Posts tagged Interview
Posts tagged Interview
Working as a DJ at his local radio station in Monroe, Mich., NPR’s Don Gonyea snagged the interview of a lifetime when his musical idol Johnny Cash stopped to answer questions before taking the stage at the Monroe County Fair in 1981.
Decades later, hear the unexpected interview on today’s Weekend Edition.
Listen to this - it’s fantastic.
Lil Wayne called up a Florida radio station this morning to speak about his recent comments made during an All Star Game after party where he said “fuck the nba, fuck the Miami Heat, fuck Lebron, fuck She-Wade and I fucked Chris Bosh’s wife.”
Last month I released an exclusive interview with Hoodie Boy Ent rapper JR Donato a.k.a. Young JR. We talked about watching the fight go down between Gunplay and 50 Cent’s entourage, The Jetsons mixtape, growing up in Waukegan and more. Today, I was lucky enough to catch up with Chicago’s hottest up and coming rapper once again while he was back in town visiting New York.
Once we met up at the Sheraton on 7th Ave, we talked about visiting LA and recording with his mentor Wiz Khalifa, meeting Amber Rose, the recording process for his new mixtape “Different Altitudes”, his new street single and video for, “Jugg”, recording with The Jetsons and the rest of Hoodie Boy Ent, his venture into dubstep and much more.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with STORi, who is signed to Next Day Ent and Universal Motown . She is currently hard at work in the studio and had some time to answer some questions about her career and where she is going.
She recently did a collaboration with 50 Cent called “The Crown”, which has been featured on every major website this side of the internet..which I guess is every side. She can sing, rap and most probably can dance her butt off.
She has an original look and personality and definitely comes at you from every direction. Check out the interview and some music after the jump!
Old Tupac interview on Arsenio Hall.
Pusha T comments on Ghostface Killah’s verse on “New God Flow”. Says he didn’t even know about it until the album came out and fainted when he heard it.
Agreed Pusha. GFK’s verse was down right disgusting. Perhaps one of the best verses of the year.
By Jason Pollak
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing entertainment lawyer Steve Gordon. He has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer in the entertainment field and currently runs and operates his own high profile law firm in NYC. However, no success story is complete without humble beginnings. While still in law school, at NYU, Mr. Gordon battled high profile cases that dealt with the right of privacy versus the first amendment, later co-wrote a book on entertainment law, battled on behalf of gay rights and also worked for the famous Dino De Laurentiis in Hollywood. That sounds like a great career for some people, however, that barely scratches the surface of Mr. Gordon’s illustrious career.
After paying his dues at these firms, Mr. Gordon went on to work for SESAC, which is now one of the biggest performing rights firms in the world. From there he went on to represent Atlantic-Elektra records, which eventually opened the doors to a dream job at Sony Records where he was Director of Business Affairs. During this time, Tommy Mottola and Sony was at it’s peak. They were moving millions of copies of Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Pearl Jam records. Business was booming. However, due to the new age of technology, the dream ride took a right at the fork in the road. Not to be deterred, Mr. Gordon developed a keen sense of music and technology, which allowed him to continue his passion of law and music. Without even a hiccup, Mr. Gordon went on to start his own successful entertainment firm where he is now his own boss.
With a unique love for music and the natural ability to adapt to an ever changing world, Mr. Gordon now deals with companies such as MTV, Time Life Films, Soul Train Holdings and other big name music labels. He currently specializes in, but is not limited to, music licensing, music clearance, television production and negotiating artist contracts. His masterful understanding of music, business and technology has even led him to author his own book “The Future of the Music Business”.
Be sure to read the interview below as we discuss his career from beginning to end. From Supreme Court to Sony Records to Steve Jobs, Mr. Gordon’s tale is one of fancy and fact. If you ever wondered where the music world is heading in the next 10 years and what in fact goes on behind the big closed doors at record labels, now is your chance to find out!
Keep reading for the full interview after the jump.
It’s been six years since DMX released an album, but the “How’s It Going Down” rapper is back and better than ever!
GlobalGrind caught up with the It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot rapper on the eve of his seventh studio album release, Undisputed.
GlobalGrind had a long discussion with DMX about everything from politics to Nicki Minaj’s alter-egos, Nas ghostwriting rumors, violence in hip-hop, and of course, his new album.
To say Joe Budden has a short fuse would be a compliment. He has no fuse. He just goes from 0-100 in one second. That’s what happened in this interview when Eleven8 from Baller Alert asked good ol’ Joey about the recent complaints from fans that Welcome to Our House is too commercial, but enjoyed the mixtape. He turned it into some metaphor about having two toilets at home and not giving two shits. He also told fans to make a “collage” of the songs they like from the mixtape and album in order to create their own album. I guess it was only a matter of time before we got this type of reaction from Joe Budden, because I feel like the group is asked this same question day in and day out. That could get kind of annoying. Interview after the jump.
Big Sean Talks Latest Mixtape & Upcoming Album
Big Sean sat down last week with Bootleg Kev to discuss his upcoming album and “Detroit” mixtape which dropped last week. The album is still untitled, but Big Sean says it’s a classic. Well who’s album isn’t a classic these days. They’re all “classics”. Anyway, his mixtape was solid, so expect more of the same from Big Sean on his album. Funny interview. Watch after the jump.