SELECTED ARTISTS

A.D.O.R.
A.D.O.R.Another Dimension Of Rhythm'I think Latin influence in hip-hop is not recognized as much as it should be. I was real cool with Kurious, I remember when Powerule first came out I used to like their music. All these cats contributed something to the music.'POSTED 01|15|2006
Aarophat
AarophatThe Unconquerable Soul'The mission is to motivate. People need to be reminded that anything is possible. 'Invictus' is about dedication and perseverance against all odds. Revolution can happen this way. Hip-hop can change the world this way.'POSTED 06|17|2012
AB's
AB'sAnd Now... The AB's, formerly know as Asamov!'Everyone who make beats probably foams out of the mouth when they get a chance to remix a song from their favourite artists. We wanted to give beat makers an opportunity to give they’re take musically on an Asamov song.'POSTED 06|19|2006
Aceyalone:
Aceyalone:‘People always want you to appear in the box they see you through’'‘Action’ is Aceyalone’s eleventh album. His fourth with L.A. producer Bionik. More figures: it’s been twenty years since the first Project Blowed album appeared. It was on the tenth anniversary record that Bionik and Aceyalone worked together for the first time. 'POSTED 04|12|2015
Adam Bradley
Adam BradleyPoetics of Hip-Hop'You have major media outlets like CNN asking ‘Hip Hop: Art or Poison?’ as if it’s an open question. I mean, the level of ignorance is staggering. So part of my motivation was to help illuminate the art of MC-ing for a wide audience.'POSTED 05|01|2009
AJ-Rok
AJ-RokDoin' damage from Strong Island to Atlanta'When Curt Cazal is focused he is one of the dopest producers to ever get behind the mixing board. He reminds me a lot of Premo, someone I personally have mad respect for. They way they go about doing what they do is crazy.'POSTED 06|21|2006
Akrobatik
AkrobatikAk: not the gun but the emcee'I think I have a good ear for what sounds dope. I know what beats I will sound good on, and I stay true to myself as an artist. I think the fans appreciate that and see the value in it, absolutely.'POSTED 02|18|2008
Alterbeats accuses:
Alterbeats accuses:'Whether Paris or New York: we’re losing the soul of the city’'With his new album, French producer Alterbeats focuses on the current global economic crisis. Whether rich or poor, you can be a fan of hip-hop. But being rich or poor from a socio-economic point-of-view makes a big difference. ‘Paris is really similar to NYC. If you don't have big money, it's really tough to live out here.’ 'POSTED 10|21|2013
Archetype
ArchetypeBleed for Them'Lawrence, where we live, still has its fair share of legendary artists, Langston Hughes, William S. Burroughs, etc. The music scene here today definitely resonates with the music history of the area, in other words, we still have our fair share of badass artists coming out of here.'POSTED 01|01|2008
Asheru on African identity:
Asheru on African identity:‘In US media, Africans are portrayed as primitive’'Sleepless In Soweto’ is a love letter to South Africa'. That’s how Asheru describes his first solo album in years. In fact: it’s a love letter to African identity. Featuring rap artists with roots from Nigeria to Ethiopia, the LP was recorded during his travels between his native Washington DC and the Mother Continent.'POSTED 11|20|2013
AWAR
AWARNature's Laws'‘I grew up in Upstate NY. So I'm used to going through all the four seasonal changes every year. You get to see the whole life cycle throughout the course of a year when you’re in NY. Everything dies and has a rebirth. I just find nature to be powerful and intriguing and it applies in many different ways.’'POSTED 10|23|2012
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FROM the vaults

Asheru on African identity:interview from 2013
Exileinterview from 2011
Granddaddy I.U.interview from 2006
Zion Iinterview from 2012