Exclusive Interview: JP Cooper Talks Struggle, Success and New EP ‘When the Darkness Comes’

JP Cooper, a newly signed Island Record artist gave RESPECT an exclusive listen to his new EP When The Darkness Comes, which will be officially released in the United States on January 27. No gimmicks, no hype just soul stirring lyrics and vocals that capture what soul music should sound like but...

Photographer Of The Month : Sharon Marrero Speaks on her photography career with Mishka

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="87314,87345,87344,87346"] The photographer holds the key to how brands are viewed. Meet Sharon Marrero, RESPECT Mag had the privilege to sit down with New York's notorious brand Mishka's photographer to discuss how it feels to view the world from the lens of the...

Alex Wiley Discusses Twitter, “Sexual Dolphin”, & Freestyles On Real Late Rosenberg

Alex Wiley joins Peter Rosenberg once again on Real Late. This time around Alex Wiley provides us with information on the moves he's been making, his Twitter following, and some personal stories as well. Alex Wiley makes for a great guest and is entertaining from start to finish. And you know...

Johaz (Dag Savage) Discusses Debut Lp, Joining Forces With Exile, Inspirations & Much More

[caption id="attachment_86339" align="aligncenter" width="500" class=" "] Photo Credit: Justin Abbink[/caption] Before we get into anything specific I just want to thank you for taking your time out to rock this interview. It's always a pleasure. Lets backtrack a bit here. Who were some of your...

F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S drops by the Breakfast Club

http://youtu.be/_O1py83S4dY Just nine days before the release of his newest album “The Young OG Project”, Fabolous appeared on The Breakfast Club, to discuss the project. The rapper explained how the album, released on Christmas Day came about and how he stays relevant in the hip-hop game....

Interview : Nick Brewer Talks Lyrics and New EP “Warning Light”

25 year old Essex rapper, Nick Brewer recently released his lyrically brilliant 3rd EP 'Warning Light' . He modestly describes this piece of work as "different than anything he has ever done. This EP is more of where I started, I included a lot of my earliest influences.  It's a...

J.Cole Covers Complex and Speaks on Authentic Love

[caption id="attachment_84599" align="alignnone" width="500"] Photography by Justin Hogan[/caption]     The third Complex cover for December/January 2015 issue has been released featuring J. Cole.  The Carolina natives third studio album entitled,  2014 Forest Hills Drive is...

Mac Miller Talks Upcoming Album & $10 Million Warner Bros. Deal

Ever since the successful 2011 release of his debut album Blue Slide Park, it's been nothing but greatness for Mac Miller. The Pittsburgh rapper became the first independent act since '95 to top the Billboard 200 with his debut album and now, he's taking his career to the next...

Kendrick Lamar’s Wu-Tang-Inspired ‘SNL’ Performance Gets Praised By RZA

Kendrick Lamar's epic performance on Saturday Night Live still has the public talking a week later. One who's caught wind of K. Dot's stage presence was none other than the Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA. The founder recently sat down with MTV News and praised the TDE rapper during the...

L.A Street artist, Skid Robot, Is On A Mission To Ignite A Revelation Of Compassion

[caption id="attachment_83039" align="aligncenter" width="640"] National Art Campaign of Compassion[/caption] Skid Robot’s roots were already in the graffiti culture when he decided to commence a guerrilla art campaign to fight extreme poverty. In 2013, the artist was at a turning point in his...