Posts Tagged: INTERVIEWS


Studio Sessions With The Godfathers, Kool G. Rap And Necro

By S.Cadet | 4 Comments

Any talks of regionalism in Hip-Hop meets eye-rolls wherever you're at. At the same time there's something great about hearing hometown sounds blast in the face of modern music. Necro and Kool G. Rap set out to do just that: stand firm on NY rap's long lineage with the streets and hard beats.


TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Tech N9ne

By Beware | 7 Comments

Last week, I had the humbling opportunity of sorting through Tech N9ne’s numerous tour buses to find Strange Music’s CEO for an intimate one-on-one interview.


Full Court Press: Going One-On-One With ‘NBA Inside Stuff’ Host Kristen Ledlow

By J. Tinsley | 7 Comments

The pursuit of happiness doesn't exactly boast the most reliable GPS coordinates.


All Eyes On The Midwest: Steddy P & DJ Mahf Go ‘Gonzo’ on New Album

By TSSCrew | 10 Comments

Words By Holly H "Please accept these good ass raps from a grown ass man, Before my black grown hands smack some young ass stans We move the merch quick from out the back of vans, Don’t need an S on my chest, always hated Superman" – Steddy P on “Pocket Full of Loud” Steddy P doesn’t need an S on his chest when he has an Indyground eyeball tattooed on his arm.


From Tattooing To Car Customization, Mister Cartoon Explains It All

By TSSCrew | 8 Comments

Most people consider Mister Cartoon a tattoo guy.


Memories Back Then: DJ Toomp Reflects On T.I., ‘Trap Muzik’ & More 10 Years Later

By J. Tinsley | 38 Comments

The relationship between rappers and producers is akin to cereal and milk, one needing the other to complete the meal.


KLC Reacts To Kanye’s “Blood On The Leaves,” Talks Recording “Down 4 My N****z”

By TSSCrew | 10 Comments

Words By Holly H These days it seems there’s very little middle ground in terms of audience and critical reaction to Yeezus—not so much love/hate as praise/derision or care/indifference.

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Waka Flocka Talks All Things Flockaveli

By TSSCrew | 5 Comments

Words By Holly H | @holl_x These days Waka Flocka is everywhere *FLOCKA*, with a string of mixtapes (we’re fans of DuFlocka Rant 2), an upcoming cartoon with Adult Swim (here’s the much loved Pitchfork TV FRAMES cartoon that started it all), a much-anticipated album, a growing company, and a series of new viral videos on the horizon *TURNUP*.


The Hood Internet Talks Cash Money, Mixtapes & Making Records

By TSSCrew

Words By Holly H | @holl_x I met Steve Reidell, better known these days as STV SLV, one half of mash-up outfit extraordinaire Hood Internet, in 1998.


How To Make Money Licensing Music, As Told By Mr. Robotic

By TSSCrew | 4 Comments

Words By Holly H | @holl_x Up-and-coming artists are always looking for ways to monetize their hustle.


How Ryan Hemsworth Almost Became A Music Journalist

By Julie J. | 4 Comments

Words By Ryan Hemsworth, As Told To Julie J.

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Eryn Koehn Explains The Story Behind Her “Her Pain”

By TSSCrew | 10 Comments

It all started out with Davy Greenberg mentioning a new video he shot for Eryn Koehn titled "Her Pain," a record where the singer puts her spin on BJ The Chicago Kid and Kendrick Lamar's "His Pain." Things went from simply viewing the video to being blown away by Eryn's pipes and intricate details in her lyrics.


How To Master Marketing And Networking, As Told By Tef Poe

By TSSCrew | 9 Comments

Words By Holly H | @holl_x Tef Poe has had a big, busy year.


Here’s Rittz’s Unbeatable Burrito Recipe For Cinco De Mayo

By Ryan J. | 3 Comments

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexicans’ underdog victory over the French in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, but all Americans tend to recognize it.


TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Rittz

By Ryan J. | 6 Comments

Art: Miss Dimplez [Scene: Manhattan's Hudson Hotel; time and date: 6 pm, Wednesday, April 16] Rittz is tired.

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Fifteen Minutes With 100s

By TSSCrew | 5 Comments

Interview: Drew Wilson | Story: Holly H. On April 3rd, Bay Area-based producer/DJ Drew Wilson, aka Alpaca, sat down with rapper 100s in Santa Cruz for an interview follow-up to my article “Ice Cold Island: Introducing 100s.” 100s was the main opener (following locals Antdog and Kam Lowery) for the night’s headliner, Trinidad Jame$, and a crowd of about 300 at venue Catalyst had gathered to watch DJ Aspect kick off the show.

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