Bryan-Michael Cox speaks on having 9 Grammys, inspirations, advice from Jermaine Dupri, gives advice to everyone.
Ben over at Da-What asked me if I could help edit a rather long interview for his site. It features Dyme-A-Duzin, an artist I wasn’t familiar with until this interview.
Dyme-A-Duzin is part of a new generation of rappers that have done their homework. Although some weren’t even born during the “Golden Age”, their music is truly reminiscent the style that the stubborn hip hop heads dream about. Don’t get it twisted, Dyme-a-Duzin’s, and his group Phony PPL, music is not stuck in past but it certainly has a heavy New York/90s influence. From slang to fashion to his music, Dyme-A-Duzin has always been an innovator and leader; he is looked up to by his peers and is earning more and more respect from his predecessors. It was a pleasure to get to catch up with him to discuss his new music (“White Girl” and Hip Hope), his deal with Puma, being compared to a “young RZA”, the hope for hip hop’s future and more. You can find a transcription here.
Shortly after moving back to his birth city, Luck-One has been working hard to let NYC know that he is the hardest working rapper living there. Check Money and Success from the video interview below.
After five years of deepening crisis, failed “solutions,” and aborted “recoveries,” millions see a capitalist system no longer serving most Americans. It’s time to demand a cure big and bold enough to work. Richard Wolff spoke on to hear that cure presented, explained, and justified. Instead of resignation to economic decline, come and help build real and positive change.
This evening was the launch Wolff’s latest book, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism released September 1st, 2012 by Haymarket Publishers.
Fabian Oefner’s photography produces surreal, colorful imagery that captures unique moments in time and motion through the use of centrifugal forces, popped balloons, and more.
Head into the studio as he prepares his latest photo series “Orchid.”
Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman talks to Russell Brand about voting, revolution and beards.
In this episode, the Gaslamp Killer discusses the Too $hort tape that got him into hip hop, his early DJ sets at a vegan Indian restaurant, & “gorgeous Italian psychedelic heaven.”
G.O.O.D music artist, Pusha T, breaks down his song “King Push” and proclaims album of the year with his new release, MNIMN.
Follow one of J.Cole’s most trusted musical minds through a typical day of work. During this documentary see Elite create with his artist Sean McVerry, dine with the Hood Chef and hit the studio with J. Cole to discuss the origins of their hit single “Crooked Smile” featuring pop legends TLC.
Elite is currently finishing his 2nd mixtape “Level Up” which is set for a november 5th release.
Emily Berkey sits down for an interview with Statik Selektah. The two talk about unreleased Nas tracks, and the fact that Stat has the last Tribe Called Quest record ever made. Stat also addresses the due date of his most recent project, The Proposal ft. Ransom, and reveals who he would love to work with.
Neal Brennan joins The Joe Rogan Experience and explains the story behind the Chapelle Show ending. Watch the full interview here
In part one, Washed Out’s Ernest Greene heads to The Audities Foundation in Calgary where he experiments with rare instruments including the Hammond Novachord and Mellotron that influenced the instrumentation on his latest album, Paracosm, out August 13, 2013 on Sub Pop.
In part two, Ernest, takes us on a tour of his home studio in Athens, Georgia where he recorded new album Paracosm, and discusses some of the sampling techniques employed for the live show. He also visits Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta where he discusses the state of recording with studio owner Paul Diaz.
After his MSNBC appearance challenging the talking heads of mainstream media generated millions of views on YouTube in a display of just how much the public craves real information, Russell Brand is now back on air exposing the situation and Syria and the mainstream media propaganda.
Daniel Lanois invites Pharrell Williams into his Los Angeles home to talk about learning from legends like U2, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and the Neville Brothers and his ongoing experimentation with sound. From recording in castles and barns to collaborating with Billy Bob Thornton, they discuss the storied career that led Rolling Stone to name him the most important producer of 80s.
Pharrell Williams’s progressive take on the talk show format. Explore the motivations & inspirations of some of the world’s most creative people.
Paul Hellyer recently stirred up global controversy when he testified before a half-dozen former US representatives that aliens exist. As Canada’s former Minister of Defence, Hellyer is the first and only cabinet-ranking official from a G8 nation to publicly state a belief in extraterrestrials.
MOTHERBOARD visits Paul Hellyer at his cottage in the sleepy and scenic woods of Ontario to find out more about his extraterrestrial claims. This is Paul Hellyer in real life.
Famed producer Just Blaze reveals how he initially met up with Jay Z after Roc-A-Fella sought him out after listening to some of his music. He also reveals the one song that solidified their relationship, and details the differences in working with Eminem and Jay Z.
Ebony Oshunrinde, aka WondaGurl, has been honing her craft since she was 9 years old. WondaGurl’s talent first came to light at the 2011 Battle of the Beatmakers in Toronto, where as a 14 year old, she competed making it through to the quarter finals. She left an indelible impression with the quality of her work, and her calm, collected demeanour. It was this performance that caught the eye of super-producer Boi-1Da, who took her under his wing as he mentored her at the Remix Project Studio in Toronto. A year later, WondaGurl took the 2012 Battle of the Beatmakers title, resulting in a huge profile boost. Since the win, she has signed an exclusive management deal with Black Box (Shad, Classified), and placed cuts with French Montana, Travis Scott and just announced a cut (“Crown”) on Jay Z’s much anticipated “Magna Carta Holy Grail”, dropping July 4th.
As she completes 11th grade, WondaGurl continues to make waves as one of the game’s freshest and most exciting producers. Her age and the fact that she’s female have bent a lot of peoples ears, but her work is what has truly impressed people.
Interview by Doggie Diamonds from ForbezDVD.com