What goes together better than old British folks and Odd Future? Well it look’s like just about everything. OF just wrapped up their international tour yesterday, but first took time to sit down with the Brits over at BBC’s Newsnight for a quick look into their stay in London. The special focuses primarily on their pop up shop strategy, with a slew of poor jokes peppered in (“are there any washing instructions in here,” anyone?).
It’s not terribly difficult to pick up BBC’s stance on the collective, as they make an effort to include interviews with some seemingly pretty unintelligent kids waiting to get into the pop up shop. In some regards, the OF members only help contribute to this image BBC is trying to portray, as Left Brain’s dumb ass goes as far as saying on camera that they don’t pay taxes on the merchandise they sell (which Clancy so happily has to clear up after that).
A definite highlight from the interview comes at the 3:25 mark when Tyler is asked, “what about your lyrics, what are you saying in your lyrics?” and replies so eloquently with, “nothing, shit to piss old white people off like you.” I’ve seen a fair share of Tyler interviews, and I’ve realized that if there is one thing he hates, its when reporters ask the same old interview questions; seeing that a conservative 9 out of every 10 interviewers ask him to speak on his lyrics, which he has explained countless times, I can understand the frustration. Throwing out an answer like that on BBC is still hilarious though.
Oh and 100 pounds for one of those OF tie dye shirts? Hellll nawwww
Fresh off the press from the homies over at Fly Times Daily we’ve got a couple videos starring two of my favorite MCs, Los and Jon Connor. Both happened to be in Dallas, TX and of course the Fly Times crew was on top of that and scoring exclusive footage.
In the video above, we’ve got Jon Connor and Los trading some off the dome bars at The Centre in Dallas. Straight up, this brought a smile to my face. When so many artists rely so heavily on previously written stuff for all of their “freestyles,” videos like this are always refreshing, as it’s not hard to tell they’re really going off the top.
In the video below, we’ve got a nice mix of freestyle, studio and concert footage all chopped in with a quality interview covering everything from Los’ Baltimore upbringing to advice for up and comers.
Make sure to check out both videos and show the fellas at Fly Times Daily some love.
Hit Boytakes a seat with MTV to discuss his “N*ggas In Paris” beat that has become oh so popular. Hit Boy is without a doubt one of my favorite up and coming producers, if not the hands down favorite. There are few guys in the industry that come across as down to Earth as he does; there are even fewer guys who possess the type of talent he does and still maintain that attitude. “Paris” may have really put Hit Boy on the map, but I guarantee you he’s going to be showing up over and over again.
Good Fella Radio sat down with ASAP Rocky for a quick interview. Rocky touches on the type of artists he’s feeling right now, being from New York and even does a quick intro of some of the other ASAP members. In the handful of interviews I’ve seen with him, he comes across as a pretty straight up guy. His LiveLoveA$AP got a lot of plays on my iPhone (If you missed that, download it here) and I’m definitely looking forward to what emerges next from the ASAP gang.
Mac Miller kicks it with Bootleg Kev and spends the majority of the time speaking on his new album Blue Slide Park (buy it here). Mac goes in on everything from being the projected numero uno for the week to being a true independent (and addresses the speculation that there’s been a major backing him behind the scenes) to the notorious Illuminati. Makes for a pretty decent interview so go ahead and check it out.
Big Sean lets NBC Nitecap into his trailer for a sit down with Peter Bailey. Let me begin by saying, I don’t care what Peter Bailey says, it is going to sound smooth as shit. He puts that baritone to use to ask Sean questions about his come up, his competition, Kanye, Nicki, his style and his mistakes. All in all, makes for a nice little interview, so go ahead and check it out. Turn it off before they interview the fans at the end though, beacause the guy they talk to is an idiot.
Shout to RR
As J. Cole gears up for this album debut his performance gave has elevated, doing dates all over the world. Jay-Z’s lifestyle site was able to catch up with Cole at the Heineken Red Star All Access event last month and sit down with him to discuss where he is at along with snagging a bit of quality footage. Cole talks about his performance game, what “being normal” is to him and more. His album drops Sept. 27th so be on the look out for that. Cole World.
Bootleg Kev Kev caught up with Pusha T for a little interview and it’s one of the better interviews I have seen in awhile. All the questions were on point. Anyway, Pusha T discusses Play Cloths, Fashion, Fear of God 2, his debut album, producers and more. Check it out.
Sidebar: Pusha T keeps is so real.
First off big shout out to the Masked Gorilla for snagging this interview. Masked Gorilla is a site I am a big fan of and it is interesting to see the come up over the past year and a half I have been checking it.
Anyway, Roger sat down with Kendrick Lamar to discuss New School Hip Hop, this XXL Freshman 2011 Cover, Working With Dr. Dre, When Detox Will Be Released, and more.
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Mac Miller was recently on MTV Rap Fix and sat down with Sway to talk about his come up, fans, independent status and more. It’s amazing how far this kid has come in the past year and half. I am very interested to see what his album debut will be like with his buzz and indie label status.