakers and apparel with the sporting goods power giant. In a new commercial set to air during Super Bowl 50, Drizzy explains what it’s like to be a part of Team Jordan in their #WEAREJORDAN ad.

In the clip, Drake speaks on everything from the first pair of Air Jordans he owned to why the brand stands for a winning mentality.

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Chance the Rapper was the latest guest to recently sit down with Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener on their Beats 1 Radio show, OTHERtone. Before the two-hour discussion airs this weekend (Sunday at 3 p.m. EST), a preview of the interview is now available online. In the preview, Pharrell and Chance touch on fatherhood, a club Chance joined last year.

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Noah “40” Shebib may be hard at finishing up Drake’s Views From the 6 (it’s unclear whether he’s also living out of a tent in Camp OVO), but he still had time to hot box the whip with Cypress Hill’s B-Real on the latest episode of The Smokebox. Over a couple of joints, Drake’s right hand man talks about working on VFT6, his love for Premo, Canadian basketball, marijuana reform and his unique production process.

I try to put myself in a place that’s bizarre. I’ll like only listen to The Smiths or something when I’m making a record. I’m not listening to what’s hitting the radio or what people are dropping. I’m trying to almost stay away from that stuff to focus on something different.

Views From the 6 is out this April.

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With the 58th Annual Grammy Awards — and a potential 11-award sweep — just days away, Kendrick Lamar graces the cover of Billboard‘s latest issue. Speaking with Jody Rosen, K. Dot gives a wide-ranging and typically insightful interview about his recent White House appointment with President Obama, his new favorite rappers (who actually have something to say) and being in the early stages of his next album. Kendrick also talks about being snubbed at the 2014 Grammys and how he’s hoping for a very different outcome at this year’s awards: “I want to win them all.”

Check out a few highlights after the jump and read the full story here. The issue hits shelves on Feb. 13.

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Kanye West called into Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Real 92.3 this morning to talk about his upcoming album (which is exactly a week away), recently resolved beef with Wiz Khalifa and competition with Drake for swimming pool supremacy, among other things. Hopefully the conversation will be made available online soon, but for now, check out a few highlights below. The biggest takeaway: WAVES might not be the name of Kanye’s album after all.

UPDATE: Listen to the full interview below.

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I’ll be honest, I wasn’t going to even entertain this Martin Shkreli interview. This guy is a straight up shithead, as Ghostface Killah put it, who deserves nary a platform for his obnoxious bullshit that serves only to boost his fame and fuel his fantasy as some bigger-than-rap Wall Street gangsta.

But within the first minute of their conversation, Charlamagne asked Martin if he’s “a privileged entitled prick,” so I thought I’d stick around.

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Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose aren’t the only ones calling a truce; Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa have apparently patched things up, too.

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