Sunday, September 20, 2009

My Interview With Warren G

Above is my interview with the legendary Warren G. His new CD, "The G Files," will be released on September 29th. In the interview we talk about "Regulate...G Funk Era," the highlight of Warren's career, what he feels he still has yet to accomplish, his feelings about letting his children hear his music. We also discuss a new artist he is excited about, the creative process in 213, and who he most admires. We also debut his new song, "Swagger Rich," which features Snoop Dogg and Cass. Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Interview With Wordsmith


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Interview With The New Boyz

Below is my interview with the New Boyz, who have begun to take over the world with the Jerkin' movement. Their hit single, "You're A Jerk," is climbing the charts. Get to know Legacy and Ben J, the New Boyz, by pressing play on the interview below!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Interview with Dolla (Other Options)

Here are a few other streams, in case bandwidth is exceeded on one of the others.


Monday, May 18, 2009

My Interview With Dolla (R.I.P.)

Below is my interview with Dolla, conducted March 19th, 2008. Today, Dolla was shot and killed at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles. I hope that this interview will allow you to get to know Dolla as I did; he was a kind-hearted, talented young artist who was trying to make a name for himself the right way. In his 21 years, he lived a dramatic life--a roller-coaster of unbelievable highs and lows that most eighty-year-olds haven't experienced. Toward the end of the interview, I ask him how he wants to die. I think you'll be touched by his one-word answer.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Interview With Stat Quo


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Interview With Stat Quo

Here is my interview with Stat Quo. We discuss his new CD, "Smokin' Mirrors," his split with Shady/Aftermath, and his desire to make his own name as an artist. We also discuss Stat's college education, his career choices, who he most admires, and the Hot 97-Funkmaster Flex-Interscope Records boycott. Enjoy!


My Interview With Barack Obama (10-31-08)


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Interview With 88-Keys

Below is my interview with 88-Keys. We discuss his new CD, a concept album called "The Death Of Adam," which Kanye West executive-produced. We also talk about how Kanye came to be involved in the project, 88's obsession with Polo by Ralph Lauren, his inspiration, his family, and so-called "conscious rap."  88 also debunks my theory of "the two Kanyes." Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Interview with Mike Jones

Here is my interview with Mike Jones. We talk about what Mike's been up to in the 4 years since "Who Is Mike Jones" dropped, his success in the mixtape game, and his life and work before becoming a professional rapper. He debuts his new single, "Next To You," for us, and Mike talks about the record. He also tells us what we can expect from "The Voice," his new CD which is scheduled to drop April 21st.

In the second part of the interview, we talk about the things that inspire Mike, his relationship with the rest of the Houston scene, his family situation growing up, and the role his grandmother played in his life and rap career. We find out who Mike Jones admires most, and the greatest obstacle he has overcome. And--FINALLY!--Mike's new phone number!


My Interview With David Rush

Below is my interview with David Rush. We talk about Young Boss' new name, "Go Girl," and David debuts his new single, "Shooting Star," which features Kevin Rudolf, Pitbull, and LMFAO. We also discuss David's life-threatening kidney disease, which forces him to be on dialysis 4 hours a day, 6 days a week. He talks about "Moon Music," and his mixtape, "Feel The Rush, Vol. 1: Signing Season."

In part two, I find out about David's inspiration, his career moves, and his determination to keep moving, despite his illness. We talk about Pitbull, and how David would like to be remembered. David offers advice for anyone who feels they are up against the odds.


My Interview with Frankie J

Below is my interview with Frankie J. We talk about his musical family, his early influences, and he debuts his new song, "If You Were My Girlfriend." We also discuss the delay in releasing his latest CD, his ability to reinvent himself, and his future plans.

In part two, Frankie tells us about his artistic influences, his favorite thing to do outside of music, the highlight of his career so far. I ask if there has been a point in his career when he was afraid it was over, and what he hopes to accomplish in his career.


My Interview with Far-East Movement

Below is my interview with Kev Nish of Far-East Movement, the Asian-American hip-hop crew from Los Angeles. Kev talks about the effort the group has put in to amass an international following, their experience working with The Stereotypes (who produced Danity Kane's "Damaged"), and how their ethnicity has impacted their career. In part two, hear Kev discuss inspiration, the Internet, and the "FM" lifestyle. You can find out more about the group at their website, here.


My Interview With Bow Wow

Below is my interview with Bow Wow. We discuss Snoop Dogg, his acting career, play his new single, "You Can Get It All," talk about Hype Williams, his wheels, and the possiblilty of retirement. In part two, hear Bow Wow's thoughts on Chris Brown, his source of inspiration, and the highlight of his career.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Interview With Colby O'Donis

Below is my interview with Colby O'Donis. We discuss his career--which goes back further than you may realize--his relationship with Akon, his Latino heritage, and his various musical talents. We also talk about the producers with whom Colby has worked and his current projects. Colby also debuts his next single, "Let You Go."


Monday, February 2, 2009

Interview With Jadakiss

Below is my interview with Jadakiss.  We talk about the new Biggie biopic, "Notorious," Bill O'Reilly, Jada's squashed beef with 50 Cent and his new label, Roc-a-fella Records, and the over-usage of Auto-Tune. He also debuts his new song, "Can't Stop Me," for us. It's the first single from "The Last Kiss," scheduled to be released on March 10th. Enjoy!


Friday, December 5, 2008

World's Coolest Water Fountain

This is, without a doubt, the coolest water fountain I have ever seen. It's at Canal City Mall in Fukuoka, Japan.


Monday, November 17, 2008

New Kanye West Mixtape

DJ Benzi has hit the web with his new Kanye West mixtape, "Sky High." Imeem got the leak first; downloads should hit the hip-hop blogs tomorrow night. Ye's new CD, "808's & Heartbreak," is scheduled to drop in two weeks (12/02). This mixtape is hosted by Plain Pat & DJ Benzi. Enjoy!

DJ Benzi, Kanye West & Plain Pat present: Sky High


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dark Days...

If you're unfamiliar with Marc Singer's "Dark Days," it's time you get familiar. This remarkable documentary was filmed by Singer, after he befriended several homeless people living underground, in an abandoned railway tunnel underneath New York City. Singer had never made a film before, but his experience compelled him to share the lives of these captivating characters that society forgot. It is shot in black & white on a 16mm camera.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Barack Obama Interview

Below is my interview with Senator Barack Obama on Halloween, 4 days before the 2008 election.

The Senator and I discuss his busy schedule, his plan to help young people who have chosen NOT to go to college, and the importance of early voting.

He also has a message for people who are unlikely to vote because they believe that decisions made in Washington, D.C. don't affect their lives. Enjoy!

Barack Obama Interview - Barack Obama & Damien