Without a doubt, Mason “Ma$e” Betha is one of the most polarizing artists in hip-hop. Nearly 20 years ago, the Bad Boy pin-up left Diddy’s house for the house of God. But like any true MC, Harlem native couldn’t leave the game alone and returned within five years. With a new renewed focus (and targets), Mase reflects on his legacy behind the music.
Daniel Ceaser has benefited from northern exposure. Hailing from music hotbed Toronto, the R&B upstart has captivated hearts with his breakout project, Freudian. Taking a break from his sold out national tour, the crooner talks about his latest effort, stardom, inspirations, and Cam’Ron furs.
With a career spanning three decades, DJ Premier knows how to evolve with the times. Recently, the legendary producer hooked up with A$AP Ferg for his latest release, “Our Streets”. Beyond that, Preemo is also putting the finishing touches on his Royce Da 5’9 sequel, Phryme. Here, Preem discusses his future, past, and present.
Veteran MCs are built to last. And with over 20 years of rhymes under their belt, Jadakiss and Fabolous are sturdier than ever with their collaborative effort, Friday On Elm Street. Guest starring Swizz Beatz, French Montana and Future, the New York bred lyricists evolve their pens to address social and economic issues. Listen up, young OGs.
2017 was a banner year for Quality Control. Established in 2013 by Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, the label’s flagship stars Migos, scored their first set of number ones (Culture; “Bad And Bojuee”) Meanwhile, signee Lil Yachty became a spokesman for Sprite and Target. With acts like Rich The Kid and Lil Baby waiting in the wing, K and Pee reflect on the past 52 weeks and more.
Steve Stoute’s focused, man. After years of shepherding the careers of Nas, Foxy Brown, and The Track Masters, Stoute’s returning to music with his new company, United Masters. Connecting brands has always been Stoute’s expertise. As founder of the Translation ad agency, he united Dapper Dan and Gucci following a fashion uproar this summer. Here, The Commissioner speaks on his journey and the road ahead.
A relaunch of the home of hip-hop’s most revealing interviews, with hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller. Both Wilson and Miller are true journalists who do an immense amount of research, know how to listen and are driven to get the answers to the questions hip-hop fans want to know.