Posts Tagged ‘Sway Calloway’
DJ Quik Tells ‘Sway In The Morning’ About His Days With Tha Row, About Music Through The Ages And More (Video)
Quik is the name. And if anyone can tell you about the game, esp. Hip-Hop on the West side, it’s DJ Quik. He stopped by to chop it up with ‘Sway In The Morning,’ talk about music back in the day (his and others’), music now (his, collabos), and even turns in a live performance.
(And on some real real… lean in around the 26-minute mark… just saying.)
It’s nothing… it’s easy! Sway put on the “Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me” beat and damn if Big K.R.I.T didn’t go in on it. Then hit ‘em with some lyricals a capella from the LP like that was nothing… Effortless, but engaging, you wanna watch this Sway show snippet.
(Some insightful interview footage from K.R.I.T. after the jump, too.)
Well, we just posted on Busta Rhymes’ leaving Cash Money. Now, there’s another shift in the Hip-Hop cosmos…G.O.O.D. Music bids adieu to Chi-Town’s Common. Similarly, the rap titans (Kanye West and Common) have apparently parted on good terms; no animosity in Common’s commentary about the subject.
…‘Ye is my brother. Point-blank, business-wise, it wasn’t like…‘Ye wasn’t really like ‘Okay, let’s go do this. Let’s go do this album.’ It was like, ‘I’m ’bout to go do this album, ‘Ye. We friends, but if you ain’t really trying to…but if we ain’t gonna create together, it’s all good. We still brothers.’ I think his focus was somewhere else…Marriage, life, good places…I cherish our friendship more than music. I’m grateful for the music we did…
Good scoop by HipHop DX. Check out the RapFix interview clip above. Good seeing brothers wish the best to each other; whether together or on their own. Part of being grown.
Great episode! The ever so sexy ‘Pam’ (from TV’s ‘Martin’) was talking to Sway Calloway that day. Sway in the Morning has Tichina Arnold talking about the possibility of a ‘Martin’ reunion and a lot more… like working it oooouuut Mary J. Blige style in an impromptu in-studio vibe dance battle with Heather B. I mean, love and respect to Heather B; but Tichina won that one (wow… did she ever win)!
“When in doubt, show your butt.”
– Tichina Arnold with some post-dance off ‘advice’
Enjoy this interview. Beyond the looks, there’s a lot to admire about Tichina (like her work with the Lupus Foundation).
Tracy Morgan stopped through “Sway in the Morning” to promote his new comedy tour, talk about Donald Sterling, and hear Heather B spit a bit. That’s what he came for… but the talk veered toward the Kevin Hart and Mike Epps beef (on which he would not really comment). But, the surprise Scarface call-in…very cool. Check it out. Great clip.
Dancing is whack? Really? Nah… Nothing wrong with dance in our culture. Dance is part of our culture. In fact, Nelson George stops by Sway in the Morning to reminds us where the dance craze always started, Soul Train. Nelson also clears up some other long-held “truths” we were so sure about. Like how that Tupac vs. the Hughes Brothers thing really went down. Yeah. You gotta watch.
Konvict Music’s Akon stopped by the Sway in the Morning show to drop his single, “So Blue.” Oh… and to discuss “Lighting Africa” – the project and powering Africa (with electricity for 1 million homes on the continent by year end 2014. AND to declare the Hip-Hop is world music, way more important than swag and bling… It has the power to change the world! Speaking on all that and then some.
‘Styles P is my boyfriend… that’s my Hood Man right there!’ – Heather B
That’s what’s up! SP, Sheek, and Jada stop through the Sway in the Morning show to chat it up with Sway and Heather B. They talk about the career ride. Respectful, staying solidly in their lane. Other random topics come up; but what you want to see is their in-studio performance (of “Faded” and “Talk About It”). Click above and you will. Click below, and you will… get the link to get their recent EP, “The Trinity” (posted earlier here).
The man who brought you Backdraft… starred in the TV classic Happy Days… and played Opie Taylor (aka Sway’s “First White Friend) on The Andy Griffith Show… stopped by ‘Sway in the Morning’ to chat about past achievements, present affairs like producing Jay Z’s “Made In America” documentary, and projects in the works like Project Imaginat10n – an experiment with photos submitted from people across the United States, used as inspiration for well-known actors to direct a film from it.
If there’s anyone (or two) who can comment on the Kendrick “Control” verse, comments on it and responses to it, and the state of Hip-Hop in general… It’s Diamond D and AG! Respect to Sway In The Morning for providing the platform for these Golden Era heavyweights to speak. Watch and reminisce as the two mainly talk Hip-Hop history and what they have cooking on the front burner now.
Scott Storch Talks About Going For the ‘No. 1 Spot’ As a Producer & Names His Top 5 Favorite Emcees (Video)
Scott Storch. First he rocked with The Roots. Slid to the west coast where he worked as a go-to producer for Dr. Dre. Then he ‘leaned back’ with Joey Crack and Terror Squad. Scott was hot! Then he… well, he took some time away. But now Scott is back, dropping by ‘Sway In The Morning’ to chat about his top five emcees, classic beat work he has done, what’s next for him (like claiming that top producer spot), and more. Check out more footage after the jump….
‘Sway in the Morning’ with an INSTANT CLASSIC collaboration: AZ and ?uestlove. Look ma, no drums… ?uestlove backs up Tha Visualiza’s freestyle rhyming with some beat boxing! Keep watching after the jump, as Sway and AZ keep chit-chatting after the jump – giving some reflections, some advice, and some memories… of Jay-Z in the high school days.
Snoop Dogg Speaks On His Global Popularity, Past Conflict With Tupac Shakur, His Last Moments With Biggie, & More (Video)
We need to sit back and take Snoop in from time to time… World traveler, known around the world, knows a LOT of people for a LONG time (like Tyrese since before the Coca-Cola commercial). Sway gets into it with Snoop on real gangsta cred, on ‘Pac, on B.I.G. and more. Heather B chiming in. Good talk!
Part 2 of the interview under the hood…..
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