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SD Exclusive: Mobb Deep on Unreleased Songs, Favorites Off New Album, The Future & More

In April, Mobb Deep released what will likely end up one of the best slept-on albums of the year. The Infamous Mobb Deep commemorates their 20th anniversary and marks their first album since 2006. A whole lot has changed in the rap world, but Prodigy and Havoc's chemistry has stayed ...

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SD Exclusive: Kid Ink on Most Expensive Date He's Had & Diving Back Into Producing For Next Album

Kid Ink's career has been a slow burner. Since he made his first steps into the industry, he has built up his name over the course of three mixtapes, various records and a lot of videos before releasing his independent debut album, Up & Away, in June 2012. Touring followed. ...

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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

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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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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As of tomorrow, Tech N9ne will have given the world three EPs in 2012 (KlusterfukE.B.A.H and Boiling Point). As he’ll tell you, “it’s a beautiful thing. It holds the fans over while they’re waiting for albums. Our fans, they love us so we have to give them a lot.” And a lot they have been given from the Strange Music camp this year. With the expansion of Ces Cru and Rittz, the team continues to grow big and this is exactly how he wants as he describes wanting the best artists and that he’ll never stop signing talent.

Our conversation shifts into the logistics behind Boiling Point EP. How do you go from the happier and party-like tunes of E.B.A.H. into the deep darkness that is the Boiling Point? The cover of which Tech is covered with this black ooze all over his face, what does it symbolize?

With all this work, we also discussed the possibility of him taking a break from music. He states that currently the demand is high for his music (he’s not lying), but has a plan for when he decides to follow through with that hiatus.

Afterward, we jump back into what inspired “Don’t Tweet This” and the process of coming up with the unique acronyms he does. “They hit me, like E.B.A.H. hit me on the last tour,” Tech explains. “I don’t plan ‘em. K.O.D. hit me in a dream.”

Lastly, the status of his currently untitled upcoming album. “I’m working on it. It’s a work in process. We’re still in the beginning stages of writing songs.”

His longtime goals with Strange Music’s roster (0:15)
Why Strange Music has decided to do so many EPs (1:14)
His decision to revisit the K.O.D. sound on Boiling Point EP (2:23)
What the cover means (3:10)
The inspiration behind Boiling Point (3:50)
If he ever wants to take a break from music (6:20)
The story behind “Don’t Tweet This” (6:56)
How long it takes him to come up with the acronyms (8:11)
The status of his next album (8:56)

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