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Pusha T On A Tribe Called Quest, His Frustrations And Pharrell (Part 2)

"If we're talking about the streets — we can't just glorify it. We have to tell the whole story."

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Goodie Mob On Hip-Hop Made By And For Adults

The high-minded Atlanta quartet has reunited 18 years after its debut album and seven years after Cee-Lo Green's pop smash "Crazy."

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Prodigy On Mobb Deep's Early Days And Protecting His Success

After more than 20 years as a performer, the New York veteran says he's enjoying the unglamorous work of building a record label.

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Mike Dean On Working With Selena, Scarface And Kanye

The producer and engineer helped create the Dirty South sound in the early '90s, and now, he says, "Me and Kanye are like a band."

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J. Cole On Competition And Writing Honest Songs

The rapper and producer says he's not afraid to make songs about being shy or unsure of himself.

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Statik Selektah On Boom Bap And His Mom's Favorite Rapper

The DJ and producer spoke to Microphone Check about his fifth album and giving his childhood to hip-hop.

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