RESPECT. Interview: Tech N9ne on “Special Effects,” working with Eminem, and World Domination

Tech N9ne adds “Special Effects” to a discography that’s allowing he and Strange Music to transcend generations. Tech N9ne’s unique, pioneering brand of artistry hasn’t always been understood or embraced by mainstream culture, but with his 15th studio album “Special Effects,” Tech’s...

Interview: Getting To Know Grammy Award Winning Producer, Flippa

Photo Credit: Sabrina Vaz-HolderBeing a huge fan of creatives behind-the-scenes, I had the opportunity to meet and get to know Grammy Award winning-producer, Flippa. Based out of New Jersey, the vibrant 24-year-old producer talks working on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, winning a Grammy...

A$AP Rocky Talks with Elliot Wilson on #CRWN

With a new movie and album coming out, Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky has stepped back into the forefront contrary to his previously MIA status. At a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, the A$AP artist took part in the Elliot Wilson-hosted #CRWN series. Touching on various topics, Rocky talked about...

RESPECT. Interview: Hi-Rez Talks His Re-Introduction, Social Media, and More

Hi-Rez’s artistic re-introduction may just be the catalyst for his projected breakout year. It’s been an interesting journey for Rez. Having consistently released music since an age where he technically couldn’t buy a ticket to a R rated movie, the Fort Lauderdale native is transforming...

RESPECT. Photographer of the Month: May Edition: Akhil Sesh

One of the most telling signs of a tourist is that they look up. In the midst of a crowd of NYC professionals pushing to get to their destinations, tourists are the only ones with their necks fixed to the sky. Who else do you know who will leave themselves vunerable on the street staring at a...

Interview: Who Is Micah Williams?

The great thing about music is discovering new songs, and even new artists that you otherwise may have never known about. If you follow the writing I do here on Respect-Mag.com, you've probably already peeped the affinity I have for sharing music, as well as interviewing artists that are most...

Action Bronson Talks ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ Favorite Producers To Work With, Kanye West & More On Skee TV

Action Bronson recently made an appearance on Skee TV and sat down with DJ Skee for an insightful interview. Not too long removed from the release of his well-received debut album, Mr. Wonderful, the New York rapper talked about a range of topics, from music to food. After commenting on his...

Vic Mensa’s “Commas” Freestyle & Interview

[caption width="666" id="attachment_73042" align="alignnone"] Via Vibe[/caption] It’s been a crazy week for South Side, Chicago emcee, Vic Mensa, as he just inked a deal with JAY Z's Roc Nation. Earlier this week he chopped it up with Los Angeles’ Power 106 to talk his first time...

Interview: KYLE Talks Beautiful Loser, Expectations, & More

The 90s was a pretty cool era to grow up in, and KYLE--a hip-hop artist from Ventura, California--reminds all of his fellow 90s babies of this with references to the era in his music and style. But his demeanor is most telling of a 90s upbringing. His positive energy and enthusiasm speaks to...

Interview: Get Familiar With Emele Bennett & His Photo/Video Aesthetic

[gallery type="slideshow" size="full" ids="94448,94447,94446,94445,94444"] Photography defines a lot of things, from upholding a brand's image to highlighting beauty. Meet Emele Bennett, a young talented Photographer/videographer who has been grinding for a minute now. The Toronto native has...