Friday, January 27, 2012
HipHopDX: Gangrene Explains The Meaning Behind "Vodka & Ayahuasca," Alchemist Says ASAP Rocky Is The East Coast Version Of Dilated Peoples
Alchemist brings the Gangrene recruitment army by HipHopDX, as he explains the duo's mantra and reveals he's producing a whole album for Planet Asia and Agallah's Dew Rag Dynasty Clique. Peep my full Gangrene exclusive here. Also visit the Online Journalism Endeavors tab for all of my HipHopDX articles.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Cleveland, Ohio's very own Chip Tha Ripper joined me as a guest on The Mearablog Podcast just days before the release of his latest mixtape Tell Ya Friends.
Slated for release Monday, Tell Ya Friends will prequel Chip's first official studio LP, "Charles Worth," set to hit shelves in the summer of 2012.
"We've been planning for the summer of 2012 to release my album and it'll be called 'Charles Worth,'" Chip said. "Just looking forward to working on this album and really just going HAM for it, you know what I mean? Just going straight up just all about the 'Charles Worth' debut album."
The self-titled album will feature longtime friend and Hip hop partner Kid Cudi as executive producer, according to Chip. He also told me during our interview that Kanye West will be involved in some way on the album.
The SLAB Entertainment founder also discusses why he moved from his hometown of Cleveland to the warm shores of Cali but mentioned that Ohio Hip hop is on the rise. We discussed how the Buckeye state has a large variety Hip hop music sound and how the national scene is starting to take notice.
In regards to the possibility of him signing a major deal, Chip Tha Ripper, when asked about it during the middle portion of our interview, said, "I've had a few record label deal offers but I'm just waiting for that one that's life-changing, you know what I mean? That I can be totally happy with."
Finally, even though Chip has been in the Hip hop game for almost a decade, he is up for XXL's Freshman cover. Surprisingly, Chip has not received the honor but says, "It doesn't really make or break me or my credibility as far as viewing myself as an artist... If I can make it easier for my listeners to get around to me then that's all good for me."
Monday, January 16, 2012
Gangsta Legendary Crisis also known as GLC joins me on The Mearablog Podcast to talk about his latest work and announces that his upcoming project will be out around Valentines Day. GLC also talks about his support of the change in technology in Hip-hop music and discusses his displeasure in the prosecution of cocaine possession offenses and explains how coming up hard helped him make him the emcee he is today. You can see the full podcast episode Here, on YouTube, or check it out in the iTunes Music Store search: The Mearablog Podcast.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
HipHopDX: Yo Gotti Speaks On His Relationship With Drake, Explains How His Difficult Past Has Helped Lead Him To A Successful Rap Career
The Memphis native says, "85 or maybe 90%" of those with street rhymes and floss are actually from the streets, and recalls the days of an aspiring rapper Drake hanging around to learn the life. Peep my full Yo Gotti exclusive here. Also visit the Online Journalism Endeavors tab for all of my HipHopDX articles.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
HipHopDX: Kool Keith Speaks On Working With J. Dilla Estate, Says Ultramagnetic MC's Are Also Recording New Album