• Swigga Interview (Natural Elements Series)

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    Swigga may have changed his name from L-Swift over 10 years ago, and fortunately for hip-hop fans, that’s not the only thing that changed. Inspired by a new outlook and some real life ish happening in real life, Swigga stepped up his musical output and rapped with a hunger reminiscent of his days with his original crew, the much-revered Natural Elements.

    After a solid solo run, which included a grip of mixtapes along with a new crew, The Northeast Wildcats, with Eddie Brock and Al Giddy, he’s back with A-Butta and Mr. Voodoo as Natural Elements. And yes, they’re still ripping it for those who doubt. To prove it, the crew’s dropping NEp, an EP of all new Natural Elements tracks overseen by longtime producer Charlemagne and Scram Jones. Swigga takes some time with HipHopGame to talk about the new music, memories from the first NE run, his solo music, and much more in this in-depth and of course exclusive interview.

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  • OC Interview

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    “I make wax, I pay tax, I don’t show cracks,” OC rapped on “Constables,” one of the many standout cuts off his debut album Word…Life. Nearly twenty years after that seminal album dropped, OC’s stayed true to those words, releasing a slew of albums showcasing his lyrical acrobatics with a variety of talented producers, including Soul Supreme, Apollo Brown, and most recently, Ray West.

    O’s latest album, Ray’s Cafe, a pairing with producer/engineer and co-head of the recently created boutique label Red Apples 45 Ray West, provides jazz-infused backdrops that compliment Omar Credle’s smooth baritone. In a rare interview with HipHopGame, the legendary OC talks about the making of Ray’s Cafe, reflects on Word…Life and the moves he’s made, his immortal crew Diggin’ in the Crates, and much more in this can’t-miss interview.

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  • UnLearn Interview

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    UnLearn’s music is a lot like those old school Pringles ads. Once you pop, you can’t stop. Hearing an UnLearn banger, which requires a soulful backdrop for his thoughtful razor-sharp lyrics, will leave you replaying his albums like a Super Bowl replay, all the while asking, “How the #$%& isn’t this guy blowing up?”

    The Washington Heights product, who’s blazed mics from coast to coast, stops by HipHopGame to talk about his latest project, The Sleeping Giant, his upcoming album The Wake Up Call, his inspirations, and much more in this exclusive interview.

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  • BIGREC Interview

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    It’s not easy to catch the ear of someone who’s crafted bangers for hip-hop’s elite, so when you do, you must be doing something right. Enter BIGREC, the rookie vet who’s been spitting flames since he got his start 20 years ago in Tulsa. Now residing in Atlanta, the MC recounts how him and Diamond D first met, his Diamond D executive-produced album, Doomsday, dropping in April, and much more in this exclusive interview.

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  • Young Tef Interview

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    From mixtapes inspired by Dragon Ball Z to rhyming alongside some of the freshest up-and-coming artists, Young Tef has been slaying beats and paying dues. The Central Jersey rhymer and one half of Chozen Few checks in with HipHopGame to discuss his latest mixtape, Final Fantasy, the Jersey scene, and much more.

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  • Diamond D Interview

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    From crafting hits with one of the greatest collection of musical talents ever assembled, the Diggin’ in the Crates crew, to carving out a successful solo career, Diamond D has earned true legend status. Oh yeah, let’s not forget how his dusty, head-nodding collection of beats helped to define what most fans would consider to be the greatest era of hip-hop. And then there’s The Diam Piece, Diamond D’s new compilation, produced entirely by the legend himself and featuring a slew of vets and new school MCs. Diamond D talks to HipHopGame in an exclusive interview to discuss The Diam Piece, his artist BigRec, the 15th anniversary of the passing of Big L, some new D.I.T.C. music, and much more.

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