A little bit rough on the ears due to the train passin’ through, but this is New York City nigga – we get it how we live. Mute TV and host Kitty Cavas slid out to BK for a day and kicked it with my dog Boss Carrot. The two chopped it about his anticipated upcoming project Vegetables, the Stoners Garden, keeping a tight circle, his influences, style of music & much more. The Vegetables EP is coming soon so be on the lookout for that. Video after the jump.
Archive for Interviews
Legendary producer No I.D. sat down with Complex to talk about one of the most talked about record he produced with was for Big Sean “Control.” During the interview he revealed that the beat was originally for JAY Z but he played it for Big Sean before letting Hov hear it. Imagine hearing JAY Z over a beat like “Control”, do you think it would’ve been a big record as it is now. Let us know.
One of the big records you’ve had recently was Big Sean’s “Control.” What is the story behind that record?
I had a conversation with Big Sean towards the end of his album. I told him, I felt like he needed to do some straight, hardcore hip-hop records. Sometimes we focus so much on selling records that we leave some artistic points uncovered. I had this beat. I had actually done it for Jay, right before I let [Sean] hear it. I said, “You should take this beat, I think it would be great for you to show up on one of these beats, forget money, forget everything.”
He was like, “I’m gonna drop it as a freestyle.” I was like cool. Then he was like, “Yo, I’m gonna get Jay Electronica on it.” I was like, “Okay, cool.” Anyway, that’s where “No I.D. (Freestyle)” comes from, it was a No I.D. beat and he was freestyling. It didn’t have a chorus, it wasn’t intended to be a full song even.
Read more of the interview here.
A couple days ago, I chopped it up with IAMSU! briefly. We talked about pushing the HBK Gang, plans for them in the future, what he wants to do differently for Million Dollar Afro 2 and how he ended up working with 2 Chainz on “Livin’,” off B.O.A.T.S 2.
Kendrick Lamar who has been the talk of the town lately, made a call into Hot 97 to talk about everyone’s favorite topic of discussion, his “Control” verse. He talks about sitting down with Kings of New York, touched briefly on respect from JAY Z after the verse, and his favorite response. Kendrick also talked about Schoolboy Q’s upcoming album Oxymoron, his next album and more. Great in depth interview and worth the listen.
K. Dot said some of his favorite responses were from Los, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, but his number one favorite response was from LOS.
Ayyyy, my dog Apollo had FUSE & their cameras all up in them Camden streets filming the newest segment of Behind The Unsigned. It’s great to see solid progression from a real ill emcee, and all around cool nigga. Great segment for sure as he talks about his up bringing & entry into this rap game, plus a whole lot more. Go and peep the full video down below.
Earlier this morning Kanye West appeared on his future mother-in-law Kris Jenner’s talk show. Ye talked about his love for Kim Kardashian, being a father, the first time him and Kim K met, he also spoke on President Obama, the recent comments the president made and a lot more.
Also, a photo of their daughter North West was released and she’s just adorable. The photo can be pictured after the jump. Check out the hour long interview with Kris Jenner after the jump.
Easily one of my new favorite up and coming r&b artists in the industry just released a brand new EP. The EP is entitled Downtown: Life Under the Gun, which is in stores now, but the Nola born singer reveals details about his past. He talks about being homeless, the struggle growing up and more.
Also after the jump, check out his performances of “Downtown” and “Ghetto”. He gets very emotional when he gets a phone call from a fan. Salute that man.
The homie Bizkit was recently in the studio with Raekwon and Harry Fraud. A lot has been going on in hip hop, especially with the Kendrick Lamar verse on “Control”. The Chef makes some real valid points during the interview, we all feel that exact same way. Just to be clear, Kendrick actually quoted Kurput from a song they were on which was produced by Terrace Martin.