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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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Jarren Benton is a rare breed. When a song starts with “by the way, I finally sucked my own dick,” you know you’re in for some sick rhymes. Sure, shock value on records is nothing new. It’s just unheard of coming from Atlanta, GA. That’s Jarren, though. He’ll say something utterly gross or unorthodox, but still have you mouthing every word because his delivery, beats and lyrics are always top notch. Despite having his debut album, My Grandma’s Basement, out since June it still feels like he’s Funk Volume’s secret weapon. His out-of-control, I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude with his music is slowly being embraced. Toss in Kato, his go-to producer, on the boards and you have a formula that’s been highly effective.

Sitting down with Sermon’s Domain, he spoke on wanting to push himself on his sophomore album, leftover songs from My Grandma’s Basement, learning to play the piano, his favorite songs off Knock Madness, the song he’d choose to be on if he could’ve been apart of Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP and more. Full list of topics below.

How his life has changed since My Grandma’s Basement dropped (0:56)
What he’d change about his debut album if he could (reveals songs with ¡MAYDAY! & Will Power) (1:33)
Says he’ll be putting out songs that didn’t make the cut (3:00)
Details how he wants to have a theme on his sophomore album (3:21)
If he feels forced to make an album every year (4:16)
Learning to play piano and if he’ll use it in his music (5:19)
Creating “Who’s There” with Hopsin and Dizzy Wright on Knock Madness (6:22)
His favorite songs off Knock Madness (7:27)
What song he’d pick to be on if he could’ve been on the Marshall Mathers LP (8:30)

   
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