Rosenberg is one of the few interviewers brave enough to question someone whom he also respects, and not make it about his particular taste…but about a whole interest group in hip hop. Here he sits with Kanye West during this now-legendary press run. Then Ebro comes in to fluff himself.
“There’s not many artists that beat a life sentence on surveillance camera in front of the world…I’m the first and probably the last to do that,” remarks Gunplay while explaining why he is worthy of the title “Living Legend.”
Zane Lowe sits with Pusha T and records an audio interview. Thirteen minutes of pushing.
Kanye and Sway hash it out like men.
Zane Lowe’s interview with Kanye West took on a life of its own, spawning controversy and a feud turned national-television resolution. Eminem’s no stranger to…anyone. Hopefully, this series gives more insight into his process.
Chance talks independent pushing, musical roots of hip-hop, and hitting the tour circuit with Eminem. ChIraq stand up.
Because The Internet, Childish Gambino’s upcoming album, seems like a nod to the minute-rice, 2 fast 2 furious commenting nature of the web today. The former television actor and comedian turned dedicated emcee is doing his best to ingratiate himself to the rap world, while accepting that it may never take to him (or his sense of hipster irony) as much as he might like. All the same, the work is there. Check out his interview with Power 105’s Breakfast Club after the jump.
While Black Hippy, Top Dawg Entertainment and the Empire That Is Kendrick prepare for the tactical onslaught of music the camp will release, Ab-Soul broods. His time is nigh, but The Black Lip Pastor has shown no signs of anxiety. The unflappable, ever-cloudy emcee relays his thoughts on his upcoming project and the immense exposure his super-group has enjoyed.
You already know what it is with me and the Harlem phenom spitter. Azealia sits with Peter Rosenberg to discuss her process as she readies the next project Broke With Expensive Taste. I’m sure her record will have an incredible impact on the music world, with hip-hop feeling some of its ripples. Video after the jump.
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Instructions for Drake: take him seriously.