INTERVIEW: Nick Grant Speaks on the Need to Extend the Lifespan of Hip Hop, Dreamin Out Loud & Sunday Dinner

INTERVIEW: Nick Grant Speaks on the Need to Extend the Lifespan of Hip Hop, Dreamin Out Loud & Sunday Dinner

Ever since Nick Grant emerged on the scene, he has pushed the envelope and reminded all of us why we should still have hope in this thing called Hip-Hop.  I mean, he's co-signed by some of the most elite in the industry; Andre 3000, Jay-Z, NaS, Talib Kweli.  He also had Jeezy vibing hard during his Sway In the Morning freestyle.  So check the interview as we discuss not only his upcoming projects - Dreamin Out Loud and Sunday Dinner, who he likes in battle rap and if he thinks Hip-Hop is still dead.

INTERVIEW: Fans Interview R&B artist, Tank

INTERVIEW: Fans Interview R&B artist, Tank

Singer, Songwriter and Producer Tank has been in the music game for over 20 years.  As a songwriter, he's written songs for the Aaliyah, Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Pitbull and more.  As a singer, he's currently on tour while awaiting the release of his 8th solo album entitled Savage which is set to drop on September 29th.  So when I found out he was hitting Cleveland, I had to snag an interview with him and since he's so popular on my social media accounts I decided to let the fans ask the questions.  Check out what the fans had to ask him after the jump!

INTERVIEW: Get to know Cincinnati's own Nick Mitchell who goes by Juan Cosby: Co-Founder of Grasshopper Juice Records, Producer, Vocalist, Keyboardist, DJ & more

INTERVIEW: Get to know Cincinnati's own Nick Mitchell who goes by Juan Cosby: Co-Founder of Grasshopper Juice Records, Producer, Vocalist, Keyboardist, DJ & more

Cincinnati's own Juan Cosby is nothing short of a renaissance man.  Not only is he currently the vocalist/producer for Counterfeit Money Machine and keyboardist/producer for BIG’UNS, he's also the General Manager of Grasshopper Juice Records who not only has a roster of independent acts but they also book national artists, coordinate local events in Cincinnati all while throwing the Adjust Your Eyes Music and Art Festival every year since 2006. Whew.. I'm tired just writing that. Check out the interview after the jump!

INTERVIEW: SoMo talks about being driven by womens sensuality, wanting to collab with Ginuwine or Musiq and of course his love for Cleveland Ohio

INTERVIEW: SoMo talks about being driven by womens sensuality, wanting to collab with Ginuwine or Musiq and of course his love for Cleveland Ohio

SoMo is a very talented singer/songwriter from Texas who was first discovered on Youtube.  He used the popular video sharing site as a platform to release not only original music but popular song covers of such artists as Ginuwine, Miley Cyrus, Boyz II Men, Chris Brown, Usher, Mario, Drake, etc. which garnered millions of views. He later signed with Republic Records and in the process has released 2 studio albums (the latest one entitled The Answers which dropped in March 2017) and several mixtapes.  His hottest song to date is Ride which has gone 2x platinum and has just under 22 million views on Youtube.  We had the pleasure of sitting down with this cutie and talking 1 on 1 about all things music, life and sensuality.

INTERVIEW: Elev8 the game w/ a couple of Columbus gems - Part 2: Hodgie

INTERVIEW: Elev8 the game w/ a couple of Columbus gems - Part 2: Hodgie

Hodgie has been invited to be a guest on Shade45 with Sway, his single Minding' My Business is currently in rotation on 106.7 The Beat and Power 107.5 and he's consistently had his music showcased in many blogs such as Okayplayer, Complex, 2DopeBoyz, Vibe, Nahright, DJBooth, etc.

We did a quick phone interview with Hodgie and talked about how he's grown as an artist, how he feels about mumble rap and of course .. Street Lights.

Check the interview after the jump!

INTERVIEW: Elev8 the Game w/ a couple of Columbus gems - Part 1: Son of Uh Legend, Lil Bizzy

INTERVIEW: Elev8 the Game w/ a couple of Columbus gems - Part 1: Son of Uh Legend, Lil Bizzy

You may have caught his viral video "Bizzy's In The House" anywhere on social media which is currently sitting at 9.7 million views.  

I did a quick phone interview with Lil Bizzy and discussed how he didn't really understand his father's musical impact [Bizzy Bone of the legendary Bone Thugs-n-Harmony] until in his late teens and what sets him apart from other rappers kids. 

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INTERVIEW: Shuicide Holla discusses new management, how he motivates other artists and of course Hit Dem Folks

INTERVIEW: Shuicide Holla discusses new management, how he motivates other artists and of course Hit Dem Folks

Cleveland's own Shuicide Holla is definitely the numbers man around these parts. Since his smash hit Hit Dem Folks went viral with over 1.65 million streams on SoundCloud, a youtube dance video with over 6.5 million views AND if you Google the man you will find video upon video of kids all over the world dancing to his hits, so it kinda makes you curious as to the man behind all of this.

We got a chance to chat it up with Shu so check out the interview after the jump and find out more about him!

INTERVIEW: Eric Roberson speaks on how he rhymed first before Phonte on Tigallerro, his definition of the word completion and how he writes to stay in shape

INTERVIEW: Eric Roberson speaks on how he rhymed first before Phonte on Tigallerro, his definition of the word completion and how he writes to stay in shape

Eric Roberson is a singer, songwriter, producer and a 2x Grammy nominee from New Jersey who has written and/or provided vocal production for Musiq Soulchild, Vivian Green, Will Smith, Cam'ron, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, Robert Glasper and many more.  His last album entitled Tigallerro was a joint project with Phonte (formerly of Little Brother and presently The Foreign Exchange).  He has recently announced the 2017 release of a trilogy EP entitled Earth (which will release April 21st) + Wind (July 2017) + Fire (October 2017) that will be dropping soon. We were able to sit down with Erro before his Cleveland show and ask him a few questions. 

INTERVIEW: Joyner Lucas touches on his flair for storytelling and who he gets compared to

INTERVIEW: Joyner Lucas touches on his flair for storytelling and who he gets compared to

Through hard work, diligence and creativity Joyner Lucas has earned himself not only a record deal with Atlantic Records (home to some of the hottest artists out right now; Bruno Mars, Kehlani, Lil Uzi Vert, Ed Sheeran, Ty Dolla $ign, Janelle Monae and the list goes on) but also has maintained to keep the industry buzzing in regards to his 2015 mixtape Along Came Joyner, BET Cypher and his fire remix to Desiigner's smash record Panda.  We were able to catch up with him while he was on tour with Hopsin.  In between doing some shopping on W. 9th at Krush and choppin' it up on his tour bus with DJ E Dubble as well as manager Sha Money XL, we were able to ask him a few questions.  

Check out the interview after the jump!

INTERVIEW: Sevyn Streeter talks about being comfortable in her own skin, Insecure and what it means to be a Girl Disrupted

INTERVIEW: Sevyn Streeter talks about being comfortable in her own skin, Insecure and what it means to be a Girl Disrupted

Sevyn Streeter is a singer and songwriter from Haines City, Florida.  She was originally in the girl groups, TG4 and RichGirl before launching her successful solo career.  She is currently signed to Atlantic Records with EP's "Call Me Crazy, But..." and "Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1" being released in 2013 and 2015, her debut album "Girl Disrupted" is slated to release in Spring, 2017.  Sevyn has written songs for some of the hottest artists in the game such as Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Usher, Kelly Rowland and more. Check out what she had to say after the jump!

INTERVIEW: The Grammy nominated R&B band, Mint Condition

INTERVIEW: The Grammy nominated R&B band, Mint Condition

We had the honor of interviewing the legendary R&B band, Mint Condition while they were performing in Akron, Ohio.

Check out the interview after the jump as they discuss being mentored by another Minnesota native, how they stay relevant after 25+ years in the game and what were some of the craziest things fans have done while on tour.