Category Archives: Inspiration

Krept & Konan – The Long Way Home

Krept & Konan’s debut album ‘The Long Way Home’ features collaborations with Rick Ross, Skepta, Ed Sheeran, Jeremih & many more.

King Los Gets Candid: Mom Tears Up, Crazy Past + Lola Monroe

King Los returns to Sway In The Morning, a year after his legendary freestyle, to promote his latest album God Money War. The Baltimore MC talks on everything from his family history to label dealings with Bad Boy Records.

Drake – Obey Your Thirst (Episode 1)

Drake is a superstar—the only guy who could dethrone Taylor Swift on the charts with a mixtape. In a rare interview, he spoke with The FADER.

Coming up in Toronto, people told Drake to move to New York if he was serious about making it. Instead, he stayed where he was and made history by proving that if you’re a truly multi-layered artist, you can make it from anywhere. “Do it the way I did it,” he says in the above Obey Your Thirst documentary. “Do it from where you’re at. If you have the music, that’s all it takes.”

Now, at the top of his game, Drake says he competes not with established legends or other top-sellers, but with the countless kids itching to take his spot.

Now that hip-hop’s playing field is more open than ever before, Drake knows
there are countless kids itching to take his spot. Those up-and-comers are now his competition, not any established rapper. “That’s how I try to keep pushing this forward,” he says. “Just to let that kid know that I’m not done yet.” Watch the full documentary above, and stay tuned for three more by Sprite and The FADER, sharing the stories of Nas, Vince Staples, and Isaiah Rashad.

Nipsey Hussle Announces His “MailboxMoney” Album Will Drop This Month

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“There will only be 100 hard copies and they are $1000 each,” he told MTV News, adding that it will also be released for free via iTunes and the Proud 2 Pay platform built for the Crenshaw release. “The 100 people that buy the P2P version will be granted access to a private advance listening session of [upcoming 2015 album] Victory Lap at the secret Marathon Store we are going to open the day of the listening!”

The First Step

The First Step…The debut short film from PJB Films follows a young man (Anyebe Godwin) as he tries to overcome a challenge personal to him. Filled with doubt, he battles with the most formidable enemy of all, the voice at the back of his head, as he tries to take his first step to success and accomplish his goal.

Narrated by rapper Fem Fel.

Russell Simmons Speaks On The Evolution Of The Music Industry

GRAMMY U and All Def Digtial teamed up and interviewed Russell Simmons on the evolution of the music industry.

Stormzy Talks Jools Holland

We caught up with Stormzy and discussed his up and coming appearance on Jools Holland Tonight.

Russell Brand: Revolution, Chris Brown, Ebola Conspiracy, Katy Perry & Iggy Azalea

Funny man Russell Brand stopped by Sway in the Morning to discuss his new book Revolution and put a spin on the misappropriation of Black culture, the one thing Iggy Azalea has over Jay-Z and the Ebola Virus, as only he can. He also opened up about ex wife Katy Perry.

Damon Dash “Legend Game” Method Man

Hip Hop Motivation’s Kenyatta “The Barber Walters Of Hip Hop” interviews Method Man and Damon Dash about independence for a legend.

DJ Khaled Counts Down Hip-Hop’s Top Five Earners

For this year’s Hip-Hop Cash Kings package, FORBES had DJ Khaled do the official rundown.

Thanks to Apple’s Beats buyout, Dre had the highest yearly earnings total of any musician ever evaluated by FORBES. The $620 million sum is also more than the remaining 24 names on the Hip-Hop Cash Kings list—combined. Perhaps now the superproducer will have time to finally finish long-awaited album Detox.