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 »
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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.”
The full-length album will drop on June 23rd, but Skyzoo has unleashed a 20-minute-plus mini-documentary, titled Comradery: The Making of Music For My Friends, which is about his new project. The film was directed by Caity Arthur and has Sky not only talking about the idea behind his new album, and a bit about his upbringing, but also shows a few clips of him in the studio making it. You can pre-order Music For My Friends today on iTunes. Watch below.Read More »
Take a peak inside the road life of the Soulection crew, as they document their tours through Europe and North America. This video features appearances from Esta, Evil Needle, Iamnobodi, Sam Gellaitry, Mr. Carmack, and more. The Sound of Tomorrow tour returns to Europe on May 7th in Paris. Check out the Soulection website for tickets and more event information.Read More »
Yasiin Bey sat down with Beats by Dre HQ for a pretty intense four and a half minute interview. Mos talks about him not being in America, his thoughts on government, the space he desires for him to happily create, and a few more things related to those subjects. Press play and stay tuned.Read More »
During the Red Bull Music Academy’s (RBMA) UK tour, they sat down on the infamous couch with A$AP Rocky. Yasiin Bey also joined him for a small portion of the interview and they talked about a handful of stuff (per usual). Read a bit below, but get you some time and watch above.
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In 2011, Harlem’s A$AP Rocky emerged at the forefront of a resurgent New York rap underground. Connecting the dots between a wide spectrum of ‘90s rap and the fashion-savvy hip hop vanguard, Rocky quickly ascended to global stardom. In this public lecture at London’s majestic St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, as part of the 2015 RBMA UK Tour, the rapper gave a rare insight into his state of mind. Sitting down with journalist Hattie Collins on the Red Bull Studios London couch where he wrote much of At.Long.Last.A$AP, Lord Flacko seemed delighted to hold court. This extensive interview also features a special appearance by Yasiin Bey and the first play of album cut “M’$.”
The FADER caught up with Gangrene, which is Alchemist and Oh No for those following along at home, for a short three-minute interview discussing a handful of topics. The duo will be dropping something new via Grand Theft Auto, music wise, which will be dropping on April 21st.
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Editor: Sam Balaban
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