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Migos Talk 'CULTURE II' Album on Beats 1 (Video)

Culture II is dropping January 26 and the world is waiting for it. Migos were on Beats 1 with Ebro to talk about the album and how it came about. The group says it’s a celebration, which is why they’re dropping on the anniversary of the first one. They also speak on how...

6LACK Talks with Zane Lowe (Video)

It’s been a crazy past year for 6LACK, who after his “PRBLMS” single blew up last year, has released his debut album FREE 6LACK and worked with the likes of Jhené Aiko, Syd, J.I.D and Malay. As part of Apple Music’s ‘Up Next,’ a new documentary series that focuses on up and coming artists,...

Joe Budden & DJ Akademiks Premiere 'Everyday Struggle' (Video)

Today Complex debuted their season premiere for their new debate show titled, "Everyday Struggle," starring DJ Akademiks and none other than his also highly opinionated co-host, Joe Budden. With Nadeska Alexis handling the hosting duties to ensure the two over-opinionated gentlemen don't overreact, the two touch on JAY Z vs....

Drake gives in depth talk about the Meek Mill incident, Ghost Writing Allegations & More

After revealing that his More Life album was just two weeks from being complete, earlier this month, Drake took a break from his tour life to sit down with DJ Semtex. The two essentially discussed his entire life story and controversial events of the last 16 months. During the hour-long conversation, he touched on...

Spotlight Interview: Nigerian Artist iAMPDZ Talks Conscious Rap & Tampa’s Hip Hop Scene (Video)

  The hip hop scene just gained a new up-and-coming sensation with rapper iAMPDZ, who brings us his awakend beats all the way from Nigeria by way of Tampa, Florida. iAMPDZ, or as his mama would call him, Oluwafemi Sanya, was able to give an exclusive interview to Tha Fly Nation to...

Spotlight Interview: KOTA The Friend Talks EP Palm Tree Liquor, Resiliency, Naruto, & More

On December 13th Brooklyn rapper KOTA The Friend headlined a showcase called Colored Family Presents: Family Time. Colored Family is a collective that is made up of KOTA, Lovey, Ol' Soul, Sha Summers, Dan & The Maschine, STRANGE, and Meta. Colored Family was well represented on the stage that night, but other acts like...

Spotlight Interview: Trapo Talks Shade Trees, His Motivations, Recycling Lyrics, & More

Last night (Dec. 5) Trapo performed his second New York headlining show at Rough Trade NYC as part of his Shade Trees Live mini tour. The stop served as the first time the 18 year-old Wisconsin rapper, sometimes singer, performed his debut album Shade Trees all the way through. His EPs SHE and...

Erykah Badu Reveals How Her Mom Felt About The Outkast Hit, "Ms. Jackson" (Video)

The famous song "Ms. Jackson" by Outkast was one of the biggest hits of the year 2000. What most people didn't realize at the time was how the song was inspired by Andre 3000's relationship with the mother of his baby mama, Erykah Badu.  In a recent interview with Rap Radar, Badu revealed how she felt about...

The Weeknd Talks STARBOY with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 (Video)

The Weeknd sat down with Zane Lowe for a Beats 1 interview in anticipation of the release of his forthcoming album, "STARBOY". While the full interview is released tomorrow, Beats 1 released a few clips tonight. In the first video The Weeknd talks to Zane about working with Kendrick Lamar on “Sidewalks.” He calls Kendrick...

Crosstown Beezy goes 1 on 1 with Tha Fly Nation (Video)

Fresh off his Apple Music video debut with "Got That Sauce" Crosstown Beezy links with in-house producer The Firemen to cook up "Dog Food" featuring label mate Cocky Rocky. New and ready to break out Crosstown revamped himself  for the world to see!

Bruno Mars Talks 24K Magic, Getting Dropped From Motown, & More (Video)

Bruno Mars recently sat down with Apple's Zane Lowe for a 44 minute interview. Highlights from the interview include his upcoming album 24K Magic, getting dropped from Motown, and performing at 2016's Super Bowl. The two also discuss music and unity, touring, and when he discovered songwriting's profitability. Bruno rarely doing interviews is also touched upon in the conversation, so...

Logic's Incredible Journey (Documentary) (Video)

Before the release of The Incredible True Story, Logic toured the country not to perform shows, but to visit fans at their home and give them an exclusive listen of the album. His documentary, appropriately titled Logic’s Incredible Journey, is complete footage of his time on the road. Various people...

Isaiah Rashad - 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle (Video)

Top Dawg Entertainment's Isaiah Rashad is back tearing up the 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle on Shade45's Sway In The Morning. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Rap Radar Podcast: Slim Thug (Video)

  Slim Thug’s about his business. And days before the release of his new album, Hogg Life: American King Vol. 4, the Houston tycoon is in town sharing the art of his independent hustle. In this candid chat, Thugga talks about his latest release, Houston explosion, entrepreneurship, fame, labels, Beyonce, Pharrell, Jay...

Rap Radar Podcast: DJ Khaled (Video)

Major Key Alert! Special cloth talk with the mogul himself, DJ Khaled.  DJ Khaled stops by Rap Radar Podcast to detail how patience transformed his career, how he managed to lock Jay-Z in for a verse on his most-anticipated album, gives details on NaS' long-awaited upcoming album, how he managed to ink a...

Ural Garrett talks upcoming fatherhood and his first book, Black Macabre: Thanking Evil

Tha Fly Nation caught up with journalist, photographer and graduate of Southern University & A&M College, Ural Garrett, to talk about his influences and experiences writing his first book, "Black Macabre: Thanking Evil", the greatest Faustian revenge thriller ever told! Black Macabre: Thanking Evil is published by Over the Edge...

Rap Radar Podcast: Memphis Bleek & Manolo Rose (Video)

After a career being in the spotlight, Memphis Bleek is stepping behind the mic as CEO of his newly minted Warehouse Music Group/Roc Nation. He’s also spreading love the Brooklyn way with flagship artist, Manolo Rose & newcomer Casanova. Now with the ink dry, Bleek speaks on his new brand’s...

Rap Radar Podcast: Ty Dolla $ign (Video)

Inspired by the upcoming Presidential election and the killings of African-American men by police, Ty Dolla $ign is preparing to release his new project, Campaign. Fresh off Future’s Purple Reign tour, The Taylor Gang hookmaster hasn’t slowed down since the release of his Free TC album. During a quick stop...

Rap Radar Podcast: Jermaine Dupri (Video)

The unsung is back on top. This summer, So So Def Records founder Jermaine Dupri has takin’ over our television screens with his two reality series’, “The Rap Game” and “Music Moguls”. But don’t get twisted, JD isn’t forgetting his roots. Later this year, he plans to release a collaborative...

Rap Radar Podcast: ScHoolboy Q (Video)

 Two years after his successful breakthrough, ScHoolboy Q has a renewed focus with his short film and album, Blank Face LP. But things weren’t always this clear for the TDE signee. In the midst of raising his 7-year-old daughter and kicking his drug addiction, he contemplated about quitting rap. Following a...

Rap Radar Podcast: Z-Ro (Video)

The King of the Ghetto is out of his element. Surrounded by New York City skyscrapers, Z-Ro has made the journey from his native Houston to support his 19th album, Drankin’ & Drivin‘ (July 15). Making the most of his stay, he reunited with longtime producer Mike Dean on the police brutality...

Rap Radar Podcast: Wyclef Jean (Video)

From hip-hop to pop, Wyclef Jean has been blending genres his entire career. After a controversial political run in his homeland of Haiti, the preacher’s son has returned to music with his upcoming album, The Carnival 3. But in the meantime, The Fugees frontman is celebrating the 20th anniversary of...

Rap Radar Podcast: Jonathan Mannion (Video)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographer Jonathan Mannion has a lot to say. For over two decades, the Ohio native has shot some of the most iconic images in hip-hop and pop culture. In addition to celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt, he was...

Rap Radar Podcast: O.T. Genasis (Video)

Don’t call it a comeback—or, maybe you should. With the success of his breakthrough single “CoCo”, O.T. Genasis was written off as a one hit wonder. Proving naysayers wrong, the Long Beach native bounced back with a new anthem called “Cut It.” Before performing at the Palms Hotel’s Ditch Fridays...

Rap Radar Podcast: Jim Jones (Video)

  Despite being the most vocal member of The Diplomats, Jim Jones has been quietly at work. Fresh off hiatus, the Harlem heavyweight has reemerged with his new album, The Kitchen. But from beyond the stove, Capo has been recently takin’ heat from Dipset frontman, Cam’Ron. Mobbing through the city, Jomo speaks on...

Rap Radar Podcast: Shyne (Video)

With so much drama in NYC, Shyne knows what it’s like to be in the center of it all. 15 years to the day of his 10 year prison sentence, the former Bad Boy star is finally at peace with his infamous Club NY shooting and ex-label boss Diddy. In...

Rap Radar Podcast: The LOX (Video)

It’s been a long time coming, but after reconciling with Diddy, The Lox are hitting the road as part of the Bad Boy reunion tour. But the trio aren’t just celebrating the past. Later this year, they’re set to release their long awaited junior album, We Are The Streets 2....

Chance The Rapper Talks Kanye West's 'Good Ass Job' & Mixtape w/ Jay Electronica (Video)

Chance The Rapper sits with Zane Lowe and Beats 1 for Apple Music to talk about the journey from Acid Rap to working with with Kanye West, what God means to people, releasing mixtapes since high school, the possibility of making a project with Jay Electronica and much more. Let us...

Kanye West Interviews on The Ellen Show (Video)

It’s been a while since we heard a famous rant from Kanye West, or in fact an interview in general. This week on The Ellen Show, he went all out with a rant about how his ideas can make the human race existence better with the help of money from Mark...