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SD Exclusive: Kirko Bangz Explains Bigger Than Me Album Title & Creating “Love Rihanna”

SD Exclusive: Kirko Bangz Explains Bigger Than Me Album Title & Creating Love Rihanna

It's been three years since "Drank In My Cup" and Kirko Bangz is finally ready to release his debut album, Bigger Than Me, this June. Many might think he missed his window to capitalize off the success of his earlier singles, but Kirko feels otherwise. "A lot of niggas would've ...

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Access 206: J. Pinder Interview

Access 206: J. Pinder Interview

At some point in an artist's career, he can feel like he only do so much in his city. For J. Pinder, that happened and he ended up moving down to Los Angeles in 2012. A move that might have been criticized a little bit, but has turned out to ...

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SD Exclusive: G-Eazy Talks These Things Happen; Details E-40 & ASAP Ferg Collaborations

SD Exclusive: G-Eazy Talks These Things Happen; Details E-40 & ASAP Ferg Collaborations

G-Eazy seems energetic and excited. He’s been on tour for about two weeks with sold-out shows in every city on his These Things Happen tour, named after his upcoming debut album. When I arrive, his manager informs me that G just got back the mastered version of his album, so ...

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Review: Rick Ross – Mastermind

Review: Rick Ross - Mastermind

Mastermind, previously slated for release on December 17th, 2013, is in stores this week. It’s Rick Ross’s sixth studio album, and his second in a row to miss a winter release—despite statements over the years by Ross and the MMG twitter account that the Untouchable Maybach Empire does not do ...

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SD Exclusive: DJ Folk Talks About Jeezy & Rick Ross, Birdman’s Album, Retirement & More

SD Exclusive: DJ Folk Talks About Jeezy & Rick Ross, Birdman's Album, Retirement & More

On January 24, Rick Ross took the internet into the palm of his hands with news of a collaboration with long-time rival Jeezy. People were anticipating what a 2014 record between the two could sound like, and, most importantly, if it’d even be good. However, there was someone who has ...

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Rain in Seattle can ruin a lot of things. What was supposed to be a quick interview outside of the Hampton Inn in Federal Way turned into a trip back to Seattle as I rode with Macklemore in his Cadillac. Who’s complaining, though? During this ride back, we knocked out an interview that’s been in the making for many months now.

Macklemore’s fall is going to be big as his debut album, The Heist, with Ryan Lewis is coming out on October 9 and his extensive world tour (pick up tickets here) follows starting on the 12th. So, during our interview, we were able to discuss  how his debut is different from past projects, Schoolboy Q appearing on a song, the annual pizza party, his past drug issues, best moments of his career so far and much more. Full synopsis below.

His thoughts on Tha Bizness’ music panel we just spoke on (0:13)
Why he dropped the Professor from his name & origins of it (0:51)
Motivation behind wanting to get off drugs (1:46)
If it’s difficult to stay sober and not fall back into that cycle (3:10)
Best moments of his career so far (5:43)
Possibly having his own independent label to help out Seattle and other region artists in the future + who he’s feeling out in Seattle (7:29)
How his annual pizza party with Ryan Lewis came about (10:19)
How The Heist will differ from his previous albums (12:26)
The concept of his Schoolboy Q-assisted track on The Heist (14:04)
Anymore guest features on the album (15:06)
What made Schoolboy Q special enough to be on The Heist? (16:20)
If he plans to work with other producers in his career (17:07)

   
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