HipHopDX interviews

Homeboy Sandman Is More Peaceful While Retaining Lyrical Bite

Moments that inspired sixth studio album “Kindness for Weakness" explained by the lyrically sharp emcee from Queens.

Jason Mitchell Doesn't Like Being Typecast But He'll Take All The Hip Hop Movies He Can Get

The "Straight Outta Compton" star switches up the seriousness for silliness in Key & Peele's "Keanu."

Up NeXt By DX: Alexis Ayaana

College Park native just dropped "You Mad" featuring Lil Debbie.

Up NeXt By DX: G-Scott

Rapper and producer is putting on for his hometown of Gary, Indiana.

How Master P Risked Death & Conquered The Ghetto To Make "Ice Cream Man"

Today, marks the 20th anniversary of Master P's "Ice Cream Man." The Colonel of the No Limit empire checked in with HipHopDX to revisit touring with Tupac, recording amid crackhead background noise and risking having guns in his face, just to sell a tape out of his trunk. Now that's what you call being "Bout It, Bout It."

Open Mike Eagle Names Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair His All Time Favorite Wrestlers

Oh yeah, he continued his string of acclaimed projects through “Hella Personal Film Festival” alongside producer Paul White.

Daye Jack Is The Internet’s Next Underdog

EXCLUSIVE: Recently dropping his “Finish Line” video, the Warner Brothers signee is on the way to his gold medal.

Maino & Uncle Murda Are Starting With Brooklyn To Rebuild NYC Hip Hop's Reputation

Both rappers explain being a fan of each other’s music and the wild recording sessions.

Up NeXt By DX: Ace Clark

Brooklyn native is more about impact than fame.

Elzhi Is Already Finishing Up His Next Album

Prepare for more lead!

Kosha Dillz Went From Slanging Dope To Teaching Rap Classes & Getting ISIS Threats

The New Jersey native’s story goes all over the place, yet manages to end at teaching young kids rap basics, getting hacked by ISIS and new album.

Fat Joe, Remy Ma & The Greatest Basketball Game Never-To-Be Played

The Bronx-emcees dive into their new single "All The Way Up," while detailing Remy Ma's impact on battle rap.

Up NeXt By DX: James Dennis

Rapper calls himself a mixture of Marilyn Manson and Young Thug.

Elzhi Is Smiling In His "Lead Poison" Storm

Like most artists, the Detroit lyricist used his darkest days to inspire his new "Lead Poison" album. He just waited until the storm clouds had cleared in favor of rainbow.

Up NeXt By DX: I.O.D.

Say hello to the Brownsvillain.

AV Went From Getting Shot To Local Hit “Money Dance” & Heavy Co-Sign From The Game

EXCLUSIVE: The “Run Me My Money” rapper may be the next up from Compton.

Nyck Caution Says Troy Ave “Said Some Foul Shit & Played Himself”

Pro Era member discusses “Disguise The Limit” mixtape and stepping up more after Capital Steez's death.

10 Years Later, Cunninlynguists' "A Piece Of Strange" Remains As Relevant As Ever, Unfortunately

Now a decade old, the Cunninlynguists were both conceptual and prophetic with their magnum opus, "A Piece of Strange." William Ketchum III catches up with the album's key players, Deacon, Natti and Kno to gain some insight why the record was so special.

Up NeXt By DX: Jeff Kush

The 23-year-old from West Chester, Pennsylvania recently dropped his "Food For Thought" project and has another ready for the summer.

Zaakir Becomes The Last Member Of Jurassic 5 To Drop Solo Work

“Fullee Love” is a love infused rap and R&B album for older Hip Hop heads.

The Best Quotes From Phife Dawg’s HipHopDX Interviews

The funky diabetic sat down with us numerous times over the years. Here’s a look at the best moments.

Egyptian Lover Reminisces Over Early West Coast Hip Hop

EXCLUSIVE: Pioneer discusses linking up with Stones Throw to release his first anthology.

Unbreakable: Mr. Lif On A Career Resurrected

Seven years after his last album, HipHopDX checks in with the prolific lyricist on how a near-death experience made him more alive than ever.

Onry Ozzborn Taking A Break From Grayskul For “Duo”

Rap duet project boast features from Eligh, AESOP Rock, Homeboy Sandman and more.