BBC and Zane Lowe release part two to their exclusive interview with Marshall Mathers. The rap superstar opens up on his style of production and shares his thoughts on getting back behind the boards for The Marshal Mathers LP 2. Lowe points out Eminem’s upbeat production on the new album while the Detroit native reassures viewers his passion for Hip Hop is far from gone. Marshall speaks on his love for rhyming, making music and points out the best thing he enjoys is having an outlet to continuously express himself with. As the conversation between the two continued, Eminem weighed in on how he deals with fame and explains that he never had any intentions in becoming a Pop star. The rapper also addressed his debut single, “My Name Is,” and reflected on his struggle in the past with drugs.
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.
Jimmy Kimmel serves up some laughs with his latest spoof of Kanye West and Zane Lowe’s recent interview for BBC. After West made questionable comments about Rap becoming the new Rock and explained to Zane he considers himself the biggest star, viewers were taken back and debates were sparked across the net. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel decided to capitalize on the moment and unveiled a short spoof he put together with children actors sitting in as Kanye and Zane Lowe.
Mass Appeal drops off part two of Noah Callahan-Bever’s interview in Jamaica with rapper Pusha T. To catch you up to speed in case you missed part one, Pusha T was out in Jamaica to film his music video for “Blocka” when Noah on behalf of Complex reached out to the G.O.O.D. Music rapper for an intimate interview. In part two, Pusha points out the music he enjoys listening to is a lot different than the music he releases to his fans and shares insight behind why he chooses to collaborate with different artists such as Future. The Clipse member goes on to open up on his relationship with his brother Malice and shares a story of a run-in with police which got the rapper to thinking to that his street past always finds a way to come back and haunt him from time to time.
Better late than never, Joey Bada$$ steps up to the microphone on behalf of New York and tries his hand at a worthy response to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. Surprisingly, the young wordsmith decides to keep it clean and only really directs a few harmful bars in the direction of the Compton MC. Produced by Knxwledge, take a listen to Joey’s latest offering with “Killuminati 2” below via the audio stream.
BBC and Zane Low deliver part two of their candid interview with Jay-Z. Zane continues his one-on-one sit down with Jay by getting his thoughts behind Magna Carta Holy Grail’s intro track “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake. Low and Jay also discuss Timberlake’s heartfelt delivery and the importance of the track which served as the albums “center piece” according to Hov. Jay-Z goes on to explain the creative direction behind the song which serves as a cautionary tale in regards to fame but at the same time addresses it as a blessing. Jigga man also speaks openly about how he balances fame in his life and stresses the importance of living a normal existence. Zane and Jay-Z close out this portion of their interview by discussing the music industry’s reluctance to adopt and utilize modern technology in order to effectively promote and distribute new music.
As we all anxiously wait for Asher to release his follow up to The Greenhouse Effect with DJ Drama and Don Cannon, the “I Love College” rapper releases another dope song to hold everyone down in the meantime with his remix of Lion Babe’s “Treat me Like Fire”. The Greenhouse Effect Vol. 2 is set to drop sometime this year.
Maybach Music’s Stalley takes a trip down to Houston’s Third Ward with rapper Scarface to shoot additional scenes for “Swangin”. Go behind the lens in part two for the official music video and get firsthand accounts from both artists on just how serious things were during the swang rims era.
The Kush God took the stage for Guerilla Union’s 2013 Paid Dues Festival. The smoke was in the air, fans were on their feet. and Collective State TV was on hand to give a salute and capture Jet Life artist Smoke DZA do his thing. Take a look at Hollywood Smoke Hogan as he performed to awaiting fans at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. Part Two.