Just Blaze sits down with Revolt TV to break down how JAY Z’s “Public Service Announcement” came about and made the final cut of The Black Album. Watch as the super producer explains how he made the instrumental at during a mixing session at Battery Studios in only 10 minutes and brought it to JAY Z. Though technically the album was already considered completed, Blaze reflects on Hov scrapping “Looking At My S. Dot’s” off the project and replacing it with “Public Service Announcement.”
Revolt TV links up with 9th Wonder to get a full detailed break down on his contributions to JAY Z’s “Threats” which is featured on the New York native’s classic LP, The Black Album. 9th looks back after 10 years and speaks on Hov bringing him the idea to sample R. Kelly’s “A Woman’s Threat” with only 25 minutes to work. The former Little Brother DJ-producer opens up about the added pressure he faced with people like Freeway and Cedric The Entertainer coming in and out of the studio at the time. 9th Wonder also enlightens viewers and explains that JAY Z put together his album in only a month.
Waka Flocka stops by Revolt TV for an interview and touches on a number of topics which includes his growth as an artist, Trinidad James, Flockavelli 2 and much more. Waka kicks things off by touching on the transition of his career from “Hard In The Paint” to doing EDM tours with Steve Aoki. Flocka continued by explaining why he feels Hip Hop is now boring and plagued with too many politics. The New York bred rapper also shares his thoughts on Trinidad James’ recent New York rant and calls the Atlanta native disrespectful. Waka elaborated on the controversy by stating that James is now forced to watch his back in the city. Before heading out, Waka Flocka Flame speaks on Flockavelli 2, his label Brick Squad Monopoly and his new game app.
Revolt TV’s Sharon Carpenter jumps on Skype with Trinidad James for an exclusive interview to get the Atlanta native’s thoughts on the controversy surrounding his New York comments. James opens things up by clarifying that the message he was trying to convey on stage in Brooklyn was that he feels Atlanta runs New York radio. The “All Gold Everything” rapper shares the motivation behind his comment and explains that he blames the media for instigating the situation by only focusing on one excerpt. James goes on to say that he would never disrespect New York, his choice of words he used wasn’t what he really meant and more.
Revolt TV catches up with producer 9th Wonder to get his thoughts on his “Threats” track which is featured on JAY Z’s classic LP, The Black Album. Speaking candidly with the camera, 9th reflects on being recruited by HOV to produce the track and shares details on the conversation the two shared when he learned that Cedric The Entertainer was going to be talking over the instrumental. In fact, 9th recalls the comedian telling JAY Z several times during their session to continue his career and to forget about retirement. Check out the preview to the latest episode of Revolt TV’s “The Gate.”
Revolt TV gets the scoop on Childish Gambino’s recent impromptu album listening session which he held at Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles. The rapper rallied his fans by tweeting location details but unfortunately law enforcement caught wind of the special event and showed up to shut things down only after three songs. Take a look at some coverage that was captured from the short event.
Revolt TV catches up with super producer, Just Blaze, and gets his thoughts on his contributions to JAY Z’s classic LP, The Black Album. Just decides to break down his creative direction on making the “Interlude” for Hov’s project. Check out Just speak on the song’s spacey vibe and reveals he’s the one who wrote the dialogue for the track and actually recorded the vocals.
Here’s a dope new clip of Swizz Beatz giving some commentary on what he thinks about art and its importance to Revolt TV. Out on the streets of the Bronx, the super producer checks out some street work from Banksy and breaks down what it means to have creative freedom and art’s ability to stand the test of time. Swizzy speaks on the way society has always been able to use different art methods in order to communicate and code messages. The special preview of Revolt TV’s exclusive interview with Swizz Beatz for the network’s show, The Gate, ends with the producer telling viewers that art will always remain and it’s people that change.
UPDATE: Check out the full special which aired last night on Revolt TV
Chris Webby links up with Revolt TV in New York for a one-on-one sit down and gets into details about his upcoming Homegrown EP. The Connecticut native opens up about his excitement for fans to hear what he’s been working on. Webby also explains that the project will serve as a predecessor before he gears up to release his debut album to the world. The rapper reassures viewers that they can expect to hear much more from him as his full story has yet to be told.
Revolt TV links up with Drizzy Drake to get the YMCMB rappers thoughts on his new self-directed music video for “Worst Behavior.” Featured on the Canadian rapper’s new album, Nothing Was The Same, Drake briefly touches on the song’s aggressive flow, cadences and underlying meaning. Drizzy also makes it clear in to the short preview that he doesn’t consider himself the best in the game. However, he does take the opportunity to celebrate his success and points out to viewers that he always promised he would make it to the top. Check out the rapper’s full interview with Revolt TV which is set to air tonight on a special Drake edition of The Gate.