Damon Campbell Interviews G-Eazy

Following his sold-out show at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan, G-Eazy welcomed me onto his “Must Be Nice” tour bus for an in-depth interview, which at one point he said, was “getting realer by the question.”

“I’m just waiting for what’s next,” added the Oakland rapper and producer, as we sat and discussed nearly his entire background, prompting him to say, “If they ever write a movie about me, they can just hire you to get all the facts.”

Join the James Dean of Hip-Hop and I on a trip down memory lane as we delve into his time spent in juvenile hall, an early passion for filming BMX videos, watching his aunt and uncle’s band rehearsals as a kid, and so much more.

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Damon Campbell Interviews OCD: Moosh & Twist

While backstage at the “Up to No Good” tour stop at The Loft in Lansing, Michigan, I sat down with OCD: Moosh & Twist for what they called “one of the illest interviews we ever did.”

During which, I asked the Philly rap duo about a range of topics, including their involvement in a 7th-grade Shakespeare play (“It’s pretty cool that you even know that”), an interesting fellow they met on a previous tour and dubbed Druggie Kid (“Damn, I don’t know how you know this”), and a time when Twist purchased a bootleg Pharrell mixtape from a stranger in the subway (“Forget Nardwuar yo, that’s crazy”).

Shot by Aaron Klisman

Sidenote: Download their new mixtape Back to the Basement!

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Damon Campbell Interviews Huey Mack

While backstage at the “Up to No Good” tour stop at The Loft in Lansing, Michigan last week, I sat down with Huey Mack for what he described to his Twitter followers as “an interview about my actual life” that includes “very personal and unheard of shit.”

During which, the West Virginia MC opened up about his mother teaching special education (“Yeah, I don’t know how the fuck you know that, but…”), her fashion boutique (“Yeah, I don’t know how you know that one either”), and advice he received from his former stepdad, who, at the time, was a morning show host at the local radio station 102 WVAQ (“I don’t know how the fuck you know that”).

But perhaps the most candid moment of our interview came when Huey revealed that he was abandoned by his father at an early age. “You’re the first person I’ve ever spoken about that with so you now have the realest interview ever,” he later told me.

Among other things, we also discussed lyrics from his A Boy Named Hue mixtape cut “By Your Side,” in which he raps, “I know, I’ll probly never be in Double XL, but doesn’t mean that I ain’t never gon’ sell.” Find out how he feels now about his acceptance in the hip-hop community.

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Interview with Huey Mack coming soon!

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Interview with OCD: Moosh and Twist coming soon!

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Damon Campbell Interviewed on UMFM 101.5

Had the pleasure of being interviewed by Roger Kimbeni for his show on Winnipeg’s UMFM 101.5. Listen as we discuss my transition from blogging to interviewing, whether or not I’ve been starstruck, and what lies ahead.

Damon Campbell Interviews Riff Raff

Riff Raff had a lot to get off his chest during our exclusive backstage interview at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan last week. Posted up at an obtuse angle, which he says means to “get comfortable,” the outlandish rapper opened up for the first time on camera about his rumored collaboration with Drake, went on a heated rant in response to those skeptical of his influence on James Franco’s character in the upcoming Harmony Korine film Spring Breakers, and gave an inspirational speech about standing out from the crowd in order to become a megastar.

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Interview with G-Eazy coming soon!

Interview with Riff Raff coming soon!

Damon Campbell Interviews The Young Rapscallions

When their “Over the Hills” tour made a stop at the Montrose Room in Chicago, I sat down for an exclusive backstage interview with The Young Rapscallions, an LA-based garage rock band comprised of Chris Mintz-Plasse (drums), Jonathan Sanders (vocals), Nick Chamian (guitar), and Taylor Messersmith (bass).

“Music is your life,” joked Chris—known best for his work in the comedies Superbad and Role Models—as I questioned he and his bandmates about their old White Stripes cover band The Rude Mackenzies (“Wow, I totally forgot about that.”), John attending middle school with Joey from Midnight Red (“Dude, how you know that is amazing…and beautiful.”), and a time when Chris’ dog gave him a concussion (“This is like starting to get borderline creepy [Laughs], it’s amazing!”).

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