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!
Interview with Dom Kennedy and Skeme coming soon!
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.
Dropping the Nipsey Hussle interview tomorrow!
Interview with Nipsey Hussle coming soon!
Hussle in the house… Crenshaw pop-up shop at Fat Tiger in Chicago.
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!