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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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Juicy J, out of every artist who emerged in the ’90s, has had the best reinvention. His mixtapes ushered in a new sound that has taken the game by storm and made Juicy more in demand than ever. “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” released originally for free on Blue Dream & Lean, hit the top five for Rap Songs on the Billboard charts and is certified Gold. His solo debut album, Stay Trippy, is still set for a July 2 release, and his tour of the same name has been highly successful in selling out in every city.

Sitting with Sermon’s Domain before the Seattle show, Juicy J discusses narrowing down Stay Trippy from 80 to 16 songs, “Ain’t No Coming Down” getting a big enough response to be included on the album, separation between his mixtapes and album’s sound, being one of the few rappers to work with Justin Timberlake, how he got the Pimp C verse on “Show Out (Remix)” and if he feels that Stay Trippy should’ve came out when “Bandz A Make Her Dance” peaked. Shot by Ralph Madison.

How the Stay Trippy tour been going (0:34)
Recording 80 songs for his album and how hard it is to narrow down to 16 (0:42)
Releasing music not on his album and “Ain’t No Coming Down” now being on his album (1:03)
The separation from his mixtapes and his album sound (1:24)
Being one of the few rappers who Justin Timberlake works with (1:39)
Getting the Pimp C verse on “Show Out (Remix)” (1:58)
If he feels he should’ve released Stay Trippy when “Bandz A Make Her Dance” peaked (2:42)

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