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He speaks about Kendrick’s show at Roseland Ballroom, smoking weed, upcoming projects and more. Watch the full interview above.
Ab sits down with Ciph and Peter and talks about his start with TDE, Kendrick being on another level, his desire to out smoke Snoop, upcoming projects and more.
Previously: Ab-Soul – RapFix Live Freestyle
Ever wonder how Troy can rap about moving all that POWDER and not catch heat from the Hip-Hop Police? Everything’s alleged baby!
Previously: Troy Ave Interview w/ Xclusives Zone
Tip stopped on the morning show on Hot 97 to promote the release of his new album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head. He also apoke about carrying a gun for self defense, signing of Iggy Azalea and more. Hit the jump to watch the second part of the interview.
Kiss has been making a lot of noise lately. To keep it going, he stops by Hot 97 for a little bit of some laid back discussion with Ciph and Rosenberg. They touch on a number of topics including Mase’s return and more.
During 50 Cent’s interview with Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg they ask the G-Unit boss 21 questions. Get it? Because he had a song called “21 Questions”. Hold your applause. Anyway, Fif answers an array of topics and admits he boned TV host, Chelsea Handler.
After debuting “Hear Ye, Hear Ye” (feat. Pharrell) on the Funkmaster Flex show, T.I. hit Hot97’s Morning show today with Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg and K. Foxx. Earlier this month, Tip was criticized by the guys on Twitter for attending so many BET Hip-Hop Awards parties, after just coming home from prison. Some words were exchanged and things were left in a weird place. However, T.I., Cipha and Rosenberg got to talk things out face to face. Watch the awkwardness happen above.
T.I. x Hot97 Morning Show Interview: part 1
Part 2 after the jump…
T.I. x Hot97 Morning Show: Part 2
T.I. Speaks On Family, Writing ‘Power & Beauty’ And A Prison Brawl
Kanye West & Jay- Z Feat. T.I. – “N***as In Paris (Remix)”
T.I. Says He Recorded Verses For Ke$ha, Meek Mill and The Throne
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011 Performances: Young Jeezy, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, DMX & More
T.I. Performs “Live Your Life” With Taylor Swift In Atlanta (Video)
For the first time in history, the Juan Epstein show hit the road for a very special podcast. Taking their talents to the Motor City, Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg managed to get Eminem and Royce to sit down with them and answer all the rap-nerd questions you could think of. I broke down some cliff notes below.
Bad Meets Evil on Juan Epstein
-Eminem and Royce talking about meeting in ‘97 at an Usher show (Royce was opening and Shady was selling merch).
-The buzz around the Infinite and Slim Shady LP in Detroit when it first dropped
- Em’s early days, ciphers in Detroit, meeting Dre
-They’re writing process, early influences
-Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie performing for Em’s b-day in 04 or 05.
-Royce doing LL routines for his dad’s friends, rapping for Redman for 14, Em saying Treach was the first big rapper he met
-Royce thinking Eminem is the best MC of all time and the best rapper of all time argument.
-Em considering Pun as one of the GOATS but never meeting him, meeting Dilla a few times, Royce begging tktk for “Boom” even though it was for C-N-N
-Royce writing for Dre, squashing their beef, working with Pharrell,
-their fav Tribe albums, Royce linking back with DJ Premier,
-Em performing with Jay-Z, his name being thrown into the Jay-Z Beef,
-Some of their new favorite Mcs
related links after the jump…
My dudes over at Complex carefully dissected Wiz’s love and hated Warner Bros Records debut album, Rolling Papers. Personally, I’m a Wiz fan but as a Taylor Gang mixtape purist, I felt it sounded a bit too Nelly-ish. Ether me if you want. I still listen to the LP, but connect with Kush & OJ a lot more. And, I think a good amount of Wiz fans feel the same way but never got a real explanation as to why he drifted from the sound that got him to this level.
Well, he finally broke it down pretty clearly on the first slide of this article.
Wiz Khalifa: “In my mind, I was just trying to do everything different. I didn’t want it to sound like Kush and OJ or use the Kush and OJ flows because I had a lot of people watching me from the label and my own people.
”So they would know if I was just reusing and redoing the same things over and over. So for the album personally I wanted to take it to the next level. The mind state was to do the biggest records possible, not hold back anything, and not do anything just for the sake of doing it. People don’t get it right away, it takes time and years from now they’ll understand what I was doing.”
after the jump, Wiz talks about his initial hesitations surrounding “Black & Yellow” and working with Pharrell on his next album.
”[When I got there] Stargate had a selection of beats set out for me. I went through a couple beats and I think I did a hook that day. When we got to the point that they played the ‘Black and Yellow’ beat, the first words I thought of were, ‘Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow.’
The first words I thought of were, ‘Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow.’ I leaned over to my homie and was like, ‘Man, I got an idea but it might be corny as hell.’ I don’t know why, but it was a split second that I thought it was corny. – Wiz Khalifa
“I leaned over to my homie and was like, ‘Man, I got an idea but it might be corny as hell.’ I don’t know why, but it was a split second that I thought it was corny. I was like, ‘Am I doing too much right now?’ I told him my idea and he was like, ‘Nah man, just do it.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, you know, I’m here so let’s just work.’ I sat down, recorded the hook, and the next day I did the verses and the hook part and that was it.
On working with Pharrell for his next album:
““Anybody that I get with, I wanna make my own connection with them. I’m gonna be working with a lot of different people on the new album. Like, I’m working with Pharrell, but Pharrell is known for what he’s known for. But when he gets with me, I want it to be a unique sound to the point where it’s like, ‘That’s that Pharrell and Wiz shit.’