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MC Serch Speaks On ‘The Gas Face’ And His Dealings With 3rd Bass, MC Hammer, And Nas (Video)

Point taken. It is probably appropriate to say that as far as ‘pure’ Hip-Hop for the Heads… Yeah, 3rd Bass was the first act with a White lead duo. Got the full interview MC Serch of 3rd Bass did with Vlad. Great insights… including a word on who actually owns Nas’ publishing rights. Start with part 1 above and keep watching after the jump.

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25 Years Later, Ayanna Jackson Speaks On 2Pac And The Sexual Assault Case (Video)

Okay. That’s a nice-looking Honey though. Let’s just get that said already. But we know that Ayanna Jackson, the one who accused 2Pac and his associates of rape in 1993, has a story to tell that touches off emotionally-charged firestorms on all sides of Pac fandom & hate, assault & empowerment… all kinds of stuff.

In this VladTV exclusive clip, Vlad sat down with Ayanna Jackson, a woman who accused 2Pac and his associates of rape in 1993. As a result, 2Pac was convicted of first-degree sexual assault and sentenced to one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in prison.

Jackson noted that the interview with Vlad is the first time she went on-camera to discuss the events that took place, ultimately leading up to the incarceration of the rapper. Jackson laid out how old she was when she met the rapper–around 19-years-old, along with the location they connected.

This is Part 1 of Ayanna telling her story to Vlad. Much more after the jump.

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Kool G Rap Speaks On Mumble Rap, His Album & Tour, And Respect For Sean Price (Video)

I don’t think much of mumble rap, I don’t think highly of it…so many things that young cats are doing have nothing to do with the roots of where this thing started from.
Kool G Rap

Ah! This clip might sting a bit. See, Kool G Rap gets around to [more than] inferring that the surge in popularity of “mumble rap” is the listeners’ fault! Come on… There is a song called “Peek A Boo”… A cat is out here getting MAJOR check from a song called “Peek A Boo.”

Yeah. That’s where we are with the rap that the masses love out here today.


(But hey, that new Kool G Rap is LOADED with features from LYRICISTS though… including Sean Price!)

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Full Interview Of Treach Speaking On How He And 2Pac Came Up And The Aftermath Of The East Vs. West Beef That Got Stirred Up (Video)

You saw when we shared Treach talking about his homie 2Pac’s assassination and how it affected him on here, right? Well, that was just a tiny piece of the full interview… which we have embedded above for you today!

Naughty by Nature’s Treach sat down with DJ Vlad to talk growing up in New Jersey, transitioning from the street life to rapping, and what it was like experiencing the success of “OPP” and “Hip Hop Hooray.” Also having a close relationship with the late Tupac Shakur, Treach details their bond, what it was like at the height of the East Coast/West Coast beef and the reason he feels both BIG and Pac were assassinated.
– Vlad TV

Get some cereal, or lunch or whatever, click play and dig in. By the end, you will know why Treach and Pac were so close and what happened before the interview went so far left.

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Treach Tells The Truth ‘They’ Tried To Hide From Him About His Homie 2Pac’s Assassination (Video)

Holy sh!t. This went exactly NOT as Vlad expected, but exactly the way it needed to. Bet money that the hit count on this episode goes nowhere near a million. Mumble rap and booty shake, yes, multimillion views. The truth in tell-it-like-it-is vids like this, HELL NO! But that ain’t gonna stop me from watching and sharing this Treach (of Naughty By Nature) confessional. You should do the same. I would not mind being wrong on this one!

Treach opened up to VladTV about getting the news that 2Pac was shot in Vegas, which he initially thought wasn’t a big deal. However, as time went on, he couldn’t get through to anyone close to the wounded rapper, and Treach said everyone knew to keep him away from the hospital due to his hot temper.

During the conversation, Treach spoke about how hard it was to record “Mourn You Till I Join You” and his thoughts on 2Pac’s murder being the worst kept secret. Hit the above video to hear what he had to say.


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Russ Speaks On Fake Indie Artists, How He Got On, & How Signed Artists Are ‘Putting Fans On’ (Video)

Russ declares that he knew NO ONE when he was struggling: no plug, no connect, no one to put him down with the ATL scene… and yet he made it as an Indie artist. A true Indie artist… not like the artists that he puts on blast for ‘acting Indie’ when they are already signed.

Yeah, guess it is the thing to be nowadays. You know, it’s kind of like when real po’ folks had baggy or ripped jeans; and fakers made it ghetto chic fashion. Then we see stonewashed jeans and ‘distressed’ denims in retail stores; and artists playing it tough life ‘buying’ them.

(Or maybe today like labels buying their artists song hits and video views… uh oooohhhh. Stay real!)


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Lord Jamar Speaks On President Trump, Kanye West Wanting “In” The White House And More (Video)

Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar is a VladTV regular. Usually comes through provacative & entertaining interviews. Some have that crazy-enough-to-make-scary-sense feel, though, like this one. He touches on Donald Trump’s tendency to Tweet off cuff, while in his feelings… thoughts on Black celebs like Jim Brown and Kanye West meeting with Trump.

Hmmm… Kanye gets dissed as a ‘jackass’ when President Obama was in the White House AND Jay Z and Beyonce were always welcome. Yeezy might be thinking about ‘hitting back’ with visits and while The Trumps run the place?

Interesting viewpoint, Lord Jamar. Interesting…

(Talk about The ‘West’ Wing… Yeezus H. Kanye!)

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Salaam Remi, Amy Winehouse’s Main Producer, Speaks On Her Artistic Influence, Dying At 27 And More (Video)

Ohhhh! Amy Winehouse’s main producer was Salaam Remi? That’s one of Nas’ go-to producers. Wonder if that is what put them in contact (e.g. both working with and trusting Remi), allowing them to grow their friendship. Or was it that those two were friends… and one introduced the other to Salaam Remi.

Salaam Remi is one of the producers who worked heavily with the late Amy Winehouse. The producer discusses meeting Amy, and how they would come together to produce jazz music. He goes on to speak about her issues with love, her sense of humor and how that affected her music. Despite producing a majority of Amy’s work, Salaam reveals he did not get a Grammy alongside the songstress. Salaam talks, Amy’s legacy after the troubled singer died at just 27 years old.


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RA The Rugged Man And Vlad Debate Drake Vs. Rakim Vs. Nas Vs. Jay Z (Video)

This title should be updated to include “Vs. The Diabolical Biz Markie” (dope live performer)! Great point made about real emcees, real MCs, deserving credit for Moving Crowds. Rakim (on the list, in the title) said that in his rhyme. And at its foundations, real MC-ing, THAT’S HIP-HOP! I like the energy of this debate as much as the content. Vlad and RA get it in!

(Those other guys in the title… they a’ight on the mic, too… except Vlad Haa!)


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Redman Speaks On Coming Up, Getting Started With EPMD, And More (Video)

Brick City All Day!! It fam, it was fighting… and to Redman, it was and is home. Red speaks on that upbringing background in depth with Vlad. Having to go through it (the travails of hood life), Red talks about his early Jersey life (esp. selling drugs but not pulling time like his brothers, robbing), eventually leaving all the bullsh!t (Red’s words) and getting into the music full grind. Of course, he and EPMD got down and the rest is history.

Start above and keep watching with the video after the jump. Great content!

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Dr. Boyce Watkins: “Bill O’Reilly Caters to American Racism” (Video)

Recently Dr. Boyce Watkins sat down with Vlad TV and he discussed Racism in America.  More importantly he discussed how Bill O’Reilly caters to a certain audience in America.  Dr. Watkins sheds light on the fact that a lot of what O’Reilly spews on the airwaves is what many Americans of the dominant culture feel but are afraid to say.  People like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly make millions off of racist rhetoric and divisive lanuguage.  Well I will let you listen to the Doc break it down much more eloquently.

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Cassidy On Earning Jay Z’s Respect, Old School Raw Battles, Freeway And More (Video)

Welp. It ain’t bragging if it’s true. Word is, Cassidy did give Freeway a L. Punchline after punchline. Remember when Jay Z used to say, “I gotta a million on Free“? Yeah, Cass said the verbal destruction he visited upon the Roc affiliate was Jigga Man’s fault (due to his initial disrespect of the then up-and-comer). Watch the Vlad vid on that and the history and state of battle rap.

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