Interviews


With Drake and Pusha T’s rap beef in full swing, the latter called into The Breakfast Club and stopped by HOT 97 to speak on “The Story of Adidon.” Sitting down with Funkmaster Flex, Pusha T discussed creating DAYTONA with Kanye West, his lethal response to Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle,” their beef going back to The Clipse’s issues with Cash Money Records over a decade ago and Drizzy being pulled in due to affiliation, the subject of ghostwriting, Drake getting help from Quentin Miller vs. Kanye West getting help from other writers, the history of Pusha’s back-and-forth with Drake, G.O.O.D. Music’s flood of music in June, the OVO star crossing the line by mentioning Pusha’s fiancee Virginia Williams on “Duppy Freestyle,” the history of The Clipse and more.

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After dropping his latest — and most devastating — Drake diss “The Story of Adidon” last night, Pusha T called into The Breakfast Club this morning to discuss his sizzling beef with the 6 God.

King Push explained that “Adidon” is a reference to Drake’s upcoming clothing line with Adidas, which is named after his alleged son, Adonis, with model Sophie Brussaux. “But we couldn’t know about your child until you start selling sweatsuits and sneakers?” Push said. Later, he added, “I don’t even hang with my friends who have child support issues.”

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In anticipation of his new album Daytona releasing in a few hours, Pusha T is busy on a promo run in New York City. After sitting down with Angie Martinez, The Clipse member made stops to HOT 97’s morning show and Genius’ For the Record with Rob Markman. Throughout both conversations, Pusha T speaks on his new album, the decision to make it seven songs only, the heavy sample use on Daytona, his role as an activist, Kanye West’s political views and support of Trump, the reason Pusha T stood by Hilary Clinton, his relationship with Rick Ross, wanting Meek Mill for the song “What Would Meek Do?,” his thoughts on the current state of Hip-Hop, Lil’ Baby and Gunna being his favorite artists right now, and more.

The most intriguing subject during both discussions was Drake, a person Pusha T has directed subliminal verses at in past years. The President of G.O.O.D. Music decided to speak in-depth on his issues with the Canadian superstar.

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With his third studio album set to drop this Friday, Pusha T paid a visit to The Angie Martinez Show. During their 25-minute conversation, the President of G.O.O.D. Music spoke on his new album Daytona, Kanye changing the original artwork at 1 a.m. on Wednesday (May 23) and paying $85,00 for a different cover, the album going from 8 to 7 tracks, Pusha originally wanting Meek Mill on “What Would Meek Do?,” being with Nas out in Wyoming at Kanye’s getaway studio, a potential tour with Nas, and his relationship with Pharrell.

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After a 3 year musical hiatus, A$AP Rocky is finally gearing up to release his highly anticipated ‘Testing’ album. In conjunction with the LP, the Harlem rap staple covers Complex’s Summer 2018 issue. The cover story interview finds him detailing what its like to work with Kanye West, Nigo’s influence on Hip-Hop culture and of course the new project.

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Janet Jackson is the latest Billboard cover star. The 2018 BBMA’s Icon Award recipient discusses everything from upcoming music to early challenges in the music industry to the joys of motherhood in the during the intimate interview with the staple publication. She also reveals the importance of executing her artistic vision for the classic album ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ and how records like Stevie Wonder’s “Songs In The Key of Life” were an inspiration.

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The Weeknd graces the cover of TIME’s “Next Generation Leaders” issue. The cover story, done by Kara Brown, touches on the XO crooner’s rise to superstar status, headlining Coachella 2018, and the release of his The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy, EP. Serving as his first interview since 2016, the Toronto singer touches on his music resonating with millennials, relationships, and scrapping an album prior to putting on his chart-topping EP.

“Prior to Melancholy, I had a whole album written, done,” Tesfaye says. “Which wasn’t melancholy at all because it was a different time in my life.” I ask if that album, presumably recorded while he was still with Gomez, was more upbeat. “Yeah,” he says. “It was very upbeat—it was beautiful.” But he scrapped the project because he’s moved past that part of his life. “I don’t want to perform something that I don’t feel,” he says. Will we ever hear it? “Never,” he insists.

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Nearly four years ago, J. Cole gave his most compelling interview in a sit down with Angie Martinez. The discussion came one night after an emotional performance on the Late Show with David Letterman (one that had Letterman himself in tears) and at a tumultuous time where police brutality was on the rise.

Since then, J. Cole interviews have become scarce. But with a new No. 1 album out, an upcoming tour with Young Thug, and his own music festival coming this year, the Dreamville rapper returns to The Angie Martinez Show for another in-depth interview.

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With her new album Fantasea II coming in July, Azealia Banks is currently promoting its lead single “Anna Wintour.” The talented Harlem artist appeared on The Breakfast Club to speak on a wide range of topics and headlines she’s contributed to over the past year. During the near hour-long conversation, Banks opens up on making amends with Nicki Minaj, her past support of Donald Trump’s “bullshit” before becoming U.S. President, and currently listening to artists like Janelle Monáe, Donald Glover, and Dave East.

Azealia would also touch on her past criticism of Cardi B and why she consider’s the “Bodak Yellow” star “a caricature.” The 26-year-old speaks out against RZA, and the drama that unfolded between the two after actor Russell Crowe spat on her during a private screening of The Man with the Iron Fists. Label issues, experiences with sexual assualt, her music appealing to the LGBT community, and Kanye West are other subjects Banks discusses during the visit.

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Last night, Donald Glover took time out from tearing it up on our screens and speakers to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! A late night TV interview barely does his current — and upcoming — work justice, but Gambino did briefly discuss the critical response to his stunning new video “This Is America” (spoiler: he hasn’t read your 3,000-word think piece), his role as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and performing “Superstition” with the legend himself Stevie Wonder at L.A.’s Peppermint Club earlier this week (watch below).

Kimmel also asked Glover about the first album he bought (No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom) and the album he’s listened to the most (Lauryn Hill’s The Miseductation of Lauryn Hill). Not mad at both.

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