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: The Georgia-based deejay and producer talks rebuilding his brand several years ago, and his Five Points production company.
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.
Exclusive: DJ Premier acknowledges the criticism Statik Selektah and The Alchemist have received on sounding like him, says that he probably will not be on Nas' "Life Is Good," but the album is coming.
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: Paypa recalls having two luxury cars prior to his SRC Records deal, but says he more appreciates recognition for his talents than his past in the streets.
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.
Yelawolf's right-hand-man speaks about his strip club following in Atlanta long before the Internet, and how he grew up on 5th Ward Boyz, Too Much Trouble and The Geto Boys.
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.
The patient New Jersey emcee explains why "Will I.E. The Example" is his most soulful tape to date, and working with the likes of !llmind and Wyldfyer throughout the years.
DXnext touches base with one of our favorite new artists, rhyming over Necro and Mr. Len beats, rapping alongside El-P, and keeping Ol' Dirty Bastard and Biggie Smalls' flavor alive in 2012.
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.
Texas' rising star explains how he gained a lot of knowledge from The Smoker's Club Tour and how the class of H-Town spitters hopes to make the Geto Boys, UGK and Screwed Up Click proud.
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.