It’s not surprising that when we got up with REKS to do this interview, he was on the move, driving back to Massachusetts. Sitting still is something The Lawrence, Massachusetts product doesn’t seem able to do, as he just dropped his eighth album, Eyes Watching God. The album was produced entirely by producer Hazardis Soundz, who has done incredible work as a producer and engineer for N.O.R.E. and countless others. Eyes Watching God not only features sharp, socially conscious rhymes from REKS but also showcases more risk-taking from the MC, as Haz pushes the boundaries of REKS’s sound further than any of his past releases. ProfileWild caught up with one of the games most slept-on lyricists to dissect his new album, talk about his relationship with Statik Selektah and DJ Premier, go through some of his standout cuts over the past few years, talk about what it means to still be working with Brick Records, who put out his debut album Along Came the Chosen in 2001, and much more in this exclusive interview.
- Interviewsposted July 21, 2014 / No Comments
Back in 2004, Sam Scarfo was the Fight Klub chance and was all over street DVDs like Smack. He was immediately signed to Def Jam during Jay-Z’s presidency and it was one of the only signings both Jay and L.A. Reid immediately agreed on. Long story short, the Plainfield, New Jersey native never dropped anything on Def Jam and was later released. As an independent artist, Sam Scarfo worked closely with Prodigy of Mobb Deep and stayed creating music, but his music from his Def Jam days sat on hard drives collecting dust. But last week, Sam Sceezy unleashed some of his standout tracks from his Def Jam days on the album 5 Million Stories, which has features from Nate Dogg, Ghostface Killah, Fabolous, and others and is available both as a free EP download or a deluxe album at all major music spots. ProfileWild chopped it up with Sam Scarfo on 5 Million Stories, Nate Dogg, his new music, where he’s been, the Hollow and Joe Budden battle, his battle history (including his one and only loss), his upcoming album with Ski Beatz, and much more in this exclusive interview.
- Interviewsposted July 18, 2014 / 1 Comment
In this exclusive interview conducted with ProfileWild, Cormega speaks on his fifth studio album Mega Philosophy, working with Large Professor, how his traveling and involvement in social issues has affected not only his music but his worldview, what he wants his legacy to be, the New York Knicks, speaks on an album with an unnamed producer that’s going to be crazy, and much more.
- Contests Newsposted March 14, 2014 / No Comments
Ever since the internet got invented by Al Gore, MCs have been battling online with each other, only it’s been restricted to message boards, interviews, and corny shots in interviews. Now MCs can go head-to-head in this exclusive online battle, hosted by hosting god Poison Pen, where 16 MCs will be chosen from the entrants to compete in a four-round battle for internets supremacy.
To enter, please send a freestyle to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, there will be a different beat chosen for each battle round, as well as a new opponent. Therefore, you must be able to submit your track with a relatively quick turnaround. Deadlines will be posted once the field has been chosen.
Each round will be posted on Monday morning and fans can vote all week. The winners for each round will be announced Friday afternoon, and the advancing MCs will have the weekend to record their track for the next round, which will be posted Monday morning.
An MC must have at least two of the possible three votes to advance to the next round. The fans get a vote, 730, editor-in-chief of HipHopGame, gets a vote, and of course the big homie Poison Pen gets a vote.
The winning MC will receive:
A complimentary online marketing campaign from Diamond Media 360
Beat from multi-platinum producer Domingo
Official gear from The Originators (theoriginators.net)
An incredibly dope Flud watch
A bio written by JP at Underdog Pub
Feature on HipHopGame
- Contests Newsposted March 11, 2014 / No Comments
It’s finally here! Audible Doctor’s been setting the world on fire with his latest tracks, from his work with his Brown Bag All-Stars crew to an album with Fredro Starr and tracks with 50 Cent. Now he’s giving up-and-coming artists the chance to work with him. Here’s how it works. AD gets a vote, HHG gets a vote, and the fans get a vote. If there’s a tie or no consensus is reached, there will be a run-off with the three candidates. Voting is live below and will close next Wednesday at 11:59 pm EST.
Check out the artists who made the cut and cast your vote for the dopest.
- 730's Columnposted March 11, 2014 / 3 Comments
Remember when all 50 Cent had to do to turn an entire fanbase against an artist was snicker in his, or in Ashanti’s case, her direction. Those flinchingly loyal fans all of a sudden had to burn their CDs, trash their mp3s, and deny any positive feelings they may have had for said artist at any time. Back in the day, and it makes me feel old that I can write like that now, 50 launched an all-out assault on this cat named Ja Rule, who was absolutely killing the game at the time. Not only did every single he drop strike radio gold, but he had a solid team around him, and, more valuable than all of that, Ja had perfected the rap and R&B crossover that 50 would soon take for himself, minus corny J.Lo cameos.