Stretch and Bobbito-Interview w/ 247HH *Video

247HH sais:

Official 247HH exclusive interview with New York based Hip Hop DJ’s Stretch & Bobbito, where you’ll hear about how their purpose was to stop show bootlegging and push out dope music , the meaning and significant sayings and words they used on the show , what they would say to the younger them, if they could , how they got a pass while dealing with Label Reps and Promoters in the Hip Hop game , funny WKCR moments with Ol’ Dirty Bastard and snapping on each other , being real fans of Hip Hop even before the show, as well as meeting dope MC’s in the game , and more

Keith Shocklee-Interview w/ The Cipher

Photo Credit : ARTURIA
Photo Credit : ARTURIA

The Cipher sais:

Keith is best-known as a member of the Bomb Squad, the historic production team that changed hip-hop in the late 1980s and early 90s with their incendiary work for Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Slick Rick, Bel Biv DeVoe, and countless others – not to mention their hit remixes for pop stars like Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson…

For the rest of the write up and tracklisting and links to all music in this episode visit The Cipher Show site

Madlib-Red Bull Music Academy Lecture NYC w/ Chairman Mao *Video

RBMA sais:

Since the early ‘90s, the reclusive Madlib has been producing music at a relentless pace. Whether he’s working with artists like Freddie Gibbs, MF Doom or Erykah Badu, collaborating with the late J Dilla, or working under one of his own aliases, like the drugged out party creature Quasimoto, Madlib has carved out his own idiosyncratic corner in the massive hip-hop universe.

Luckily, we were able to coax him out of his studio for a rare discussion at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2016 about Prince, the importance of doing taxes, the death of his Quasimoto alter-ego, collaborating with Kanye West and his love of industrial music

Meyhem Lauren-Interview w/ Gray Rizzy (Shade 45) *Video

Official free DL of Meyhem’s new project Piatto D’oro on Fools Gold . HERE

Gray sais:

Queens artist Meyhem Lauren steps into First Play with host Gray Rizzy to preview his new project “Piatto D’oro”. Known by many monikers, Meyhem Lauren give a track by track tour of his latest offering along with in house producer Ice Rocks and talks about guest appearances (Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Hologram), production (DJ Muggs, Alchemist, Large Professor, Seth Silencer), keeping his music authentic to NYC and why he decided to give this project to the people for free. 99!

Willie D-Interview w/ Sway In the Morning *Video

Sways Universe sais:

The legendary Willie D has never been one to hold his tongue, and man…he definitely doesn’t hold back in this interview.  He was the lead member of the pioneering rap group Geto Boys from Houston, Texas or as Sway describes them “the mecca for what was going on in the South.”  The Geto Boys helped to open a lot of doors to let people have freedom of expression because without them, songs like “B*tches ain’t Sh*t” by YG would probably be banned today.

Scarface, member of the Geto Boys, called in to reminisce with Willie about the time they got booed in New York, even though things came full circle when they sold out Madison Square Garden a couple months later.  Willie also talks about feeling obligated to fulfill J Prince’s, founder of Rap-A-Lot Records, goal to bring Houston’s story to the light because this was the first time he had someone believing in him and was willing to pay him to do something he loves…rap.

Willie goes into talking about Ted Cruz, who he describes as an opportunist; Donald Trump, who he describes as a seperatist: “we need someone to unite the people, not divide”; and Caitlyn Jenner, who he believes should not have won the Woman of the Year award…and that’s just scratching the surface.  His new song “Coon” is what prompted this powerful conversation as he describes the different types of coon (“if your criticism to the black community outweighs your contribution to the black community, you are a coon”), what he meant by his Stephen A. Smith line, and more insight into the enlightened mind of Willie D.  Check out the interview above and make sure you purchase “Coon”, now available on iTunes.

Cipha Sounds-Interview “A Waste Of Time” w/ It’s the Real

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DL HERE It’s the Real
Eric and Jeff sais:

This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome our friend and the host of Tidal’s stand-up comedy series No Small Talk, Cipha Sounds! Ciph talked working with Jay Z, working with Pharrell, working with Funkmaster Flex, and why he never works with Fat Joe. He shared stories about being 19 years old touring the country with Lil Kim, Ma$e, The LOX, Cam’ron and more. We discussed his time at Hot 97, the incredible DJ lineup at his wedding, and what Angie Martinez meant to his career. All that, plus breaking Rihanna’s first record, breaking Rick Ross’ first record, starting Juan Epstein – the first and longest-running Hip-Hop podcast with Peter Rosenberg – and so much more!