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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.

Dame Dash Uncut: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lee Daniels Lawsuit & Tries Talking Sway Out Of His Hat

This morning we had a legend in the building. Dame Dash. Formerly Jay-Z’s manager and business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records, heavy-hitter entrepreneur and fearless businessman.

Before joining us in-studio, Dame Dash told Sway “ask me anything you’re curious about.” Staying true to his statement, Dash gave a candid and uncensored interview, clarifying rumors, giving insight and even dropping gems.

At the 8:42 mark, Dash makes it clear about his feelings toward American actor, film producer, and director, Lee Daniels. Telling us that he “owes” Dash $2 Million. And also opens up about Kanye West (23:24), dropping him from his label years ago and why they should team up with his current endeavors.

What about his current relationship with Jay Z? At the 54:30 mark, he fills us in on where they stand.

Continuing to clarify the “beef” between Dash and Jim Jones (32:52 mark) — and even between him and Beanie Siegle (46:44) — he gives us some new insight and challenges us pursue “their” side of the story.

Moving forward, Dash does what seldom have ever done — call Sway out for wearing his hats! Watch below as he questions Sway’s motives, drops game and opens up about his family and friends (1:03:32mark.)

Head over to PoppingtonGroup.com for more on Dame Dash’s current projects.

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.

Dj Quik Talks Evolution of Music Scene, West Coast Artists and Performs Live

With his 9th studio album “The Midnight Life” set to drop on October 14, the legendary DJ Quik joins the Sway In The Morning Crew to discuss the evolution of music, West Coast artist and even kicks a verse off.

Travis Scott Stops By The Sway In The Morning To Talk “Days Before Rodeo”, Relationship With Kanye

Houston native Travis Scott is riding a wave of success after dropping his FREE album “Days Before Rodeo” last week. Travis stopped by the Sway In The Morning Studio to talk about the album, how he came up in the game, and his relationship with Kanye West.

With features from Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Big Sean, Migos, Peewee Longway, and The 1975, “Days Before Rodeo” has top chart potential flowing through it. Travis talks to Sway about the production of “Mamacita” and how Rich Homie Quan was an obvious pick for the hook.

Travis also tells his come up story and how he turned up house parties as apposed to being restricted by certain venues when he got his start. He also speaks on his relationships with Kanye and T.I. and their role in his music making and personal life. It is obvious that he is excited about his music and the crazy work he has put into it.

Get in the Game: Dream Chasers’ Omelly On Meek Mill Handling Jail, Wale, Philly & Groupies

Today’s segment of Get in the Game, Dream Chasers artist, Omelly stopped by Sway in the Morning to talk about his budding rap career and Meek Mill. First, Omelly updated us about how Meek Mill is dealing with his time in jail. Omelly also spoke about when he started taking his rap career seriously. Be sure to cop Omelly’s new mixtape, Gunz & Butta, due out September 9th. Before he left, the Philly native dropped a dope freestyle for the Sway in the Morning Citizens.

Red Café On If He Thinks He Missed His Moment, Being A Mogul, Bobby Shmurda & Why He Left Brooklyn

Red Cafe stopped by Sway in the Morning to discuss his new single “Pretty Gang” featuring Fabolous. Cafe first spoke about if he thinks he missed his moment. Cafe went on to talk about his many successful business ventures and being a real estate mogul. Cafe also gave his opinion on Bobby Shmurda and why other regions are successful in rap because they are having fun. Before he left, Red explained why he decided to leave Brooklyn and why he would never do reality television. Look out for Red Cafe’s first album off of his new Capitol Records deal, I Feel Better Already on Valentine’s Day.

Memphis’ Young Dolph On Declining Yo Gotti’s Co-sign, Why ATL Rappers Get Famous + Freestyles

Memphis rapper, Young Dolph stopped by Sway in the Morning to discuss his new mixtape, High Class Street Music 4. Dolph first spoke about his love of Sway’s hometown of Oakland and the love he gets from Memphis. Additionally, he talked about why he didn’t want to be put on by fellow Memphis rapper, Yo Gotti. He also explained his relationship with 2 Chainz and shared stories of being on tour. Dolph continued to talk with Sway about his and his father’s love of the hood. He even explained why he thinks Atlanta rappers get more attention in the media. Look out for Dolph’s new album, The Weed Album due out September 2nd and follow Young Dolph on Twitter @YoungDolph.

Cormega Talks Queens Rappers Squashing Beef, Nas & Why Being Independent Is Smart Financially

Queensbridge rapper, Cormega stopped by Sway in the Morning to discuss his new project, Mega Philosophy. Cormega first discussed the hip-hop that manifested in Queens, NY. Additionally, he spoke about his relationship with Nas and why he does not like New York rappers beefing with each other. Along with talking about his new album, which is available for purchasing today, Mega explained why he went independent, and the financial benefits of being your own boss. Mega also spoke about fellow New York rapper, Nas and late music executive Chris Lighty.

Busta Explains How Diddy & Q-Tip Impacted His Rap Style & When He Release His New Album

In the third installment of Busta Rhymes’ interview on Sway in the Morning, the Brooklyn rapper spoke about his signature sound and why he decided to tone it down. Additionally, Busta talked about rappers jacking each other’s sound.