Hard Knock TV releases more footage of their lengthily and intimate interview with rapper Hopsin. The young artist opens up about losing his best friend to crystal meth and explains that his story was the inspiration behind “Ill Mind 6.” As the conversation continued, Hopsin addresses the argument going around that Macklemore is currently pushing a gay agenda in hip hop and their relationship as friends. Hopsin also spoke on being inspired by Eminem and gives viewers insight into what he thinks about the legendary emcee’s latest music and more.
Funk Volume artist, Hopsin, links up with Hard Knock TV for an intimate interview. Hopsin addresses his recent “Hop Is Back” song and music video which found the artist venting a lot of steam and explained that he decided to go hard on the track because of the doubt he was getting from fans thinking he went soft. The rapper also clarifies that he began the track in the early part of 2013 and eventually went back to include his verse that includes his diss towards Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West months later. As the lengthy conversation continued, Hopsin decided to open up and admitted to viewers that he honestly doesn’t know who he is anymore. Also, Hopsin touches on struggling with fame, personal issues and the existence of God.
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.
Artist and producer Hit Boy catches up with Hard Knock TV for an in-depth interview. The Inland Empire native takes it back to the beginning and shares his first Hip Hop memory which came about courtesy of his uncle who he overheard playing N.W.A. and who was a member of the group Troop. Hit Boy explains the current situation he finds his career in and the level he’s been propelled to which subsequently has changed the dynamics of how he works in the studio nowadays. Watch as Hit Boy talks about getting the opportunity to hang out with Dr. Dre, why Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid m.A.A.d. City is worthy of a GRAMMY, reveals he has several unreleased songs in the stash with Drake and so much more.
Currently headlining the Space Migration Tour, Pittsburgh’s Mac Miller sits down with Hard Knock TV and takes the opportunity to open up on a number of personal topics. Miller reveals he found himself in a “dark space” during his previous Macadellic tour and plagued by the idea that he was possibly on his way out. However, Mac reassures fans he’s in a better place now and gives insight behind some of his aliases like Larry Fisherman and Larry Lovestein. The MTV reality star also discusses his pop collaboration with Ariana Grande, his music maturing and his methods used for dealing with fame.
Backstage at Paid Dues we caught up with Immortal Technique. In this interview Immortal talks to Nick Huff Barili about early Hip Hop memories, being locked up in prison, Monsanto lobbying Obama, interactions with fans on twitter and the work he is doing with The Green Light Project. Oh yeah and his new album Middle Passage is coming!
“That’s a disgrace. It should be a human rights abuse,” said Technique when asked about the Act. “It should be banned. They really want to control the food industry in general. And I think what’s disgusting about them is that — Listen, we know Monsanto and their parent companies have given the Obama administration money.” Immortal Tech on the Monsanto Protection Act.
Immortal Technique further spoke on the Obama administration and revealed that the people should not be so easily swayed due to what President Obama symbolizes.
“I understand and I know the type of commitment that certain individuals have to the Obama administration. They think that under a Republican administration they would have never gotten any acknowledgement on gay rights,” Technique explained. “I know that there are people that are 40, 50, 60, and they black and they grew up in a completely different America. They couldn’t even picture a black president… We live in a slightly different America in a lot of places, but I know that people support him because he symbolizes that for them. But I remind people that the only reason he signed that Monsanto shit is not out of the kindness of his heart, but because they lobbied him and gave him money…And that takes away from the credibility of this country and that’s damaging to America.”