Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Video: Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij & Bethany Contentino Talk About All Summer

July 22, 2010

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Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij and Bethany Cosentino speak to Suite903 about their Converse commissioned summer anthem, “All Summer”.

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Video: Pharrell Encourages Pusha T To Sign w/ Kanye West

July 22, 2010

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MTV was able to catch up with N.E.R.D. and hear Pharrell’s thoughts on Pusha T signing with Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music label.

“I think that’s gonna be amazing,” Pharrell said. “[Pusha] had been working with ‘Ye. I told him, ‘You should do that.’ We made a lot of great records together, and we’ll continue to make great records. I want him to grow and get other experiences out in the world. He’s gotta figure that out. He’s gotta go out there and see it. Make no mistake, lyrically, that kid is one of the greats — him and his brother. Lyrically, those guys are really serious. They’re well-respected by all of the good dudes. Jay-Z loves them, T.I., Jeezy loves them. All of your favorite rappers, they appreciate a Pusha line or a Malice line. They do. I’m saying with respect for all those artists — I work with those artists. I know the conversations we had. They like what they do. It’s been a long time coming for Pusha and what it is he’s trying to do. He’s gonna get it. And Malice too.” – MTV

Sidebar: Clipse and Kanye West & Co. would be instantly classic.

Hit the break to see N.E.R.D. speak on their single, “Nothing”, as well as Malice’s opinion on Pusha T signing with G.O.O.D. Music.

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Video: Rick Ross Talks Free Mason

July 22, 2010

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Above, Rick Ross talks to MTV about his collab joint with Jay-Z and John Legend, “Free Mason“. He speaks on why he chose to run with that title and the energy generated during the recording session with Hov and Legend.

“I know if I’m on a record with Jay-Z, not only are my rhymes gonna be on point, not only is the flow gonna be intact, but the way I say the words … The title of the record, the meaning of the record, is the title big enough for the expectations of this collaboration? A lot of people were like, ‘Wow, that’s what you gonna title the record?’ I’m like, ‘Why not?’ That’s what hip-hop’s about. Let’s get to the point. It’s so much speculation, so many whispers coming out of the sewers. Why not do a record and call it ‘Free Mason’ and we do what we do on it and they’ll know when they hear it. The title may throw them off, but it’s a good thing. They gotta hear it, and when they listen to it, everything that’s running through their minds, it’ll be answered. That was the whole idea when I brought it to [Jay].”

Teflon Don is in stores now.

Video: Will Pusha T Sign to G.O.O.D. Music

July 15, 2010

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Above, Pusha T talks to MTV about his upcoming solo project, The Fear of God, as well as hints toward signing to Kanye’s label, G.O.O.D. Music.

We’ve heard G.O.O.D. Music camp members Consequence, Kid Cudi and Big Sean talk about their family’s grand scheme of making September 14 “G.O.O.D. Music Day.” Kanye West and his three signees are all supposed to drop albums that day. But will there be another name added to the fold? The Clipse’s Pusha T is putting out his first solo mixtape, The Fear of God, that day as well, raising speculation that he’s doing it be as part of the Louis Vuitton Don’s roster?

“That’s just a good day,” Pusha told MTV News Thursday night in New York at an EA Sports event to promote the game “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.”

“A great day for music, but it’s a ‘good’ day,” he said, slyly repeating the word. “I mean, you know. I been to Hawaii. Hawaii is a nice place. Good music is made down there, ya know. So, yeah, I was there. I can’t say too much about that. I think everybody’s gonna be in for a big surprise. A very big surprise.” – MTV

Sidebar: Can you imagine Pusha T releasing an album, where Kanye, Common, Big Sean and Kid Cudi lend helping verses, as well as Kanye producing majority of the beats? Epic.

Video: Clipse Speak on “Grindin'”

July 13, 2010

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The Clipse speak with the L.A. Leakers about one of their most memorable songs, “Grindin'”.

Look out for the Got It For Leaks project dropping July 27th.

Video: Ice Cube: On the Record w/ Fuse

July 13, 2010

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Ice Cube sits down with Fuse to discuss the concept of I Am The West, the first time he heard a rap record, the controversial song, “Fuck The Police”, his departure from N.W.A., reconciling with Eazy-E, his family, his movie career and much more.

I Am The West drops September 28th, so be sure to support.

Video: M.I.A. Talks to DJ Skee

July 13, 2010

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M.I.A. stops by DJ Skee‘s show on KIIS FM, to talk about her album, as well as collaborating with Nicki Minaj.

Video: Pharrell on MTV’s “When I Was 17”

July 13, 2010

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Here is Pharrell’s feature on MTV’s When I Was 17.

Video: Drake Speaks on Kanye’s Next Album

July 9, 2010

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Above, Drake talks to Funk Flex about Kanye’s next album, and how it has inspired his second album.

After hearing Kanye’s new single and some material no one else has heard, Drake finds inspiration for his next album. – MTV

Sidebar: A lot of people are talking about how Kanye’s album is going to be leaked over the internet, which makes me angry. Though usually I love to hear leaked music that I have been patiently awaiting, there is something about Kanye’s music being leaked that turns me off. To be honest, WYFB will not feature any leaked content from Kanye West, unless himself or his camp decides to let loose a record or two. I hope that this does not upset you, but seeing as I am a Kanye fanatic, I would only give him the respect he deserves. Same goes for Lupe and Kid Cudi, as well.

Video: J. Cole Interview w/ Tim Westwood

July 9, 2010

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Above, J. Cole stops by Tim Westwood’s BBC radio show. While there, J. Cole discusses being signed to Roc Nation, under Jay-Z, and speaks on being compared to Drake.

Really though, I have heard countless interviews where Cole talks about being signed to Roc Nation, as well as being compared to Drake. I really would like to hear new questions being formed.

Sidebar: I really do not get why people compare Drake and J. Cole. Though both are young and both are signed under a larger-than-life rapper, neither hold similar qualities. Personally, Drake has a better flow, but as for lyrics, the title goes to J. Cole.