• Shabaam Sahdeeq – The ProfileWild Interview

    Shabaam Sahdeeq - The ProfileWild Interview

    Shabaam Sahdeeq’s been quietly killing the game for almost a straight decade, and that’s not even counting the work he put in with Rawkus and Raptivism in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. Besides logging some highway miles with Sean Price and P.F. Cuttin on the Grown Man Rap Tour and hosting his own showcase, It’s Alive, in New York City, S-Dubs quietly released one of the stronger albums of the 2014 in Keepers of the Lost Art, an album that features cameos from the likes of Stimuli, Wais P, and Skyzoo along with production from Harry Fraud. When he’s not getting shouted out by Dave Chappelle or prepping for the Czech’s largest hip-hop festival, Hip-Hop Kemp, the part-time barber, full-time MC took some time to chop it up with us about Keepers of the Lost Art, his 2014 state of mind, the Shabaam Sahdeeq legacy, what’s been up with DJ Spinna, if a Polyrhythm Addicts reunion is possible, how often “5 Star Generals” gets referenced, his workout regimen, and much more in this insightful and exclusive interview.

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  • Domingo – The ProfileWild Interview

    Domingo - The ProfileWild Interview

    Few producers have the resume of Domingo, but the casual fan would have no idea, because dude’s not the type to let you know. Either you know or you don’t, and either’s fine with the man who’s only getting better as a producer, which is kind of scary. From working with Big Pun and Guru to managing Kool G. Rap and a new partnership with up-and-coming talent Nutso, there’s no shortage of dope stories and game. As Domingo readies his third compilation, Same Game, New Rules, dropping later in August, he takes some time to talk about why this compilation will be his last, why he split from Fat Beats, looks back on his previous tracks, lets us know what G. Rap’s up to, where Rugged Intellect went, how he got Bamboo on the new album, what it’s like working with Big Pun’s son Chris Rivers and the comparisons to Pun, why 360 deals are garbage, how he came to give away an MPC, and a whole lot more in this exclusive interview.

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  • Meyhem Lauren – The ProfileWild Interview

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    Some artists spend their entire career chasing a particular sound, and one of the most hip-hop of hip-hop soundscapes is that classic Queens sound. Gutter sample, hard drums, and the rhymes to match. While Meyhem Lauren can sound comfortable over any style of beat, he sounds most comfortable and most in his element over the gritty production of producers like J-Love, Harry Fraud, and of course Buckwild. Together, Meyhem worked with the legendary Diggin’ in the Crates producer on Silk Pyramids, an LP showcasing Meyhem’s talent for putting words together behind Buckwild’s classic brand of boom-bap. ProfileWild sits down with Meyhem Laurenovitch to talk about Silk Pyramids, what it’s like working with Buckwild, how his rhymes come together, his top ten or so Queens albums, his album with DJ Muggs, Action Bronson, what he’s been cooking, and how Dani’s House of Pizza fuels his rhymes.

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  • Vanderslice – The ProfileWild Interview

    Vanderslice - The ProfileWild Interview

    Producer extraordinaire Vanderslice, has been releasing some head-nodding beats for over a minute now. From his early work to Access Immortal to his recent compilation Everything’s Awesome or his album with AWAR, The Winning Team, one thing has remained consistent – dude sets the bar high for himself and the artists he works with, and the word “filler” just doesn’t exist. The same holds true when talking to Vanderslice, taking time out of a lazy Sunday afternoon to wax poetic on a plethora of topics, from the worst ways he’s been asked for a free beat, building a cohesive album with AWAR, not wanting Troy Ave on The Winning Team, what a studio session with Freddie Gibbs is like, why the MPC Renaissance reigns supreme, and why he’s not the type of producer that bangs out eight beats a day. It’s worth listening to the end to hear Vanderslice’s thoughts on the one and only J-Zone as well.

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  • Illa Ghee – The ProfileWild Interview

    Illa Ghee - The ProfileWild Interview

    Here’s a fresh interview with Illa Ghee. The Brooklyn native and former Mobb Deep affiliate just released his new album Social Graffiti, which is arguably his best work to date. In our conversation, Illa Ghee discusses how and why he stepped his lyrical game up, which is evident in how he goes line-for-line on Social Graffiti with other lyricists in the upper echelon of the game, from Sean Price to O.C. to Royal Flush, as well as working with Large Professor on “90,” what went into the making of Social Graffiti, his history in the game, and much more.

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  • Jojo Pellegrino – The ProfileWild Interview

    Jojo Pellegrino - The ProfileWild Interview

    Here’s a new (and rare) interview with Jojo Pellegrino, one of the top MCs to come from Staten Island, and that’s saying a lot. Over the past few years, Jojo has popped up on a track here, a track there, but there’s been nothing to sustain the plethora of JJP fans that still scream, “South Shore son, ain’t nothin’ nice!” ‘cause “Where I’m From” never left their playlist. The Pride of South Shore is back with a new album, Pellegrino Flow, dropping soon. As JJP will say, it was slated for a July 18th, release, but he got locked up and that delayed the promo.

    Catching up with Jojo was a great conversation about where he’s been, his creative process, how his mentality in the game has changed over the years, his relationship with Cappadonna, the best advice Chris Lighty gave him, and, of course, South Shore, his tanning game, and hanging with Angelina of reality show fame. This interview is a must-listen.

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    @seven3zero

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