Video: Curren$y Discusses Pilot Talk 3 Features & Production

In an interview with HotNewHipHop, Spitta Andretti Curren$y sits down with Baker to discuss his admiration of old school low riders and El Caminos, the state of his forthcoming album, Pilot Talk 3, in addition to a couple of artists that we can expect to see featured on the album. Aside from...

Rakim Rocked Houston, Talked To RESPECT. (Photos & Interview)

Photos, words and interview by Trevor Piper The ever-legendary Rakim graced the stage in Houston’s Numbers Night Club last Tuesday to a packed house that hung on his every word. The God MC flew through a litany of his classic tracks from "Holy Are You" to "Paid In Full."  The building swelled...

Interview: Cormega Talks New Album, Changing Hip Hop & More

It has been a good five years since Cormega has released an album, but in no shape or form does that mean he has lost his touch. The rapper is back with a conscious vengeance and is willing to show that there is more to hip-hop than what the eyes can see. In the midst of preparation for the release...

Interview: DJ Premier Talks Dave Chappelle’s Comeback Show, Illmatic, New Website, and Future Projects

[caption id="attachment_78255" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Andrew Mohrer[/caption] Legendary producer DJ Premier is a very busy man these days. He officially launched his new website, premierwuzhere.com, earlier this year, and is continuing his "Bars in the Booth" series. He also...

Exclusive Interview & Photoshoot: DJ Rob Swift Talks #BHF14 (BK Hip-Hop Fest)

Words by RESPECT. Editor In Chief, Datwon Thomas Photos by Robert Adam Mayer aka Photo Rob www.robertadammayer.com There are tons of festivals to hit up in the summer time. Most are a herd session where loud music is blaring so distorted that you can't sing, wail or rap to your favorite tune. If...

Video: Nardwuar vs. Wu-Tang Clan

  The Human Serviette met up with the Wu for another epic interview. This one goes for half an hour as they discuss Kung Fu movies, sampling, and crazy GZA covers. Watch...

Interview & Photoshoot: The Audible Doctor Preps To Rock The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

The Audible Doctor is a Brooklyn-based rapper-producer who's become a staple of the burgeoning underground NY scene along with the other members of the Brown Bag All Stars--Soul Khan, J57, and Koncept. This year, the good Doctor has the honor of rocking in the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival's...

Interview: Dougie Kent talks Fisher Price Cassette Players and His Hip-Hop-Meets-EDM Style

“I think it was my Fisher Price cassette player back when I was two years old that really sparked the interest,” says Lancaster, PA rapper Dougie Kent, reflecting on his beginnings with music. Not a lot of rappers can claimed to have developed an appreciation for music at such a young...

Interview: Nick Brewer – Expect the Unexpected

When Nick Brewer raps, he often surprises people. “It even catches my family members off guard when I tell them that this is my career, but it’s not like I intentionally made myself look anti-rapper,” he says. He's knows the effect he wants his music to have and his brand new EP, Four Miles...

Interview: Alex Wiley Talks Village Party, Religion, World Domination, and being mistaken for Action Bronson

Ask Alex Wiley what his job description is and his reply is quick and to the point: “I’m a swagsmith. I swag for a living. It’s my job to swag.” The Chicago native is one of hip-hop’s most sought-after rappers—so sought-after, in fact, that the time is ripe for him to claim his rights...