• Cashmere – The ProfileWild Interview

    Cashmere - The ProfileWild Interview

    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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  • L.A.D. (La the Darkman) – The ProfileWild Interview

    L.A.D. - The ProfileWild Interview

    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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    @CEOLAD
    @seven3zero

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  • Poison Pen – The ProfileWild Interview

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    Poison Pen’s something of a utility man in this rap game, capable of playing any position well while representing Bed Stuy to the fullest. Whether he’s ripping stages with the likes of Immortal Technique and Diabolic, hosting or judging any battle that means something, or just straight-up recording, Pen remains a force to be reckoned with. After this interview was conducted (early September 2014), Pen lost his Rebel Armz brother J-Arch over Thanksgiving and recently hosted his tribute show and has been helping raise money for J-Arch’s family. While we don’t talk about this in the interview, Pen does touch on the battle rap game, being pulled from judging the Hollow-Joe Budden battle at Budden’s request, his upcoming album with Chino XL, his writing process, the overuse of hand sanitizer, and much more in this insightful interview.

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  • A3C Volume 4 Track List Revealed

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    After dropping 3 videos, iHipHop Distribution and the A3C Hip-Hop Festival are ready to reveal the track list for A3C Volume 4. The story broke today on HipHopDX, and the album features appearances from the likes of Sir Michael Rocks, Chris Webby, Mick Jenkins, The Underachievers, EarthGang, Robb Bank$, and more.

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    Labba – The ProfileWild Interview

    Labba - The ProfileWild Interview

    Labba, who hails from Flatbush, has been in the game for more than a minute, from rocking mics alongside Busta Rhymes to Action Bronson. After seeing the game from a different angle during his time messing with Violator in a unique deal that, although he worked alongside Busta, never saw him as a member of the Flipmode Squad, Labba ventured out on his own, armed with new knowledge of the game as well as a new plan. Lately, Labba’s been recording with the legendary P.F. Cuttin, who gives his scathing, brutally honest feedback to a host of legends he records, including Masta Ace and Sean Price, for the Labba Ranks album, a nod to his reggae roots cultivated since childhood. In this exclusive interview, Labba talks about what it takes to make it as an independent artist, reminisces on recording with Busta, discusses what it takes to effectively fuse hip-hop and reggae, and much more in this exclusive interview.

    On Twitter:
    @labba
    @seven3zero

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    Armageddon – The ProfileWild Interview

    Armageddon - The ProfileWild Interview

    Fat Joe always referred to Armageddon as the most loyal member of the Terror Squad clique, a high honor at the time, but in retrospect meant there was never a sense of urgency to put out Geddy’s music. Being down with Fat Joe led to Armageddon seeing the Terror Squad truly come together and fall apart, from the addition of Big Pun to the departure of Cuban Link. Armageddon even traded disses with Big Pun, in the name of friendly competition, over Terror Squad tracks. Now far removed from his TS days, Armageddon’s content to drop a song here and there but promises no album or steady stream of music, nor does he promise a return to the good ol’ days. Instead, in this interview, we see Armageddon like we never did, talking about where he’s been, looking back on his days in Terror Squad and where everyone is today, his friendly competition with Pun, the collapse of TS, and much more.

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