During his day in New York, Kendrick Lamar hit the press circuit. One of his stops was to The Breakfast Club to talk about his sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly (read our review here,) his relationship status with Whitney Alford, his thoughts on having a classic album, respecting fans, rapper Killer Mike, Tupac, future collaborations with J. Cole & Dre. Check out the full interview with The Breakfast Club after the jump.
In this exclusive interview, Rob Markman (MTV, Sway In The Morning) sits down with heralded New York hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox to discuss the difference between the group’s 2001 seminal debut album The Cold Vein and their latest release Blade of the Ronin (which is currently available for purchase via iTunes here.) Vast Aire and Vordul Mega open up about linking with producer BILL COSMIQ for Blade of the Ronin and also their creative relationship with one another. Check out the exclusive interview after the jump.
In a recent interview with French media outlet Clique TV, Kanye West discussed many of his usual talking points; race, class, fashion, corporations, Drake, the state of pop and rap music, the quality of North West’s toys, etc. As usual, it’s worth a listen. It’s over a half hour, so go make yourself a sandwich and sit back comfortably. Check out the full interview after the jump.
Kanye West stopped by Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club for an hour long interview. During his hour long sit down with the Breakfast Club crew Kanye discussed his Grammy incident and divulged some pretty juicy details regarding his currently untitled Yeezus followup. According to Kanye himself, the album is about 80% complete and will comprise of “bars, songs, [and] cookout music that just feels good”. He explained, “My last album was a protest to music, I was like ‘I’m gonna take my ball and go home’…This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it.”
But, in typical Kanye fashion, he didn’t confirm a release date. In fact, ‘Ye is completely over release dates and plans to drop the album as a surprise a la Beyonce and Drake. While discussing the forthcoming album, Kanye also touched on the track “Wolves” featuring Vic Mensa and Sia, which he premiered during his adidas fashion show. Apparently the track came from a Drake collaboration which, sadly, fell through. “The song came from a conversation me and Drake had where we were supposed to do an album together—it was supposed to be called Wolves…we said we was gonna do it, he was sending beats back and forth,” said ‘Ye of “Wolves.” “I got this one record with Young Thug that I’m gonna put on the Rihanna album…It might happen because I threw that out there, but he [Young Thug] probably be mad that I mention it on your show because he dislike y’all so much.”
Check out the full Kanye West interview after the jump!
In the second part of this interview series with Chicago’s SD, Rob Markman (MTV, Sway In the Morning) sits down with SD to discuss the rising rap star’s status with GBE. The veteran hip-hop journalist also salutes the young rapper for his bold decision to omit features from his new album Truly Blessed in the “features obsessed” era of rap. Watch part one of the interview here and purchase SD’s Truly Blessed album from iTunes here. Watch part two of the interview after the jump!
The Queen Bee returns to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to chop it up with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God about her music, being a mother, and of course Nicki Minaj. In addition, Lil Kim speaks on her relationship with The Notorious B.I.G. Video after the jump!
Blacc Hollywood Wiz stops in at New York’s hip hop hub. He explains the musical approach (channeling Prince and MJ) as well as the weirdo element that’s evolved his albums. Also, why Tyga’s not on his tour. Video after the jump.
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.
Bronson is like the young uncle or cousin you had who was old enough for you to show some respect but young enough to ask for advice on blunt rolling, girls and sneaker fashion. He sits with Ebro to explain his new single “Easy Rider” and his love of gourmet. Video after the jump.
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.
The Queen of Hip-Hop is not squeamish talking sex or women’s preferences in this Hot 97 interview. Despite Ebro’s creepy interjections, Nicki’s able to give a classy interview on raunchy topics. Find out what Nicki thinks of various snakes after the jump.
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
8 things we learned about Tiny and TI’s relationship drama after the jump.
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.