Underground Rapper KR Gives First Interview to L.A. Weekly

[caption id="attachment_88521" align="alignnone" width="612"] via fashionably-early[/caption] You may have heard of Los Angeles-based rapper KR; but, then again, maybe not. This 19 year-old newbie is practically ungoogleable. He has carved a space out for himself on the internet by putting on a...

Joey Bada$$ Talks Favorite Song Off “B4DA$$” Malia Obama, Super Bowl, etc.

Cause every time I make a move they be sweatin' me They want another black man in penitentiary It's even hard for that brother standing next to me Cause he could catch a bullet that was really meant for me In a recent interview during the popular trade show Agenda (held at the Jacob Javits...

Exclusive: MAAL Talks About The ‘Goomba Wave’ & More

Hailing from Lawrence, KS, meet MAAL. MAAL's known for his 'Goomba wave' and his drowzy, sedated sounding music. Staying committed to the grind, he has been gradually working his way up the ladder and has been consistently giving music to his fans. To name a few songs, "The Ookie", "Gooma...

Audio: J. Cole Sits Down with ‘The Combat Jack Show’

J. Cole doesn't always do a slew of interviews, but when he does you definitely don't want to miss it. Cole sat down with The Combat Jack Show to discuss everything from his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, his thoughts on life and music, the controversy surrounding "Fire Squad," being an...

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...