HipHopDx Interviews

Even As A Raiders Fan, Too $hort Has The Perfect Opinion Of Colin Kaepernick's Protests

On his 30th year in the game, DX contributor Dana Scott catches up with Short Dog to get his take on 510 history in the past (Freddy B and those early albums) and current (such as the Raiders leaving for Vegas and anyone who's sitting for the National Anthem). It's an Oakland thang, baby.

Mr. Cheeks Isn't Anti-Mumble Rap But He's Still Anti Rappers Who Suck

It's been a decade since the world got wind of a new Mr. Cheeks record but the leader of the Lost Boyz is back to not only expand his empire in the world of Hip Hop business but to push great emceeing back to the forefront.

Yeah, OG Maco Almost Lost His Eye, But He's More Focused On Rage Music

If you were to tell OG Maco he was "back from the dead" following this summer's near-fatal car accident, he would brush it off. The QC starting point guard has bigger things to tackle in his opinion, such as reminding everyone that he has plenty of offspring running around rampant in the Hip Hop game.

David Banner On Switching Styles: “I Got Tired Of Being America’s Nigga”

From creating the rule book to conduct yourself “Like a Pimp” to evolving into a businessman, community leader, and film composer, Hip Hop's very own Incredible Hulk has been a direct inspiration for all for over a decade strong. But what lies ahead on the road next for Lavell William Crump? Unlike most artists of his ilk, he has the exact answers to those questions.

Enimal Had A Breakout Moment On The Premiere Of HBO’s “Insecure” & Here’s The Inspiring Story Behind It

EXCLUSIVE: A decade’s worth of hard work and sibling camaraderie with sister Issa Rae have taken Enimal's journey in some interesting directions.

“Shit Don’t Stop” For G Perico Despite Past Police Raids, Prison Sentences & Getting Shot

EXCLUSIVE: So Way Out captain opens up about building his South Central business and rap career in a year where everything nearly spiraled out of control.

Westside Connection: Butch Cassidy Bringing Back Nate Dogg For New R&B Album

You could say the G-Funk is back but it never really left. Just ask Butch Cassidy, the West Coast hookman-for-hire famous for his collaborations with legends such as Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Warren G and his late cousin, Nate Dogg. HipHopDX contributor Chad Kiser caught up with veteran crooner as he preps a new project that he feels will be a game changer.

Steve Aoki Is Making Music With Lil Uzi Vert, Wale & Migos (When He's Not Playing Video Games On Twitch)

EXCLUSIVE: Alongside his amazing Netflix documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” the EDM grandmaster is embracing Hip Hop and video game culture more than ever.

Skyzoo & Apollo Brown: Living Proof Rap's Generational Gap Doesn't Have To Exist

In a rap climate where the out-of-the-box is being considered the standard, the two veteran artists explain to HipHopDX how they managed to prove adhering to the basics doesn't have to be boring.

Nick Cannon: The Entrepretainer

So many rappers these days claim the "hardest working" title because it makes for easy rhymes. For Nick Cannon, is simply him talking about his lifestyle.

Up NeXt By DX: Dwayne Applewhite

24-year-old emcee hopes to represent his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina with pride.

Kid Red Breaks Silence On Kid Cali Murder: "I Hate It"

Additionally, Red speaks on his "big brother" Game's beef with Meek Mill and his "little brother" Famous Dex's infamous video of him beating up his girlfriend. All in under 10 minutes.

BrandUn DeShay Has Secretly Evolved Into A New Form: Ace Hashimoto

EXCLUSIVE: The rapper/singer/producer is releasing a sequel to last year’s “GoldUn Child” mixtape soon under a new alias. In the meantime, the Chicago native looks back at the previous drama with Odd Future, making “Radio Song” for Danny Brown and giving free beats to Chance The Rapper.

The Backstory Of Marvel's "Luke Cage" Episodes Having Gang Starr Song Titles

Marvel's new Netflix superhero saga is very much a Hip Hop show and fans can thank series creator Cheo Hodari Coker, who previously wrote the 2009 "Notorious" movie for its ode to the greatest musical genre on the planet. On the heels of the series' release, Coker elaborates on Guru and DJ Premier's legacy that ultimately made history within the production reels.

Tish Hyman Once Recreated 50 Cent's "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" To Become A Better MC

If it wasn't for the Bronx, this rap shit, well you know the song. Tish Hyman is a product of such an environment, which has led to her burgeoning success.

Still Movin: Damien Ritter Moves Past Hopsin Beef & Talks New Label

In part one of his exclusive HipHopDX conversation, the former Funk Volume CEO answered plenty of questions revolving around the end of his label and fallout with Hopsin. In the final part of his interview, he offers up plenty of optimism for the future, which includes Dizzy Wright.

Up NeXt By DX: Aerias

Chicago emcee just premiered his "Long Time" single with DX.

Antoine Fuqua Could Absolutely See A Rapper In The Scarface Remake

The veteran director has reunited with Denzel Washington for the cap-peeling Western flick, "The Magnificent 7" and it looking forward to continue his talks to spearhead a "Scarface" remake. Also, he knows who Steve McQueen is.

Michael Christmas Just May Be A Genius

Together with Prefuse 73, the Boston-bred rhymer is part of Fudge and he's doing it all from the comfort of his own design.

Bobby Shmurda’s Uncle & Manager Debo Wilson Has An Important Message For Black America

EXCLUSIVE: Founder of Hard Tyme Records also explains the one thing that would have prevented the “Hot N*gga” rapper from getting caught up in the first place.

Beat Billionaire: From Grand Hustle To MMG To Being His Own Boss

Maybach Music Group's newest mastermind details his rise.