Video: DJ Holiday Interviews ILoveMakonnen


After Drake remixed his summer heater to great success this week, Mak Man became much more popular for his catchy song “Club Going Up On A Tuesday.” He showed everyone his grind is real and now DJs in Atlanta are picking up on the buzz of his pimped out song. Makonnen also explains the notorious doll head that appears in all of his videos. Watch the interview after the jump.
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The Snowman stops in with hip-hop’s favorite auntie interviewer. He talks mostly about his new record, and how Jay-Z doesn’t cry but could cry if he wanted to because he’s that rich. But truthfully, this is a good insight into Jeezy’s origins in the poorest part of Atlanta and how he uses that experience to guide him as a music entrepreneur. Watch after the jump.
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Tiny stopped by the Breakfast Club to talk about her new single “What The F*ck You Gon Do?” which is about cheating on T.I. because he cheated on her. It’s the new anthem for cheating on your man because he cheated on you and a lead-off to a new Tiny album interview.

8 things we learned about Tiny and TI’s relationship drama after the jump.
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Watch this clip and tell me Common isn’t still — after 20 years — one of the best rap artists who can freestyle spontaneous verses at the drop of a beat. The lengthy interview is respect due to the Chi-town legend, who’s making the press rounds for his 10th album Nobody’s Smiling, and the freestyle is at the very end. Check the video after the jump.
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Lupe Fiasco is on a mission. His next album Mission, drawing on his unique ability to mold concepts into stories and then lyrics, will be a tribute to cancer survivors. Even more pithy: he’ll invoke testimonials from those survivors as a template for the songs. Heavy, deep stuff. The Chicago rapper has never shied from profound subjects. This project, however, represents the peak use of his skills both socially and artistically. Watch his interview with Katie Couric after the jump.
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In this interview with KUBE 93 Seattle’s Sunday Night Sound Session, the new King of the South explains his ascent to the mainstream, the pressure to respond to Kendrick’s “Control” verse, the frustration with having to prove himself to more fans, and his new project. The homey has very balanced views on why he’s chronically slept on, and might make the next tier with this approach. Check the video after the jump.
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Joe Budden explains his introduction to songwriting through battling and why he is so energized to take on battle champ Hollow Da Don. Get through the Elliott Wilson laugh and there are some somber anecdotes that define Joe. All bets are off for the pay-per-view event starring Joe as Goliath and the lesser known Hollow as David. Watch the interview and the trailer for the Hollow and Joe battle after the jump.
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