Tribbz got a chance to talk to Chicago’s Shani Crowe – an interdisciplinary artist, trendsetter and hair braiding extraordinaire. Known to Instagram as @Crowezilla, she’s been a style icon to her internet community for years. But her recent art exhibition, Braids, shows her love for black beauty and expression in a completely different way. You can see the art of Braids online or at MoCADA where the photos are now showcased in Brooklyn, NY! Check out this episode of P Power Radio to hear what Shani has to say about the exhibit, her personal style and how she learned to braid.
Logic joins Special for her game show Special Education where they take a trip back in his catalog to talk about the song that defines him, his favorite song to perform live, what he’d perform for 3rd graders & old folks, plus his favorite person to work with. When discussing Fade Away he says it’s his favorite to perform live because of the energy and the fact that he produced it. The two even do an epic Full House tribute and Logic details that he was in special education classes as a child after being home schooled then forced back into regular school but caught up 4 years in 6 months.
Pusha T sat down with BIGVON to talk about how monumental it was to work with Jay Z, calling DDA the hardest street record of 2016, and detailed that his next album King Push is light years beyond the current rap level. Push even told the story of discovering Desiigner and getting in a fight with an Uber driver over him, he also proclaimed that street driven hip hop will be his own forever, and said the upcoming GOOD Music Cruel Winter album is still in the works.
Yo Gotti sat down with BIGVON before KMEL’s Summer Jam to talk about the controversy behind him unfollowing Angela Simmons, bringing out Mozzy, IAMSU & G-Eazy at the show, plus endorsing Hilary Clinton.
While touring with Logic, Vince Staples stops by KMEL to chop it up with BIGVON. The two spoke about how excited Vince is to have a high credit score and all the greatness that comes with it, “Do you know how much my cable bill is? No installation fees or nothin!.. They think I’m a white guy.” He says if he gets his credit score up to 800 he’s going to buy hip hop, going in on a deal with Jay- Z, saying “I got the credit, he got the money!”. and even describes what he would do if he did buy it.
Vince also talks about how in the beginning of “Norf Norf” many people think when he uses the word bitch he’s demeaning a woman but he says he was actually talking about a guy. Vince also expresses his thoughts on doing features saying that he doesn’t have as many verses as Lil Wayne or 2 Chainz. He ends by saying he’s learned a lot from Logic and G-Eazy, he has new music coming up, and he’s going to be doing more TV stuff.
With his latest album “Always Strive And Prosper” having dropped on Friday, A$AP Ferg joined Special to play Special Education. During the game show Ferg discusses why New Level defines him, saying “That’s always been my thing, trying to get to that new level. Even when I was on the low level I was on a new level trying to get to the NEWER level.”
The A$AP Mob member also talks about why $habba was the most fun to make plus why he would perform Hood Pope at an old folks home. Getting deeper into the music he reveals that Make A Scene was the most difficult song to make because Fuck Out My Face is the same beat except backwards, which he calls “a different aesthetic”. A$AP Ferg ends out the show by saying he would not only perform $habba for 3rd graders, but he also loves performing it in Japan because although they don’t know English they can still sing along.
Here’s a CYPRESSMORENO.com four twenty exclusive! Problem sat down with Young California‘s Cypress Moreno to give details on his surprise ‘Rosecrans‘ project with the legendary DJ Quik. He compares his relationship with Quik to Kendrick‘s relationship with Dr. Dre and elaborated on all of his and Quik‘s similarities. The Compton rapper then explained how the ‘Rosecrans EP‘ with Quik spawned from sessions they did while working on Problem‘s recently released ‘Hotels 2‘ project. The “Understand Me” rapper also spoke on his gratification for being able to do an entire project with someone he holds in such high regard.
– Vic Stunts [RosecransAve.com]
With a release date of April 22nd just announced and cover art out for “Always Strive And Prosper”, A$AP Ferg visited the 106.1 KMEL studios to talk about the album calling it his most personal album, that really gives his cult following HIS story. He says this album is more musical than his past music saying DJ Khalil brought in a whole orchestra and opera singers to the studio for it. He also talks about the song with DJ Mustard & Missy Elliot calling it a true dance record that he loves. The A$AP member said people’s biggest misconception of him is that people think all he’s into is turn up music, which isn’t true. When asked what his illest line on the new album is he says that “New Level” as a whole is a bar and breaks down the many truths behind the song, including getting many people from his hood out of the hood. Lastly, he talks about his latest sneakers with ADIDAS being a tribute to not only A$AP Yams, but Harlem and being inspired by Dapper Dan by putting MCM & Gucci all over.
Majid Jordan came to 106.1 KMEL to talk to BIGVON for their first interview on the West Coast before their first show on their sold out US tour. They talked with BIGVON about why Toronto is such a creative hub, how their upcoming album is really letting people in to who they are, and about their big goal to create something that marries visual and sound in a way that has never been done before. They also spoke about how Drake & 40 believed in them before their own friends did.
Curren$y sits down with Special to play her game show “Special Education”. The two battle it out over what he would perform at on old folks home, what he would perform for 3rd graders, his favorite person to work with, his favorite word, and the feeling he tries to evoke with his music.
Jake&Papa sit down with CYPRESSMORENO.com to talk recent success and what to expect from new upcoming project, “Dark Scale Blues“.
Rotimi visited BIGVON to talk about working on his upcoming album, and how he can’t go into barbershops because he’s constantly being lectured about his character on Power.
They also talked about his early beginnings including choosing school over a record deal with Roc Nation while being in a group with Jay Z’s nephews, balancing sports and singing in high school, his first TV show “Boss” with Kelsey Grammer, and more.
With all the Super Bowl festivities in town, DJ Mustard stopped by 106.1 KMEL to talk to BIGVON about everything going on in his world.
BIGVON sits down with DJ Mustard to talk about wanting to drop an EP, his reaction when he first heard people copying his beat style, wanting to swap songs with Drake, He also talks about currently sending beats to Jay Z, working with Timbaland on the Rihanna album, and why he took the last year off.
DJ Mustard says Jay Z is the “nicest person to turn you down” and details how excited he is about his upcoming Coachella set.