Exclusive New Music Video VIBE-Ready For The World. After their recent appearance on MTV’s Rap Fix, genre-bending hip-hop duo VIBE (C.Young & Rossy) release their visuals for “Ready For The World;” their first single off their LP “Carpe Diem” now available for free download. Free Download available @ http://snd.sc/11GmDrD
Part 2 of our interview starts with Asap Ferg talking to Nick Huff Barili and April Bombai about how New York rappers dont support each other like Southern rappers do. “There are a lot of artists out there that still get jealous of the youth…Man why not take us under your wing? What you don’t know how to?” say Ferg. “Im a fan of Hip Hop in general. I don’t want to hurt nobody, take food out of nobody’s month… Treat us with the same respect…We just trying to learn the ropes…I don’t want you to pass the torch, lets make money together.” Continue reading →
In Part 1 Asap Ferg talks to Nick Huff Barili and April Bombai about Pharrell, NERD influence, Bone Thugs, Trap Lord, Onyx + More. You can check out part 2 of this interview later on this week, exclusively at www.hardknock.tv
Just Blaze and Young Guru sit down for an exclusive conversation on Hard Knock TV. In Part 2 Just Blaze and Young Guru start off talking about early Rocafella days and how they think there won’t be a conglomerate like that again for several reasons. As the interview continues they share stories of how Keep It Real Wednesdays came about and how producers would get laughed out of the studio if they didn’t bring their a game. Just Blaze goes on to say how he decided who got what beats including stories of how Cam’ron got the beat for Welcome to New York City so Jay-Z could jump on the track and how Just Blaze made the beat for Roc Da Mic for Freeway and then Beanie Sigel heard it and jumped on it.
Just Blaze and Young Guru sit down for an exclusive conversation on Hard Knock TV. The interview starts of with Young Guru asking Just Blaze about his new song Higher and about making transition from Hip Hop into EDM. Just Blaze says that he has always made electronic beats but that he didn’t always have a place to release those beats which were often ahead of their times. Now that the genre lines are so blurred it is seen as more acceptable to listen to everything. As the conversation continues Just Blaze says that now he is “comfortable doing whatever it is I want…I’m comfortable playing what I want, I’m comfortable wearing what I want and just being me as an individual…not that I wasn’t comfortable with who I am but I was definitely doing a keeping up with the Jones kind of thing…I had to have a fresher jersey than Dame but meanwhile Dame was getting them for free from Mitchell & Ness cause he is Dame Dash and I had to pay $500 for it and I had to do this every day for years straight…” Continue reading →
Hip hop superstar 50 Cent sits down with Nick Huff Barili as part of SXSW’s interview series. This hour long interview has been posted in 5 separate parts. In part 5 of the interview 50 Cent talks about conscious capitalism, Africa, leaving a legacy, the energy in the Bay Area, working with new artists, his name and + much more.
Check out all 5 parts of our conversation with 50 cent at www.hardknock.tv
In part 2 Luda talks to Nick Huff Barili about his 8th studio album titled Ludaversal which he says will come out this year. Luda describes the transition into acting saying: “As a rapper people are always going to want to typecast you but its my duty to pick roles that people would not expect me to do….I want to be all over the scale so you can not put me in a box.”
Luda says that he has not watched Kanye’s New Slave projections because his schedule has been so hectic but he thinks it marketing genius. Luda also addresses a story by DJ Whoo Kid who states that Luda was in the studio with Kanye before he got into his car accident in 2002. Continue reading →
In part 1 Luda talks to Nick Huff Barili about how LL Cool J’s track I’m Bad made him want to start rapping. Ludacris wrote his first rhyme at 9 years old about…his girlfriend. He goes on to say that when he is constructing a song he lets the beat create an atmosphere for how he feels and then he writes to the emotion of that. As we switch topics Luda talks about his upcoming mixtape which is dropping this friday (May 24th). Continue reading →
Dizzy Wright, Ab-Soul, and Schoolboy Q rocked the Nokia Theatre this past Saturday (May 18th). Schoolboy Q surprised us by bringing out former XXL freshmen, Mac Miller and Danny Brown. Continue reading →
In part 4 of the interview 50 Cent talks about how having his son impacted his career and how he tried to have the relationship with his son that he didn’t have with his own dad. “I do feel that kids are an opportunity to make a better version of yourself”. 50 doesn’t see his son going into rapping because his passion is for basketball and says that even when he was around the music his son was more interested in what went on in the production of the record and what Dr Dre and others would do in the studio. 50 goes on to say that although he has been successful in business and in music, “The part that I’ve lost consistently has been in my investment of friends and relationships.” Continue reading →