Making The Music

Making The Music

34 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
  • AG Discusses J Dilla's Contributions To Hip-Hop

    Episode 1

    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 2

    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 3

    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 4

    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 5

    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 6

    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 7

    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 8

    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. ...

  • Common Discusses the 15th Anniversary of The Light

    Episode 9

    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.

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

    Episode 10

    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...