VIDEO: Chevy Woods Interview w/ HardKnock TV

Exclusive in-depth interview with Chevy Woods backstage at Paid Dues. The Taylor Gang member talks about touring solo and how he has taken what he learned from touring with Wiz Khalifa and applied it to his own tour. Chevy says to expect edgy production on his new Gangland 2 mixtape hosted by DJ Drama that is about to drop. It features the Taylor Gang members as well as non Taylor features like Project Pat, Chip tha Ripper aka King Chip and others. Chevy also talks about the TGOD compilation album saying that they have a lot of songs to pick from and are shopping it around looking for the right situation. Before we let him go Chevy shares his thoughts on performing at Paid Dues and explains how he thinks touring and twitter are the keys to a new artists career.

VIDEO: Immortal Technique Talks Hip Hop, Twitter, Police, Obama + More

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.”

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VIDEO: Smoke DZA – “4 Loko”, “Personal Party”, & “Ashtray” at Paid Dues 2013 | Pt. 3 HD

Smoke DZA puts it down at Paid Dues 2013 in San Bernardino. Check out in part three of DZA’s set as he performs “4 Loko”, “Personal Party”, and “Ashtray”.

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HD VIDEO: Tech N9ne Tells Ladies To Flash & Performs “Areola” at Paid Dues 2013

Tech N9ne put on a live show at Paid Dues 2013 for a hype crowd full of fans. Tech took a brief intermission during his set to ask all the ladies in the crowd to flash their goodies and proceeded to transition into his record “Areola”. Take a look at how it all went down and some of the females that didn’t have a problem showing Tech what they were working with.

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HD VIDEO: Macklemore Surfs Paid Dues Crowd & Performs “Can’t Hold Us” w/ Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bring the house down with “Can’t Hold Usfor hyped fans at Paid Dues Festival 2013.  Check out the footage of Macklemore taking a fall after trying to crowd surf.

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