New Orleans has a new rapper in town. Following the trail of cash money from those that came before him, Dee-1 aims to build a movement of his own in his own way. Guided by the wisdom of Mannie Fresh, Dee-1 dropped his latest effort titled The Focus Tape. “My mission with this tape was to make a body of music that would motivate cats and inspire cats,” Dee told us during our interview.
Aside from talking about The Focus Tape, Dee-1 talked to KillerHipHop about learning from Mannie Fresh, leaving teaching for rap, what he looks for in a label, being slept on and more. Catch KillerHipHop’s interview with The One Man Army after the break.
KillerHipHop recently caught up with former U-N-I member, Yonas Michael. Currently, Yonas is hitting the industry with his solo material after a successful stint with U-N-I. For the first single off his recently released The Mixtape Before Black Swan Theory, Yonas re-made the Poolside’s popular “Next To You.” Earlier this month, Michael released the Mick Boogie hosted The Mixtape Before Black Swan Theory. The tape is now available for download at YonasMichael.com
During Killer’s exclusive interview with him, Yonas Michael talked about his new tape, his unique sound, the mixtape’s cover, knowing Kendrick and Miguel before their rise to fame, and more. Hit the break for KillerHipHop’s exclusive interview with Yonas Michael.
After reading the crazy responses from my first question, “Who the F%@# is Macon Hamilton?” I thought I would sit down and ask the young Georgia native about a few other things that were on my mind…
So here you go, for everyone that has already been swept up by the Macon Hamilton Wave & for the rest of you who just may be a little curious too; Our first one-on-one exclusive interview with Macon Hamilton.
Whatever is good, whatever brings you joy; May it be yours during this magical Season and throughout the coming year.
Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season and a New Year full of Peace and Happiness.
Be ready to see the KillerHipHop empire take on new endeavors in 2013!
Have the best ever Holiday Season!
With Much Love And Humble Blessings,
Everyone From KillerHipHop & KillerHipHop UK
“The difference in decision making, that’s what the album is really about! You gonna justify and believe in these guns or drugs your whole life or you gonna find a higher power of positivity.”
We were lucky enough to sit down with Compton’s very own Kendrick Lamar after his performance at the BBC 1xtra live 2012 show in Brixton, London last month. Kendrick spoke about his debut Aftermath album Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, his favourite track on the album and his plans for the future. Check out the interview above including some footage of him performing Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe and Backseat Freestyle.
What you know about rockin’ a wolf on your noggin’? Not much? Don’t worry. If Macklemore has taught us anything, it’s that the best wolf heads are at the thrift shop. But moving on, KillerHipHop recently had the privilege of talking to Seattle’s Macklemore. You might recognize Mack’ from the XXL Freshmen list, most likely because he was on it. The Seattle rapper and his partner in rhyme recently dropped their highly anticipated freshmen album titled The Heist.
During our conversation, Macklemore spoke about the album, writing “Same Love,” the message behind “Thrift Store,” working with Ab-Soul, his independent grind, when he’ll sign to a label, and Lil Wayne’s inspiring work ethic. Hit the jump for KillerHipHop’s exclusive interview with Macklemore.
A few weeks ago KillerHipHop had the chance to interview the ferocious upcoming rapper Angel Haze.
We talked about her show in the UK, her latest EP, getting signed to Universal Records, her upcoming album Dirty Gold, feedback from her BET freestyle cypher and more. Also check out her latest mixtape Classick which includes remixes to 6 familiar songs.
Beats By Dre exclusively invited KillerHipHop down to experience their #ShowYourColour event held in London’s Covent Garden. The event gave members of the public the opportunity to take pictures and win a chance to appear in the next Beats By Dre commercial. The winning photo’s will then be selected by Dr Dre himself.
KillerHipHop’s Hector took some photo’s, soaked up the atmosphere and even managed to grab a quick word from the Interscope and Beats By Dre founder Jimmy Iovine and the main man Dr Dre. Check it out above.
KillerHipHop was invited to attend the 17th annual MOBO Awards (Music Of Black Origin Awards) held in Liverpool, UK.
Our UK team was on hand to capture interviews on the red carpet with some of the UK’s most talented rappers and singers including Wiley, Labrinth, Skepta, Misha B, JLS and more.
Check out our exclusive interviews above and a list of the MOBO award winners after the jump.
On December 6th, 2012, Scholarich Success Showcase would like to present the event of Stalley live in concert at Tammany Hall in New York City.
Stalley has partnered up with Scholarich to perform live in concert in order to support Scholarich’s community service intiatives. This concert is also serving as a Book Drive in which attendees are asked to donate a book in exchange for a chance to get backstage VIP access to meet Stalley.
The books will be donated to local adolescent detention centers to promote literacy. A portion of proceeds from this concert will also be donated towards Scholaich Foundation which implements engaging co-curricular programs for JHS and HS students.
KillerHipHop.com was honored when asked about becoming one of the sponsors for the event. KillerHipHop will provide exclusive footage of the event and an interview with Stalley. Make sure you’re on the lookout for that!
Advance Tickets for the show is $25 and could be purchased here
You may never know who might show up at a MMG show…See You There!