Articles Posted in the Interviews Category

  • J-Zone & A Gadget Ho

    One On One With J-Zone

    With precious few days left to get your Christmas shopping done, here’s a helpful tip for that hip-hop fan with a sense of humor on your list: J-Zone wrote a book. TRU spoke to the former Old Maid Billionaire rapper turned book scribe and talked about the highs of touring, the lows of badgering for your buck and learning to embrace failure

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    One On One With Sintax The Terrific

    Sintax The Terrific is a veteran of the underground – maintaining his rap rep as a member of The Pride and deepspace5 collectives while holding down a menial day job as a FREAKING LAWYER. TRU…

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    One On One With Tragedy Khadafi (Part 2): “Stagnation Is Death”

    Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Tragedy Khadafi. This week, things get a little more serious as we delve into Tragedy’s religious beliefs, his philosophies and views on education and society as a whole. Grab a tall drink, we’re in it for the long haul.

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    One On One With Tragedy Khadafi (Part 1): “I Am Victorious”

    Tragedy Khadafi is a veteran in the rap game as well as in life. The man who layed the blueprint for what we’ve come to recognize as the signature Queensbridge grime returns with the third…

  • Apathy

    Old-School Dedication: A Conversation With Apathy

    Apathy has come a long way, from being signed to a major label like Atlantic without a single release to recording a succesful debut on an indie label and now working with legends of boombap…

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    “Smart is the new gangsta”- One on One with Black Rob

    Black Rob is certainly glad to be free. Couple that with the fact that his new album, Game Tested, Street Approved, drops next week, and you’ve got one lively man to talk to. So lively,…

  • One On One With Mr. J. Medeiros

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    One On One With Mr. J. Medeiros

    TRU recently caught up with former Procussions member and Rawkus recording artist Mr. J Medeiros via e-mail to discuss his new Saudade album, issues-driven hip hop, and funding an independent record via crowd-sourcing instead of corporate label cash.

  • Raw Sh!t: An Interview With Random Axe

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    Raw Sh!t: An Interview With Random Axe

    When you have three gully muthaf***as recording a group album you’re not gonna get some happy-go-lucky music. That’s not to say Guilty Simpson, Sean Price and Black Milk don’t know how to have fun. TRU sat down for a conversation with the three fellas about Big Sean’s new name, suede espadrilles and what albums to look forward to this year.

  • One On One With JR

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    One On One With JR

    TRU recently caught up with St. Louis-based producer/artist JR (formerly of Cross Movement Records) via e-mail to discuss his free Murray’s Grammar album, remaking Radiohead, and leaving the comforts of the Christian music market for a new audience.

  • Freddie Gibbs on CTE, Gangsta Rap, and Music Business

    Freddie Gibbs on CTE, Gangsta Rap, and Music Business

    He’s the new signee from Young Jeezy’s Corporate Thugz Entertainment and has the internet going nuts with every release. Now he’s preparing to turn online hype into real sales, but who exactly is Freddie Gibbs?…

  • Ben Westhoff - Dirty South

    Interview: Ben Westhoff

    Hip-hop journalist Ben Westhoff, of Village Voice and Creative Loafing fame, has penned a compelling book about the Dirty South hip-hop. I had an opportunity to meet him recently when he came to Houston for…

  • One on One with Elzhi

    One on One with Elzhi

    Although he has been active in hip-hop since the ‘90s, Detroit-MC Elzhi has been criminally underrated for years now. However, with the hunger of a rookie and the honed skills of a seasoned veteran, it…

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