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Rich Boy Explains Reclaiming His Creative Control On "Break The Pot"

Exclusive: Rich Boy talks how the study of Buddhism enriched his music, and who he is as a person upon the release of new mixtape "Back To Class."


Kirko Bangz Reveals What "Drank" Is In His Cup, Says "I Wish I Could've Stayed Independent"

Exclusive: One of Warner Bros. Records' biggest new sensations explains his plans to return to college, and his latest mixtape, "Procrastination Kills 4."


Rasheeda Talks Compromises Of "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta," Considering Returning To Major Label

Exclusive: The ATL rapper with the "Bubble Gum" addresses her on-screen label meetings, men preying on women in the industry and declares, "I'm not going to compromise myself for nobody's damn show."


Scrilla Recalls Young Jeezy Signing Him To CTE, Says He Freestyled All Of "The Demonstration"

Exclusive: One of CTE's newest acts declares that Young Jeezy is the only artist to ever give him a chance, and says he just freestyled his life on the recently-released "Demonstration" mixtape.


Ambassador Rick Explains His Reasoning For Dissing Pusha T, New Mixtape

Exclusive: The Virginia veteran explains why he feels he represents the streets' perspective. He tells DX, "I ain't a battle rapper, but I ain't above a good rapper slaying either."


Camp Lo & Pete Rock: Time Machine

Two legendary New York outfits speak about their 1970s Bronx-influenced collaborative album, the state of Hip Hop and giving the youngin's a whole lot of game.


Maybach Music's Meek Mill Speaks About Philadelphia Hip Hop, Influences

Exclusive: The Grand Hustle-turned-Maybach Music Group emcee talks about the importance of flow and a hot hook, and points to Freeway and Beanie Sigel and great Philly pioneers.


DXnext: Travis Porter

Atlanta's trio talks about enlisting through deejays, the Jive deal and making some of the most listened to mixtapes in Hip Hop.


Slim Thug: I Live By My Own Rules

Thugga tells DX why he likes when girls kiss girls, how his own fast-paced making of this album halted Lil Wayne's appearance, and how the 6'6" rapper needs no bodyguards.


DXnext: David Rousseau

Meet the Miami-based video director who's worked with Lil Wayne, T-Pain and Birdman, and how a fan of "Yo! MTV Raps" built a career out of a dream.


Derty Den Talks "Tony Soprano" Mixtape, Partnership With Stall & Dean

Exclusive: The Carolina grinder explains his regional hit "Everybody's Workin'," and if this year will show the versatility of the region.



Def Jam's latest singing sensation caught the quick ears of L.A. Reid and Kevin Liles, see why Khalil is bringing some innocence back to a raunchy genre.


Spectac & Amiri

This decade-plus duo has origins and ties to A Tribe Called Quest & 9th Wonder, now hear about two successful South Carolina natives making Hip Hop after hours.


Punit Dhesi

Working with Fashawn, Strong Arm Steady and Reflection Eternal, meet the Fresno video director who says, he didn't choose the craft, it chose him.


Nate Nato Talks About DJ Whoo Kid-Hosted "License To Kill," Album Plans

Exclusive: One of the newer lyrical sensations from Camden, New Jersey talks about producing and rhyming, and his high aspirations.


American Idol Alum Asia'h Epperson Talks Def Jam Deal, Mixtape

Exclusive: While he wasn't able to sign her at age 16, L.A. Reid reportedly jumped at the chance to get this songstress who's reworking Bone Thugs-N-Harmony songs on her Don Cannon mixtape.



The Fillmore District's voice of the future talks about local pride, and dodging the pitfalls of the Hyphy movement in search of his own agenda.


Far East Movement

This Los Angeles collective is reuniting Hip Hop and Dance, with their hit "Do It Like A G6" and a Mike Jones story for all the non-believing label execs.


Lee Bannon

Sacramento gets its best producer since Chief Xcel, as work this protege of DJ Khalil and Alchemist works with Inspectah Deck, Willie The Kid and Strong Arm Steady.



Inglewood's Kida explains his ascent to working with Busta Rhymes, 9th Wonder and the Dirty District, as the unsigned act hopes to soar to newer heights.


Tony Austin Goes From Def Jam A&R To Rap Hopeful

Exclusive: The Baltimore native explains why he switched industry hats, and linked with DJ Drama for a star-studded entrance to Rap.

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