These days, most people are fairly familiar with the name Kendrick Lamar, but not as many are familiar with the name Jay Rock. At least on a mainstream level. Well, Jay Rock is up next for TDE, and his new 90059 album is in the headlights. This interview with Jay Rock talks a bit about his past, Strange Music, Warner Brothers, and many other interesting things you may not have know about the TDE artist. You can pre-order his new album, and it will release when he’s ready. The expected release date is December 4th, 2015. You can pre-order here.Read More »
Oreo Jones recently sat down with Do317 to talk about his festival brainchild, CHREECE, which will be going down this weekend. Chreece is an all-ages hip-hop festival in the historical district of Fountain Square, Indianapolis, with six indoor and outdoor stages – featuring 40 diverse rappers, producers, and DJs from all over Indiana (and a few from Chicago). All proceeds to go Musical Family Tree.
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Do317 sits down to chat with Oreo Jones, about his newest venture, Chreece. Jones is a leader in Indy’s hip-hop community and he came together with Musical Family Tree to bring the first hip-hop festival to Indianapolis. He opened up to interviewer, Madie Szrom, about how it all came together, what he hopes to achieve & the artists he is most excited to see at the 6 venue festival. Video filmed & edited by Cavan McGinsie of Do317 & Tattered Map Productions, at General Public Collective, in Fountain Square. (Chreece Festival is sponsored by Cutty Sark Prohibition.)
Creator of the “Ultimate Breaks and Beats” series, BreakBeat Lou was recently featured on Stones Throw’s podcast, dropping a live break beat set of “Ultimate 45s” . Whether you want to refresh your breaks knowledge, or you just want to put on something to get you grooving– this mix is guaranteed to put you in a good mood.Read More »
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Thanks to Billboard, Kendrick Lamar was able to sit down with some of his biggest influences and interview N.W.A.. With the their biopic, Straight Outta Compton set to come out to theaters on Friday, it is really great to hear about some of the stories form the horses mouth.
They hit the main points of how did N.W.A. change the scene, ups and downs of learning the industry and the four even got into who they are bumpin’ now. The general consensus agreed K. Dot is a favorite.
You can check out the half hour interview below and see how humbled Kendrick is to be in the presence of such inspiring artists from his own neighborhood.Read More »
Jesse Thorn, of NPR’s Bullseye, interviews Pete Rock about many of his classic beats and production credits. From his first hit remix of Public Enemy’s “Shut ‘Em Down” , to recently working with Kanye, many highlights are covered as Pete tells behind the scenes stories of his career.
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He started out as half of the hip-hop duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, later going solo and collaborating with and producing for many of the biggest names in rap, from Nas to Kanye West.
Pete Rock joins us to talk about his earliest music memories, meeting James Brown as an elementary-schooler, and how he took a sample from an album called “The Honeysuckle Breeze” and used it to create a classic hip hop track.
Slaughterhouse joined Ebro for his morning show, and they talked about a handful of recently relevant topics. Joe Budden, KXNG CROOKED, Joell Ortiz, and Royce Da 5’9″ are all joined in the studio with Ebro and Paul Rosenberg, and they talk about everything from the new Southpaw soundtrack, the new Drake ghostwriting rumors, lyricism, and more importantly their new project. They dropped hints that it will be executive produced by Just Blaze, and feature production from him and !llmind, Boi-1da, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. Check out the 30-minute interview above.Read More »
Joell Ortiz + !llmind Talk About “Human” Album on Combat Jack Show (Stream) | @JoellOrtiz @illmindPRODUCER
Joell Ortiz and !llmind stopped by to talk with the Combat Jack Show about their new Human collaboration. If you haven’t listened and/or purchased the newness yet, head on over to iTunes to tuned into their new album.Read More »
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RandomMega Ran. They chop it up and talk about the origin story of Mega Ran, the 8-bit pioneer of chip hop. Also, Open Mike Eagle plays piano but does not rap. Listen below.
Possibly the greatest of all reporters, Nardwuar the Human Serviette, speaks with Tyler, The Creator in his latest interview. This 20-minute interview is filled with all of the usual weirdness and then some– touching topics such as MF Doom collectables, Zhané, Bobbi Humphrey, and Ja Rule condoms. If you haven’t watched Nardwuar in action before, now’s the time.Read More »
Open Mike Eagle was in Portland recently and talked with Aesop Rock for his Secret Skin podcast. The discussion between the two artists delves deep into who Aesop Rock is, and it really kind of opens up to understand a bit of his mind behind making music (and just living life and such). He talks about depression, anxiety, music, moving, and more. Check out Mike’s full directory of podcasts by hitting this link.
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On this episode of Secret Skin, Open Mike Eagle checks in with Aesop Rock from the “magical rap forest” of Portland, Oregon, which Aesop calls home (for now).
In a wide-ranging interview, the self-described “very private” rapper opens up about his bouts with depression and anxiety, moving back to New York City, the artists who have influenced him, what “success” looks like for a working rapper in 2015 and his forthcoming solo record.
The former Boston University art student, who still considers himself a failed artist, has released six albums in 15 years, plus numerous collaborative projects, EPs, and singles.
Aesop reveals that he quit his day job in 2001 so he could go on tour, only to bow out of the gig due to an anxiety attack. This meant staying behind in New York City and getting a prescription for anti-anxiety medication, which he filled on September 11, 2001. In downtown Manhattan.
He spent the next 14 years on various medications, but has weaned himself off everything over the last six months.
“It doesn’t matter because I don’t feel good anyway,” Aesop says of the decision. “I can at least go back to see who the fuck I am when I’m normal for a second. And if six months go by and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s why I’m on this shit,’ then fine, so be it.”