HipHopDx Interviews

What If Patti Cake$ Battled Rap Legends Like Eminem, Redman & Kendrick Lamar?

HipHopDX Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark puts "Patti Cake$" stars Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie and director Geremy Jasper in the hot seat for tips on how Killa P can "eat" rap legends such as Eminem, Bun B and Kendrick Lamar in a rap battle. Cup cakes and commentary — the responses are epic.

For Trae Tha Truth, Being Presidential Is All That It's Cracked Up To Be

The Grand Hustle executive dishes on the upcoming T.I. and Hustle Gang albums, his recent contributions in the Houston community and being down with McDonald's.

Skyzoo Breaks Down Secrets To Being A Professional Ghostwriter & Talks Role In "Patti Cake$”

The Brooklyn pen worked alongside actress Danielle MacDonald on the film as a rap coach and gave the #DXLive team a play-by-play.

Kenneth Whalum Shares A Secret Fans May Not Know About JAY-Z

#DXCLUSIVE: The versatile musician explains what it's like to work with the industry's biggest names.

Houston Legend OG Ron C On How Bootlegging Strengthened Swishahouse's Empire & Eventually Influenced Drake

Illegal file sharing all but destroyed several labels during the height of the epidemic. But the indie label known for its potent chopped and screwed concoctions had quite the opposite experience.

Interview: Twista & The OG’s New Hues

Fresh off the release of his ninth studio album, Twista speaks on the game’s latest landscape, what it’s like collaborating with the city’s young guns, why fame just ain’t what it used to be, and a whole lot more.

Consequence Grooming Son Caiden, 5, For A Life Of Hip Hop Prominence

EXCLUSIVE: With our youngest interviewee to date, a conversation about A Tribe Called Quest and making music is had.

Bun B On Recruiting Big K.R.I.T. For New Album & The Evolution Of Trap Music

EXCLUSIVE: The UGK legend talks about his follow-up to 2013's "Trill OG: The Epilogue."

Tupac's Chief Engineer Tommy D Previews Book

The veteran engineer speaks to DX about his time working with the rap icon.

Mega Ran Explains How WWE's Rap Battle Came To Be

The Philly native details his involvement in the event.

Saluting One Of 2Pac's Favorite Rappers Not Featured In "All Eyez On Me"

Pour out a little liquor for the homie, Big Syke.

Reflections Of The Mo City Don: Z-Ro Picks His 5 Best Albums

With Z-Ro's final album due out Friday (June 30), the underground legend looks back at his storied career.

Get To Know Why Fredwreck Is Invaluable To West Coast Hip Hop — Past & Present

Snoop Dogg. Nate Dogg. Kurupt. Xzibit — and countless others. Who knows where their discographies would be had Fredwreck not been around to lace them with that special G-funk production. Although he likes to stay behind the scenes, he's been visible as of late rather it's deejaying on "Snoop & Martha's Pot Luck Dinner Party" or working on movie soundtracks. Get to know a West Coast rap legend who lets his keys do the talking.

Rich Homie Quan Acknowledges The Fall Off But Anticipates His Bounce Back

A couple of years ago, Atlanta's very own Rich Homie Quan was the rookie hitman-for-hire. And then, success happened. With his talent still very much in check, he reveals to DX how he braces for the second round of his promising career.

Chance The Rapper's ASL Interpreters Explain The Art Of Rapping In Sign Language

EXCLUSIVE: Chance The Rapper's ASL interpreters explain how his ongoing tour could be a game changer for the deaf community.

Money B Goes From Sharing Stage With Tupac To Playing Himself In "All Eyez On Me" Biopic

Money B remembers making Tupac's "I Get Around " video, "Brenda's Got a Baby" and why "All Eyez on Me" is worth your two hours.

Stro Discusses New Album, State Of New York Rap & Fans Promoting Music They Hate

Stro shares his opinions and a dope freestyle.

Talib Kweli: Internet Troll Warrior

EXCLUSIVE: How the Hip Hop luminary is fighting the good fight.

Maintaining Biggie's Legacy: Faith Evans Explains Her Goals For "The King & I" Album

HipHopDX Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark sat down with R&B legend Faith Evans for an in-depth discussion on The Notorious B.I.G.’s legacy, creating their new album “The King & I”, the anniversary of Biggie's death and her thoughts on the “All Eyez On Me” Tupac biopic.

IAMSU! on Bay Area Legends: Mac Dre, The Jacka, E-40, Mistah F.A.B., & The Pack

At just 27-years-old, IAMSU! is positioning himself to be one of the many Bay Area rap legends who carved his own artistry. With a new album on a deck and a poise like no other, he chops it up with HipHopDX on how he wants his legacy to play out. Spoiler alert: He wants greatness.

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