If you’ve been coming to this blog for a while, you already know all about Shad. Even if you do, this interview actually gets in to some personal topics that you don’t often hear him talk about. And if you’re curious why folks think Shad is so dope, check the rhyme:
Spree tells the story behind the making of “Don’t Pass Me By,” his duet with Esthero off The Never Ending Now. If you haven’t checked out the project yet, grab it here. “Don’t Pass Me By” is one of my favorite records of the year, hands down:
Big shout to Daytona for sending over the behind the scenes footage of him and 6th in the studio cooking up a record called “Camelot.” I don’t think fans get to see these scenes enough, and certainly, nobody gets to see 6th’s beard enough. No word on where/when this song will be released, but I’m sure you’ll hear it on SNSS when it drops!
First came the above interview at SXSW and with Curren$y recently completing his Pacific Northwest trip, Nardwuar posted the follow up:
Nardwuar is obviously legendary, but for his bits to work, he needs the interviewee to play along. There have been plenty of good examples, but the interaction between these two is on another level. Plus, Curren$y’s personality is high comedy, no pun.
Following up on the absolutely absurd “controversy” regarding Common’s appearance at the White House, Jon sat down with O’Reilly to dispense more ether, this time face-to-face.
*DEAD* @ what he said about Kix cereal.
Watch this immediately. There’s really nothing else that needs to be said. RIP Dilla.
Interesting story from Million $ Mano about how his work ended up forming the backbone for Kanye’s “Lost In The World.” Apparently he wasn’t credited on initial copies of the album but he’ll get his due in newer pressings. Either way, it’s always cool to hear stories about how Kanye is down to work with lesser known, but always dope, artists and keep the cycle going. It’s rather refreshing to see cats just excited about making dope music…
That said, producers: make sure you get your publishing in order. Otherwise, when they ask “who will survive in America?” It won’t be you.
Full interview over at Ruby Hornet.
5 mic personal classic mixtape, no question about it. I’m a firm believer that if a particular album provides the soundtrack for your life at a certain important point, you’ll always hold it in a special regard. And a refresher for the song in question, if you need it:
My guy Mack is blowing up! It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy and I’m really glad to see Ryan get the exposure as well. These two gentlemen have been some of the nicer folks I’ve befriended in our scene out here and they’re both ridiculously talented. It’s awesome to watch the world take notice.