Chevy Woods killing it in Lansing, Michigan last night.

Damon Campbell Interviews The Come Up

While backstage at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan, I sat down for an exclusive interview with Pittsburgh rap duo The Come Up, comprised of Franchise and Vinny Radio. “Damn, I’m about to find out everything about you motherfuckers!” said Mod Sun of his tourmates, who seemed to share his enthusiasm.

“This is the best interview I ever had,” acknowledged Fran, as I questioned the Most Dope members about Willy Whips making them pay for their East End Empire t-shirts back in the day, Vinny’s childhood crush on Adrienne Bailon from 3LW, and a mythical clown said to be roaming the train tracks in their hometown of Braddock. “That’s crazy you know about that,” said Vinny. “I thought that was strictly local.”

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The Come Up Shows Love to Michigan

Before taking the stage at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan, Pittsburgh rap duo The Come Up took a moment to acknowledge the continued support they’ve received from the Great Lakes State.

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Sidenote: Our interview drops tomorrow!

Interview with Christopher Mintz-Plasse and The Young Rapscallions coming soon!

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Footage of my chat with J.R. Donato coming soon!

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Damon Campbell Interviews Pat Brown

“That was my favorite interview I’ve ever done,” shared singer-songwriter Pat Brown towards the end of our backstage conversation at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan.

“I swear to God, like, I’ve never had anyone interview me that’s researched that much; that’s so cool,” added the former Sing It Lound frontman—who also DJs for drummer-turned-rapper Mod Sun—as we discussed various pranks he pulled growing up, an ex-girlfriend notorious for wearing jeans without butt pockets, and his family’s musical background.

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Related: Mod Sun Interview | Mod Sun Playing Piano Backstage

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New Music: J.R. Donato ‘Juug’ [Exclusive]

After collaborating with his mentor Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Problem on the Cabin Fever 2 standout “I’m Feelin’”, Taylor Gang affiliate J.R. Donato hits a lick on his new single “Juug,” the first offering from his upcoming mixtape Different Altitudes, due in late February.

Sidenote: Follow @RealJRDonato on Twitter!

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Damon Campbell Interviews Mod Sun

“This is the best fucking interview I’ve ever done,” proclaimed Mod Sun during our sit-down at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan. But rather than take him by surprise, it instead lived up to his expectations after he and his tourmates, Pat Brown and The Come Up, spent some of their downtime on the road indulging in previous interviews of mine—which, needless to say, I was astonished to hear.

“This is, like I told you previously, going to be the greatest interview that’s ever happened,” prophesied the drummer-turned Hippy-Hop pioneer at the start of our conversation. During which, he gave me an advance copy of his first book Did I Ever Wake Up?, as we went on to discuss a high school friend introducing him to The Secret—which he credits for changing his life—passing joints to the Wu-Tang Clan at his first hip-hop gig, and more. “You already know probably fuckin’ half the shit in there,” he joked, before kindly reemphasizing his satisfaction with our one-on-one.

“Yo, best interview I’ve ever done. Seriously, this is the mothafuckin’ man right here. You are supporting good people by watching this. And I’m gonna spread the hell out of this video, OK? This is the tell-all. Label it that: The Mod Sun Tell-All Interview.”

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Mod Sun Playing Piano Backstage

If you happened to watch my interviews with Honey Cocaine and DJ Carisma, you may have noticed a graffitied piano behind us. While backstage prior to his performance at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan, Mod Sun decided to put this very same piano to use. Thankfully, along with singer-songwriter Pat Brown, who DJ’s for the drummer-turned-Hippy Hop pioneer, I was on hand to capture exclusive footage of this rare moment in music.

Damon Campbell Interviews Honey Cocaine

While backstage during the “Group Hug” tour stop at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan, I sat down for an exclusive interview with Tyga’s Canadian protégée Honey Cocaine, who seemed floored by our entire conversation.

“What the fuck!? Honestly, how do you know this shit?” inquired the First Queen of Last Kings, as we discussed keeping a McDonald’s cup in her locker for free drinks after school, her first time reading pornography, and much, much more.

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