Diggy just turned 17-years-old a few weeks before, so of course, I opened up the interview with a Happy Belated Birthday greeting and asking him what the best birthday gift he ever received was.
The big thing that has occurred in his music career, is his debut album, Unexpected Arrival just dropped, which includes features with Jeremih, Jadakiss and more. Some songs have a female audience in mind, while others reflect his new era of life.
Being the ladies man Diggy is - I knew that his JetSetters would be interested in the type of girls he looks for, so I got the answer! What type of personality is Diggy's perfect girl, what are his pet peeves and where would he take you out for a perfect date? Find out in this exclusive interview.
While performing in Chicago, I met up with Lil Twist who opened up for Tyga on March 15th at the Metro. Of course his first priority was to eat his favorite chocolate chip cookies, which I applaud, but after that we got to sit down and have a little chit chat about the young life of the next big thing. Check out the interview where Lil Twist talks about being signed with Young Money and hanging with people like Drake and NickiMinaj (on a daily basis). He also gives us a little somethin’ about his album that got pushed back to later in the Spring/Summer time titled Don’t Get It Twisted. The album has a ton of well-known collaborations on it and when he talks about them, he has to count fingers so you know it’s going to be goooood. You’ll get to hear more about Lil Twist himself and his style because it’s top notch. Maybe he can be my stylist since he MIGHT have a clothing line? Check it out!
Shout out to Terrence Jones for doing another great production job, as always!
Honey Cocaine made an appearance at Tyga’s concert on March 15th at the Metro, along with Lil Twist. Since being discovered on the one and only YouTube, Honey Cocaine has been featured on Tyga’s track called “Heisman” which I’m sure Tyga fans have heard. To this 19-year-old, age is nothing but a number and in this interview you’ll hear that she has no time to take a breather because it’s all in the fast lane, just the way she wants it. Honey Cocaine talks about her time as being affiliated with the 22 year-old-rapper along with her inspirations. With her independence and style, she can set her mind to do anything she wants like start a vlog about being yourself and not caring about what others think. Honey Cocaine will be out and about doing her thing so keep a look out for her in the future. Enjoy, as always.
It's always dope having good conversations with good people, especially when it's Queensbridge very own Prodigy and Havoc of Mobb Deep. I've been bumping Mobb for a very long time. What questions do you ask legendary rap royalty? Just have a seat and don't move for awhile. Be on the lookout for exclusive "Day In The Life" footage with Mobb Deep coming soon.
Big shouts to my UK bros over at R&R for the crispy digital shots and much love to Jay for helping set up the logistics and what not. Groove!
What lies above is a highlight recap of what went down that night. Performance footage from all of the acts above mixed in a smooth flowing fashion with many of the interviews we got from the evening including Drea Oppan talking with the living legend MC Hammer, Blu, Elle Varner, Maya, and even New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz who taught Jen DeLeon how to do his signature touchdown salsa dance, hah! Watch above, you'll be entertained from beginning to end! Then check out our previous SXSW footage and some pictures below. More videos to come throughout the week!
Earlier this month, Stalley made his way into GWHQ for another GWHH-hosted media junket, while in town for a headlining set later that night. Up above, watch and enjoy a fun, entertaining, and informative one-on-one chat with another new correspondent for #TeamGowhere - joining his partner on the B96 morning show J Niice as well, Julian On Da Radio!
Right off the bat, Julian's sense of humor lightens the mood as the two go on to discuss Stalley's writing and recording process, the very first time meeting Rick Ross and then joining MMG, the upcoming Savage Journey Of The American Dream, what artists he would like to work with (namely Nas & Andre 3000), and what artists he listens to (hint: it's more than who you would think). Oh, and of course, Julian had to ask him about the beard. Watch and enjoy this in-depth chat that will seem like it went by fast given the fun they have while at GWHQ (it's always a fun time at GWHQ!). Be on the lookout for more from MMG's rising star with Savage Journey To The American Dream dropping next week and also be sure to hit the jump for more photos from the evening at the office!
Back this week with part 2 of our 2-part sit-down with Freeway at GWHQ! This is the continuation of his in-depth conversation with our new correspondent J Niice, co-host of B96 FM's morning show, as we transition from Islam in part 1 to a discussion of Freeway's upcoming projects (Freedom Of Speech coming soon), the differences that he sees with his experience with Roc-A-Fella and now being independent, some rappers he co-signs today (the list for Kendrick Lamar keeps growing), and more. Also be on the lookout for some more raw performance footage of his show at Reggie's while in Chicago and even a sign-off freestyle so stay through to til the end. Watch above and check out part 1 in the video below and the link for more details! Shouts once again to the Philly Freezer!
Peter Rosenberg, a PopChip eating, pro wrestling watching, early morning commuter is one of New York City's premier DJ's. We caught up with Rosenberg outside of the Legendary SOB's after he hosted "Generation Next" latest showcase this past Wednesday night. He spoke about the diversity in the new generation of artists breaking on to the Hip Hop scene in New York and the ways in which he supports and promotes good underground talent. Check him out on his weekly show, "Real Late W/ Peter Rosenberg," Sunday nights 12-2am on NY's own Hot 97.
Chicago native The Boy Illinois made an appearance here in NY at Dominion for a performance at Karmaloop's Stalley show. It's never easy getting a NY crowd to rock with you, especially when they're restlessly waiting for the main performance. But Illi went up there with much confidence and let the crowd know not to sleep on Chi-town rappers. We met up with him after his performance for an interview to let him get anybody who doesn't already know about him, up to date on all of his projects such as the final tape to his 4 part series, Inhale. So watch the vid above for the interview (where he also talks about the "I Quit" video seen below) and clips from his performance.
Four hundred thousand views on a video here...two hundred thousand on another one over there...and one hundred thousand plus downloads on a mixtape that's only several months fresh. The "Numbers" don't lie son. My man Logic is really starting to make some noise, and the bond between artist and fan is stronger than ever. Logic is as loyal to his fans as his fans are to him. So it was no surprise seeing Reggie's sell out a few weeks ago when Logic took to the stage to perform while on tour in Chicago. I witnessed a bitter Midwest open its arms and embrace the pack. Fans literally showed up hours in advanced, shrugging off piercing cold winds all for the chance to meet the young MC out of MD. Now that's love.
You know my dude had to show it back though. So in return Logic previewed and performed a good amount of the material off his future spring release, which I will say is sounding amazing. Lucky for everyone GWHH's own Stan Perry was able to catch footage of Logic performing two jams off the upcoming mixtape. One being a verse of an unfinished cut and the other being "Numbers," which Young Sinatra filmed a video for while staying in Chicago. In the video up above you'll see that Logic also took some time after his set to lounge on the couch with yours truly, where we spoke about the shoot as well as the overall theme to the follow up project.
I believe the time and place for my homie's February 10th performance of 2012 couldn't have been more fitting. I was able to see friends excel and succeed at what they love doing the most while doing it. The best part about it though is knowing that their journey is only beginning. I personally can't wait for the day in which the RattPack takes over the world. Believe that too, because it's comin'. Yup!
Word to my man Terrence Jones on the awesome editing. Homie brought the skills.