Interviews

Ca$h Money Records :: Caskey

Photo by: Tim Pen Music label Ca$h Money Records decided to throw a private event, together with SwaG ShaQ, in Amsterdam, to introduce three of their new signed artists. One of them is 20-year old Brandon Caskey from the Orlando, Florida area. This humble young man has some serious skills on the mic and Birdman […]

Riggs Morales :: Talent vs. Business Mind

Riggs Morales was one of the guests at the Buma Rotterdam Beats music conference last November in Rotterdam. The Vice President of A&R of Eminem’s Shady Records was so kind to free a moment of his time to talk to me about his profession in the industry. Riggs speaks from his 15+ years of experience […]

The Charlie Murphy Take Over

Little did I know I was going to get a chance to talk to Charlie Murphy, when I got tickets to go see his show in Amsterdam, for his Acid Trip Tour. After the show Charlie said he was going to be at the merch table for signing and pictures. I decided to buy his […]

Kevin Hart :: Man of Quotes

One of the greatest comedians today, Kevin Hart, went on a European tour of which the 2 shows in Amsterdam were sold out in no time. Thanks to Romany Malco (known from The 40 Year Old Virgin, Weeds and Think Like A Man), I got the opportunity to interview Kevin. Next to his mission to […]

Oddisee :: Bringing Back Hip Hop Integrity

Oddisee, labeled as a Producer/MC, but really a “Hip Hop Artist”, dropped one of my favorite albums of this year, hey, maybe even of this decade. Having known his music for quite some years, I was excited to see he was touring Europe with a band for his debut album as a solo artist, “People […]

Chuck D :: Freedom & Independence

Its been quite some years since I last spoke to Chuck D, one of Public Enemy’s frontmen. The Hip Hop group, that started a movement with political awareness in their raps in the 80’s, was headlining the Boogiedown Breda festival this year. As always its a pleasure to talk to Chuck, especially when it comes […]

Big K.R.I.T. :: Country to Def Jam

One of my new favorite hip hop artists today is Big K.R.I.T. and I got the opportunity to meet and talk to him for a quick minute during the Boogiedown Breda festival out here in The Netherlands. In speed mode he talks about how he started out and ended up with Def Jam, his production […]

Postmen :: The Evolution of Hip Hop

Postmen is back. De mannen achter de hits “Cocktail” en “Crisis” in de jaren 90, stonden op het Boogiedown Breda festival dit jaar. Het podium van Boogiedown schudde op z’n vesten met de oude hits maar ook de nieuwe hits van Postmen en de “berichten bezorgers” bewezen maar weer eens dat ze nog steeds succes-waardig […]

The Pharcyde :: The Secret to Longevity

The Pharycde is celebrating their 20 year anniversary and toured Europe to experience old and new fans that still bounce to their songs like its 1992. Bootie Brown took the time out to talk about how it feels to still be on stage after so many years and gives us his view on the secret […]