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!

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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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