SD Interview: Talib Kweli Gives Details on Radio Silence & Liberation 2 With Madlib

SD Interview: Talib Kweli Gives Details on Radio Silence & Liberation 2 With Madlib

In my seven years of doing interviews, entering unprepared has never been my style. However, there was uncertainty in the air if I was going to interview Talib Kweli once again while on his The People’s Champion tour with Immortal Technique. I wasn’t receiving any responses, so I chalked it up as not happening and attended the show anyways (for another interview that didn’t happen). The way the Showbox is structured basically requires an artist to stay backstage before doors open or walk through the crowd to get there. I’m just relaxing, waiting for the next act to come on,… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Boldy James on Advice From Nas, Another Alchemist Album & More

SD Exclusive: Boldy James on Advice From Nas, Another Alchemist Album & More

When I first meet Boldy James, he’s calm and relaxing. He’s fresh off the stage from performing his first time in Seattle as an opener for Prhyme. It’s a nice chill environment backstage. Your Old Droog is here too. Throughout the night, they’re tossing the dice around, trading small earnings back and forth, but Boldy seems to have the upper hand. Tonight is all about enjoyment, and tomorrow afternoon is when Boldy and I would meet up at his hotel with his team to conduct our sit-down. In the interview, Boldy James details his dice game earnings and losses over… continue reading

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SD Interview: Mod Sun Talks Upcoming Books, Full House, Look Up Features & More

SD Interview: Mod Sun Talks Upcoming Books, Full House, Look Up Features & More

Singing Mod Sun’s praises to the music industry is becoming repetitive and cliche. He’s a breath of fresh air. Cliche. He’s doing something no other rappers are doing. Cliche. However, it’s easy to see why these cliches are necessary when you listen to his music and hear him speak. Mod has the power to turn dark into light, negative into positive, and frowns to smiles. Why wouldn’t you want to be apart of that? In our sit-down at El Corazon before he hit the stage, Mod Sun broke down why he wanted to write a book, adapting it for the… continue reading

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SD Interview: Michael Christmas on Netflix, The Simpsons, Wrestling, New Project & More

SD Interview: Michael Christmas on Netflix, The Simpsons, Wrestling, New Project & More

Michael Christmas just finished up his first major tour look alongside Logic’s Under Pressure tour. The 20-year-old Boston native made a splash with his debut project, Is This Art?, last February. From there, his crafty pop culture references mixed in with humorous subject matter spread like wild fire. Several media publications deemed him an artist to watch out for last year. This has all lead up to his present where he was able to perform in front of countless sold out shows across the country. Later this year, Michael’s sophomore album will be dropping. He’s keeping things as tight lipped… continue reading

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Video: Dizzy Wright – Floyd Money Mayweather

Video: Dizzy Wright – Floyd Money Mayweather

Can you believe it’s been three years since Dizzy Wright’s debut album? In that time, he’s remained consistent with EPs, mixtapes and touring, so there’s been no shortage of Dizzy’s presence. Later this year, he’ll be giving us his sophomore album, The Growing Process, and a long tour from the end of May to July. His newest single pits him in boxing gloves and with the attitude of Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Dizzy falls into a number of categories with his music, which makes it a joy to listen to. You’ll never know what you’re going to get. The record is… continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Hanif’s ’12 Inch Vinyls’ EP

Some Thoughts On Hanif’s ’12 Inch Vinyls’ EP

Writer’s block is terrible, but a natural part of being a writer. Nobody can be excused from it, nor can you predict when it’ll strike. For me, it came while trying to construct a review for Hanif’s 12 Inch Vinyls EP. I got two paragraphs done, then couldn’t figure out what else to say. Reviews in this day and age have a time limit unless you’re like a huge mega-star journalist, which I am not. Putting out a review late means less people care to read it. The Portland native might have just made my favorite project from him and… continue reading

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