Video: kNERO Lapaé Talks About His Homeless Experience On The Giant Steps Panel

kNERO Lapaé flew into the home of the legendary Prince. Answering some questions, discussing the importance of love, loyalty, family, life the music business and his struggle in his book ‘Homeless With A Record Deal: The Moments Of Luxury’ on the Giant Steps platform “Building a Life That Works With Your Work”. Watch the video below: Check out the latest video from kNERO here.      Read More

Birdman Reveals His Mother Was Shot When He Was 2 Years Old

Hot 97’s Ebro and Laura Stylez flew down to Miami to kick it with Birdman and ask him about all the recent shenanigans surrounding his name. During their interview, Birdman revealed that his mother, who his next and final solo album Ms. Gladys is named after, was actually shot and killed when he was two years old. He never speaks on his personal life, but for his next album he says he recorded the whole thing in New Orleans in order to make it... Read More

Charlamagne Tha God Said Young Thug Is “No Lil Wanye” (Video)

Charlamagne Tha God thinks Young Thug should stop acting like Wayne, and also Rich Homie Quan should really stop doing that dance he be doing. On a recent episode of VladTV, Vlad and Power 105.1 radio host Charlamagne Tha God engaged in a civil but heated debate on the merits of Young Thug’s music, with Vlad advocating for Barter VI and Charlamagne refusing to listen to it. “I have no desire to hear it,” said Tha God. “I have... Read More

Stazamillion: “I like the idea of being independent”

Get into the world of San Diego’s rapper Stazamillion, while he give us an insight of his perspectives on life and the music industry.       GWI- Who are your influences? My strongest influences came from my neighborhood. Whether they where the gang members, pimps or the neighborhood hustlers on the corners, each one of them showed me a different view of their version of life. They say book smarts can be taught, but street smarts... Read More

Jay Electronica Calls Kanye West A “Black God,” Talks Young Thug & O.T. Genasis

In an interview in Nigeria, Jay Electronica calls Kanye West a “Black God,” and also talks new stars like Young Thug, Fetty Wap, and O.T. Genasis. We may never get Jay Electronica’s “Act II: Patents of Nobility”, though last month, we came one leak closer with “Road to Perdition”. It’s rare to even get a sound-bite out of the mysterious New Orleans emcee, who, in the past few years, has relocated to... Read More

Method Man Speaks About The Tension In Ferguson And Eric Garner On MSNBC (Video)

Hip-hop legend and Wu-Tang clan member, Method Man made headlines when he spoke out during the aftermath of Eric Garner’s death in his hometown of Staten Island, New York. Now, he’s speaking out about the ongoing unrest and police tensions in Ferguson, Missouri following the resignation of Police Chief Thomas Jackson and the shooting of two police officers during a rally early Thursday morning. Watch video below:  Read More

Kanye West Breaks Down Crying in New Zane Lowe Interview

Kanye West appeared on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show this afternoon. He spoke about his new album, Drake, his Adidas fashion line, and more. He even broke down and cried when discussing the death of fashion professor Louise Wilson, stopping the interview for a few minutes. You can watch an edited version of the interview below. Some highlights: He apologized that his Adidas clothing will be initially expensive, and said he’s working on... Read More

Raekwon & Ghostface’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ Doc: ‘Purple Tape Files’ | Sundance 2015 – Interview

It’s been nearly 20 years since Raekwon released his debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Now he’s teamed up with fellow Wu-Tang Clan pioneer Ghostface Killah to unveil a documentary commemorating the classic LP, offering an advanced screening at this year’s annual Sundance Film festival. Titled The Purple Tape Files, the project will give fans an in-depth analysis of how the legendary album came into existence. Speaking to Complex the duo... Read More

Jhene Aiko – Angie Martinez Interview

  Jhene Aiko sits down with Angie Martinez on Power 105. Def Jam artist Jhene Aiko makes her way to Power 105 to sit down with Angie Martinez for a quick chat. She talks about her daughter, her debut album ‘Souled Out’, the correct way to say her last name, the Drake and Childish Gambino rumors, who she listens to, the relationship with her sister Mila J and much more. Watch interview below:  Read More

Remy Ma – Ebro In The Morning Interview

  Remy Ma stops by Hot 97 to appear on Ebro In The Morning and sit down with Ebro and Laura Stylez. She talks about her time in prison, social media, Papoose, relationship with Terror Squad, other female rappers, new music and much more. Watch the interview below.  Read More

Remy Ma – Angie Martinez Interview

  After serving 6 years at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, Remy Ma will finally be free on July 31st. She decided to call up Angie Martinez on Power 105 to talk about her time in prison, marrying Papoose, reconciling with Fat Joe, getting offers from major labels, her thoughts on Nicki Minaj, a reality show and more. Listen to the interview below  Read More

Common & Ne-Yo – Ebro In The Morning Interview (Video)

  Common and Ne-Yo both stopped by Hot 97 to make appearances on Ebro In The Morning. Common talks about Hollywood, working with Chicago artists, helping the youth, working with Kanye West, Erykah Badu, his beef with Drake over Serena Williams and much more. Ne-Yo speaks on his upcoming album ‘Non Fiction’, his position at Motown Records, his new artists, his new girlfriend and much more. Watch the interviews below.  Read More

Damon Dash Speaks About Funk Flex On The Combat Jack Show (Audio Updated)

Audio Updated: The latest update in the Dame Dash/Funk Flex/”culture vulture” wars comes from The Combat Jack Show, where Dame was the featured guest. The audio comes after Flex went in on Dame in his customary rant style. Flex let the bombs, and the shots, fly as he took to the airwaves to defend his friend Joie “I.E.” Manda former Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash’s accusations that he, and an ever growing list of executives, are “vultures”... Read More

Raekwon Reveals Expectations For Wu-Tang Clan Reunion

After saying in April that he was on strike from the Wu-Tang Clan and frustrated over the group’s “Keep Watch” single, Raekwon now says he is excited for the group’s forthcoming A Better Tomorrow album. “I’m happy,” Raekwon says during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “I love the Wu-Tang fans. I love my crew. But it’s business. When you got babies, nothing don’t count unless it makes sense for them.” The rapper adds that... Read More

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