G Herbo Says Slim Jesus Needs To "Give it Up" - gwap loves @vladtv #salute #gherbo @chitownscoop #chicago @gwaphousemag
G Herbo says he agrees with Lil Bibby's comments regarding Slim Jesus lying about living their street lifestyle in his music. "If you ain't lived our lifestyle, don't rap about our lifestyle," G Herbo told DJ Vlad. Further into the interview, after the Chicago rapper discovered Slim Jesus' microphone was snatched by Black Jesus in Canada, he says, he may need to "give it up" in regards to his rap career. "His own race not going to take him serious because you doing our type of s***, you on this n**** s***," he said. "And if he trying to do what we're doing, how the f*** [are] they going to take him serious if he's letting people do s*** like that."
Watch the full video above.
Luenell: I Bet Jaden Smith Wouldn't Wear a Dress in Crenshaw - gwap loves @vladtv #salute @gwaphousemag #legend #diva #queenluenell
Famed comedian Luenell shared her thoughts on a variety of hot topics in the media right now, including her reaction to Macklemore's "White Privilege II," which she said she completely agreed with. Luenell added that while she believes that Macklemore is misunderstood, she thinks that he was telling a lot of truth in his latest track.
During the conversation Luenell also spoke about why she's not amused by Black male celebrities wearing dresses, which she said is "the same old mammy, slapstick s*** since blackface." When specifically speaking about Will Smith's son Jaden wearing dresses and being the face of Louis Vuitton's 2016 spring/summer womenswear collection, Luenell told us that she doubts he would go to Crenshaw in a dress or skirt.
To hear more of our conversation with Luenell, including her thoughts on Tyler Perry's Madea character and Prince's choice of clothing, hit the above video.
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson on Serving 6.5 Years for Murder at 14 - gwap loves @vladtv @gwaphousemag #salute #snoop #thewire
Before Felicia Pearson, became known as "Snoop" from The Wire, she was convicted of second degree murder at 14, and served 6 1/2 years in prison. The actress admitted to being sucked into a dangerous lifestyle when she started dealing drugs at 11, and recalled the very moment that led her to prison.
http://www.vladtv.com - DJ Yella sat down with us at VladTV and gave us some insight on his life pre-N.W.A. The Compton born and raised producer began to dabble in music at a young age - he was in the marching band in high school, and began DJ'ing soon after he left. He then began performing at teen parties where he met fellow N.W.A. member, Dr. Dre. "You see him, you see me, everywhere," DJ Yella remembers of their times together.
In this exclusive clip, DJ Yella also talks about his World Class Wreckin' Cru Days with Dre, more specifically their 80's shiny suits that he says "was for the women." He then goes on to talk about the transition from the Wreckin' Cru to N.W.A., and how they easily jumped right onto "the bigger ship." Catch it all above.
"Straight Outta Compton" - a biopic about the fearless group - is now in theaters.
http://www.vladtv.com - "Something In My Heart" songstress, Michel'le, got up with us here at VladTV and spoke on the movie "Straight Outta Compton," the biopic about N.W.A. she doesn't get portrayed in it. "Why would [Dr.] Dre put me in it?" she ponders, as they were in a abusive relationship for many years. "I mean 'cause if they start from where they start from I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat up and told to shut up," she candidly proclaims.
Nevertheless, Michel'le says she will "absolutely" watch the movie upon it's release, though it's clear she has her reservations on how the group may come off. Press play to hear her speak on her now-nonexistent relationship with the billionaire producer and their 24-year-old son in this exclusive clip.
http://www.vladtv.com - Legendary rapper and producer Daz Dillinger has been crafting Hip-Hop classics since the genre's Golden Era. This section of his exclusive VladTV interview covers a range of topics, including what it was like to work with 2Pac, what he believes made Dr. Dre leave Death Row, and how a rumored hook up between Death Row artists may have led to the label's demise.
Upon 'Pac's release from prison, Daz already had five tracks awaiting the iconic MC with supplementary hooks. The Long Beach rapper then revealed that the first track that Tupac jumped on would eventually become "Ambitions Az A Ridah," which was inspired by Snoop's "Stranded on Death Row."
As the exchange illuminated Daz's great insight into the Death Row imprint, Dr. Dre soon became the topic of the discussion, with Daz offering his perspective as to why the good doctor ultimately left the label. Tha Dogg Pound member said, "My thing was why Dr. Dre left, you probably aught to ask Michel'le. She's probably the big cause of it." He then waved away the comment while saying he's not trying to start any trouble.
Watch the full clip to hear Daz Dillinger explain his thoughts on alleged romances that Michel'le may have had with Death Row members and more.
Cassidy and Fred Money Discuss Rachel Dolezal's Identity Crisis - gwap loves @vladtv @gwaphousemag #salute
http://www.vladtv.com - Heavy-spitter Cassidy sat down with fellow emcee Fred Money on the Vlad couch to share their thoughts on Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner and the search for self-identity. "I feel as though how you were raised, the people you grew up with and what you've been around will determine how you act," Cassidy shares.
When it comes to Rachel Dolezal resigning because of the scrutiny she's undergone in recent weeks, Fred Money feels it's simply unfair. He believes it's wrong that she resigned because of it since, ultimately, it had nothing to do with where she was employed. The one thing both him and Cassidy agree on is that Rachel was wrong for blatantly lying about her race, which leads to a conversation between them and Vlad about the factors that may lead up to people wanting to change their identity, whether it be to another race or the opposite sex.
Watch on to hear their stances on Caitlyn Jenner's transition and find out what Cassidy would do if his 11-year-old son ever told him that he wanted to become a woman in this exclusive clip.
http://www.vladtv.com - Ja Rule opened up to VladTV about his first record deal with TVT when he was rolling with the Cash Money Click, and the Queens rapper believed the label could have been the biggest in the industry. He revealed that Dr. Dre shopped his "Chronic" album to the label, but CEO Steve Gottlieb turned the legendary rapper/producer down, along with Snoop Dogg, DMX, Jay Z, and more.
During the sit-down Ja Rule also spoke about how Irv Gotti's quick thinking got him signed with Def Jam, but he admitted that it was a tough decision since CEO Lyor Cohen didn't want to sign his Cash Money Click partners.
Ja explained that he was also put in a bind with Def Jam after he had trouble getting out of his TVT contract, which you can hear more about in the above clip.
Mopreme Shakur: Some are Lying About Being at 2Pac's Bedside - gwap loves @vladtv @gwaphousemag #salute
http://www.vladtv.com - Mopreme Shakur opened up about the hospital scene after 2Pac was shot in Vegas, and he revealed that since the famed rapper was put on the first floor, he decided to personally secure the hospital. Mopreme added that he was joined by other friends who surrounded the inner and outer areas of the premises.
The conversation then turned to the people who were in the room, as Mopreme said that a lot of people who claimed to have been there were not actually in the room or even at the hospital when Pac died. When asked specifically about Suge Knight, Shakur said "maybe he got there later or a different day," but Mopreme said he didn't see the former Death Row exec at the hospital.
During the sit-down Mopreme also shared his thoughts on the Notorious B.I.G.'s body of work compared to 2Pac's, which you can hear more about in the above clip.
Freeway On Police Brutality: Rappers Need to Be More Responsible - gwap loves @vladtv #salute @gwaphousemag
http://www.vladtv.com - Back in May Jay Z brought Freeway, Young Gunz, Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel on stage during his Tidal X/B-Sides concert, one that was a surprise to many since Jay and Sigel weren't on the best terms. Freeway says the reunion was "one of the best times of my life, you know, just to be back on stage rocking with my brothers," and "hopefully we can do some more stuff in the future."
In this interview the legendary Philly artist spoke on police brutality, an issue that has been made more aware due to social media and technology as a whole. Freeway believes police being recorded "might slow them down," but at the end of day it's up to hip-hop artists to take some accountability and bring awareness to the situation. "As role models and as people in the forefront we definitely need to step up and be more responsible and look at what we're doing," he concluded.
Watch the clip to hear his thoughts on Chet Haze using the n-word, how hip-hop chooses to respect "people who go hard," and hear him spit a freestyle as we await "Free Will," his fifth solo album due out in a couple of months.
Listen to his latest "Freemix" with Scholito entitled "U Mad" here.
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