Articles Posted in the Interviews Category

  • 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.

  • 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 ‘90′s, Detroit MC Elzhi has been criminally underrated for years. However, with the hunger of a rookie and the honed skills of a seasoned veteran, it…

  • One on One with Fashawn

    One on One with Fashawn

    TRU goes one on one with Central Cali MC Fashawn.

  • One on One with Kent M$ney

    One on One with Kent M$ney

    Kent M$ney, Va native and current Cali repper, made a huge impact in the world of underground hip hop with his mixtape, “Becoming” that dropped last year. After rocking SXSW with his Surf Club family,…

  • One on One with Preemo

    One on One with Preemo

    Nomadic emcee Preemo has been gaining a considerable amount of buzz on hip-hop blogs lately, and for good reason. He recently dropped The Magic Bullet, his self-described mixtape/album and follow up to the exceptional Concrete…

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    One On One With Shallah Raekwon

    We caught up with Raekwon for an exclusive interview where he talked about creative freedom, working with Justin Bieber and the ethics of making art.