SELECTED ARTISTS

Eddie Meeks
Eddie MeeksThe Original Tenessean Don Dada'I’m willing to issue a challenge right now to all the majors to even have the courage to make me an offer. The only thing I would spend their little dollars on is marketing, promotions, payola, and touring.'POSTED 01|01|2006
El da Sensei
El da SenseiAnother global take-over'I think the chemistry comes from the love we all have for the music and craft. The feeling of knowing we are making a project that the whole world will embrace. It’s also important to show whether from Poland or the States, we have the same taste in music.'POSTED 09|01|2010
El da Sensei
El da SenseiWhen the pen hits the pad'Now it’s time for me to rally the troops. As artists now, we have to take on our own fate. You will see some things in the future that will support this, trust me. I have a plan, a big one, it’s not just about El Da Sensei, we have to save hip-hop, not destroy it.'POSTED 03|26|2006
eMC
eMC‘Best Tonight Show moment? The Roots doing a Sean Price tribute.’'eMC aka Masta Ace, Stricklin and Wordsworth have been recording together for ten years now. First as a quartet, then –after parting ways with Punchline- as a trio. A few months ago the group released their second record ‘The Tonite Show’.'POSTED 09|07|2015
Enot
EnotBoogie Down's boldest: the innerduction'I call myself Boogie Down's Boldest because I'm telling it like it is! That’s the bold part, it’s the little voice in my head that speaks for myself and the people. I hold my tongue for no one and some things have to be addressed in hip-hop that commercially viable music sometime runs away from.'POSTED 04|01|2006
Eric Orr
Eric OrrMaxwell Robot'I must say that a great portion of the design work I did was because so many golden age hip-hop artists came through Jazzy Jay's studio to record their songs.That studio was a Mecca for so many classic artists in the hip-hop industry.'POSTED 08|22|2011
Eversor
EversorReturn of the BoomBap'The truth is that many people here are tryin' to, but unfortunately their work can't be heard, as there are other people makin' radio-friendly tracks that mimic US commercial rappers, so the media lets the listeners know only about them.'POSTED 11|26|2004
Exile
ExileMusic From The Pre-digital Era'I came from 4trk hip-hop music, pre-Internet pre-Pro Tools where you had to be creative to make a song work. Underground hip-hop had more of a mystique. When the homie had a ill tape he would only dub it for someone who really had love and understanding of raw hip-hop.'POSTED 09|27|2011
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

FROM the vaults

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