The COMPLEX Cover of COMPLEX releases their revealing interview with Chicago’s breakout MC, Chance The Rapper. The 23 year old discusses fatherhood, his Grammy win, the music industry and his upcoming third album. Sit down and enjoy getting to know Lil Chano from 79th in this 28-minute interview:
In an interview for HYPETRAK Magazine, Kendrick Lamar meets the legendary, Quincy Jones for the very first time. As the two generations chat, Quincy is able to take Kendrick back 60 years as he reminisces on how things used to be in music. Mr. Jones enlightens K. Dot on how it was working on Michael Jackson‘s classic Thriller album and where hip-hop [really] originated from. Take a look below:
Hot 97‘s own, Peter Rosenburg, sits down with Chicago MC, Mick Jenkins, to discuss his tour, pictures, his favorite rapper and artist (who are not the same person). Check out the video above and be on the lookout for tour and his debut album THC “The Healing Component”.
Hot 97’s host Peter Rosenburg catches up with Kendrick Lamar at New Look Wireless as they discuss the overall appeal and success of the rappers recent album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly‘.
During the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Wale announced during a press conference that he is working on a new Go-Go album. Paying homage to his hometown, fans will be happy to know he’s doing this and using Go-Go musicians to help him out as well as other artists including: Chris Brown and Tinashe. Check out the video of his press conference as he also touches on new MMG material and Rick Ross‘ progress from jail.
Complex Magazine catches up with Justin Scott, better know as Big K.R.I.T. as he takes us back to his childhood home in Meridian, Mississippi for the first episode of Breaking Through.
A$AP Rocky covers the April/May 2015 issue of Complex magazine. He shares his disappointments with his previous album, his current relationship status, the lack of respect within the Been Trill/Hood By Air beef, psychedelics, A$AP Yams and more. Peep an excerpt when he was asked about former girlfriend, Iggy Azalea:
OK, let’s go back to an old relationship: How do you feel about the criticism of Iggy Azalea for not being an “authentic” rapper?
That [situation with Iggy] is unfortunate because nobody wants to be portrayed that way. I’m quite sure she doesn’t. I think she works hard like the rest of us. Silly or not, 300 million people like to watch it on YouTube, so who the fuck are we to say anything?
So you don’t think the criticism is fair?
It comes with the game. If she fake on something, somebody is going to call her bluff. That’s life. I’m not looking at it from a standpoint of “I used to be boning this chick’s back out.” I’m looking at it [as] “She’s just a person.” You can’t bluff. You gotta just be 100. That’s all I could really say. The question is: Was she not being 100 about something?
Check out the full cover story here and a behind the scenes video footage for the cover shoot below:
SXSW 2015 just finished this past weekend in Austin, Texas. VIBE magazine was on the scene and was able to sit down with Harlem rapper, A$AP Rocky, as well as catch his Samsung performance. Rocky shares his feelings on the passing of fellow Mob member, A$AP Yams, laying low from the outside world and his new album, A.L.L.A.. Check out all the individual videos after the jump:
Nicki Minaj has been making her promo rounds for the release of her latest album, The Pinkprint, and she stops by Power 105.1‘s Angie Martinez show to catch up on what’s been going on with her. Angie chops it up with Nicki to clear up rumors on her relationships with Meek Mill, August Alsina and Drake. She even tears up when discussing her recent breakup with her longtime boyfriend and how it impacted her album along with her life now. Breaking up ain’t easy but Nicki is handling it well. Ms. Minaj reveals she plans on touring next March for the album and wants to start a family by her 5th album. Check out the entire interview below:
Chris Rock stops by The Breakfast Club to discuss his new film that he wrote and directed himself, Top Five, which hits theaters December 12th. DJ Envy was not present due to his “beef” with Chris from their daughters basketball game awhile back. Charlemagne Tha God and Angela Yee asked Chris about his thoughts on politics, staying relevant, Hollywood, reality tv and more. Kanye West and Jay-Z were fellow producers of the Top Five film and features stars such as Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart and more.
Complex magazine does an amazing job with their most recent cover for the December/January 2015 issue. Just in time for Wale‘s new album, The Album About Nothing, which tributes the Jerry Seinfeld‘s ‘Seinfeld’ show. Remember that angry phone call by Wale, furious that his album didn’t make their Top 50 album list last year…well Complex decided to incorporate it within the cover story. Take a look:
Wale has had a rough relationship with COMPLEX. Have you heard the phone call he made to us last December?
JS: I love it. That was good entertainment.
W: It’s all an angle. I learned that from wrestling. It’s just like a story. My devious plot.
JS: All good entertainment.
W: [Laughs.] Well, at the moment it wasn’t entertainment.
Very clever. See more pictures and excerpts from the cover story inside… (more…)
Chris Brown shows off major growth as he has a mature interview with Hot 97 Ebro In The Morning Show, while discussing sensitive subjects like his future with Karrueche, making peace with Rihanna and serving jailtime. It is very refreshing and pleasing to say that least, that there is light at the end of the dark tunnel for Chris Brown. He has managed to bounce back very well after spending time in jail with the success of his new album, healthier relationship and choosing peace over drama. It seems like for this change is for good this time around as the singer is now 25 and really thinking about his future and trying to drop that “bad/thug” label. Check out the videos, divided into three parts, of Breezy’s interview. He just reminded everyone why we fell in love with him in the first place.
Since his new album dropped earlier this week, Logic has been making his rounds to promote it. The DMV rapper is well known for dropping the hottest freestyles anytime he does an interview, and he show and proved on Big Boy’s Neighborhood of Power106FM. Check out the video of Logic freestyling over classic hip-hop beats:
For his “King Unchained” digital cover story with VIBE magazine, Tyga tells all in his exclusive cover story interview. Things doesn’t seem to be running to smoothly over at the YMCMB camp. First Lil Twist voiced his concerns with the release of his music and his management and recently Tyga vented his frustrations with them as well, hinting he might leave the group too. Now, the Cali rapper reveals even more about what’s really going on and even calls out Drake and Nicki Minaj too. It has been reported that Nicki unfollowed Tyga on Twitter after his rant. Check out what Tyga told VIBE about how he’s been feeling since signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment label, his recent work with Kanye West, friendship with Chris Brown, relationship with Blac Chyna and Kylie Jenner. Read the full interview here.
Is Young Money a part of the creative process on this album?
Nah. I tend to distance myself from them.
Are you trying to break out on your own?
Yeah, I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki.
I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.
DMV’s own, Wale, stops by The Breakfast Club to discuss his decision leaving Roc Nation, his involvement with NBA’s Washington Wizards, Meek Mill, why he has been calm and stay out of trouble recently and much more. The Album About Nothing is coming very soon!
Jhené Aiko visits Angie Martinez at Power 105.1 to discuss her debut album Souled Out, her daughter and sister along with much more. Check out the LA songstress chop it up with #AngieOnPower:
With his Days Before Rodeo free album lighting up the hip-hop community, Travi$ Scott stops by The Hot 97 Morning Show to cover a lot that you may not know about him. TrvisXX speaks on his sound, who is really signed too, his relationship with Kanye, being a Houston native, black people and diversity, to name a few topics. Check out the interview below:
A preview snippet of Kanye West’s new track “All Day” has leaked. RevoltTV has provided the audio for the new track that Kanye briefly touched on in his recent GQ cover issue. He said that the single will be one for the clubs like “Niggas in Paris” and stated that his 7th album will be ready this fall. Stay tuned for the official song release, in the meantime listen to the snippet here.
Machine Gun Kelly spoke with Damon campbell before his show at The Fillmore Detroit and chatted about a number of things including his past with drug abuse. MGK also shared some of his earliest encounters with rap, the impact he’s had on his cult-like and more. Check out the interview in it’s entirety below:
Noisey always comes with the most ‘open’ interviews and they sat down with Bompton’s, YG. Check out The People vs. YG as he discusses every hood man’s mentality: Women, Weed and Thugs…
During his tour stop at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan, Damon Campbell stopped to talk to Waka Flocka. He spoke on meeting Method Man as a kid, how Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” helped him through troubling times, washing dishes before he became a rapper and much more.
The Breakfast Club sits down with Detroit native, Danny Brown. They discuss his experiences with Tony Yayo and 50 Cent, selling crack, getting head on stage, his unique style and more.