Interview: M.O, Kickin’ Up A Storm

The first thing that hits is their energy. M.O has a sound that is raw, infectious and could almost knock you horizontal. The secret to their fierce style and steady ascent is simple: the band members understand each other. In the past year, the trio, comprised of Annie, Frankee and Nadine have...

Interview: Fat Trel Talks Gleesh, MMG

[caption id="attachment_74055" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Trevor Sage-El[/caption] Shortly before midnight on April 1, DMV rapper Fat Trel dropped his newest mixtape, Gleesh. The eponymously-titled mixtape is Trel’s first release since signing to Maybach Music Group last...

Interview: Virus Syndicate Talks New Album, Crowd-surfing, And Their Claim To Fame

"At least people give a shit," says Nika D, one-fourth of Virus Syndicate, "we could be at the bottom of the ladder, just trying to get someone to listen to us." There's nothing more gratifying for a music fan than to witness an act suddenly seize the moment and grasp their potential. Composed of...

Video: 50 Cent on the Breakfast Club

50 Cent sat down with the Breakfast Club crew again for an epic, hour-long interview. Curtis touched on everything from being on Diddy's Revolt TV, the rift in G-Unit, Dr. Dre, and so much more. 50 went on to state that he feels Detox will never see the light of day because if it fails it will...

Interview: Maxsta – No Compromise, No Regrets

To understand Maxsta, it helps to know that in addition to being an MC—and a fine one at that—he really knows where he’s going. Ask him about his music and he's as expressive as any seasoned veteran. But try to suppress or even undermine him, and he will sting like a bee. Not only is his...

Interview: MiC Kurb, Rappin’ To The Top

MiC Kurb's new EP, Destination Nowhere might very well be the most fascinating title to emerge from the realm of hip-hop this year--so, too is the music contained therein. His practice of turning his writings into frenetic subjects which evoke profound confidence is now familiar. The six-track...

Interview: G-Eazy Talks These Things Happen Tour and Album, Luxurious Homelessness, and Independence

[caption id="attachment_73614" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Dan Folger[/caption] A lot can change in a year. G-Eazy went from a recent college grad, headlining his own show, to a 24 year-old living out of a suitcase, performing in front of disinterested crowds as the opening act on...

Interview: Fangol, The Lyrical Champion

Fangol’s determination to succeed is how he has established himself as one of the most promising MCs of his time and a true force to be reckoned with. After enduring a rough upbringing surrounded by drugs and gangs, music became his solace. Although he would find it difficult to escape from...

Interview: Pharoahe Monch Talks PTSD, Mental Health In The Black Community, Led Zeppelin, and Biggie

There's a reason Pharoahe Monch went independent--he's an individual to the core. His unusual manner emerges in each piece of his personality, from the way he sees--watch as Monch makes reference after reference to the albums or the world at large as a film--the way he feels--Monch is a...

ScHoolboy Q Wishes He Never Signed To a Major Label

This year, ScHoolboy Q became the last of the Black Hippy crew to sign with Interscope Records--however, you won't hear him bragging about it. “I already did wrong by signing a rap contract,”  he told Hartford's Hot 93.7 Radio in a recent interview. “I’m not talking about TDE, but how...