Posts Tagged ‘ interview ’

{Genius@Play} VIDEO: Lil Wayne Brags About “Penthouse” Cell During Prison Phone Call

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Here is Lil Wayne calling his homie from Riker’s. He talks about the prison guards taking away his iPod. Are the guards going to take away his iPhone too?


{Genius@Play} Uncle Ruckus (of The Boondocks) – All-Out Show Interview (Audio)

If you can sit through the entire 12 minutes, you won’t be sorry. This shit has more quotables than a classic album.

{Genius@Play} VIDEO: Nas Blames His Wack Beat Selection On Deadlines

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Over the course of Nas’ career, the one thing that’s always frustrated his fans is his inability to pick good beats.

I’m not saying that he hasn’t had any good beats on his albums, but dude picked Chris Webber beats over Primo beats on Hip Hop Is Dead…

In an interview with, Nas explains why his beat selection skills are pretty weak, and it all comes down to waiting until the last minute.

“Well I have a wish list sometimes or I have a dream list of who I would love to work with and wish they would want to get in the studio and do records or whatever,” Nas told ”Then I have my own ideas of being a producer. And what happens is a lot of time goes by with me being indecisive so it winds up with me kind of like doing what I have to do really fast because I played around for so long. Then, the deadlines come.”


{Genius@Play} Drake Talks Mixtapes | MTV

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Drizz Lightyear sat down with MTV (for what, like the fiftenth Monday in a row?) earlier on in the week and basically broke down what we already knew. Mixtapes have become more than just a generic way of staying musically revelvant. It can breed careers. (Or mega-careers like it did with So Far Gone.) The interesting thing about this particular interview is that its sum parts offer more pieces of discussion than it did at the top of the week.

Since then, Drake has dropped a new album track from Thank Me Later to an overwhelmingly negative response. While I think about 50% of y’all were dismissing it–just cause, it does shed light on the creative process that goes into mixtapes vs. the board room-like science that goes into making a studio album.

Labels need results more than ever so is it safe to say your favorite artists’ debut album may not be completely what they want? Where as you can tell some vets just mail their shit in, a lot of these rookies may have several hands in the cookie jar just to reconstruct one chip.

Hopefully that’s not what’s going on here.

{Genius@Play} Eminem – Angela Yee Interview (Audio)


More Marshall? Why not. Em calls in to his own station to talk about Recovery, the album’s producers, the first single and more.

{Genius@Play} Curren$y – LA Stereo Interview (Video)

Curren$y sits down at from Paid Dues with Rebecca Haithcoat, where he talks about who’s featuring on his upcoming project Pilot Talk (one of them is Dom Kennedy), his relationship with Damon Dash’s Creative Control, the evolution of his career since Young Money Entertainment, and his view on the independent game. – LAStereo

{Genius@Play} Pharrell Williams – Art D’assaut (Blast Mag Interview)

Skateboard P sits down with Blast Mag to speak about Art D’assaut… or something.