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Interviews

Feature Interview: Sugarhill Gang
3 years ago

Feature Interview: Sugarhill Gang

When it comes to the greatest songs of all time, only one group holds the title of having hip-hop’s first hit record – the legendary Sugarhill Gang. In 1979, the …
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Freddie Gibbs is winning
3 years ago

Freddie Gibbs is winning

Fresh off the plane from Dublin, Ireland, Freddie Gibbs entered the President hotel in Helsinki, Finland with his expecting girlfriend, manager, DJ and entourage. Although tired from a sleepless trek …
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Redway on why Manifesto makes dreams come true for artists
3 years ago

Redway on why Manifesto makes dreams come true for artists

It’s been a couple months since the release of his latest project, the well received Years Ahead EP, and Toronto rapper Redway is still basking in the aftermath. He’s back …
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Tika Simone on expanding The Known Unknown brand across borders
3 years ago

Tika Simone on expanding The Known Unknown brand across borders

When artists are auditioning for their big break, it’s usually in front of a large audience with a star studded panel of judges and showcased on TV. It was refreshing …
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Tre Mission allows his music to speak for itself
3 years ago

Tre Mission allows his music to speak for itself

Stigmata is authentic. Canadian rapper/grime-star Tre Mission may not admit it about his first official album straight to your face. But he knows. And once you take a listen, he …
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King Reign says he’s a mix of Slick Rick & Rakim
3 years ago

King Reign says he’s a mix of Slick Rick & Rakim

Stylistically aware with a vocal tablet that flows with unapologetic truths, King Reign is on a trajectory of growth. His presence within the hip-hop scene came in bits and pieces, …
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G-Eazy on touring in Europe and staying self-aware
3 years ago

G-Eazy on touring in Europe and staying self-aware

You can be certain that whatever Oakland, California rapper G-Eazy says, he means, as illustrated so eloquently in his latest single “I Mean It”, surging through speakers this summer with …
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DatPiff’s Kyle “KP” Reilly on breaking into the rap game
4 years ago

DatPiff’s Kyle “KP” Reilly on breaking into the rap game

Follow me so I can DM you. Without fail, Kyle “KP” Reilly, one of the founders of DatPiff.com, hip-hop’s leading online authority in mixtapes, receives three of those messages on …
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#BigTicket Artist of the Month: Erik Flowchild
4 years ago

#BigTicket Artist of the Month: Erik Flowchild

After speaking with Erik Flowchild for an hour, the Brampton, Ontario born artist remains very laid back with his answers, but warns that he, “turns it to a different beast …
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Five MMVA nods for SonReal, he’s just getting started
4 years ago

Five MMVA nods for SonReal, he’s just getting started

Standing alone in a room and staring out a window to a world that is quickly learning how talented he is, Vancouver-based rapper SonReal seems poised to take the hip-hop …
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