I recently sat down for my first interview with Rick Ross. I met up with the rapper at Jay Z’s 40/40 Club in NYC for what was meant to be a short face-to-face that of course, ran longer. I usually hate mass press days when artists are forced to do interview after interview after interview because they get tired and bored by the time you talk to them. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised that I got some pretty good stuff from Rozay (who is notorious about being reticent in interviews) about his issues with Young Jeezy, his personal happiness and his strange bestie, street artist Mr. Brainwash. Peep the interview here.
I interviewed Chief Keef in his first and only sit-down from rehab for Billboard. The GBE head, who’s known for hating interviews, opened up tom e and spoke about being in rehab for drugs, learning to surf and why lean ruined his last two mixtapes. Check out the whole story here or pick up the latest issue of Billboard featuring Beck on the cover. This story took a lot of work so shout outs to everyone who helped make it happen from Keef’s team and Billboard.
After Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar lit up the 2014 Grammy Awards, I was excited to get the chance to interview producer Alex Da Kid. Alex signed the Dragons to his KIDinaKORNER label and has been instrumental in their overwhelming success as of late. I visited the Brit producer at Westlake Studios in LA to talk about his new Grammy win with Imagine Dragons (he already has previous wins) and how that colorful performance came to be. Peep the interview for Billboard.
Thanks to Alex and his team for setting this up!