Elliott Wilson sits down with Ms. Drama for a candid interview on his career, new ventures and the future of hip-hop. In part 1 of his interview, Wilson touches on the flack he has received in regards to his site, Rapradar.com. He explains why the site is so selective and his hopes of creating a more underground themed one. Elliott also touches on the pivotal moments in his career at XXL and Ego Trip. He admits to being a silent partner at Ego Tripp and explains why he had to move on from that Magazine.
Second part of the interview after jump.
Via Ms. Drama.
It’s almost impossible to teach an old dog new tricks but even countless stints in jail won’t break the spirit of an underdog who has been fighting for survival his entire life. Earl “DMX” Simmons has served skid bids on the reg, since becoming an international rap star in 1999. His string of arrests, include everything from misdemeanor marijuana possession to aggravated assault. Most recently, DMX is finishing up his latest sentence for parole violation, which he was hit with last December after getting caught drinking alcohol at a performance. Looking to stay on the straight and narrow for good, X granted VIBE an exclusive prison interview to explain his side of the story, quest to stay sober, new album, reality show and love life.
Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you Part 1 of a special Beat Life episode with legendary hip hop producer “Large Professor”. We caught up with Large at a recent studio session, where he was gracious enough to speak with us. He touched on a number of topics, including how he got his name, facing early industry obstacles, wanting to work with 2 Pac, and how his hustle has changed in the music biz. He even speaks on one of his greatest memories of recording Illmatic with Nas. We were also able to talk with some fellow artists who have shared successful relationships with Large, including Neek The Exotic, J Love, Lord Finesse and Cormega. It was definitely an honor and a pleasure to build with one of the greatest producers Hip Hop as ever seen. We captured so much that we had to break this piece in 2 parts. So for now, please take the time to enjoy Part 1 and stay tuned for Part 2 next week.
“Space Bound” is a song by Eminem, which was announced to be released as the fourth single from his seventh studio album Recovery. The song is produced by American hip-hop producer Jim Jonsin
A music video for “Space Bound” was filmed over three days on February 2011, in Los Angeles, California, with ex-pornstar and Hollywood actor Sasha Grey.
Premiered last night on iTunes, the official VEVO version will be out tomorrow night.
In association with Def Jam, a celebration of the first twenty-five years of the label that defined hip-hop music and culture, in the words and photographs of its founders and artists. This is the story of Def Jam in the words of its artists and top executives, taken from interviews and seamlessly told as a narrative of no-holds barred recollections and anecdotes, made even more compelling by the fact that Def Jam is one of the last great record labels to enjoy the widespread cultural influence that it does, in light of the increasing digitization of music. Def Jam celebrates a label that defined hip-hop and whose impact extends beyond its incredible roster of recording artists to all areas of culture, fashion, lifestyle, cinema, art–impacting the music business and pop culture forever.
In 1984, Def Jam introduced a new kind of music and lifestyle–hip-hop–through aspiring record producer and punk-rocker Rick Rubin and party promoter/artist manager Russell Simmons. It has become the sound of young America, akin to Motown in the sixties. This is the first book to see the label whole: through an oral history woven from interviews (some exclusive) with its founders and artists such as LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Ja Rule, Rihanna, Ashanti, and Kanye West, as well as through rare memorabilia from personal archives of the label’s movers and shakers: behind-the-scenes photos, flyers, advertisements, movie posters, album cover art, magazine covers, and press clips from around the world. It also showcases images from some of the best-known photographers of the era, including Albert Watson, Glen E. Friedman, Jonathan Mannion, and Annie Leibovitz. It is designed by Cey Adams, Def Jam’s founding creative director and is an insider’s portrait of the last great record label.
To pick up a copy go here.