INTERVIEWS

Watch Chance The Rapper’s brand new interview with BigBoyTV!

By Elliot Montanez // 14 Sep 2019

Chance The Rapper is fresh off of a trip to Los Angeles to spend some quality time with his oldest daughter, and while he was out on the west coast he stopped by the neighborhood to chop it with Big Boy and his amazing staff! You will find Big asking Chance about several topics such as his brand new debut album The Big Day, the idea of albums vs. mixtapes, his close relationship with Kanye West, Jeremih, controlling his own narrative, getting married, meeting his wife when he was nine, fatherhood, postponing his tour to spend more time with his family, his relationship with God, social media, and Big Boy even gifted Chance his first-ever lottery ticket. Big Boy never fails to give us fans amazing interviews, so trust me when I say that this was a great conversation, get in tune below!

Haven’t You – [E-Clips]

By Elliot Montanez // 6 Sep 2019

I love Soundcloud for many reasons, but mainly for the fact that I can listen to a song, and then they can randomly pull up another song from an artist that I am not familiar with and it at times can be pure gold. That was just the case here, as I was listening to The Aether’s material on Soundcloud in the background, this new release by E-Clip’s called “Haven’t You” popped up and it’s the best thing I have heard all day. I often times listen to instrumentals from various different underground producers on the day to day, but trust me when I say that this is some of the most soothing and flat up euphoric beats that I have ever listened to. Please do yourself a favor and listen to this beautiful release below!

Watch Jeezy’s interview on Drink Champs

By Elliot Montanez // 6 Sep 2019

Jeezy is no stranger to the platform that is Drink Champs, and he recently stopped back by their platform for another brand new interview! NORE and DJ EFN asked Jeezy about plenty of topics such as him potentially retiring after this album, recently getting all of his masters back, the first deal that he signed, Jay-Z, Def Jam, Lyor Cohen + LA Reid, his come up, Nas, advice that he received from Ice Cube, his clothing line, his homie Dave East, the way that he was raised, respecting his OG’s, having longevity in the game, his hit records, A$AP Rocky’s situation, BMF, being a family man, learning from his mistakes and much more. Take some time out of your Friday to watch this brand new interview below.

From Memes to the Masses: The Wild Rise of bbno$

By Brodie Harvey // 3 Sep 2019

Growing up homeschooled in the south of Vancouver, bbno$ never really planned on his career of choice being a rapper. Yet here we are, a few short months after the release of “Lalala” the rapper’s first venture into the Billboard Charts. This is no small feat being that he began is rap career laughing over a Chief Keef beat with his friends before realizing this is something he was talented at. Several years and a few million streams later, it seems that bbno$’s eclectic style of hip-hop has connected with people across the globe in a real way. bbno$ is an incredibly laidback person, which he attributes to his upbringing in Canada, this shines through in his music that is always playful in nature. He has done something out of Vancouver that nobody has really done before, a sign of the times that there is real talent brewing in the often-overlooked Canadian city. While he is a trailblazer of sorts, his career is getting incredibly more serious as he becomes a mainstream artist that gets recognized on the streets by Grandmas, Toddlers, and everybody in between. His brain understands how the internet works, his marketing tactics are crazy but they’ve …

Watch Katie Got Bandz on Illanoize Radio

By Elliot Montanez // 3 Sep 2019

It’s been a minute since we have heard from Chicago’s own Katie Got Bandz but she decided to get up with the homies Bekoe, Illinois Jones and Pretty Riot over at Illanoize for a brand new interview and it’s nothing you want to sleep on. The four of them talked about quite a few things including growing from real life experience, reflecting on her growth, her story telling skills, what drill music means to her, Cardi B, the city of Chicago, aspiring to sell out arenas, her new mixtape “Rebirth” and how she came up with the title, certain artists being blackballed by their own city, what influenced her to start rapping, working with Famous Dex & Jeremih, music she has in the tuck, what motivates her, her favorite movies, what her typical studio session looks like and so much more. This was a great and insightful conversation, check it out below!

Watch Common’s brand new interview with Sway In The Morning

By Elliot Montanez // 3 Sep 2019

Common is a Chicago legend and even more-so a music icon, he recently released a new album so it’s only right that he stopped by Shade 45 to chop it up with Sway, Tracy G and Heather B! Every time these inviduals connect it’s a great conversatoin & here you will find them speaking on topics such as his new album Let Love, dealing with past traumas, meeting with people who have life without parole, his new book, working on himself, his relationship with his father and mother, working with Swizz Beats, appreciating Jay-Z, therapy, his close friend J Dilla, his tour schedule, his legendary album Be and he even took some questions from fans who called in. Check out this brand new interview below!

Watch YBN Cordae’s interview with Joe Budden

By Elliot Montanez // 1 Sep 2019

YBN Cordae is one of the best new emcees in the game who is wise beyond his years, so when I peeped that he linked up with the always great interviewer Joe Budden I couldn’t wait to dive into the conversation. These two spoke about quite a few subjects in this interview such as different regions of the country, being raised by his mother & his relationship with his father, his life experience, dropping out of college, having good OG’s, his YBN clique, growing up in Maryland, living in a trailer park at one point, some of his favorite hip-hop collectives inspired him, his partnership with his label, dealing with student loans, mental health, social media, the hip-hop community, what his tour schedule is like, being interested in other business ventures and more! This was a fantastic interview that’s definitely worth the watch, check it out for yourself below!

Watch Lil Nas X on Sway In The Morning

By Elliot Montanez // 1 Sep 2019

I don’t think anyone has had a better past year than Lil Nas X, he has blown up to one of the biggest artists in the world and has the greatest smash hit of the year, and he recently stopped by Shade 45 for a good conversation with the OG’s Sway, Tracy G and Heather B! They all spoke about plenty of interesting things in this conversation including his recent performance at the VMA’s, having an infectious energy, the success of “Old Town Road”, his new EP ‘7’, breaking records for the #1 song, dropping out of college, how his parents reacted to his music, getting his record deal, his past jobs he had such as Six Flags & Taco Bell, country music, when they tried to remove his song from the country charts, the type of student he was, major celebrities reaching out to him, going to the same high school as Kevin Abstract and much more! Watch this brand new interview below.

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