i’m only doing this school thing until my rap demo blows up
Zane Lowe has been on fire as of late as he now secures an interview with Eminem. Eminem talks about his collaboration with Kendrick, his latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and much more. He also delivered an in-studio performance of “Stan.” Check it out below and enjoy.
Kanye West stopped by “Sway In The Morning” to talk about all the current press surrounding him splitting from Nike and much more. Things ended up getting really heated…to the point that Kanye yelled at Sway, “You ain’t got the answers, Sway!” Everything was all good by the end, but it seemed like a pretty tense situation. Skip to 18:15 for the action. Enjoy.
Kanye West has gone from the artist who does no press to the artist appearing at multiple radio stations on the same day. He’s got a lot to say and he is using the radio stations as his platform. Featured is a nearly 2 hour long stream of his interview with Big Boy at Power 106, complete with commercials, his 36 minute interview with 97.1 Amp Radio, and an audio stream of his interview with Ryan Seacrest. I will say the Big Boy interview was the most interesting and entertaining. It’s worth the watch. Enjoy.
This post represents the first session of Hardly Broken Interviews. I want to really understand the artists I listen to and there’s no better way to do that than to ask them questions! I have many questions and will attempt to get them answered and post them here for you!
The first session is with Macie Stewart. She is the former singer-keyboardist of the Chicago band, Kids These Days. Their album, Traphouse Rock, was one of my favorite projects last year. After Kids These Days split, I was very interested in what the individual members were doing afterwards. At some point I would love to ask all of the members questions and luckily I got to do just that with Macie. I went to high school with most of the Kids These Days members, including Macie, so it was great to get responses from her, especially with her growing success. Macie now makes music with bands Sikiyadigo and Marrow. Learn more about her below!
Ahmad: What influenced you to start singing and to start performing in general?
Kendrick Lamar sat down with GRAMMY.com for an interview where he discussed everything from his influences to meeting Dre and Tupac as a kid. For some reason, the interview is split into ten, one minute or so, interviews, but check them out below. Enjoy.
I keep forgetting that Kanye’s bottom, front row of teeth are gold haha. Zane Lowe has now had the opportunity to interview each member of The Throne individually, all in one year. Above is the four part series of Zane Lowe’s interview with Kanye West. It is absolutely an intense, enlightening affair. Kanye went in with a mission and a lot to say. It’s clear that he is frustrated about not being able to take off with this fashion thing and he is REALLY passionate about being able to help through his creativity. He just wants the outlet. He says a lot of things that make sense and he says some things that might rub you the wrong way. But that’s Kanye. In the final part, I think he brought it home. It was a dope interview that everyone should see. And yes, there is talk of Yeezus haha.
This is also the interview that sparked this Jimmy Kimmel parody which got Kanye so riled up that he launched a Twitter rant against Jimmy Kimmel. I think they have now been deleted. Now that I’ve seen the parody, it’s not that funny…and I think Kanye had a right to be a little upset because Jimmy Kimmel misconstrued the point of everything Kanye said. Check it out for yourself. Enjoy.
So Myspace presented an interview series called CRWN. It featured Elliott Wilson interviewing Drake in front of a live audience at NYU. This was easily one of the best and most informative interviews I’ve seen in a while. Drake talks to Elliot Wilson about everything. He had some interesting things to say about Kendrick’s “Control” verse, his relationship with Jay Z, the creation process and analysis of Nothing Was The Same, 40 made an appearance, and much more. You even get to hear Elliott make a bunch of corny jokes and ad-libs haha. Check out the 3-part series above. Enjoy.