VIDEO: Kid Red Talks Gangs In L.A. & The Bay, The Game’s Habit Of Fighting + More


Kid Red sits down for a one-on-one interview DJ Vlad for Vlad TV and discusses his relationship with Compton rapper The Game.  Take a look as the young artist breaks down the differences between gangs in the Bay Area compared to Los Angeles, clarifies if he’s Blood affiliated or not and touches on why he believes Game gets tangled in so many physical confrontations.  Interestingly enough, Red at one point also admits that the West Coast superstar enjoys putting hands on people who try and test him.

VIDEO: Tech N9ne Talks Mac Dre’s Death, The Bay Area, Gangs In KC + More


DJ Vlad catches up with Kansas City’s Tech N9ne who shares details with viewers of how life was for the rapper following the death of Mac Dre.  After the Bay Area legend was gunned down in Tech’s hometown, the rapper admits that he couldn’t go to Northern California.  To make matters worse, Tech N9ne explains that at the time he was featured on an issue of Murder Dog Magazine’s with crazy red hair, a gun and a T-shirt that read Missouri across the front.  The rapper also gets into details behind meeting Shock G the night before Mac Dre was killed in Salt Lake City, speaks on the gang culture in Kansas City and touches on the impact that blood gang members from San Diego had on his neighborhood after moving in.

VIDEO: Kanye West Speaks On His Inspiration To be Creative, Yeezus, Kim Kardashian + More


Kanye West recently stopped by 99.7 NOW in the Bay Area to sit down with radio deejay St. John.  Watch as Ye speaks on the inspiration behind choosing Yeezus as his new album title, his love for being creative and coming up with new ideas with his crew and his new tour’s opening night in Seattle.  West gives listeners insight behind the elaborate visual representation of his show and breaks down what drives him as an artist to be so creative and over-the-top.  St. John also discusses with the G.O.O.D. Music front man about what life is like now being a dad, the importance of family and of course his special bond with his new fiance Kim Kardashian.

VIDEO: Iamsu! Talks Kilt II, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, New Music + More


West Coast artist Iamsu! catches up with Karmaloop TV during A3C in Atlanta to discuss a number of topics.  Just having returned from the strip club, the Bay Area native reveals he has some music in the works with 2 Chainz and producer Childish Major that he’s pretty excited for his fans to check out.  Iamsu! also says he’s hopeful that he’ll land a production credit on Wiz Khalifa’s upcoming Blacc Hollywood LP, explains the inspiration behind his new Kilt II project and admits that Kanye West had a big influence early on for him to pursue his dreams in music.  Before calling it a wrap, the young rapper shares details on some of his upcoming music that fans can hope to hear very soon.

VIDEO: The Grouch & Eligh – Run Feat. Pigeon John


Bay Area rap veterans The Grouch and Eligh come together for another inspirational track titled “Run” featuring artist Pigeon John.  The lyrical Hip Hop duo decided to offer a breath of fresh air with their new song which aims to encourage listeners to move forward past life’s difficult moments, be themselves and live a harmonious lifestyle.  ”Run” is featured on the group’s new EP which you can purchase by CLICKING HERE.

VIDEO: Berner – Racin (Prod. By Cy Fyre)


Taylor Gang signee and Bay Area native Berner delivers his latest visual for “Racin” produced by the talented beatsmith known as Cy Fyre.  The deep and introspective track is featured on Berner’s new Drugstore Cowboy and showcases the rapper spitting his soul over the mellow instrumental as he tackles sensitive topics like the loss of his mother, watching police beat his cousin and the street hurdles he had overcome in order to provide for his daughter.  Take a listen as Berner reflects on life in his latest single “Racin.”

VIDEO: Berner – Wax Room Ft. Nipsey Hussle


Taylor Gang artist Berner is back with a new music video for his infectious slow jam appropriately titled “Wax Room.”  The Bay Area native’s ode to weed, wax and everything else herb related in between, also features a solid verse from Nipsey Hussle as the two rappers light up and kick rhymes about their savvy business moves. Fans can pick up “Wax Room” and more on Berner’s Drugstore Cowboy mixtape which is now available for download.

VIDEO: Mally Mall Talks Bay Area Roots, Mac Dre + More w/ DJ Skee


Music industry powerhouse and Bay Area native, Mally Mall, sits down for an exclusive interview with DJ Skee and opens up about coming up under E-40 and his past relationship with deceased Crestside legend Mac Dre. Mall praises Dre’s storytelling abilities and identifies the rapper as an early and vital influence in his life. Mally Mall also credits Mac for laying the foundation for other Bay Area talent to flourish like Spice 1 and Mac Mall after the success of his “2 Hard 4 The Fuckin’ Radio” track off his Young Black Brotha EP. Skee and Mally also discuss the importance of competition and the effect it has to push artists to hone their skills and strive for greater success.

VIDEO: The Showcase | Clyde Carson

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Clyde Carson grabs the spotlight on the newest episode of The Showcase and shares with Skee.TV his past, present and what fans can look forward to in the near future. A native of Oakland, Calif. and member of the group The Team, Bay Area rapper Clyde Carson gives insight into his humble beginnings in Hip Hop and what he’s working hard to accomplish. Fresh off the recent success of his hit single “Slow Down” featuring The Team, Carson explains how he began making music around 2001-2002 and eventually found his way to New York where he learned a lot about the business. Inspired by the movement and sound of the Bay Area, Clyde eventually found his way back home to Oakland and stresses that it’s important to keep the sound of his home turf relevant within his music. The former Blackwall Street signee also reassures fans they can expect new music from The Team with their new collaborative 3 Kings mixtape which is set to drop sometime later this year.