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AraabMuzik Speaks A Bit On His Past, His Process, And What He Thinks Makes A Good Producer (Video)

More used to posting AraabMuzik’s work on here, with him quietly going about the business of doing beat DAMAGE! But here we hear from the G. Talking about his culture/ethnicity and where he’s from. You’ll also get a sense of where he is ‘coming from’ after watching this.

AraabMuzik passed through Hot 97 to sit down with Ebro in the Morning and discuss new music, beats, and more.

The popular producer discussed his process making music, and the quality of some producers today. He also explains what he feels makes a good producer.

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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.
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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.
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Black Thought Says “You Can’t Be Top 5 If You Don’t Write” (Video)

How effortlessly does Tariq move from topic to topic to freestyle on air? A natural!

Black Thought passed through following the release of his latest project Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1.

He spoke about the rap beef, whether he really dissed Diddy and Biggie back in the day, Kanye West, how he prepares for his freestyles, and even spits a new one for Ebro In The Morning.

– HOT 97

Great insights in this, plus SKILLS!

BLACK THOUGHT – STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 1) [EP]

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J. Prince Speaks On His Book, Ending The Drake & Pusha T Beef, And Some Classic Stories (Video)

Dope interview. J. Prince is an O.G. and the definition of a ‘finisher’… apparently having put an end to the Pusha T vs. Drake beef. Check out this sit down.

Legend of Hip-Hop, Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince stepped up to Ebro in the Morning to recount some classic stories.

He reveals how he founded the record company and gave stories behind cooling off some of the most classic beefs in history.

Prince speaks on how his son Jas Prince found Drake, how he cooled off Pimp C vs Master P beef, why he called off the Drake/Pusha T beef, his own problems with Cash Money, and much more.

His book The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir available now.

– HOT 97

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Remembering Craig Mack (Video)

Damn. Even though he wasn’t making music for the masses, we’re gonna miss him. For real, the Hip-Hop Nation is going to miss our funk futuristic boyyyy Craig Mack. The man who brought of “Flava In Ya Ear” has passed. He was 46 years young.

#RIPCraigMack

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Watch This Sit-Down With “Black Panther” Director & ‘Man Of The Hour’ Ryan Coogler (Video)

Let’s not forget the young man behind the camera when we holler #WakandaForever #RealPowerBehindTheThrone #BlackHollywood

Ryan Coogler Breaks Down The Making Of ‘Black Panther,’ Black Girl Power, & Building Wakanda
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Matt Barnes Talks About His Past, How He Was Presented [On Reality TV] And The Future (Video)

Barnes the former pro baller, to supporting actor, to reality TV’er… er… One might wonder why. But table that, at least long enough to find out why he is up at the station for the sit-down.

Matt Barnes Keeps It Real On Derek Fisher, Austin Rivers, & Huey Newton Movie.
– Hot 97

Okay. Interesting to watch actually. Check it out!

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Fat Joe And Dre Talk About Coming Up With ‘All The Way Up’ And What Else They Have Going Down (Video)

So, this year’s Summer Jam could feature all kinds of ‘squashed beef’ on the menu… Fat Joe, 50 Cent, and Ja Rule all getting along and doing Hip-Hop. The beat goes on. Joe and Dre talk about that and more in this sit-down.

Fat Joe and Dre (from Cool & Dre) stop by Ebro In The Morning to talk their new album, possibly having a feature with Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Ja Rule at Summer Jam TOGETHER and being the greatest rapper ever.
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Up Early In The Morning, On-Air In The Studio, CyHi The Prynce Puts In Promo Work… Because “No Dope On Sundays”… That’s Why! (Video)

“No Dope On Sundays” is out now. Looking for the dope stories, the beats & bars, the Hip-Hop inspiration?? This LP, this CyHi… Yeah. And He showed up on Ebro In The Morning to talk about it!

CyHi The Prynce stops by to clear out rumors about what took the album so long, talk about the return of the Old Kanye, and drop some bars!
– Hot 97

CYHI THE PRYNCE – NO DOPE ON SUNDAYS (ALBUM)

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Mysonne Speaks On It: Meek Mill’s Going Back To Jail Is ‘Bigger Than Meek’ (Video)

Okay, everybody believes in justice. But, when it comes to fitting the punishment to the crime, how far is too far? Interesting and compelling discussion here. Mysonne & Carmen Perez speak on the pending Meek Mill jail bid as an example and jumpoff point for extended discussion on a trend of unusual punishment, the scales of justice being unfairly tipped and more.

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Yasiin Bey On Politics And Rap, And Weighs In On The Possibility Of Another Mayweather/McGregor Event, “No. HELL NO!” (Video)

Interesting point Yasiin made, speaking on Mayweather vs. McGregorConor just took a page out of Floyd’s book. We saw it. Barking it up, making it an event (rather than a fight, we saw it was NOT a fight).

Yasiin Bey Talks opens up on the Mayweather/McGregor fight, South Africa Travel Issues, his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s stance, tearing down of the US monuments, the current state of rap and more!
– HOT 97

Of course, esp. now that we are far removed from the ‘event,’ we can see what Yasiin sees: That FloydConor do not keep doing business (e.g. that was a one-time thing).

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Niatia Speaks On Her Growth, Beyond ‘Lil Mama’ And Past The ‘Jay-Z MTV Video Music Awards’ Moment (Video)

Betcha that if there was no title on this post you’d be looking at the video above like… “Hmmm, who’s the Honey?” Answer: Ohhh, that’s Lil Mama? Well, it was Lil Mama. She’s claiming her ‘grown woman’ now. Call her Niatia.

Lil Mama came to visit Ebro in the Morning to have a personal conversation that touched on the backlash from the infamous VMA incident, being an internet meme, defending Chris Brown, changing her name & her new journey as an actress.

Whoa! Niatia is gonna be a stripper in an upcoming movie? Wowzerrrrs!

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Sean Price’s Wife Bernadette & Dru Ha Talk About Sean P. And “Imperius Rex” (Video)

Who doesn’t love how Boot Camp and Bernadette are keeping Sean P. alive through the music and shows nowadays? We see the on stage and hear the audio releases, but now we get a chance to hear from the Clik’s honcho Dru Ha and Mrs. Price. On point, off stage, and outside the booth.

Get the whole enchilada: How Sean and Bernadette met, how the contributions to “Imperius Rex” fell into place so wonderfully and more. Too much to even preview. Plus why ruin the watch. I will tell you that you want to know how Jay-Z, Eminem and others are tied into all this.

(Remembering the Prices’ daughter’s name… Shaun Price… Plus Bernadette said Sean ‘guided her’ from above on this project. Dammit. There go the tears again!)

#RIPSEANPRICE

SEAN PRICE – IMPERIUS REX (ALBUM)

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Meek Mill Speaks About Being In The Middle Of Several Beefs, Making Amends And Moving On To Being Grown (Video)

Alright. I’ll fess up: I barely listen to Meek Mill’s music. Got sucked into the non-rap related beefs & bullsh!t he was in and wasn’t even really a fan of any of that. But this interview… He sounds like a man who has been through some things, learned something from it, and will likely go through a little less of them. He mentions being 30 years of age, but I can tell you: The passage of years has nothing to do with attaining the wisdom they should give you. How to focus ‘thug’ energy on standing firm in the face of adversity (esp. that which you brought on yourself). Having realized that sometimes it is best to stay low instead of high posting all the damn time. Wisdom!

Of course, Meek is still about with the sh!ts. He starts the interview with some of that. But there’s less of it around to smell up the joint. Good interview!

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La La Anthony Speaks On Parenting & Life Apart From Carmelo, Her Career And More (Video)

Have you SEEN La La looking so so DELICIOUS on “Power” on Starz? Have MERCY, she is so fine! Plus, an actually good actor.

LaLa breaks it down with ‘Ebro In The Morning’ on how she feels about Phil Jackson being fired, where her and Melo stand right now, and how she got her first big break.
– Hot 97

Great interview. Real talk. Gotta imagine that her radio background helps her communicate all this so well, too.

Around the 10-minute mark – even the list of friends is HOT, and ‘bye Phil-lecia’ hahaaa!

(Confirmed: La and the homie 4-IZE did ‘live together’ back in the day, just like he rapped on “How’d That Work Out?” She said it in here! Salute to the homie.)

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Jay Pharoah Speaks On Leaving SNL, Remembers Charlie Murphy And More (Video)

Jay Pharoah wants you to know that he is ‘not a yes n!gga’ folks. Hear, in the interview above, the risky career situations where he says ‘no’ to things, how he ended up leaving Saturday Night Live and more. Interesting how he affirmed that they (SNL) attempted to pigeonhole him as the Black impressionist; then he tossed that Chris Rock impression right in there within minutes (then a smidge of President Trump later).

(Did Jay say he got ‘White famous’ around the 8-minute mark though? Hahaa!)

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Joey Bada$$ Says New York Hip-Hop Is Stale And New York Radio Is Not Helping (Video)

Respect to Joey Bada$$. We listen to him on that mic because when he touches mics, he continually earns that respect. Take in what he is saying about the stagnation in Hip-Hop. What he is saying about how things must and do change, including Hip-Hop. Caution: It’s gonna sting a bit of you are a boom-bap-over-trap or new-stuff-is-not-real-rap proponent. There must be a righteous middle ground though. Joey calling old heads on holding the youth in the game back… saying that to ‘Old Man Ebro‘… that’s some live and direct sh!t. But as an early 20-something who’s pretty much a vet, we have to let him say it.

Maybe we should really try to give space on the established (read: old) channels for new artists out here.

Now, of course, there is much more to this interview. But that part packs a punch.

(Okay, Joey. Message received. But we reserved the right to trash trash music.)

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Samuel L. Jackson Speaks On “Kong,” Black People In Film & TV, President Trump And More (Video)

Samuel L. Jackson talks about President Trump, racism in America, Hollywood’s casting of British Black actors in ‘American’ roles, “Kong: Skull Island,” and more. See? Waaaay more than just the 2 controversial minutes here or there the gossip sites are gushing about.

(Google that sh!t if you like. We don’t do that here.)

But something else of note: Jackson, in response to Ebro’s lead-in, touches on the historical racist undertones in all the “King Kong” movies (like we did on here). Yeah. Talk more about that mainstream.

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Ultimate Industry Insider Steve Stoute And Kaz Speak On TheStashed.com, Making Music & Marketing History And More (Video)

Steve Stoute – mogul, music exec, mover-and-shaker – has partnered with Kaz of TheStashed.com and they are making a late major move, taking the online presence over to the print industry. Interesting, very interesting, as the media world seems to be moving off-page to online (e.g. the opposite direction). But we MUST hear these guys out; especially Stoute. Why?? Don’t tell us you don’t know about Stout’s marketing agency Translation LLC, the origin story of the tagline/jingle for McDonald’s “I’m Loving It” campaign, the State Farm ads…

Hmmm… if not, it would seem you have some Googling to do. But wait-wait. You can do a LOT of catch-up by just watching this interview (above). There is SO much more to tell, too. Hear these folks tell it!

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