The second edition of Woo Hah festival this year had an insane line-up. From new up and coming artists to veterans in the game. One of the artists was someone I have been trying to talk to for the longest, Freddie Gibbs. Read more
The second edition of Woo Hah festival this year had an insane line-up. From new up and coming artists to veterans in the game. One of the young rappers that hit the stage goes by the name of Denzel Curry. Read more
I have been a fan of EPMD since I can remember, and it’s crazy to think I actually became friends with these two great MC’s. Throughout the years I have had the pleasure to interview them and hang out with them, seeing them in their element behind and on stage. Read more
The Boogiedown Festival is one that I have been visiting for years and had almost missed it this year. Thanks to the organisation, I still got to be there again, as they always make sure I am aware. This year they gave me the chance to finally meet and talk to the famous Mash Out Posse, better known as M.O.P. consisting of rappers Billy Danze and Lil’ Fame. During our talk, we were joined by Laze Elliot, who definitely had a lot to say as well. Read more
Frank Nitt and Illa J. are the Yancey Boys together. Last year they dropped their debut album “Sunset Blvd” and finally got to Europe to do a few shows including Amsterdam. Both of these MC’s (and producers) are individually known for several projects they have been working on the past years. Read more
Trapazoyd, not the first artist that you would expect me to do an interview with. But when I first heard his song “Hey Selfie Bitch”, I completely died laughing. I had to figure out who he was and as ignorant as he may sound w/ his OCD yelling a certain word, I can’t help but find his lyrics clever and witty, playing into the annoying social media trend of attention whoring. I tracked him down and he was willing to give me an exclusive interview right before his debut album dropped. “Tetraheathen” was released this Tuesday and Trapazoyd tells me more about himself and what this album is about. Shout out to Commagang! 🙂
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 to him sharing his knowledge. He talks about his movement today and tells us that the difference between him and most artists out there today, is Freedom & Independence. Watch as Chuck tells us about the bigger picture.
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 skills coming forth out of necessity and that his next project is going to be soulful.
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 to longevity.
Kendall Tucker, aka 14KT, is an artist, producer from Michigan. Next to being part of the mighty hip hop group Athletic Mic League, he also has dropped quite a few solo projects after the release of his debut solo LP, “The Golden Hour” in 2008. Since then 14KT has built a name for himself and was mentioned one of the biggest promises production wise and also earned the title of Red Bull Beat Battle Champ in 2010.
As KT and I were enjoying a few relaxing days in Houston, we also took the opportunity to talk about his journey from a starting producer to where he is now. KT talks about his passion, his inspirations and what he has in store for us.