Revolt TV’s Sharon Carpenter jumps on Skype with Trinidad James for an exclusive interview to get the Atlanta native’s thoughts on the controversy surrounding his New York comments. James opens things up by clarifying that the message he was trying to convey on stage in Brooklyn was that he feels Atlanta runs New York radio. The “All Gold Everything” rapper shares the motivation behind his comment and explains that he blames the media for instigating the situation by only focusing on one excerpt. James goes on to say that he would never disrespect New York, his choice of words he used wasn’t what he really meant and more.
Kool G Rap stops by Shade 45 radio to talk with Sway and Heather B. Take a look as the legendary emcee takes a couple calls from fans and reminisces with Calloway on their special collaboration for “The Anthem” back in 1999. Friend of Kool G Rap and fellow New York artist, Papoose, decided to call in and show some love live on the air. Pap also gave listeners insight into how far the two go back. Before letting Papoose off the line, Kool G took the opportunity to publicly co-sign Pap’s “Control” response aimed at Kendrick Lamar and weighed in on the matter.
New York rapper Fabolous finally decided to respond to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse live at Powerhouse 2013 in New York. During Fab’s performance which was held at the Barclays center, the “Breathe” emcee took a moment out of his set to let crowd-goers know that he was in fact the “King of New York.” Take a look as Loso downplays Kendrick’s comments and proclaims that all the real kings come from Brooklyn.
It’s no secret that Kendrick Lamar’s controversial verse on Big Sean’s “Control” was the topic of discussion in the world of Hip Hop for sometime. However, the Compton rapper’s game changing wordplay was also able to catch the attention of former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, after K. Dot dedicated a few bars to the NBA legend. Take a look at this bonus clip from The Seth Davis Show where the host asks Phil to give viewers insight behind what motivated him to acknowledge Lamar’s and what he meant behind his words of wisdom.
Vlad TV catches up with the former MTV Pimp My Ride host and Detroit native Xzibit backstage at the How The West Was Won concert. The rapper opens up and shares his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar’s controversial “Control” verse and explains to the camera that the Compton bred rapper’s aggressive move should be applauded. X to the Z continues with reassuring fans his upcoming collaborative project with Demrick and B-Real (Serial Killers) will be releasing soon as well as his solo album which is slated to drop sometime next year.
Pusha T sits down with Hot New Hip Hop and discusses his thoughts on his new album My Name Is My Name leaking on to the internet. In fact, the G.O.O.D. Music artist tells cameras he purposely released the full stream of his album in order for fans to hear the appropriate quality. Kendrick Lamar was also a topic of discussion as King Push touched on their recent collaboration with “Nosetalgia” and whether or not he felt disrespected by K-Dot’s infamous “Control” verse. Before heading out, Pusha also speaks on HBO’s The Wire and explains what he wants fans to understand after hearing his new LP.
Noisey catches up with Angel Haze out in London for a candid interview to get the female artist’s opinion on a number of topics. Haze says she likes Miley Cyrus and doesn’t see what the big deal is if she enjoys dancing and shaking her derriere. Next, Angel gives her take on Kendrick Lamar’s controversial “Control” verse and speaks on enjoying the responses because it’s a part of Hip Hop. Before calling it a wrap, Angel Haze also touches on Macklemore’s call to sexuality and equality with “Same Love,” Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail, her public perception and much more.
50 Cent sits down with HOT 97’s Funk Fex and gives his initial reaction to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse which has been the topic of conversation in the music industry since it surfaced. Always one for a scathing diss record, 50 Cent co-signs the Compton rapper’s desire for competition and says it’s necessary and a part of Hip Hop. Fif also discusses Kidd Kidd’s upcoming project and speaks on the current status of G-Unit.
Juicy J and Pusha T sit down for a candid interview on SKEE Live with DJ Skee on AXS TV. Take a look as the artists give their take on Hip Hop’s new controversial verse which has stirred up a lot of attention after the Compton MC proclaimed himself the “King of New York” and lyrically set his sights on a handful of rappers.
Vibe catches up with Jay Electronica all the way out in Croatia and gets his thoughts on Big Sean’s “Control.” Surprisingly, Jay Elec admits that apparently he was going to use the track for his upcoming album Act II: Patents of Nobility which still does not have a solid release date and at this point with fans has become sort of a myth. See what Electronica had to say on the matter and more below.