Check out this rare Kanye West interview with MTV filmed way back in 2002 before the College Dropout days when the Chicago MC/producer was on the come up. In the hour-long footage, Kanye talks about Roc-A-Fella, how he met the likes of Common, No ID, Mos Def and Talib Kweli and much more.
Amidst all the hype over the BET cyphers (mainly Kendrick Lamar’s monster verse, high-five), Pro Era have taken to YouTube to release a video of their own cypher. Watch as Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight and the rest of the Era crew wax lyrical with Statik Selektah on the decks.
It’s that time of year again. The BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night and everyone wants to see who murdered the cyphers. This year’s main cyphers came from A$AP Mob, Slaughterhouse and TDE (including new addition Isaiah Rashad) while others included the likes of Rapsody, Action Bronson, Travi$ Scott and even Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Check out the TDE cypher now featuring Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, SchoolBoy Q, Isaiah Rashad and “King of NY” Kendrick Lamar, and hit the jump for Slaughterhouse & A$AP Mob and more.
Top Dawg Entertainment – Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad
While over in London, Joey Bada$$ and Kirk Knight brought some Pro Era energy to DJ Semtex’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show, dropping bars live in the studio over some classic instrumentals. Check out the Q&A and freestyle session below.
Kanye West sat down with Zane Lowe at BBC Radio 1 for a special 4 part interview to talk about all things Yeezy. After releasing a segment a day, we finally have the interview in it’s entirety. Here’s part 1, continue reading for parts 2-4.
“Rap is the new rock n roll. We the real rockstars, and I’m the biggest of all of ’em”
It’s not long now until his The 20/20 Experience follow-up is released but in the meantime Justin Timberlake recently joined the BBC to perform in their Radio 1 Live Lounge special. Covering the classic Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) by The Jacksons, JT’s vocals and moves are on point as usual. Hit up the BBC website to watch the full set.
Kanye West brings soulman Charlie Wilson and joins the legendary Roots to give a live performance of standout Yeezus track Bound 2 on the Jimmy Fallon show. He even takes the opportunity to take a jab at Ray J after his recent I Hit It First single.
“Brandy little sister lame and he know it now”
Jerome’s in the house, watch ya mouth. Check the video (Uncle Charlie kills it).