Exclusive: A force in the careers of Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and formerly Nicki Minaj describes her love of charity and service work, before becoming an industry mover and shaker.
Exclusive: The D4L front-man says "The streets want me to go back to the old Shawty Lo," but asserts he never left.
As radio stations fight each other, the Internet and sometimes artists, many enterprising emcees are discovering they don't need or care for radio exposure anymore.
Exclusive: Phonte says that while he wants to do another solo album, the process of making "Charity Starts At Home" drained him. He also said that Drake's support helped lead new fans to the album.
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Exclusive: Big K.R.I.T. recalls getting evicted before his acclaim. He also says that "4 Eva N A Day" is more conceptual than his Def Jam studio debut.
Exclusive: Jadakiss answers if his on-the-spot skills are as sharp as they once were, and he says that while he's unsure if he's still Roc-A-Fella, he can still get Jay-Z on the phone anytime.
Exclusive: Hit-Boy's Surf Club production partner calls back to the mid-2000s, and learning from a top hit-maker of the time. He also speaks about the opportunities touring with Drake and J. Cole.
Exclusive: Trae gives his surprisingly simple blueprint for a new distribution deal with T.I., booking nationwide shows and more all with his original ABN team.
Exclusive: RCA Records' Harlem sensations talks about his ties to the Self Scientific emcee, and why it's really about the A$AP Mob.
Exclusive: The Playaz Circle rapper explains if SEO caused the name-change, and says more people recognize him from a "Forbes" interview than his music.
Exclusive: Teddy tells DX about why a number of this year's "rEVOLVEr" singles did not make the album, and how hearing a Lily Allen song through the phone gave him one of his many hits.
HipHopDX was in attendance at the film, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, where the Snowman looks back at his career in music, and years of selling drugs before.
Exclusive: The legendary Bronx deejay recalls producing "Day One" and seeing a teen-aged Fat Joe dressing mafioso, as he joins Amber Rose in BET's new deejay reality show.
Exclusive: Amber acknowledges her role as an inspiration for much of "My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy." She speaks on her own music, but waves off reports that she's co-producing stuff for Wiz.
Exclusive: Pooh addresses the demands of fans with his own natural evolution, and ties his "Dirty Pretty Things" album to the film of the same name.
Exclusive: Last night Bobby Ray explained that he and T.I. are both men, and yet both martians if their proposed collabo album comes to fruition.
The "Young Veteran" explains why people are making too big a deal out of Skyzoo's absence on "For The Record," and how he fits his dedication to Hip Hop amidst fatherhood and career.
Exclusive: Wichita's own explains to DX how Pink Floyd, John Mayer and Kanye West very directly influenced his major label debut, and how after Just Blaze tried to sign him, he still signed on.
The 20 year-old production sensation was Game's first requested interview as editor, as Lex explains that the "B.M.F." copycat beats have to do with artist tastes, and why he wanted to "outshine Dr. Dre"
Peter Schwartz, the booking agent for the two non-stop performers and Wiz Khalifa's road manager Will Dzombak speak to the work ethic and love of showmanship that's been in the making for several years.