Vlad TV releases more footage of their exclusive interview with rapper Jin. The savvy lyricist breaks down his roots in battling which he says began in junior high and shares details on his first battle which he admits he lost as a kid. Jin went on to explain how he eventually learned the dynamics of his craft as well as the culture of hip hop which ultimately helped mold him into a lyrical force to be reckoned with. The rapper spoke on moving to New York in 2001 and landing a manager who would eventually get him a spot on BET’s Freestyle Friday’s. As the conversation continued, Jin touched on the number of Asian jokes he would commonly encounter during battles and shared how he would prepare for them in advance with responses.
DJ Vlad talks sneakers and fashion with G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T. The Virginia Beach native admits he doesn’t own a pair of the “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2 model and has had to buy every Kanye West designed sneaker in order to get his hands on them like everyone else. King Push reveals the Chicago rap legend has never hooked him up with a free pair of any colorway or model and promises viewers he has an extensive shoe collection. Interestingly enough, Pusha T also admitted that he feels Kanye West’s elusive Nike sneakers have surpassed Jordan’s in popularity because of West’s status as a fashion icon. The My Name Is My Name rapper followed up his comment by clarifying that he believes Yeezy is far more respected in the world of fashion than compared to JAY Z.
Wu-Tang’s Cappadonna sits down for an over-the-phone interview with DJ Vlad for Vlad TV. Speaking candidly with the camera, Cap shares his thoughts on OBD crashing the stage at the 1998 Grammys and gives viewers some inside perspective into what the deceased rapper was thinking at the time. Cappadonna also reflects on a time when ODB decided to take the microphone from the Notorious B.I.G. during a live show to rock the crowd.
Down South rapper Webbie catches up with DJ Vlad for a one-on-one interview on Vlad TV. Addressing rumors that he allegedly was banned from BET’s 106 & Park show, Webbie insinuates that former female co-host, Rocsi, actually came on to him which subsequently upset Terrence J. The rapper goes on to explain to the camera that Terrence J was simply jealous and Webbie also denied that an official ban from the show had ever been issued against him. As the conversation continued, Webbie also addressed his past run-in with the law which revolved around the rapper allegedly pushing a woman down the stairs. With tensions running high in the rapper’s hometown of Baton Rouge, Webbie addresses why he believes he believes the authorities were out to catch him slippin’.
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.
Here’s a random clip from Vlad TV where rapper Rocko sits down for a candid interview with DJ Vlad. The rapper opens up about his early friendship with Future and explains he met the auto-tune champ after he was shot in his hand. Rocko also opens up about his support for Future’s relationship with singer Ciara and tells the camera that they both have a right to be happy. Sounding hesitant at first to admit he’s been in the studio with both artists, Rocko eventually speaks on the great chemistry the two share with one another.
Here’s a new clip that’s been liberated from Vlad TV where G.O.O.D. Music emcee Pusha T shares his thoughts on some of the changes with Hip Hop fashion as well as Kanye West’s infamous on-stage skirt. Clarifying West’s attire was actually a kilt used during his tour run with JAY Z for Watch The Throne, P admits to DJ Vlad that it’s something he would never choose to wear personally. In fact, the Virginia Beach native shares his frustration with fans that confused his high end shorts for a skirt in the past.