Young Jeezy has the honor to be on the cover of The Source which will be available to the general public very soon. This is also the Power 30 issue as well and with a new album out they couldn’t have chosen a better artist at this point. If you click the jump you can find the audio of an interview Jeezy did this morning on The Breakfast Club where he talks about his new album “Seen It All: The Autobiography” and his recent arrest. Read More
Visonary Music Group artist QuESt has released several singles in the past month in order to gear up for the release of his new album, Searching Sylvan, due out September 2nd. I recently got the great opportunity to speak with the VMG artist in this exclusive interview with UHTN! QuESt talks about working with producer 6ix, the recent events in Ferguson, battle rap, WWE, his new album, and more. QuESt will also be performing in Columbus, OH on September 10th so grab your tickets here and check out the exclusive interview below!
UHTN: First of all, how did you link up with Visionary Music Group?
QuESt: It was kind of like a natural progression. My manager at the time knew Logic and I had a meeting at Atlantic at one point. Logic reached out to me via Twitter around 2011 and I had heard of his music. In 2012 I did the VMG tour and the next year I was the opening act for the Welcome To Forever tour. It was a natural progression and then I officially became a part of Visionary Music Group.
UHTN: If you were stranded on an island for the rest of your life and could only take three albums with you, what would you pick?
QuESt: Late Registration, Reasonable Doubt, and Coldplay’s X&Y.
UHTN: What’s it like working with VMG producer 6ix? He’s produced all of your singles correct?
QuESt: Yes he has. 6ix and I really kicked it off. I think what’s dope is that he works fast and on top of that, we don’t really control each other in the studio. I go in and do my thing, and he goes into the studio and does his thing. We feed off of each other’s energy really well.
UHTN: How many tracks are going to appear on your upcoming album Searching Sylvan and what can people expect from the project?
QuESt: There are seventeen tracks on the album, that’s including three interludes. The vibe of the album is very story driven. The singles have been tidbits for people to gravitate towards regardless if they have been QuESt fans or not. Every song is going to bleed into the next record. You can press play on the album and go into another world.
UHTN: Going to a more serious side, what are your thoughts on the current happenings in Ferguson, MI?
QuESt: I’m not one to get too involved in these kind of things but Ferguson hit me on a personal. Mike Brown was shot and he’s only eighteen and my brothers are fifteen and eighteen years old. I come from Miami FL and it’s a very violent city contrary to popular belief. I’ve lost close friends and family members to gun violence. I talk about that on the album too. Circling this back to Ferguson, it always hits home when there are police officials that are there to serve and protect us as individuals and they’re murdering innocent people. I think the Mike Brown situation hit me hard because he’s around the same age as my brothers. That could have easily been me and I could have been crossing the street or one of my homie’s lives.
Travi$ Scott made his way to sit down with Ebro and Peter Rosenberg from Hot 97. While there they talked about live performances and relationship with T.I. & Kanye West. He also talks about his new mixtape “Days Before Rodeo”, working with Young Thug and much more.
As Stalley promotes his new album “OHIO” he made his rounds past The Sway In The Morning show where he dropped some bars and an interview. Click the jump for the interview. Read More
Grouped in with some dope flashback stories from Clark Kent’s hip hop history vaults, the OG tells Rosenberg and Cipha about the day he broke down the difference between “Rapper” and “MC” to The Notorious B.I.G. The story starts at the 10:25 mark.
G-Unit reunion special with Rob Markman on Shade 45.
Killer Mike had a chance to sit down with Power 105′s The Breakfast Club where he talked about the Ferguson situation, police, looting, Barack Obama & much more.
Joey Badass sat down with Monreality recently and they discussed B4.DA.$$ album, Capital STEEZ, DMX, the state of hip hop, 50 Cent & more.
I recently got the great opportunity to interview Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Cappadonna! In this exclusive interview with UHTN, Cappadonna speaks on his favorite Wu-Tang solo project, his new album Hook Off, battle rap, the best pizza you can get in New York, and more. Check out the full interview below.
UHTN: To get things started, if you were stranded on an island for the rest of your life and could only listen to select artists/albums, who/what would you choose?
Cappadonna: I’d take The Spitters, Donnie McClurkin, Commodores…I’d probably take Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, a little Mobb Deep.
UHTN: Who are some of the most slept on artists of all time? Big Pun?
Cappadonna: Big Pun is one of the greatest, yea definitely. ODB as well.
UHTN: Which is your favorite solo album out of all of the Wu-Tang artists?
Cappadonna: It would have to be Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. I like Enter The 36 Chambers but it’s not a solo album obviously. I would choose Cuban Linx because it’s an album you can play all the way through and it’s hard.
UHTN: Where would you rank RZA among the best producers of all time?
Cappadonna: I put RZA up there with Dr. Dre man. One is funk and one is hardcore hip-hop. With that kind of energy.
UHTN: What do you think of the current state of hip-hop? Are artists becoming more lyrical than four or five years ago?
Cappadonna: The current state of hip-hop is on “evolve” mode. We have to evolve with it. Get in line or fall behind. Not saying that everyone has to come with the same formulas, mix it up. The root word of hip-hop is hip. Hip means what’s happening now. A lot of people don’t know what hip-hop is; they just know it’s a word. They don’t know where the word comes from. Hip-hop is what is hip now, what’s happening now. Being up on what’s going on. Rap is still only thirty years old.
UHTN: Switching over to your music, gives us some insight on your new album titled Hook Off.
Cappadonna: It’s the first hip-hop album with no hooks. Seventeen songs. Plenty of fly artists on there and different styles. It’s a breath of fresh air.
Young Jeezy was the latest superstar to appear on the Combat Jack show.
On the eve of the release of ‘Seen It All‘, his 5th studio album, Jeezy shared his growth as an artist, what the word “leadership” means to him, his experience at Ferguson, St. Louis, moving from being a street cat to a responsible role model, his relationship with Jay Z, his thoughts on Sean “Diddy” Combs and why he’s feeling so happy these days. It’s no more “Young”, it’s now Mr. Jeezy.