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Angie Martinez Speaks On And Shares Her Lost Interview With 2Pac

Hmm. last time the Interwebs were abuzz with talk of 2Pac and Hot 97 in the same breath was when it was ‘the world’ vs. Funk Flex ranting about the way Pac talked & moved while he was here. Folks pretty much took the view, “Flex, it’s been decades. Let it die.”

But time and again, we see that 2Pac and all things related come up and come back to life (so to speak).

Angie Martinez Details Meeting 2pac, Interviewing 2pac & Puffy Telling Her Not To Release Interview
– The Art Of Dialogue

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NORE Speaks On Celebrating The New “5E” Album, Squashing Beefs, Viral Moments On ‘Drink Champs’ (Video)

I’ve always said (or cosigned when others have said) that NORE radio interviews are NOT to be missed. They are always full of high-energy hilarity and good talk. This one is no exception.

NORE Talks New Album, Family Values & Maturing In Music
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Maino | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #104 (Video)

Maino got bars! And Flex got apologies for anyone ‘in their feelings’ who got hurt by them (guess they can still go dance over and ask ‘KeKe’ if she loves them though). HAAA!

They cracked the fourth wall and dropped the facade of ‘off top’ rhyming for this freestyle presentation (letting us see the ‘bloopers’), but still pretty good #ItsYourMain #MainoStillGotIt

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Chris Rivers x ANoyd x Oswin Benjamin x Shawn Smith – “Banned From TV 2018” (Video)

New school paying tribute… with dope rhymes like it should be!

Paying homage to Noreaga’s classic solo debut album, Heather B brought up the idea of bringing some new hyenas to the forefront to re-create the classic single “Banned From TV.” The Sway In The Morning team paired some of the dopest lyricists out to slaughter this classic beat. The line up featured Oswin Benjamin, ANoyd, Shawn Smith and of course, Big Pun’s son, Chris Rivers.
Sway’s Universe

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Mad Squablz Doing A Barz Show For Statik Selektah’s Listeners (Video)

Thank you to manager/bro Don Henry and RESPEK on his name for dropping this HEAT from Mad Squablz directly into my inbox!

#MadSquablz just different than most young bulls, period!

Yep, I agree, Don. Squablz raps = Dope, like 2 + 2 = 4. Some FACTS are not up for debate! But in case you need more evidence, watch the emcee leaving Statik Selekt’s mic smoking in the clip above.

@ojones1

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Fat Joe | Mysonne | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #103 (Video)

I don’t think Fat Joe has stepped to the Flex mic like this, but we know how a Mysonne freestyle for Funk Flex go… HELLA HARD! Enjoy.

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Juice Wrld | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #101 (Video)

No offense… Nah f**k that, ALL OFFENSE!

Bwaahahaa! Okay, Juice Wrld got bars. Count this as one Flex rightfully passed the mic to. Says he’s coming off the top of the head in this clip. Respek on his name if that’s truly true. But I’m digging it either way!

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Why Is Action Bronson’s Face Shaved? (Video)

Well, ‘Bam-Bam goes beardless’ is the headline, but he talks about other stuff: the World Cup, a new brew (Stillwater Artisanal beer), possibly some new music, definitely “F*** That’s Delicious,” and being in a forthcoming Robert Dinero film!

Action Bronson has a brand new look! The rapper is now walking around with a shaved face. Wait til you hear the crazy story behind it.
– Hot 97

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Theo Rossi On His Early Grind, How His Experiences Still Affect Him Now, Luke Cage & Hip-Hop

…and it don’t stop.

But duuude! Start listening to Theo Rossi aka ‘Shades’ (from Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix) in this interview … like lean in around the 20-minute mark #WhatTheGrindRequires #Authenticity

Actor Theo Rossi sat down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss his journey, Hip-Hop & his role in Luke Cage which is available now on Netflix.
– Hot 97

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Sexy Charmaine Johnise Of ‘Black Ink Crew’ Is Not A Fighter, But Haters Stay Trying To Fight Her On The Show (Video)

I don’t even watch ‘Black Ink’ and did not know who Charmaine Johnise was… but DAMN! Saw the video suggested in the YouTube margin. That freeze frame of Charmaine, looking sexy AF, had to put this up!

Charmaine Johnise On ‘Black Ink Crew Chicago,’ Toxic Relationships, Proposing + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

MORE CHARMAINE JONHISE ON INSTAGRAM

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In The Game For Years, Kid Capri Lets Us Know That There Are Rules To This (Video)

It’s the Kiiiiid Capri! If you know the bro, you know how to yell out the name. And if you know a young’n who is not up on Kid, sit ’em down and school ’em with this interview. Plus, learn some goings on about Capri you might not know. I did…

Kid Capri Breaks Down Funk Flex Beef And The Unwritten Rules Of DJing
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Fair warning: Kid keeps it cordial, but very real about how he feels! Feelings might get hurt.

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Ice Cube Talks About ‘Big3’ Season 2 & Passing His White House Invitation To Partner Michael Rapaport (Video)

For some reason, EVERY time I see Ice Cube I hear MC Serch rap, “Would use the F-word, but Ice Cube got the copyright…”

Well, though I’m sure Cube will still drop an F-bomb, he just doesn’t seem like that dude to me anymore. And that’s a good thing, because he’s so much more to the community: emcee, actor, producer/director/filmmaker, entrepreneur, and Big3 founder!

Ice Cube On Big3 & Why He Wants To ‘Kill The G.O.A.T.’
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

I’m slipping though. Didn’t know that Big3 season 2 was already here. As an emcee we all admire would say of that, “Once again it’s on!”

@ojones1

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Freeway Speaks On The Struggle, On And Off The Mic (Video)

Ever since hearing that “Fear Of A Free Planet” single “Wasted” though… when he proclaimed that he was ‘on the list’ and ‘that kidney on the way’… I root even more for Philly Freezer. And I lean in for everything he is putting out out here. Facts.

That good word of goodwill might not ever get back to brother Free, but that’s my full disclosure and you can tell him I said it. Get back to full power soon, Freeway. Good interview.

Freeway Opens Up About Dealing With Kidney Disease During The Making Of His Latest Project
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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‘Tasha’ & ‘Tommy’ Talk About Season 5 Of The Starz Original Series “Power” (Video)

Wow, Angela Yee, sistas out here suffering PTSD from these dudes cheating on them?? Ooookay. But on to the biz: ‘POWER’ RETURNS SUNDAY!! Watch sexy azz Naturi and crazy azz Joseph talk it up.

Naturi Naughton & Joseph Sikora Talk ‘Power’ Season 5, Most Hated Characters + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Young Buck Speaking On Starting Rapping As A Teen And The Winding Road He Took To Join 50 Cent’s Team (Video)

So, for those not knowing, Buck was at Cash Money’s doorstep before getting down with G-G-G-G-Unit! Stayed cool with Juvenile the whole while. And that dealing eventually led to 50 Cent. Young Buck shares some interesting backstory and insights in this interview.

Young Buck On Relationship With 50 Cent, Ca$h Money, Talks New Music + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Jevenile was on Death Row at one time though? Wow…

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Willie D (Of Geto Boys) Shares Some Stories From Back In The Day [Video]

If you thought Willie D’s raps were crazy back in the day, man, check out this interview! Some of that crazy rhyming had to be driven by what he was experiencing at the time.

Cory Mo sits down with LEGEND Willie D of the Geto Boys & talks about classic Public Enemy tour stories, Almost Shooting Flava Flav, first meeting Pimp C, & How they reacted to Bushwick Bill getting shot in the eye & much much more…
– CountryRapTunes

LISTEN: FULL HOUR-LONG INTERVIEW OF WILLIE D (COUNTRY RAP TUNES RADIO)

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Rakim (Video)

That’s right. The G.O.D.M.C. Rakim Allah (and a full band) came through the intimate venue and gave a Tiny Desk Concert… to the world! And if you look close enough at the band, you might recognize some heavy hitters in there, too. Pure dopeness!

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Jay Rock Is Honored That His “Redemption” Album Is Being Mentioned Among The Greats (Video)

Great interview with Top Dawg Entertainment’s first signed artist. Rock seems like the soldier that he claims to be. TDE is an army, and with the successes of labelmates (like SZA and Kendrick Lamar), he rightly feels like he is on the winning side. Hear him talk music and much more above.

Jay Rock Opens Up About His Motorcycle Accident, Talks TDE, New Album + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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The Cast Of “Luke Cage” Declares That Season 2 Will Be Better Than Season 1 (Video)

More shooting locations. ‘Luke Cage’ will be over in Brooklyn, too, for Season 2. More than Harlem’s hero… he is a Defender!

The cast of ‘Luke Cage’ On The Rise Of Black Superheroes, Hip-Hop’s Role & Character Developments
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

‘Luke Cage’ was released for binging this past weekend. Get on Netflix and do NOT chill if you have not caught the action yet.

@ojones1

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Khalid (Video)

Can’t help but love the music. Can’t help but root for the singer. Well, here he is with an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Khalid is here (above), so wait no longer… click that play button and reward your soul with music from a young spirit.

Khalid’s music narrates life’s awkwardly necessary moments: the butterflies of young love, the angst of craving freedom, the apprehension of teetering on that next step in life. He creates honest, comforting pop for teens and young adults that speaks to the kid in all of us. Accompanied only by acoustic guitarist Jef Villaluna, the 20-year-old sensation captured this fleeting fearlessness of youth and brought it to the Tiny Desk for a heartfelt serenade session. The way his voice glided calmly over the guitar notes, switching between baritone and tenor, was fitting given that he sings about teenage peaks and pitfalls. Khalid’s sense of wide-eyed yet humble wonder permeates through the entire set.
– NPR Music

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