A talk with DJ Babu

DJ Babu is touring with Evidence through Europe at the moment. They are also meeting up with Rakaa Iriscience later to do some Dilated Peoples shows on this side of the Atlantic. As two-thirds of the group (together with Montage One) were spending their off days in Amsterdam, I caught up with Babu, the last of the three I haven’t sat down with yet. Read more

Who is Montage One?

Montage One, an artist that has been in the business behind the scene for a good 15 years or so. He felt that now is the time to come out and is releasing his debut album independently in June of this year. While he was on tour with Evidence & DJ Babu in Europe, I caught up with him in Amsterdam to get the scoop on this MC that is about to make waves in the industry. Read more

J. Sands (Lonecatalysts) interview

J. Sands from Lonecatalysts was touring with Count Bass D in Europe and I caught up with them. Although J. Rawls wasn’t with him, Sands is still reppin’ Lonecatalysts to the fullest and talks about the music they got in the works. Read more

Count Bass D speaks about musicianship

One of my favorite musicians finally came to put on a show in Amsterdam. If you have never heard of Count Bass D, you better get familiar, especially with his music. His first time in Amsterdam, spending 4/20 over here, had him pretty excited. Read more

Rugz D. Bewler: Super Bad MC

Rugz D. Bewler, an MC you may have not heard of, -yet-. I came across this artist through the trailer for the 24 hour karate school mixtape from Ski Beatz. Impressed with his style on the song “Super Bad” (produced by Ski) I researched this “duder” and reached out to him. Rugz also just released his mixtape called “Bewler’s Day Off” which definitely showed him to be interview worthy. Read more

DJ Allah Mathematics up close

This DJ/producer has been part of the Wu Tang Clan since day and age. Last February, Return of the Wu was released which he mixed together. After having him spin here in Amsterdam many times with Wu artists, it was time to put the spotlight on DJ Allah Mathematics after Method Man’s latest show in the Paradiso and see what moves Math in this industry. Read more

The Dwele behind the music…

The past weeks, Dwele was touring through Europe with Angie Stone. The show together with Angie at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam was rescheduled to another venue a week later, which got Dwele his own last minute show at the Sugar Factory that day. Read more

The Preacher -Brother Ali- talks…

In this 40 minute during interview (including footage of his recent show in Amsterdam), Brother Ali speaks about his new album, the process towards it, tells an anecdote about Chuck D. (who features on the album) and also shows us his view on how women are under-appreciated as true music supporters. Read more

Rakaa Iriscience spits knowledge

Rakaa Iriscience, known as 1/3 of Dilated Peoples has been around for quite some time. At this moment he is working on dropping his solo album Crown of Thorns. As he talks about the upcoming album he also spits some knowledge about longevity in this industry and gives out free advice on how to get a good high. Read more