J57 talks about how he got started digging for jazz records with a friend and mimicking his hiphop influences, until he formed his own style. He reminisces on his many days at the iconic Fat…
We sat down with Frank Nitt to talk about his job as musical curator of Dilla’s legacy, the new Yancey Boys album and Dilla’s cassette tapes.
Rapper/singer Maydiën is preparing to release a trilogy of EP’s this year. TRU is proud to premiere the first single and sat down with Maydiën to discuss the development of his sound what’s in store for the future.
In ‘Lyrics of Fury’ we focus on the most classic verses in rap, joined by the key players themselves in trying to reconstruct the circumstances behind what has become rap history. In this first episode, we talk to Cappadonna about his 60-bar behemoth on ‘Winter Warz.’
2012 was the year rappers went to church. Well, they at least acted that way by incorporating Christian language and imagery in everything from song and album titles to videos and slang. Church talk trended…
TRU’s Sketch sat down with Sho Baraka to chop it up about, among other things, his new album, “not being black enough” and the problem with naming your song “N—a Island.”
Oh No has had an amazingly busy year, but we found out there’s still more to come. In our exclusive interview we talk about how he challenges himself to keep his work fresh, working with his brother Madlib and leprechauns. Yes, leprechauns.
We TRUbians appreciate rappers who push themselves to new creative heights. Take the Dallas-based MC named Playdough for example.
We’re gonna go ahead and call it: El-P has got to be producer of the year in 2012. Who else is able to claim he’s at the helm of not only one, but two albums…
TRU chopped it up with rapper’s rapper Skyzoo about his new musical direction and the themes of his upcoming album, as well as his standing in today’s hip-hop landscape.