Kid Capri Interview: The Treatment

by Alex Shtaerman Born and raised in the Bronx, NYC, Kid Capri burst onto the national stage in the early ‘90’s as the in house DJ for HBO’s legendary stand-up comedy showcase Def Comedy Jam. Renowned for his uncanny ability to rock virtually any crowd, Kid quickly became…

DJ Revolution Interview: King Of The Decks

by Alex Shtaerman For nearly a decade DJ Revolution has manned the turntables on the set of the longest running Hip-Hop show in the history of commercial radio, The World Famous Wake Up Show with hosts Sway and King Tech. Syndicated internationally from its home on Power 106…

Greed Interview: Sixx Figures

By Inga “International” Newson While many artists wait for that “close to retirement” moment in their careers to establish their very own record label, Los Angeles County born rapper Greed took the step as soon as the MC saw his buzz gaining momentum, establishing his very own independent…

Prodigy Interview: From Inside The Cage

by Alex Shtaerman Currently serving out a three and a half year jail sentence in relation to gun possession charges brought against him in 2007, Prodigy, while incarcerated, is by no means broken. Since dropping H.N.I.C. Pt 2 in April, P has continued to work on everything from…

Young Maylay Interview: Guarding The West

by Alex Shtaerman While many trends in music have a tendency to come and go within the context of a single calendar year, there are those special legacies and traditions that are able to endure for decades despite seemingly endless attempts to erode them or dismiss them as…

AZ Interview: Nigga 4 Life

by Alex Shtaerman As one of Hip-Hop’s most respected and prolific lyricists, over the last decade and a half AZ has built a cult like following spittin’ his signature brand of refined street knowledge, blending the experiences of a hardened East New York native with the complex insights…

Onyx Interview: Return Of The Madface

by Alex Shtaerman If you don’t know about Onyx just ask anyone who was old enough to be in a club in ’93 about what would happen when “Slam” came on. To be brief, the crossover anthem would usually drive the crowd into a bewildered frenzy. If Hip-Hop…

Oktayne Interview: Coming Up In ‘08

by Alex Shtaerman While few can argue that Hip-Hop has undergone some drastic changes over the past decade and a generation gap has emerged within the culture, it is a rare event when someone actually tries to bridge the divide. In today’s world it seems like many of…

G Unit Interview: Terminate On Sight

by Alex Shtaerman Regardless of whether you love them or hate them, one thing is clear: The last time anyone dominated the rap game the way G Unit has over the last five years was back when Snoop, Pac and Dre were rollin’ with Suge Knight in the…

Ice T Interview: Original Gangster!

by RiotSound contributing writer Todd Davis Recording artist, thespian and author are just a few of the many hats worn by Tracy Lauren Marrow, more famously known to his fans around the world as Ice T, the motherfuckin’ godfather of West Coast gangsta rap, in case you didn’t know!…

Grandmaster Flash Interview: Cross The Fader

by RiotSound contributing writer Todd Davis Pioneering Hip-Hop DJ Joseph “Grandmaster Flash” Saddler is one of the chief architects of breakbeat DJing, cutting and mixing, as well as a founding member of the legendary Hip-Hop group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. In his early years Flash played illegal…

Daddy Yankee Interview: Talento de Barrio

by Alex Shtaerman As one of the most prominent reggaeton artists in the world, Daddy Yankee has won awards, gone platinum and set attendance records in a recent tour of South America. But if you think he’s just another new kid on the block, you might just need…

Del Interview: Back In The Chamber

By RiotSound contributing writer Todd Davis Hailing from Oakland, California, Del the Funky Homosapien began his career honing his songwriting skills as a contributor on projects for his cousin Ice Cube and Cube’s protégés Da Lench Mob. In 1991, with his cousin’s help and musical input, Del dropped his…

Sheek Louch Interview: Silverback Gorilla

by Alex Shtaerman As Hip-Hop continues to evolve in the new millennium it often feels like different artists rise to prominence or fall off on almost a daily basis. With too many crews and clicks to name, much less keep track of, sometimes, as a fan, it’s nice…

Guru & Solar Interview: Corner Prophecies

by Alex Shtaerman While some stubborn Hip-Hop fans may still be lamenting the breakup of Gang Starr, a union between two legends in Guru and DJ Premier that yielded arguably the most extensive catalog of hardcore east coast Hip-Hop ever put to wax, those who have kept their…

Pete Rock Interview: Soul Brother #1

by RiotSound contributing writer Todd Davis Born Peter Phillips in the Bronx, New York in 1971, the now legendary Hip-Hop producer, known to his fans around the globe as Pete Rock, seems to have been destined for a career in music at an early age. As a young child…