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Crooked I Interviews Ras Kass & B-Real (Video)

Crooked I recently sat down with Ras Kass and Cypress Hill’s B-Real on C.O.B. Radio. Up top, Ras Kass talks about his latest project Barmageddon, traveling the world at a young age, Chris Dorner, working with Crook on past projects and more. After the jump, B-Real reflects on Cypress Hill’s underlying message and how the conscious decision was made not to glorify the gangster lifestyle but to provide listeners understanding and personal insight through their music. He also speaks on DJ Muggs’ production credits, his contributions towards Cypress Hill’s albums and explains why he’s one of the best to ever do it.

Ab-Soul Talks Unit 6 Delay, Jay Electronia (Video)

During his time on RapFix Live, Ab-Soul breaks down the situation with his Unit 6 project with JMSN, receives advice from Raekwon, speaks on being a part of “ Congregation ” with Black Thought and Talib Kweli, and speaks on Jay Electronica.

“He’s just a deep dude,” Ab-Soul said. “He’s really who he is. Man, he’s the Black God! He’s a fan of my music and he connects with me on that level. I think we touch on a lot of the same things. He just hit me up out the blue.”

Ab-Soul further explained that Jay Elect told him to stop using drugs. He recounts Jay’s words, “‘The brain already has all of the chemicals that all of these drugs have. Drugs are just a crutch so take it easy on the drugs.’ For real. It was crazy.”

PREVIOUS: Ab-Soul Freestyles On MTV RapFix Live (Video) | Ab-Soul & JMSN – You’re Gone

J. Cole On the Double Meaning in “Power Trip”, Kobe vs LeBron, etc

Speaking with Power106 LA’s Rikki Martinez, J. Cole shares the back story to “Can I Holla At Ya?” (which can be found on Cole’s Truly Yours EP), the double meaning behind “Power Trip” (and how it ties in with “Dreams”),  his relationship with Miguel, the Kobe vs LeBron debate, hints at a release date for Born Sinner and more.

PREVIOUS: J. Cole On Losing “Stay” to Nas (Video)

J. Cole Speaks On “Power Trip” (Video)

While out in Houston for the NBA All-Star weekend, J. Cole chopped it up with MTV about his Born Sinner single, “Power Trip” with Miguel.

Mike WiLL Made It Describes What A “Turn Up” Is (Video)

Groove Chambers tells a hilarious story of being tired and wanting to donate up. Then out of thin air, an image of Mike Will appeared and told him to “Turn Up Fool.” He then proceeded to make beats for the next four hours. Mike explains why he believed that actually happened.

PREVIOUS: Mike WiLL Made It Announces Est. in 1989 pt.3

Action Bronson Meets DJ Enuff (Video)

DJ Enuff takes time and talk to Action Bronson. They discuss his passion for traveling and cooking. They also speak about the new track “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” taking the streets by storm.

PREVIOUS: Action Bronson – Put It In Your Mouth (Valentine’s Day Remix) f. Hologram

Fat Trel Speaks On Master P, SDMG & More (Video)

Sitting down with the folks of the NMC’s XclusivesZone prior to his sold-out show with A$AP Ferg, Gleesh spoke on growing up in out nation’s capital, forming the Louie V Mob with Master P and Alley Boy, his acting chops and more.

PREVIOUS: Louie V Mob (Master P, Alley Boy & Fat Trel) – Take A Ride (Video)

T-Pain Has An Issue w/ Future’s “Struggle Falsetto”

After throwing a few jabs on Instagram (a picture that’s since been deleted of course, that featured the following caption: “Funny thing about that Bugatti you woke up in, its mine. Oh, the irony. Haha comical how ‘the new T-Pain’ has to use ‘the old T-Pain’s’ Bugatti for his Bugatti hook.”), T-Pain continues to discuss his issues with Struggle Falsetto’s poor use of auto-tune struggle falsetto. Speaking with Hartford’s Hot 93.7, Pain had the following to say…

I don’t think Future gets the technology very well. I don’t think he understands how it actually works. He’s writing tremendous songs. He’s a tremendous writer. Keep in mind, you can use Auto-Tune and you can know how to work perfectly, but you still have to know how to write a good song. Just because he sound good doesn’t mean he’s saying good stuff. As far as how he uses Auto-Tune, I don’t think he knows how it works. I think he’s thinking that you just turn it on, and then it just happens. But nah, he writes great, tremendous hooks and tremendous songs themselves. I just don’t think he actually knows how to use Auto-Tune yet.

A lot of people don’t sing with it, a lot of people just sing and then put it on after, which is a terrible mistake. There’s a lot of stuff you’ve gotta know about Auto-Tune before you can start using it, because it’s the hot thing to do. But Future’s still tremendous right now, he’s doing his thing. [via]

The-Dream Speaks On Jay-Z’s Grammy Jab

On Sunday night during the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, Jay-Z took the stage with The-Dream and Frank Ocean to accept the award for Best Rap Song/Collaboration for “No Church In The Wild.” During his acceptance speech, Jay took some time out to take a light jab at Terius’ attire (“I’d like to thank the swap meet for his hat.”) The internet, being the internet erupted and started imaginary “beef” as usual. Calling into the Qdeezy Show on Hot107.9 in Philly, The-Dream assured it was all pleasant and games and that the two crack similar jokes all the time. Shouts to hhnm on the heads up.

Now, can we get passed this and start getting ready for The-Dream’s next single “Slow It Down” and upcoming album, Fourplay.

Rick Ross Speaks On Shooting (Video)

While at the Grammys, Rick Ross speaks with Sway for the first time about the recent drive-by shooting.

PREVIOUS: Pusha T – Millions f. Rick Ross (Video)

Wiz Khalifa On Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Kevin Durant, etc (Video)

Wiz continues his talk with HardknockTV to speak on a few topics.

In part 2 Wiz Khalifa talks to Nick Huff Barili about friendship with Kevin Durant, wanting to working with Dr. Dre and doing movie and soundtrack with 50 Cent. Wiz also talks about new track with Joe Budden featuring French Montana and himself, called “NBA” and new track with Curren$y featuring Rick Ross and himself, called “Choosin’“. Young Khalifa goes on to say that Joe Budden thought Wiz was gonna tax him for feature but that when we wants to work with artists he is not worried about that. Nick asks Wiz for his take on the whole Molly movement and new tracks he has with Tyga and Lil Durk. Wiz explains that he thinks that there is money to be made by being part of the movement but that he himself is not into doing Molly and will rather stick to Marry. Part 2 of this interview ends with Wiz clarifying that he is not smoking blunts in the Hundred Bottles video and states that he is currently listening to Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Max B, Spitta, Riff Raff and Joey Badass among other stuff.

PREVIOUS: ‪Wiz Khalifa Speaks On Fatherhood, Impersonations & More (Video)

Pusha T Speaks On Next Clipse Album (Video)

While on set of his “Doesn’t Matter” video shot (check the trailer here), Pusha T speaks with MTV about the next Clipse album, As God As My Witness.

When it comes to the Clipse, that’s a special brand to me. I’m not into toyin’ around with that, like just dropping records that ain’t related to an album. We owe our fans something super special, so when it’s time to do that, we just gonna zone in and focus in on that.

Who knows when this will actually see the light of day. But until then.. grab Pusha’s Wrath Of Caine mixtape and get ready for his solo album, My Name Is My Name.

Vintage: 50 Cent Speaking On Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ In 2002 (Video)

Continuing on with their revisiting of 50′s 2003 album, MTV News “went into their archives” and found this 2002 interview between Sway and 50, where Curtis talks about “If I Can’t,” “In Da Club,” “21 Questions” and the original “Magic Stick” which featured Trina.

PREVIOUS: 50 Cent Dismisses Game’s Attempt to Reunite G-Unit

‪Wiz Khalifa Speaks On Fatherhood, Impersonations & More (Video)

Khalifa Man spoke to Hard Knock TV about his impending fatherhood, his new fascination with skateboarding, his infamous impressions and more.

HE KINDA WENT IN ON THIS: Wiz Khalifa – Started From The Bottom (rmx)

50 Cent Speaks On Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (Video)

Curtis’ formal introduction turns 10 tomorrow, and he spoke to MTV to break down the album track-by track.

Pusha T Will Only Cut His Hair If… (Video)

… he loses a bet to The Breakfast Club host/Guy Code mainstay Charlamagne Tha God.

“If I lost a bet, I could and be happy. Like I wouldn’t care. I feel like, man, when you create the mold it is up to you to break the mold,” Pusha says about his hair. “People think I’m attached because you got guys and all that that make these crazy ass statements. I’m going to incorporate him though. I’m going to make sure he’s involved if ever that day comes.” – HHW

So basically, he’d go from looking like A$AP Rocky’s older brother to, essentially, just like his older brother No Malice. Kidding, of course.

PREVIOUS: Pusha T – Doesn’t Matter f. French Montana (BTS Video)

Lil Wayne Explains I Am Not A Human Being II Cover (Video)

Speaking with NOLA, Lil Wayne spoke on his Trukfit clothing line for women and Turk’s recent-release from prison. Continuing on past what the clip above shows above, Wayne speaks on his upcoming album I Am Not A Human Being II and the meaning behind it’s DONDA-created artwork.

[Kanye] said, you know, man, let me do your cover. I saw the cover and I approved it. He had an explanation behind it – he said, he chose the moth butterfly thing because it has so many different stages of life, and it goes through so many forms and changes, and no one can figure it out, and it’s always beautiful. At a time it’s ugly and at a time it’s attractive too. And that’s me.

I have a lot of guests on the album. That’s what’s unusual about the album. I’m usually a two or three feature-type guy. But this album, I have a lot of features because I have a lot of friends, a lot of people that wanted to assist out. I just appreciate them all. And I have a lot of different production on it too. I got Juicy J, David Banner, Soulja Boy – and that’s the production.

PREVIOUS: Jeremih – All The Time (rmx) f. Lil Wayne

Freddie Gibbs’ Super Bowl Predictions (Video)

Gangsta Gibbs takes some time out to share his thoughts on Sunday’s game. And by now, you should all know who I’m going for…

NINERS.

Joey Bada$$ Speaks On Lil B Diss Track (Video)

The other day, Lil B and Joey Bada$$ traded diss tracks (“I’m the Bada$$” and “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” respectively). Sitting down with MTV, Joey shares why he responded to the BasedGod’s initial attack.

“I just linked up with my homey [Lee] Bannon, and he played this beat and was like, ‘Yo, Lil B dis record?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, ‘ight’.” “Who knows?” he responded when asked about the BasedGod’s motives here. “But if somebody sends a jab at me, I’ll just send one twice as hard. I really didn’t have to respond, I don’t feel so, but I just did it. I don’t know why… [Actually] it’s too easy, that’s what it is. It’s too easy, so I thought, ‘Why not?’ I’m just flexing my skill on him.

If Lil B chooses to go another round, Joey says he wouldn’t respond as there isn’t a need and he’s already killed him. Now, can we get off this “beef” and get back to good music? Ok dope, check out the DJ Premier-produced “Unorthodox” right here.

FADER Meets Young Chop (Video)

YOUNG CHOP ON THE BEAT! The other producer of the moment (alongside Mike WiLL Made It) speaks on his beats, rhymes and life since bursting onto the scene.