Making The Music

Making The Music

46 Episodes

Whether it’s an album, a book, or tour or otherwise, this is the place to get the scoop on specific projects from artists, producers and executives.

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Making The Music
  • J. Prince Discusses "Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta"

    Episode 1

    Rap-A-Lot Records Founder J. Prince has maintained a lower profile than many Hip-Hop executives, choosing to let his accomplishments speak for themselves. But, he did step into the spotlight with 2 verses on the Geto Boys' "Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta." He discusses his verses and the son...

  • Ras Kass Reflects In-Depth On The 20th Anniversary Of Soul On Ice

    Episode 2

    For the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Soul On Ice, Ras Kass gave one of his most comprehensive interviews ever about the project. He spoke for nearly an hour, going in-depth about the meaning behind several tracks, and the earliest days of his career, generally.

  • Wyclef Jean Discusses The Carnival III & Why He's Still Relevant

    Episode 3

    Wyclef Jean speaks in-depth about his album, the Carnival III. He explains the installment seeks to bridge 1997 and 2017. Throughout the interview, the co-founder of The Fugees mentions his daughter, and how he’s perceived by younger generations. Asked about his secret to relevance, ‘Clef says, “...

  • Rapsody Discusses Her Debut Album The Idea Of Beautiful

    Episode 4

    Rapsody speaks about her debut album, The Idea of Beautiful, and how a trip to Africa changed her life and shaped the sound of the album. She also discusses her code of culture over everything, why she considers herself an MC--not a female MC, and her idea of what's beautiful.

  • DJ Premier & Royce 5'9 Talk All Things PRhyme

    Episode 5

    DJ Premier and Royce 5'9, the collective known as PRhyme, speak in-depth about their debut album with Adrian Younge. They discuss the making of the project, their working relationship for over 15 years, how Hip-Hop has changed and more.

  • A-F-R-O Discusses His Influences & Acting In The Breaks

    Episode 6

    All Flows Reach Out, better known as A-F-R-O, took the world by storm in 2014 when an off-the-top freestyle he did for R.A. The Rugged Man went viral. After that, the then 17-year old MC, with a much older soul and sound, was embraced by a number of Hip-Hop legends, including DJ Premier and GZA. ...

  • Astro Speaks On His Starvin' Like Marvin For A Cool J Song Mixtape

    Episode 7

    Astro speaks on his mixtape, participating in the BET Cypher and his love for Brooklyn.

  • Big K.R.I.T. Discusses His 4eva N A Day Mixtape

    Episode 8

    Big K.R.I.T. breaks down the concept behind his 4eva N A Day mixtape, its cover, and how the project came about. He also talks about the first single, "Boobie Miles," and some of his favorite songs on the project.

  • Stalley Speaks About His Savage Journey To The American Dream Mixtape

    Episode 9

    Stalley speaks about his mixtape, Savage Journey to the American Dream, the meaning behind the title, his patriotism, what it was like working with Chad Hugo from the Neptunes and more.

  • AG Discusses J Dilla's Contributions To Hip-Hop

    Episode 10

    AG from D.I.T.C.discusses J Dilla's contributions to Hip-Hop, as well as his album, A Taste Of Ambrosia.

  • Token Speaks About His Eraser Shavings Album

    Episode 11

    Token talks in-depth about his Eraser Shavings debut album, his journey as an MC, and how music saved his life.

  • Big KRIT: Rewind- Rich Dad Poor Dad

    Episode 12

    Big K.R.I.T.'s "Rich Dad Poor Dad" (off his Live From the Underground album) is a deeply personal record. In the song, K.R.I.T. shares some of the many pearls of wisdom his father gave him as a kid and how that shaped him as a man. For the video to the song, K.R.I.T. went even deeper. In this ...

  • Vic Mensa Speaks About His Innanet Mixtape

    Episode 13

    Vic Mensa speaks about his Innanet Tape mixtape, life as a solo artist, dark times he's faced and what has gotten him through, the concept behind his Save Money movement and much more.

  • J. Prince Discusses The Long Rumored Tupac & Scarface Joint Album

    Episode 14

    Rap-A-Lot Records Founder & CEO J. Prince discusses his role in the creation Death Row Records, the rumored Tupac and Scarface joint album, how he got Dr. Dre's secret production formula and more.

  • Lil Dicky Details the Making of Professional Rapper

    Episode 15

    Lil Dicky speaks on his collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Rich Homie Quan, and Fetty Wap, on his new album Professional Rapper. This is an inside look at the LP which debuted as the number 1 Rap album in the country and the artist who created it. Dicky addresses nearly every song on the album speci...

  • Melle Mel Explains Why He Didn't Think "The Message" Would Succeed

    Episode 16

    Grandmaster Melle Mel is regarded as one of Hip-Hop’s first generation MC icons. The lyrical front-man of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five helped move the fledgling genre of Rap from the party to a reflection of street reality. In his staggering discography, Melvin Glover was successful in bo...

  • Masta Ace & Marco Polo Discuss How Brooklyn Shaped Them & Hip-Hop Forever

    Episode 17

    Masta Ace and producer Marco Polo first teamed up in 2004 on the song "Do It Man," and again on "Nostalgia." Their chemistry was apparent and they began discussing doing an entire album together. More than a decade later, their schedules aligned, and they joined forces to make A Breukelen Story. ...

  • Kool Keith Details Making His Most Personal Album & Staying Lyrically Sharp

    Episode 18

    Kool Keith is an artist with many renowned aliases: Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, and Tashan Dorsett, to name a few. Produced by The Beatnuts' Psycho Les, "KEITH" is a fitting title for an album that Keith says allows him to express himself differently.

    Keith speaks to AFH TV at his Bro...

  • Common Discusses the 15th Anniversary of The Light

    Episode 19

    Common discusses the 15th anniversary of his song, "The Light," the impact of his Grammy and Oscar-winning song "Glory," and his continued love for Hip-Hop.

  • G-Eazy Discusses The Making Of His Album These Things Happen

    Episode 20

    G-Eazy discusses the making of his album, These Things Happen.

  • Evidence Explains How Weather Or Not Is A Personal & Therapeutic Album

    Episode 21

    In early 2018, Evidence released his fourth solo project, Weather Or Not. Featuring Styles P, Alchemist, Rapsody, and his Dilated Peoples cohorts Rakaa and DJ Babu (among others), the Rhymesayers release closes out a nearly 11-year-old album series from Mr. Slow Flow.

    On a Midtown Manhattan ho...

  • Diamond D Discusses His New Album Featuring Styles P, Xzibit, Elzhi & More

    Episode 22

    Diamond D's newest album is The Diam Piece 2. The LP follows a series that launched in 2014 when the Diggin' In The Crates co-founder dropped his acclaimed first installment. The Bronx, New York MC, producer, and DJ already promises a third volume on the horizon, with the recording done. Speaking...