Vibe’s Mikey Fresh catches up with Nasir Jones for an exclusive one-on-one interview. In the clip below, Fresh gets down to business and asks the question that’s always lingered on the minds of hip hop enthusiasts, would Nas ever consider releasing an Illmatic 2? Take a look as Nas opens up and shares his thoughts on his legendary debut album and goes on to address his legacy in music.
BBC and Zane Lowe release part two to their exclusive interview with Marshall Mathers. The rap superstar opens up on his style of production and shares his thoughts on getting back behind the boards for The Marshal Mathers LP 2. Lowe points out Eminem’s upbeat production on the new album while the Detroit native reassures viewers his passion for Hip Hop is far from gone. Marshall speaks on his love for rhyming, making music and points out the best thing he enjoys is having an outlet to continuously express himself with. As the conversation between the two continued, Eminem weighed in on how he deals with fame and explains that he never had any intentions in becoming a Pop star. The rapper also addressed his debut single, “My Name Is,” and reflected on his struggle in the past with drugs.
Kanye West slowed things down for a bit as the rapper performed “Coldest Winter” off his 808’s & Heartbreak LP. Take a look as Yeezy made his way up his mountain themed stage and gave an emotional show as audience members looked on in excitement. The G.O.O.D. Music head honcho also took the opportunity before getting into things by explaining the song is actually dedicated to his mother.
Here’s part two of Hard Knock TV’s exclusive sit down with artist and producer Hit Boy. The Inland Empire native speaks on how he was influenced to step up and become the man of the house living with his mother and sisters, getting support from his mother early on to pursue his dreams and the thought process behind “Running In Place” which focuses around his relationship with his father. Hit Boy also speaks on his past struggles he went through back in 2009, shares details behind the first time he ever met Kanye West in the studio with Pharrell and so much more.
Taylor Gang artist Ty Dolla $ign finally liberates his new music video for his club hit “Paranoid” featuring Hustle Gang’s Bobby Ray. Playing to the song’s concept, take a look as Dolla $ign takes things to the next level in his new visual as cameras showcases the artist performing to the lens as a dead stabbing victim who is surrounded by his beautiful female attackers. B.o.B. suffers the same fate as his sexy female interest decides to poison his drink. The Ethan Lader directed music video is definitely worth a watch especially with Halloween just around the corner as it pays homage to the horror/suspense genre.
Jimmy Kimmel serves up some laughs with his latest spoof of Kanye West and Zane Lowe’s recent interview for BBC. After West made questionable comments about Rap becoming the new Rock and explained to Zane he considers himself the biggest star, viewers were taken back and debates were sparked across the net. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel decided to capitalize on the moment and unveiled a short spoof he put together with children actors sitting in as Kanye and Zane Lowe.
KiD CuDi takes the main stage at San Manuel Amphitheater to close things out for day one of Rock The Bells 2013. Check out the footage of KiD CuDi performing “Solo Dolo Pt. II” and “Girls” off his recently released Indicud LP live for fans in San Bernardino.
Mass Appeal drops off part two of Noah Callahan-Bever’s interview in Jamaica with rapper Pusha T. To catch you up to speed in case you missed part one, Pusha T was out in Jamaica to film his music video for “Blocka” when Noah on behalf of Complex reached out to the G.O.O.D. Music rapper for an intimate interview. In part two, Pusha points out the music he enjoys listening to is a lot different than the music he releases to his fans and shares insight behind why he chooses to collaborate with different artists such as Future. The Clipse member goes on to open up on his relationship with his brother Malice and shares a story of a run-in with police which got the rapper to thinking to that his street past always finds a way to come back and haunt him from time to time.
Better late than never, Joey Bada$$ steps up to the microphone on behalf of New York and tries his hand at a worthy response to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. Surprisingly, the young wordsmith decides to keep it clean and only really directs a few harmful bars in the direction of the Compton MC. Produced by Knxwledge, take a listen to Joey’s latest offering with “Killuminati 2” below via the audio stream.
Chicago native Chief Keef drops a new mixtape entitled Bang Pt. 2 for your listening pleasure. Hosted by DJ Holiday, Mike Epps and Michael Blackson, Sosa’s latest offering includes 16 original tracks. CLICK HERE to download Bang Pt. 2 and check out Chief Keef’s latest music video for “Citgo” HERE.