Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson recently linked up with Q-Tip at New York’s Barclays Center for an exclusive interview before he hit the stage later that night on the latest episode of “The Truth”. Tip opened up about his excitement for being able to perform on the Yeezus Tour with Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest’s last days as a group and the evolution of his music and lyrics. The Hip Hop veteran also addressed Tribe’s classic album, Midnight Marauders, collaborating with Busta Rhymes on his new single “Thank You,” producing Kanye West’s 2014 album with Rick Rubin, his new solo album, The Last Zulu, and much more.
Elliott Wilson is back with a new episode of his Life+Times web series and this time Wilson catches up with Miami big shot DJ Khaled. Watch as Khaled speaks highly of his new Suffering From Success LP and explains that he’s been consistent with delivering nothing but hot anthems to fans summer after summer. The DJ-producer continues with addressing the recent public backlash he’s received from fans who feel a certain way about his latest single, “I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie,” which makes reference to both rap legends. Downplaying the reaction from fans, Khaled tells Wilson that fans need to use their intelligence and listen to the words as they are only paying homage to two of Hip Hop’s greatest acts. DJ Khaled also addresses his special relationship with Rick Ross and gives insight behind the significance of his album title.
In episode three of Elliott Wilson’s exclusive CRWN interview with YMCMB’s Drake, the Canadian singer speaks on the inspiration behind his Jayden Smith inspired shirt and proceeds to take random questions from members of the audience. Watch as Drizzy addresses what he thinks of people taking shots at him through viral memes and social media outlets, the meaning behind his commissioned Nothing Was The Same LP artwork, speaks on who he would like to collaborate with dead or alive and reminds viewers that Twitter isn’t real or to be taken seriously.
JAY Z joins in on the festivities for the 2013 Made In America Festival and watches Deadmau5 during his DJ set. Hov grabs a seat with Elliott Wilson and pops a few bottles while puffing on a stogie during the high energy performance. Revolt TV was there to capture the moment go down and brings us a dope visual with Deadmau5 & Kaskade’s infectious track “I Remember” as the soundtrack.
Sidebar: There’s a few Hip Hop performances floating around on the internet from last weekend’s festival from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz. The live stream coverage of the event came out flawless with great HD picture.
Interviewer Elliott Wilson sits down with New York’s JAY Z at Yankee Stadium for a candid one-on-one sit down as the two discuss a number of topics. In part one, Wilson credits Hov with popularizing the New York Yankee fitted hat and asks JAY Z to share his thoughts on performing in Yankee Stadium alongside Justin Timberlake for his Legends of Summer Tour. At one point in the interview Jay also reassures fans that he has no ego and loves collaborating with other talent in order to create special moments in music. Hov also shares an early conversation he had with Rick Rubin on “Holy Grail” and deciding to remove The-Dream off the track and replacing his vocals with Justin Timberlake’s. JAY Z also speaks on his love for art and his belief that the creative outlet runs parallel with music. Wilson also discusses with Jigga his longtime desire to change music industry standards since taking his previous position as Def Jam president.
Elliott Wilson caught up with Just Blaze backstage at Converse’s FADER Fort during SXSW. Skee TV cameras were rolling as Elliott shared his fondness and respect for the super producer. The two friends also shared laughs as they looked back on a funny story about Just Blaze being the DJ for Elliott’s wedding. Sidebar: edited by yours truly.