Vibe’s Mikey Fresh catches up with Nasir Jones for an exclusive one-on-one interview. In the clip below, Fresh gets down to business and asks the question that’s always lingered on the minds of hip hop enthusiasts, would Nas ever consider releasing an Illmatic 2? Take a look as Nas opens up and shares his thoughts on his legendary debut album and goes on to address his legacy in music.
Nipsey Hussle has set out to change the game with his Proud2Pay movement. Here’s a new visual courtesy of Vibe TV where the Los Angeles based artist explains the inspiration behind giving Crenshaw a $100 price tag and why he’ll continue to reward the first 1,000 fans who supported with a purchase. In fact, Nipsey shares his plans to hook fans up for the remainder of his career with random mailed gifts and special access to hear future project’s in advance before the general public. Before calling it a wrap, Hussle talks what it meant to him to earn JAY Z’s co-sign when the rap mogul purchased 100 copies.
Vibe’s Mikey Fresh catches up with Mannie Fresh out in New Orleans and gets the run down on who he’s currently been working with in the studio. The veteran producer gets into details on his recent collaborations with Wiz Khalifa for his upcoming Blacc Hollywood LP, Yasii Bey (Most Def) and giving Kanye West 30 instrumentals that he’s currently sitting on. The former Cash Money beatsmith also addresses the rebirth of his career and explains to viewers that a Hot Boys reunion is in the works, however, the paperwork has to be right before all parties can proceed.
Vibe’s Mikey Fresh catches up with Mannie Fresh just outside of Red Bull’s 2013 Street Kings competition in New Orleans. The former Cash Money producer shares his thoughts on the importance of Brass Bands to the culture and his love for the sound which he uses even in his own music. Check out Mannie speak on his love for Jazz and his past collaborations with different artists.
Vibe TV catches up with Lemiert Park rapper Dom Kennedy and gets his thoughts on the creative direction behind his latest album Get Home Safely. Kennedy also gets into details behind his album accidentally being sold before its release date by retailer Best Buy. Listen as Dom breaks down how he was able to get, Get Home Safely, on to Best Buy’s shelves and his decision to introduce fans to the project with the first single “South Central Love.”
Vibe TV was live on the Sprite’s green carpet to capture some commentary from a few big names on personal favorite moments that went down in Hip Hop during this past summer. Take a look as Tiara Thomas and Rick Ross speak highly of Wale’s “Bad” single and much more. Rappers Nelly and Ace Hood collectively agree that the reunion of the Hot Boyz was a memorable moment for them while Floyd Mayweather shares his thoughts on J. Cole’s Born Sinner. Yo Gotti, Mack Wilds and DJ Scream also make an appearance and speak on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse.
Vibe TV catches up with the rap duo known as the Ying Yang Twins. The brothers sit down for an interview and get fans up-to-speed with what they’ve been busy doing and touch on their latest Ass In Session mixtape. Watch as the Ying Yang Twins also discuss constantly touring, catering their music to the strip club and even call out Miley Cyrus and other for artists for stealing their signature word “Hanhh” which they address on their song “Say My Word.” Take a look at what D-Roc and Kaine had to say on their upcoming album and much more.
G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean caught up with Mikey Fresh and gave details on how “Control” came together with Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. After running into issues over clearing the song’s sample, Sean shares why he decided to liberate the controversial track and speaks on its significance in Hip hop. Big Sean tells Vibe TV “Control” sparked an interest in lyricism in the game and clarifies that though he could have, he decided not to go back and adjust his verse after K. Dot submitted his feature. The Detroit native also shares that he believes Hip Hop should be competitive and says that after hearing Kendrick’s verse he was never worried about any of the mentioned rappers in his verse becoming offended. Before calling it a wrap, Sean also admits that he feels his verse on “Control” was “harder” than Kendrick’s.
Pharrell sits down with Vibe TV to discuss how he ended up recently collaborating with 2 Chainz for “Fedz Watching”. The new track was unveiled to fans everywhere during Tity Boi’s live set at Summer Jam XX. In the clip above, watch as Skateboard P breaks down how he took in the vibe during a random late night studio session following a party and produced the record on the spot.