Don Status, the title of Agallah’s latest mixtape, is redundant in a sense because it implies that Ag has reached a level that he’s been at for over a decade. For years, Agallah has been one of the best MC/producers in the game, crafting a unique sound both on the mic and behind the boards that is reminiscent of the mid-’90s, the era he came up in, but far from being stuck there. Agallah catches up with ProfileWild to talk about his latest project, showing love to up-and-coming artists, his production process, if he’d ever get back with Purple City, the making of “Crookie Monster,” what other voices he can do, and much more in a sense.in a classic interview for the ages. Stay tuned after the freestyle as Ag rocks a 730 beat for your listening pleasure.
- Interviewsposted February 25, 2015 / No Comments
“I rap for lifers and felons,” Nutso proclaims on “Unda Ground,” the intro to his latest EP, Divided Souls, completed with DJ Pain 1 and his Divided Souls production team. But Nutso’s lyrics transcend and boxes one may try to place them in. Perhaps Nutso’s most important gift as an MC is his ability to describe the beautiful struggle while never slacking on a bar. While the Queens product has dropped a slew of quality EPs over the past few years, he’s also stayed busy working with and showing love to the next generation of MCs on the rise. With a winner-take-all mentality and the quality music to back him up, Nutso shows why he’s one of the most consistent and gifted MCs coming out of the NYC. In this exclusive interview, we talk about Divided Souls, finding success as an indie artist, his new album with Domingo titled Red Sunday, working with legends like Kool G. Rap, and much more. Stay tuned after the interview as Nutso drops an exclusive acapella and survives a round of questions served via the Random Question Generator (if you want to know what homie’s last dream was, here’s your chance).
- Interviewsposted February 23, 2015 / No Comments
Lord Nez is the embodiment of the classic Queens ethos – raw, honest intricate lyrics over beats that sound like they were literally made in a QU gutter at 3 am to the flashy, bright beats that maintains universal appeal without the sellout factor, proof that it can be done. From working for Russell Simmons to rhyming alongside Capone-N-Noreaga, Lord Nez’s diverse experiences in the industry have made him into who he is today – a classically-modern MC with the sole purpose of making head-nodding music that makes the listener think, reflect, and question. Nez stops by ProfileWild to talk about his classic cuts with the likes of Large Professor and Hi-Tek, his musical growth, paying homage to the vets and legends, his new video series, and much more in this exclusive interview. Stay tuned after the interview for some exclusive acapella flames too.
- Interviewsposted February 16, 2015 / No Comments
“I don’t play by the old school rules,” Hus Kingpin states as he navigates his way through Los Angeles, where he recently relocated after leaving NYC. Expect product on the regular, as Hus not only believes in dropping songs and mixtapes on a frequent basis, but also that holding songs in the stash will only lead to him eventually hating the song. From working with his #TheWinners crew to earning the respect of vets like Roc Marciano and Agallah, Hus Kingpin has been taking all the necessary steps to be a household name this year and for years to come, as he’s currently balancing projects with the Snowgoons and Audible Doctor. In this exclusive interview with ProfileWild, Hus breaks down his music, his creative process, his thoughts on Joey Bada$$ and J.Cole’s recent albums, why he’s got the respect of the younger generation and the vets, and much more.
- Interviewsposted January 8, 2015 / No Comments
When it comes to putting in work, Brooklyn’s Cashmere is no stranger. From grinding on the mixtapes back in the 2000s with game-changers like Kay Slay to taking the independent route with both middle fingers to the sky, Cashmere has meticulously mapped his own path in the game while building an organic following of loyal listeners. This past December, Cashmere finally released his long-awaited album Ready to Live, thanks in large part to new business partner and Sound Unity Entertainment founder DJ B.Original. In an exclusive interview with ProfileWild, Cash discusses his evolution as an artist, what it took to get Ready to Live out, his move from Brooklyn to L.A., and much more.
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- Interviewsposted January 6, 2015 / No Comments
L.A.D., known to many as La the Darkman, wears many hats in throughout the course of the day. Whether he’s running Aphilliates Music Group and letting the ink dry on their new deal with Sony or hitting the booth to record for any one of his upcoming EPs or album, L.A.D. stays working. That work ethic is what’s allowed L.A.D. to remain relevant in a game where a lot of his peers back in the ‘90s are gone and/or disgruntled at where the game is today. Not only has La helped make Gangsta Grillz a staple in hip-hop beyond the mixtape circuit, but he’s managed careers and written for artists like Trey Songz and Nelly. Having just released La Paraphernalia, an EP of newer music that goes deeper than his vast vault of mixtapes, the Gun Ru vet took some time to sit down with ProfileWild to talk about A.M.G.’s new Sony venture, his recording process, the new music, and of course his classic debut, Heist of the Century in this exclusive interview.
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