In what could be considered his most personal interview to date, I sit down with Machine Gun Kelly before his show at The Fillmore Detroit to discuss his troubled past (“I usually don’t talk about that shit.”), some of his earliest encounters with rap, the impact he’s had on his cult-like fan base (a term I don’t use loosely), and a whole lot more! Get to know the more inspirational side of hip-hop’s “Wild Boy.”
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I sat down with Seattle’s Raz Simone for an extensive, three-part interview during his recent “OD Tour” stop with Rittz and Tuki Carter at The Loft in Lansing, Michigan to discuss his family’s story getting featured on Oprah, being in a former band with Macklemore’s singer Ray Dalton, Lyor Cohen skipping a Packers game to delve into his music, and a whole lot more!
I sat down with Rittz during his “OD Tour” stop at The Loft in Lansing, Michigan to discuss having to borrow gas money to go record his breakout verse on Yelawolf’s “My Box Chevy Part 3,” going from working in the food industry to fans now tattooing his face across their belly, and a whole lot more!
I sat down with Waka Flocka during his tour stop at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan to discuss meeting Method Man as a kid (years before their public dispute over the importance of lyricism), the impact that 2Pac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” has had on him though troubling times, washing dishes prior to being introduced to the world in Gucci Mane’s video for “My Kitchen,” and more!
I sat down with Snow Tha Product during her “F#*k Your Plans, Come Kick It” tour stop at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan for what she ended up calling her “best interview” to date. During which, the Latina rapper and I discussed her early beginnings, family heritage, and more!
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For my first interview on behalf of HotNewHipHop, I caught up with Dom Kennedy and Skeme during their “Get Home Safely” tour stop at Saint Andrew’s in Detroit to discuss the Leimert Park legend bootlegging stolen albums before ever releasing one of his own, the Ingleworld rapper’s grandpa almost pulling a gun on Marvin Gaye, their first time working together, and more!
I caught up with Nipsey Hussle outside of his Crenshaw pop-up shop at Fat Tiger in Chicago to discuss being mentioned on SNL despite his not-so-funny background and the serious nature of his music, going from shining shoes as a youngster to being confined to a whole different type of SHU program in jail right after signing a record deal, the first song he ever made, which—fittingly enough due to comparisons—was over a Snoop Dogg instrumental, and the lesser-known origins of his Proud 2 Pay campaign that spawned a $100 mixtape.