DJ Premier & Torii Wolf on Making “Flow Riiot” [VIDEO]
JLBarrow • September 29, 2017 • No Comments

DJ Premier and Torii Wolf spoke with Nodfactor about their new collaborative project "Flow Riiot," which features production from Preemo, King Of Chill, AraabMUZIK and

The Oral History Of Redman’s “Sooperman Lover” Series
JLBarrow • September 23, 2017 • No Comments

Words by Jerry L. Barrow Hip-Hop and super heroes go together like summertime and fresh kicks. Billionaires and vigilantes. Tequila and bad decisions. After early DJs,

Tanya Morgan Wants Something More Than Money From Their Fans [EXCLUSIVE]
JLBarrow • August 08, 2017 • No Comments

Words by Jerry L. Barrow   Donwill has just spent 40 minutes navigating gentrified Brooklyn traffic on his bike. His partner Von Pea has been enjoying the

Phonte, Big Pooh & 9th Wonder Remember “The Minstrel Show” 10 Years Later
JLBarrow • August 04, 2017 • No Comments

(Originally published on WatchLOUD.com in 2015) Saying that rappers from the south run NYC is a quick way to get your jaw rocked

Amerigo Gazaway Taps Stevie Wonder + Common For Next “Soul Mates”
JLBarrow • August 02, 2017 • No Comments

Producer and DJ “Stevie Wonder’s early use of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers, in a lot of ways, paved the way for hip-hop and sampling,"

Apollo Brown On The Underground’s Glass Ceiling
JLBarrow • July 27, 2017 • No Comments

  (Originally Published on WatchLOUD.com in 2015) It’s the first official day of Fall in NYC, but Summer has yet to relinquish her temperate embrace on The Big

AZ Talks About Reuniting With Raekwon & Prodigy On “Save Them”
JLBarrow • April 11, 2017 • No Comments

https://youtu.be/_Qk9i4KM46Y Editor's Note: We've updated this interview with the video to "Save Them." AZ, the Brooklyn rhyme veteran born Anthony Cruz, makes even unintentional moves feel calculated.

Producer J Pilot Flies High With Rick Ross’ “I Think She Like Me”
JLBarrow • April 07, 2017 • No Comments

Name: J Pilot From: Fayetteville, North Carolina Tracks you’ve heard: Rick Ross F/ Ty Dolla $ign Albums:  "Keep It Gangsta" Twitter: Quotable: "You have to understand music, tones

13 Gems From Pete Rock and DJ Premier’s “Drink Champs” Interview
JLBarrow • March 16, 2017 • No Comments

In the latest episode of their now "multi-platinum" podcast "Drink Champs," Nore and DJ EFN sat down with the legendary Pete Rock and DJ Premier.

EXCLUSIVE: DJ Jazzy Jeff On Making The PLAYList’s “Chasing Goosebumps”
JLBarrow • March 03, 2017 • No Comments

Playing new music should not be a revolutionary act for a DJ, but in the age of push-button playlists curated by headphone antlered puppeteers, actually