During the Phoenix stop of The Life Is So Exciting Tour, Pusha T sits down with Bootleg Kev to discuss his upcoming album My Name is My Name, staying consistent over the years, the differences of working with the Neptunes and Kanye West, the Clipse’s Exclusive Audio Footage album, how Rick Ross initially introduced him to Kanye West in Hawaii, the status of that mythical Clipse “reunion” album God As My Witness, Malice’s family life and more.
Fabolous joined in on the interview at one point and joined the discussion at certain points. Ending the interview with them speaking on Drake’s suggested attempt at bringing back Dada Supreme. You know… the behind-the-scenes picture that is spawning all those MEMEs that even Drakeappreciates? Yeah.
During the Phoenix stop of his tour, Tech N9ne chops it up with Bootleg Kev about Something Else (June 25), Cee-Lo Green being featured on the album (and the possibility of Eminem being featured as well), his single “B.I.T.C.H” featuring T-Pain, signing Rittz, the blueprint that Strange Music has laid and more.
While out in Austin for SXSW earlier this year, Jarren Benton sat down with Bootleg Kev to talk about his upcoming album My Grandma’s Basement*, his “underground” hip hop influences, his addiction to porn, how Sean Price is the most underrated rapper ever, linking with Funk Volume, R.A. the Rugged Man and more.
* I was luckily enough to receive an early copy and damn… Jarren has an incredible body of work on his hands. June 18th!
Machine Gun Kelly sits down with Bootleg Kev to talk about porn star Rachel Starr, his Black Flag mixtape, Lace Up‘s album sales, paying tribute to Eminem in Detroit, Macklemore’s crowd walk, his issues with XXL and more.
While on air with Bootleg Kev, Chamillionaire breaks down the reasoning behind him leaving Universal, why Ultimate Victory didn’t move as much commercially as his debut Sound of Revenge, his unreleased Venom LP and what’s on the horizon.
While on R.E.D.Y. Set Radio with Bootleg Kev, Dizzy Wright and (Funk Volume owner/founder Dame) chop it up for a good solid hour. Topics range from Dizzy’s XXL Freshmen Cover appearance, his relationship with fellow-freshman Logic, how Funk Volume got started, the reason why Hopsin doesn’t release a lot of music and more. Check out the hightlights in part one (above) and part two and three (after the jump).
On top of banging out our weekly recap mixes and doing his thing on Arizona airwaves, Bootleg Kev comes through with a new mixtape chalk full of exclusives. New music from the likes of Rittz, Yelawolf, Vic Mensa, Freddie Gibbs, Audio Push, Emilio Rojas, Azad Right and many more. Stream/download after the jump.
While out in Austin for SXSW, Problem sat down with Bootleg Kev to speak on the blastid molly craze, the unification of the West Coast, his upcoming Separation project with DJ Drama, his Diamond Lane team, linking up with Wiz Khalifa for Cabin Fever 2 and more.
While out (drinking) in Austin for SXSW, Hit-Boy sits down with Bootleg Kev to speak about repping the I.E. (909, what up!?), the line-up on “Cypher“, the HS87 project All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of, working with Kanye West (and the amount of material he has in the stash), how N*ggas In Paris changed his life, being in the lab with M.I.A. and his favorite beat he’s done (Justin Bieber’s single w/ Drake). Towards the end, he lists off his top producers of all time and more.
Volume 18 of our ongoing weekly recap series with Bootleg Kev features new music from The-Dream, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, THURZ, Add-2, Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T., Trey Songz, ANTHM, Jared Evan, Statik Selektah, 50 Cent, Skyzoo and much more. Hit the jump for the tracklist, stream and download link.