Posts Tagged ‘Interview’

A Brand Nu X

Leschea sits down for an in depth conversation with the legendary Sadat X of Brand Nubian. Dot discusses everything from his humble beginnings in hip hop, his untimely incarceration at Rikers Island to his long term relationship with Actress Regina Hall. He even blesses the Orange Basement with a few bars at the end!

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J.Period is Forever

It’s been almost two weeks since Donuts Are Forever 11 at Brooklyn Bowl. (Apologies for the delay.) In its eleventh year, the Rare Form annual tribute is strong as ever with support from iHEART Dilla and Serato. This year’s event was as hot and heavy as ever with a fiery lineup that included MEKA, Miranda…

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The Masta Ace Episode

Our guest for this episode is Masta Ace. From his first appearance on “The Symphony” (1988), to his most recent release, The Falling Season, Ace has consistently made great music. His verses are always intentful, and his albums are filled with songs with meaning. He is a true Brooklyn emcee; more wit, more skill and…

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The Demons of Elzhi

Hip-hop anomaly Elzhi had fans feverish with anticipation for his latest release Lead Poison, which the emcee was able to fund via a successful Kickstarter campaign. El spoke candidly about the demons he was wrestling with during the creative process, and his inner turmoil only strengthened the soul of his first release in the five years…

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Torae talks Entitled

Way back in January (yes, it’s been a busy time), Brooklyn Radio’s Lara Gamble caught up with Brooklyn-born and raised emcee Torae to learn about his hip-hop beginnings and what fans could expect from his latest release Entitled. Check out the interview below.

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Guilty Simpson Has Always Been (And Will Always Be) Detroit’s Son

If you know the name Guilty Simpson, it’s likely you’re a fan. And if you’re a fan, you know that his name is synonymous with the city of Detroit – his hometown. The seasoned emcee has been associated with some of the industry’s finest, including the late J Dilla and Sean Price (RIP), Black Milk, Apollo…

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SummerStage Celebrates 30 Years With Industry Pioneers

To commemorate their 30th anniversary, SummerStage put together an unforgettable lineup of today’s most well-respected DJs to perform for a lively crowd at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on August 8. Quantic, a DJ/producer from Worcestershire in the UK who has now relocated to Brooklyn, started things off with some soulful Caribbean sounds. Next up,…

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eMC: If You Don’t Know, Now You Know

Just over three weeks ago, SummerStage hosted the Rock Steady Crew 38th Anniversary show in Central Park with legendary headliners like Big Daddy Kane and Whodini. (The crowd was in for the ultimate surprise when Big Daddy Kane brought out his fellow Juice Crew members Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap, and Marley Marl…

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Get Ready For DJ Soko’s “Domino Effect” To Change The Game

Despite making the move to NYC three years ago, DJ Soko’s Detroit roots stay strong. With the release of Domino Effect on Left of Center/Fat Beats this Friday (8/21), Soko shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Every element, from the beat selection to Soko’s skilled scratches, sets each emcee and producer up for success, and that’s what this…

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Georgia Anne Muldrow Loves Poetry and Punk Rock Music

In an industry dominated by masculinity, Georgia Anne Muldrow (daughter of musicians Rickie Byars-Beckwith and late jazz guitarist Ronald Muldrow) is a proven, worthy competitor. She has more creativity and originality in her infectious grin than most possess in their entire bodies. Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) has said of Muldrow: She’s incredible. She’s like…

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