Yoh sits down with East Atlanta rapper Grip, whose new album, 'Snubnose,' showcases a narrator who turns slices-of-reality into fictional, detailed raps.
November is a city of a million people. November is the last time she looked at you before leaving for good. November is everything at once.
“That process of being pregnant… It has completely changed my life, and I was going through that process as I was finishing the record.”
“I’m always ‘R&B.’ That’s the first thing people will say and I’m like ‘Is that it? Is that all you feel from the music?’”
"I didn’t choose trap, trap chose me."
The duo’s new album, 'Complicate Your Life With Violence,' is a madcap trip through the traumas of war.
Although he isn’t here in the physical, the spirit of Combat Jack is alive and well.
“This is all I have. I can’t wait for the perfect moment. I have to make every moment as perfect as possible.”
In Korea, Junoflo is considered a “gyopo.” In America, he’s an Asian. At once, he’s from everywhere and nowhere.
"I literally mumbled, 'Got to go out and get it,' and then the light bulb went off."
“I don’t feel like I’m good enough just to be coasting along.”
“People have their own unique styles. The term genre is dying.”
“When I think of music or really anything that I’m creating, I think ‘This is gonna be here forever.’”
From Ghostface Killah to Lil Wayne, Cool & Dre’s Beat Break is full of insight and memories.
"I want to be somebody that will make you realize life, the quality of it, even if it takes trauma to scare you straight."
“This is the reintroduction to me as an artist.”
“When you’re in this sport, there should be intent.”
“The best thing you can give an artist or producer is a creative space to develop.”
“There’s no manufacturing anything.”
“When I really first dove into D’Angelo, he just lightened me up.”
“I know that what I’m writing isn’t for somebody else to own.”
“I just feel like the project is more mine.”
"The biggest thing I’ve learned in the last couple of years is how to deal with disappointment."
“A lot of people don’t know how to get out they own way. I had to get out my way to be successful.”
After years of independent grinding, the Florida rapper recently launched his own record label. Oh, and Sprite is in his DMs.
"I want people to feel seen."
The New York-based production duo is preparing for their biggest excursion yet.
“Being alone is very important. That’s when you’re actually able to see you for you.”
“If this is what I did—and maybe it’s some weird shit—this is the art that I meant to create.”
“I make music to trigger emotions.”
“There’s a reason why all these people can be in one room.”
“I’m just dropping music and n****s like it.”
“I try to channel everything through music.”
“It was just amazing to sit in the room with Burna Boy for the first time.”