This week Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview featuring accomplished DMV Hip Hop Producer “Kev Brown”. We got the chance to speak in-depth with Kev on a number of current and encompassing topics that reflect his entire music career. He took the time to speak on his initial connection to music and how he got inspired to test the waters as a producer. He also spoke on his famous “Brown Album LP” (The Remix of Jay-Z’s Black Album) and explained the role that Peter Rosenberg (Now, Hot 97 Personality) played in influencing the project. Kev also brought us up to speed on his latest “Brazil Dedication LP” and gave some insight into what he experienced while recording in Brazil. Among other things, he spoke as well on his approach to beatmaking, his motivation for writing raps, and his hopes to work with a greater variety of names in music. He even shared some info regarding some astonishing names he’d be excited to record with, and touched briefly on his anticipated collabo work with “Busta Rhymes”. There’s so much insightful information in this interview, I strongly believe that true beatmaking fans as well as those dedicated to supporting “Kev Brown” will greatly appreciate this. Please take the time to listen to this significantly in-depth interview and definitely feel free to spread the word if you like what you hear. Much Thanks always. We truly hope you are inspired!
This week, Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview with Queens bred Emcee “Homeboy Sandman”. We got the chance to speak with Sandman on a number of in-depth subjects, ranging from his initial passion to pursue music, his grind on the come up as an independent Emcee, as well as the benefits of signing to Stones Throw Records. He also spoke in detail about his progression and mature development as an individual, from making healthy dietary decisions, to being a more responsible artist and continuing his passionate work as a writer despite no longer penning articles for the Huffington Post. As the interview progressed, Homeboy Sandman took a moment to give some insight into more project related subjects, such as an upcoming release, compiled with all of his “Out Now” promo tracks. He also spoke on the possibilities of some point collaborating with producer Madlib, as well as his reasons for working with producers like EL RTNC (RThentic) and M. Slago. It was indeed a fulfilling pleasure to build with the brother Homeboy Sandman, he gave some great insight into some really important issues that affect us as a people today, whether it’s the GMO affected foods that we have to be skeptic of today or our generally apathetic attitude towards seeking useful information rather than access to entertainment and sensationalized media, each topic was carefully discussed. Homeboy Sandman’s latest release "All That I Hold Dear" is in stores now along with his RThentic produced “Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent EP” via Stones Throw Records. If you like what you hear, feel free to go ahead and support with a purchase. In the meantime, please take the time to listen to our amazingly thought provoking interview with the man himself and definitely feel encouraged to share and spread the word. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
This week Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview with Michigan Emcee “Willie The Kid”. We got the chance to speak with Willie recently on a number of of topics, including how he got his start in music and how he’s been able to achieve success coming up in the mixtape circuit (via Gangsta Grillz/ The Aphilliates). Willie also took the time to speak in-depth about his recent work with Producer, The Alchemist on The Masterpiece Theatre EP and shared his experience of recording at the Rap Camp (Alchemist’s Studio) where he was able to vibe with and witness the creative work of other skilled lyricists like Roc Marciano, Action Bronson and others. Among other things, Willie took the time to speak on the influences of his intricate rhyme style and some of the things his core fans might have in common, with regards to how they listen to his music. He also took a moment to reflect on the accolades given to him last year by the artist “Drake” in reference to his music off "The Cure 2 Mixtape", by stating his gratitude for not only the props as an Emcee, but also for the particular songs of his, which Drake chose to recognize. As the interview progressed, Willie gave some insight into his upcoming projects and further established why we can continue to expect more musical output from him. I must say, it was indeed a pleasure buildin’ with such an ambitious and talented lyricist, I was fortunate to speak with Willie on so much more insightful topics, so I highly encourage you to take the time to listen to the entire interview whenever you get a chance. Also, be sure to check for and support his latest "Aquamarine" project as well as his recent collabo EP with The Alchemist. For further info and updates on Willie feel free to check him out on twitter @theWILLIETHEKID. Thanks wholeheartedly for supporting Out Da Box. We hope you are inspired!
This week Out Da Box Radio brings you our exclusive interview with Ann Arbor, Michigan Producer “14KT”. Fresh off the release of his latest LP entitled “Nickel & Dimed”, we got the chance to speak with KT for a truly in-depth interview. We spoke on a number of intriguing topics, including KT’s introduction to music, his earlier days as a member of the the Athletic Mic League (AML), the meaning behind his new album, his approach to production, the Soulful Michigan scene, and his previous work with Jay Electronica. 14KT also spoke in-depth on the topic of today’s electronic music and how to distinguish between what’s quality vs what’s wack. In conclusion, 14KT also gave us some insight into some of his upcoming projects including a collabo lp entitled “Taking L’s” with an emcee named “Ozay Moore” which he provided the production for, and a full length collabo project with Ohio vocalist "AB", as well as some additional work with AML emcee Buff 1 . There’s a whole lot more insightful conversation in this interview, so I strongly encourage you to take the time to listen whenever you get a chance. Please be encouraged to comment and spread the word about the interview if you like what you hear. Also feel free to purchase 14KT’s "Nickel & Dimed" Album via itunes or UGHH. Thanks for supporting Out Da Box. Enjoy!
This week Out Da Box Radio brings you our latest Interview featuring the successful UK Producer/DJ “Eric Lau”. We got the chance to talk with Eric last month around the week his studio sophomore album “One Of Many” was released. He took the time to speak to us about his drive to pursue music without having the initial support from his parents, as well as the impact of his best friend’s suicide. Among more current things, Eric spoke to us about the message and significance of his new album “One Of Many”. He also spoke about his collaboration with Detroit Emcee “Guilty Simpson” and how he was able to bring out the soulful sound that was displayed on their project “The Mission EP”. Eric further gave some insight into the current UK music scene and the rising hopes for success he has for fellow artists like Rahel, Tawiah, Olivier Daysoul, Fatima and others who are featured on his new album. “One Of Many” is available in stores now and I must say is one of my favorite soulful vocal albums this year. Eric’s rich soul sampled production shines through in such a magnificent way. Check out our in-depth interview with the man himself and please be encouraged to support Eric if you like what you hear. Much thanks to Eric Lau and everyone else who has taken the time to listen to any of our Out Da Box Radio episodes this year. Enjoy and continue to spread the word!
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Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you our latest interview featuring the accomplished music producer/composer “Adrian Younge”. I recently got the chance to chat with Adrian on a number of topics, including how he got his start in music, making the transition from sampling to live instruments, living in the digital music age and the significance of album art to music. He also took the time to speak on his original music that was recently sampled by Jay-Z for the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Album and how Jay initially got a hold of the sample. Progressing through the interview, Adrian also took a moment to speak in-depth about his collabo album with Ghostface Killah (Twelve Reasons To Die) and his thoughts about producer Apollo Brown, although admitting he hasn’t yet been able to hear the Apollo Brown version of the album. Nearing the conclusion of the interview, Adrian also took some time to give insight into his recent work with lead singer “William Hart” of “The Delfonics”, and how the soulful collaboration came together. There's so much insightful information in this interview to keep your attention, I certainly believe you will appreciate it. I had a great pleasure building with the brother “Adrian” and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Please take the time to listen to our in-depth radio interview with the man himself and definitely feel free to leave a comment and spread the word if you like what you hear. Enjoy!.
News: Adrian Younge is gearing up to release his new collabo LP with West Coast Hip Hop vets "Souls Of Mischief" of The Hieroglyphics crew.
This week Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview with Michigan based Mello Music Group Producer “Apollo Brown”. We were fortunate to speak with Apollo a few weeks ago to discuss specifics about his music history and recent career success. He took the time to speak in-depth about how he got his start and who some of his influences were in music. We also got a chance to reflect on some of his recent successful projects, like the “Trophies LP” with O.C., The Guilty Simpson Project (Dice Game), and this year’s collabo project with Ghostface and Ugly Heroes. Apollo also took a moment to give some insight into his studio set up and equipment range by noting his preference towards using more minimalist/vintage equipment which he feels is best suitable for his style and just as effective as any updated software or new piece of music equipment. Apollo also reflected on what it was like to produce an Alternate version of Ghostface Killah’s “TRTD” Album A.K.A (The Brown Tape) stating that he had never heard of the original version and it felt like he was recording the music backwards, by having to produce around the pre-recorded vocals. In closing, Apollo brought us up to date on his latest collabo group project with emcee’s Verbal Kent and Red Pill better known as “Ugly Heroes”. It was a great pleasure to speak with such a talented and accomplished producer of our time. With so much great music already under his belt, I can only see further progress and success on this brother’s journey. I certainly wish him the best as he continues to grow musically in the future. Definitely feel free to pick up some of his recent releases over a mellomusic when you get a chance. In the meantime be sure to check out our insightful radio interview with Apollo Brown himself. Much Thanks. Enjoy!
This week Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a very special interview with Grammy Award Winning music producer “Symbolyc One” better known as “S1”. Close fans may be familiar with him as a prominent member of the texas based hip hop group “The Strange Fruit Project” but in recent years his solo career has developed enormously and he’s gained greater recognition as a music producer. Recently we got a chance to speak with S1 on a number of topics including his start with the Strange Fruit Project and his work with Erykah Badu as a fellow artist and member of the production collective The Cannabinoids. We also talked about his music relationship with “Kanye West” and how he came to produce the highly acclaimed lead single Power as well as Beyonce’s hit song Best Thing I Never Had. Among other things “S1” took the time to speak in-depth about his growth as a producer and how he’s been able to continue on the successful journey. There’s so much insightful information about S1 in this interview that whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll certainly appreciate. Please take the time to listen to our in-depth episode with Symbolyc One and definitely for free to leave a comment and spread the word if you like. Enjoy!
This week Out Da Box Radio is happy to feature accomplished North Carolina Emcee “Rapper Big Pooh” of the legendary hip hop group “Little Brother”. Pooh took the time to speak to us on a range of intriguing topics including his beginnings as an emcee, the sacrifices he made being a part of Little Brother, his personality impact on the group and more. He even cleared the record on the possibility of a future Little Brother reunion, expressing that him and 9th Wonder have began to reconcile their differences, but the group is still far from rejoining. As the interview progressed Pooh gave further details on his growth as a solo artist, his recent work with Slum Village and his outlook on being a balanced business man / artist (i.e. doing it for the love vs the money). I certainly enjoyed this conversation with Pooh. He had a humble vibe and a great sense of humility during the talk, and I wish him the best in all of his future moves. When you get a a chance, feel free to pick up his latest album entitled “Fat Boy Fresh Volume 2” which was released recently last November. In the meantime, please take the time to listen to our interview with the man himself. Enjoy and definitely feel encouraged to spread the word.
For this week’s episode Out Da Box Radio, is happy to feature an in-depth interview with acclaimed Long Island Emcee “R.A. The Rugged Man”. I got a chance to chat with R.A. for quite a while on a number of topics, including getting his start in the music biz, becoming friends with The Notorious B.I.G., overcoming mental illness, and growing up in Long Island as a white rapper. This is definitely another intriguing interview, which I have no doubt you will enjoy. R.A. will be releasing his brand new album entitled “Legends Never Die” on April 30th via Nature Sounds Records. Feel free to check out RATheRuggedMan.net as well and Nature-Sounds.net to keep updated with everything happening around him. In the meantime, take a listen to our insightful interview with RA The Rugged Man himself. Enjoy and please continue to spread the word.