SD Interview: Yo Gotti Schools Us On ‘The Art Of Hustle’

SD Interview: Yo Gotti Schools Us On ‘The Art Of Hustle’

Memphis’ own Yo Gotti has a plan for 2015 after being relatively quiet in 2014. The CMG general dropped a brand new mixtape titled Concealed alongside DJ Drama yesterday and after that, the gritty emcee will drop his new album The Art Of Hustle after enjoying the success of his 2013 effort I Am, which catapulted his career in a major way. However, Gotti wants to do something different this time around. In fact, that’s his mentality with every project. “This album in particular is gonna be a lot more personal because I’m giving you a lot of my life… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Tech N9ne on What ‘Special Effects’ Means & The Status of ‘KABOSH’

SD Exclusive: Tech N9ne on What ‘Special Effects’ Means & The Status of ‘KABOSH’

Tech N9ne is passionate. You hear it in his music, and also when he speaks. I’ve interviewed him a total of four times spanning over an hour of conversation. He loves to let people inside his head. Out of everyone in the music industry, Tech is one of the top five when it comes to sharing his vision and perfectly articulating his music through interviews. In part one of our sit-down, Tech discusses the transition into using a live band for his shows and wanting to make that permanent from now on. He also hopes to add more. While on… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Ryan Caraveo on What He Brings to Seattle’s Music Scene

SD Exclusive: Ryan Caraveo on What He Brings to Seattle’s Music Scene

The Crocodile in Seattle can hold a capacity of 525. Usually reserved for rappers coming on tour from out of town, Ryan Caraveo defied odds on December 12 when he almost sold it out. Was it mentioned that this was his first big headlining show? That same day, Ryan leapt into the Seattle music scene fully with his debut album, Swings. The album is a four-year in the making project for the young native. A culmination of hard work that bends pop and hip-hop together. Not only was The Crocodile packed, but these fans who came out were well familiar… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Jon Bellion Talks Debut Album, Thoughts On Love, Favorite Pixar Movie & More

SD Exclusive: Jon Bellion Talks Debut Album, Thoughts On Love, Favorite Pixar Movie & More

Wu-Tang raised him, Death Cab changed him, and now the world has begun to accept him. At only 23 years-old, Jon Bellion wields many hats, including singer, producer and the occasional rapper. His sound is so unique in an era where copycats run rampant. It’s the cliche known as a breath of fresh air. With three free albums under his belt, and a successful headlining first tour, Jon is set to really takeover in 2015. His music is racking up the views everywhere and his following increases weekly. In our interview, Jon Bellion discussed when the idea of J. Dilla… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Problem on Creating “Andale,” His Debut Album & More

SD Exclusive: Problem on Creating “Andale,” His Debut Album & More

Problem has an ear for a hit. He’s been heavily used in hip-hop over the past few years. The resume speaks for itself, and his own solo career has been growing at a consistent pace. “Andale” is the first single off his currently untitled debut album due out early 2015. The concoction brings Lil Jon’s ad-libs and Jahlil Beats’ energetic production together. A right push could put it on the level of “Like Whaaat.” While out in Seattle in September, Problem spoke about the creation of “Andale.” He says he met Lil Jon through E-40 and Jon was a fan,… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Casey Veggies Reveals Debut Album Details

SD Exclusive: Casey Veggies Reveals Debut Album Details

Casey Veggies, apart from a few songs and guest appearances, has had a quiet 2014. This is necessary for what he’s aiming to do in the next year with his untitled debut album. The world is waiting to hear what he has created, and Sermon’s Domain had the opportunity to get a few burning details out of him. First things first, we know Drake was hyping up “The Boy” and a guest feature was likely on the way, but it didn’t fruition. “It just didn’t come together,” he says when asked about his absence. “It didn’t get done in time…. continue reading

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