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!
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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.
I caught up with Stalley after his meet and greet at Burn Rubber in Detroit for an interview in which he reminisces about playing against LeBron James in high school, recalls being pulled onstage during a number of concerts he attended growing up, and even shares a story about his music saving the life of a suicidal fan.
Following a private listening session for her debut EP Call Me Crazy, But…, I caught up with Sevyn Streeter during her meet and greet at Shantinique Music in Detroit to discuss writing for Beyoncé, her nickname at birth, and more! And get this, the interview lasted exactly seven minutes. Enjoy!
I sat down with Grieves during his “Back on My Grizzly” tour stop at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan to discuss the Rhymesayers rapper being introduced to various performers at concerts growing up, first discovering his current label by stumbling across a blank CD at a local skatepark when he was younger, and much more!
I sat down with Psalm One aka Hologram Kizzie prior to her performance at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan to discuss some of the Rhymesayers rapper’s earliest recordings, her past as a food chemist, mentoring an aspiring MC on MTV’s “Made,” and much more!
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Following my sit-down with Bodega Bamz during the “Better off Dead” tour stop at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I was presented with an incredible opportunity to also interview Flatbush Zombies, whom I had missed out on interviewing several months prior (long story) and was unsuccessful in trying to schedule an interview with for this night in particular.
Caught off guard to an extent, I was hesitant at first, but refused to let the moment pass by. So I spent most of the show compiling questions based on what I already had prepared, and afterwards joined the trio—comprised of Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, and Erick Arc Elliott—on their tour bus to discuss their deathly ways and more.
I sat down with Bodega Bamz during the “Better off Dead” tour stop at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan to discuss rapping with Smoke DZA back in high school, borrowing rhymes from Biggie and Eminem during some of his first battles, sneaking into clubs with the help of Scott Disick when he was younger, and more!