Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Exclusive Interview: Slug (from Atmosphere)

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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I’ll admit I was a late bloomer when it came to Atmosphere. But once I gave them a legitimate shot, I became immersed in their music. Ant is an accomplished producer and an intricate part of their success; whereas Slug is probably considered the groups’ Jagger. The fact remains, as an emcee, he is truly one of the best storytellers hip-hop has today. Fun-loving, generous, guarded, mysterious and occasionally malevolent might describe Slug the rapper, but on this week’s Tuesdays with, I sat down with Sean Daley, the person, to discuss, well just about everything.


Jason Gloss: You’ve collaborated with a lot of artists over your lengthy career. Doom, Eyedea, Print, Vakill, Brother Ali, Sage Francis, Evidence, Murs, Aesop Rock to KRS-One and Buckshot, so which collabo would you consider your personal favorite?


Slug: I’m not sure I’ve ever really had a favorite collaboration with anyone. I prefer making music with friends for the memory that it creates. Songs are cool and fun and shit, but the best part of collaborating is the friendships.


Honestly, I don’t even know if I can play the favorite game when thinking about my music. I kinda feel the same way towards all of my songs, like they’re my kids. It’s like I have a thousand kids. Some are smarter than others, some are cleaner or better adjusted or whatever and some are just complete idiots that I keep locked in the basement.


Atmosphere has a shitload of releases, which one do you find yourself going back to the most?


The only time I ever go back to the catalog is when I need to learn something for the show. Sometimes we’ll decide to pull out some old shit, so I will then go back and peep to see if I even remember the words. Other than that, I leave the past in the past. I find a good laugh in the idea of any rapper rolling around bumping a record they released a few years ago.


Interview: Blockhead

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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This past Tuesday our lil’ brother blog OpinionatedJay featured an interview with former Steady Bloggin’ member and indie hip-hop producer extraordinaire Blockhead. They discuss things like Aesop Rock, Kate Upton, New York Knicks, Tree, Derek Jeter, Necro  andof course the demise of Def Jux. Check it out and stayed tuned for some more interviews dropping every Tuesdays on


INTERVIEW: DaVinci and Al Jieh Of SWTBRDS (Part 3)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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This is Part 3 of my interview with DaVinci and Al Jieh of San Francisco’s SWTBRDS label (Part 1 HERE, Part 2 HERE). In this segment we talk about the history of Bay Area rap, certain misconceptions about it, and how SWTBRDS fits into the overall legacy of the region.
As our ride continues we talk more about the close knit nature of The Bay Area’s rap scene, how the connections shared by DaVinci and Al Jieh exemplify working relationships that developed between residents of disparate city and suburban regions. My girlfriend mentions Marin County, a luxurious suburban outpost located across the bridge from SF. The guys laugh and trade jokes about the wide gap between that county and their own world, then turn up a surprising nugget of trivia.
DaVinci & Al Jieh: (remembering nearly in unison) Tupac was from Marin City!

INTERVIEW: DaVinci and Al Jieh Of SWTBRDS (Part 2)

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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photo by Jenna Rodriguez

This is Part 2 of my interview with DaVinci and Al Jieh of San Francisco’s SWTBRDS label (Part 1 was published via Passion Of The Weiss). In this segment we talk about the history of their label and how its heritage derives from the legendary Fillmore neighborhood where DaVinci grew up.

Nardwuar vs. Curren$y

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
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Easily the best thing about Canada, ever. Nardwuar’s schtick gets tiresome, but nobody can front on the energy and preparation he puts in to each interview. Take notes Petey Rosenberg. –Philaflava

Sunday Vaults: R.A. The Rugged Man interview ’04

Sunday, November 7th, 2010
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Seems like Sunday is filler day on the blogosphere so I thought to do a “vaulted” feature today and probably will continue to do so moving forward.

About a year ago R.A. ripped Floyd Mayweather on Shade 45 for fighting pussies. Today I’m digging out an interview I did on The Philaflava Show back in ’04 with R.A. The Rugged Man displaying that same wit. While most people think he got better with age, I think RA has always been one of the best personalities hip-hop has ever offered. Enjoy! –Philaflava

Philaflava Show w/RA The Rugged Man

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