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For being such a great rapper Nas always gave the shittiest interviews.   He had a great role in the 97 Rhyme and Reason documentary, but that was really a different style of interview all together.  That's the only time I saw him come off well in an interview like the person you hear in the music.


Pac ofcourse, always gave the best interviews.   Vibe came out with that book years ago, I'm sure a lot of you have it, but it is a compilation of all their articles and interviews for him and it's damn near a masterpiece of hip-hop journalism.
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

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With his gravely voice and fake gangsta persona, Game has to be one of the worst. I always enjoy a Snoop Dogg interview.
 

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Nas interviews are horrible.. check out the video wit Nardwar, smh
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Warren G is shitty interview-material. ("...u know im sayin, nahmsayin - Snoop is my brother, Dre is my brother, Nate is mybrother. i have love for all of em. sniff, sniff... nahmsayi?")
and all of the aftermath-staff/artists (...."I cant speak on it right now",I cant speak on it right now" or "Dr Dre is a genius!")
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?uestlove (The Roots) is cool
Jay-Z too
oh, n Snoop (depending on his high and mood)

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cant forget Primo. always insightful
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Nas can't talk. He can rap but he sounds like an idiot having actual conversations.

Immortal Technique gives good interviews and always drops some knowledge.
 

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Bun B gives some very thoughtful interviews. You can always sense that dude is very serious about his craft and you can tell he is intelligent.

Shock G gives insightful interviews too, he knows a lot about hip hop.

Boots Riley gives good interviews, check the one on cocaineblunt.com

Daz has given some of the funniest interviews, involuntary though lol.

Bad Azz gives cool interviews, plenty of anecdotes.

Quik can give interesting interviews with shitloads of worthy anecdotes but gets boring when he starts ranting
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E-40 gives boring interviews. dude just brags about being humble (paradoxical i know) and says the same shit over and over again. "i provided the independent blueprint. i rep my soil. i stay humble and hungry" bla bla bla

Warren G gives always the same interviews where he sounds bitter and desperate to reconnect with Dre musically, brownnosing.

 

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Nas interviews are horrible.. check out the video wit Nardwar, smh
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Warren G is shitty interview-material. ("...u know im sayin, nahmsayin - Snoop is my brother, Dre is my brother, Nate is mybrother. i have love for all of em. sniff, sniff... nahmsayi?")
and all of the aftermath-staff/artists (...."I cant speak on it right now",I cant speak on it right now" or "Dr Dre is a genius!")
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?uestlove (The Roots) is cool
Jay-Z too
oh, n Snoop (depending on his high and mood)



LMAO, you need a life homie, no offense but you have an un-healty obsession with these hip-hop musicians. i know your prolly 15-17 so you prolly dont have a g.f. either but you sound really miserable towards these GUY's. 8)
EVERY LAST ONE OF ''Y-O-U'' BELIEVE THAT DR. DRE HAS MADE THESE SONG's FOR ''Y-O-U''.
THE REALITY IS THAT THE SONG's ARE ''ABOUT Y-O-U'' !!!!!!
 

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50 cent gives the best interviews hands down, he's right up there with pac . The sheer entertainment value is off the charts. He's extremely witty and hilarious.

Truthfully I'd rather listen to his interviews over beats then listen to him rap nowadays.

B.g. Gives the worst, he's always high out of his mind on heroin or pills and makes no fucking sense
 

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Depends on the interviewer too. If it's some nerdy Eurofuck asking questions over the phone, its bound to suck.

If it's Nardwuar, he'll make sure it's a good interview.


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50 cent gives the best interviews hands down
 

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Kanye's interviews are usually pretty decent. Will Smith always gave cool interviews too
 

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Depends on the interviewer too. If it's some nerdy Eurofuck asking questions over the phone, its bound to suck.

If it's Nardwuar, he'll make sure it's a good interview.


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Nardwuar is easily the best interviewer in the business. I think anybody that's interviewed him can attest to that
 

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^For real. I've watched at least ten of his interviews. The one with Odd Future is great.
 

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His one with pharrell is my favorite.
 

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Nas interviews are horrible.. check out the video wit Nardwar, smh
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Warren G is shitty interview-material. ("...u know im sayin, nahmsayin - Snoop is my brother, Dre is my brother, Nate is mybrother. i have love for all of em. sniff, sniff... nahmsayi?")
and all of the aftermath-staff/artists (...."I cant speak on it right now",I cant speak on it right now" or "Dr Dre is a genius!")
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?uestlove (The Roots) is cool
Jay-Z too
oh, n Snoop (depending on his high and mood)



LMAO, you need a life homie, no offense but you have an un-healty obsession with these hip-hop musicians. i know your prolly 15-17 so you prolly dont have a g.f. either but you sound really miserable towards these GUY's. 8)


okay, .. so i will not post about music or my opinions in music anymore on this music-forum, cuz i dont want to make u mad... ..... ...... right?
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tech n9ne, 2pac and mac dre were the best interviews....
 

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His one with pharrell is my favorite.

Just checked it. The one with N.E.R.D., I assume.

How does he get all that info & show them shit that they loved like 10-15 years ago? Crazy.
 

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LOL, the one with Jay-Z is such a joke. Jay was trying to be serious as fuck.

Nardwuar: Who are you?

Jay: Who am I? I'm a young man from the Marcy projects, who really made the thing they say is the "American Dream" come true. Because I'm not supposed to be here speaking to you. There's a lot people that come from where I come. There are a lot of skilled people who come from where I come, who are not here right now...

Nardwuar: You're Jay-Z.
 

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DJ Premier is the best. He got the best memory, he remembers EVEYTHING, it's crazy.
 

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Bun B gives some very thoughtful interviews. You can always sense that dude is very serious about his craft and you can tell he is intelligent.

Shock G gives insightful interviews too, he knows a lot about hip hop.

Boots Riley gives good interviews, check the one on cocaineblunt.com

Daz has given some of the funniest interviews, involuntary though lol.

Bad Azz gives cool interviews, plenty of anecdotes.

Quik can give interesting interviews with shitloads of worthy anecdotes but gets boring when he starts ranting
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E-40 gives boring interviews. dude just brags about being humble (paradoxical i know) and says the same shit over and over again. "i provided the independent blueprint. i rep my soil. i stay humble and hungry" bla bla bla

Warren G gives always the same interviews where he sounds bitter and desperate to reconnect with Dre musically, brownnosing.



Yeah, I noticed that too about Shock G.  Shock is broadly intelligent and insightful.  Has a creative mind.  One of those smart people who's probably enhanced his mind even more through drug use, lol.

and lol about Warren G, that shit is kind of true about his interviews.... Although Warren G's interview content is similar to his music in a way.  Alot of his songs are very nostalgic, rappin about his homies and growing up with Snoop.  Which is pretty much the same shit he talks about in interviews. 


   
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

-Dre, Rolling Stones mag 1999 Em cover

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Nas interviews are horrible.. check out the video wit Nardwar, smh
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Warren G is shitty interview-material. ("...u know im sayin, nahmsayin - Snoop is my brother, Dre is my brother, Nate is mybrother. i have love for all of em. sniff, sniff... nahmsayi?")
and all of the aftermath-staff/artists (...."I cant speak on it right now",I cant speak on it right now" or "Dr Dre is a genius!")
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?uestlove (The Roots) is cool
Jay-Z too
oh, n Snoop (depending on his high and mood)

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cant forget Primo. always insightful

I agree with what you said about everyone like Warren G and Primo... but I think Jay Z's interviews are wack just like his music.  It's all just a marketing campaign promoting himself, and very little substance to prove why he ever deserved his position in the first place. 
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

-Dre, Rolling Stones mag 1999 Em cover

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DJ Premier is the best. He got the best memory, he remembers EVEYTHING, it's crazy.

No doubt... what you always have to appreciate about DJ Premier is his deep love for hip-hop which supersedes all else.   
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

-Dre, Rolling Stones mag 1999 Em cover

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...Also, KRS 1 is always a great interviewer.  Kind of goes without saying, dude is the teacher, the philosopher, and great ambassador of hip-hop.  In fact his interviews over the past 14 years or so have been even better than his music, and have kept him relevant.
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

-Dre, Rolling Stones mag 1999 Em cover

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Decided to check out some Premo interviews after what you guys said.

Good storyteller, seems like someone I could geek out with over music.
 

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...Also, KRS 1 is always a great interviewer.  Kind of goes without saying, dude is the teacher, the philosopher, and great ambassador of hip-hop.  In fact his interviews over the past 14 years or so have been even better than his music, and have kept him relevant.
KRS is just incredible. I went to yet another of his shows, last weekend, and he never fails to impress with the knowledge he drops.
 

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Krs also says some down right retarded things that make you shake your head. Beefing with nelly? Enough said