New York rap giant Kool G Rap here talks about the backlash his first album provoked, getting on Marley Marl’s, “The Symphony,” his “quiet rivalry” with Big Daddy Kane, and the impact of Rakim on the hip hop landscape. Watch above.sourceDownload as mp3

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Ruff Ryders CEO Waah Dean here talks about how he ran the company, how he brought street ethics to the industry. “We had to learn a different language, but it was the same game,” Dean says. He goes on to talk about the proliferation of the Ruff Ryders motorcycle crew lifestyle. Watch above.sourceDownload as mp3

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“The Get Down” has been canceled by Netflix after one season. Director Baz Luhrmann wrote, “the simple truth is, I make movies. And the thing with movies is, that when you direct them, there can be nothing else in your life.” Each episode cost $7.5 million and was filled with production troubles. What’s your favorite […]

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Boosie sits down for another classic VladTV interview where he announces that his forthcoming album will be titled BooPac and explains why he feels he is this generation’s 2Pac. Moving along the pair discuss Boosie’s past time in jail, how the people where you’re from are envious of your success and why he feels it’s […]

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Back in 2015, rapper Royce Rizzy, who now goes by 24hrs, sat down with Jermaine Dupri, who signed him to his So So Def label. 24hrs revealed that he got a So So Def tattoo just two months after signing to the label, and Jermaine joked that he doesn’t even have a tattoo of his […]

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Legendary Emcee Kool G Rap stopped by VladTV for an important, much-anticipated interview. In this clip, Kool G Rap and Vlad discuss the meaning behind his name and where the origins of his storied career began. He talks about rapping at an early age and linking up with Marley Marl and the Juice Crew as […]

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Nick Grant opened up to VladTV about how he went from a series of menial jobs, including a stint at Krispy Kreme, and hustling in the streets before he got a break in the music industry. From there, things weren’t all smooth, as his first deal didn’t work out, but Nick got his footing after […]

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Viral stars Ayo & Teo speak on how they transitioned from posting dance challenges to become rappers themselves. The pair says they plan to release an EP and the process of how they go about choosing the songs that they use in their videos. Listen to the teens discuss their lives are changing from their […]

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Ruff Ryders CEO Waah Dean shared stories from the label’s past, including shopping Ma$e and The Lox to Diddy, who later signed both acts. Dean explained that Bad Boy was buzzing due to Biggie being on the label, which he thought would be a good look for The Lox. Later on, things didn’t work out […]

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Back in 2016, Offset, one-third of the Migos, sat down with VladTV to talk about the influence the group has had on rap since they came onto the scene. “Everybody is rapping like the Migos right now,” Offset says, “We created a whole new wave in hip-hop.” Offset, and Vlad also dish about the relative […]

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In the above clip, Waah Dean takes Vlad through the wildly successful first phase of DMX’s career. X had two albums go number one in the same year, and, like the Ruff Ryders founder said, “It’s once you get on, how long can you stay on.” Dean also talks the iconic “Flesh of My Flesh, […]

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New York legend Kool G Rap opened up to VladTV about his early days growing up in Corona, Queens, and seeing the neighborhood go from mainly black-owned businesses to drugs taking over. He explained that the crack-era ruined families and turned decent mothers into drug addicts and criminals.Download as mp3 Speaking about his own experiences, […]

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While a lot of people believe that Andre 3000 was influenced by Erykah Badu to start dressing funkier, Organized Noize tells VladTV that the Outkast rapper has always had that in him. Download as mp3 Moving along, Organized Noize spoke about dropping their first EP, which they said was easy to do given today’s technology. […]

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Boosie Badazz sat down with DJ Vlad for another classic conversation where they discuss issues within the Culture. Boosie speaks on the dangers of “Lean” and how it is actually a form of Heroin. He recalls being a heavy lean user as a teen and going through severe withdrawals trying to ween himself off of […]

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During a recent sit-down with VladTV, legendary hip-hop production group Organized Noize spoke about going hard to be accepted in hip-hop by finding breaks and loops no one had. They also shared how the singer Pebbles fought for them to get a deal with L.A. Reid, who admittedly didn’t know much about the hip-hop scene.Download […]

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Brooklyn rapper Your Old Droog comes through to VladTV to drop some of his bar heavy punchlines in a new freestyle. While some of Droog’s notoriety may come from his early raps being compared to an early NaS, the rapper solidifies his claim that lyrics still matter.Download as mp3 Drop your comments below.source

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Ruff Ryders founder Waah Dean here continues telling the story of the label and the many artists he worked with during its development–DMX, the Lox, Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti, and more. Waah Dean speaks about DMX’s troubled past but notes that DMX at his core is a good man: “He tries to do the right […]

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In the above clip, Boosie remembers the death of his father, who passed when Boosie was just 14 years old. Boosie says there was pressure on him to earn money to support his mom in the wake of his dad’s death. Boosie also speaks about the draconian practice of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug […]

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During a 2009 interview with now-retired radio host Kevin W. Reese, Drake spoke about the sudden fame he had achieved after linking up with Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint. He spoke about the buzz surrounding So Far Gone, and how he saw himself in hip-hop. He explained that he doesn’t aspire to be the “rapper’s […]

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Comedian Jo Koy and Vlad in this clip talk about North Carolina’s controversial bathroom law, transgender rights in general, cultural norms in the Philippines, and more. Watch above.sourceDownload as mp3

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