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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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A stand-out verse on Earl Sweatshirt’s “EPAR” really helped get Vince Staples a solid start in the music business. All the buzz surrounding Earl and the Odd Future collective only turned new people to that said verse, although it didn’t lead to him being an official member of the group, a claim Tyler, The Creator felt like talking about several times, even stating that there are no affiliates. Then Vince dropped Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 in January of 2012 that featured the stand out “Taxi.” Later in the year, he and producer Michael Uzowuru really made waves with their Winter In Prague EP, known for the grittiness in the lyrics and darkness in the production. Now, he’s at a pivotal point in his career with his upcoming Tales Of A Stolen Youth EP that Mac Miller is producing entirely. It’s just the type of project that can take him to the next level and, hopefully, secure a major label deal that he’s keen on getting when the right situation comes.

Sitting down with Sermon’s Domain before his show at The Vera Project in Seattle, Vince Staples discussed how the title for Winter In Prague happened, why he didn’t release the song he did for the “Mattress” beat, how he got the opportunity to have Mac Miller produce the entire Tales Of A Stolen Youth EP, three features on it, signing to a major vs. being independent and more.

How Michael Uzowuru came up with the title for Winter In Prague (0:08)
Why he didn’t release the song he did over the beat for “Mattress” (0:41)
How he got the opportunity to have Mac Miller produced his whole upcoming EP, Tales Of A Stolen Youth (1:04)
What he feels Mac brings to the project production wise (1:27)
His thoughts on putting out free music all the time (1:57)
Reveals Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Joey Fattz on the EP (2:18)
If there are any artists or producers he wants to work with (2:36)
Signing to a major vs. being independent (3:10)

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