Author Topic: Which rappers give the best interviews and which rappers give the worst?  (Read 570 times)

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KRS-1 said Lil' Wayne was the best rapper alive lol.
 

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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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"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."

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

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i would agree with the premo and krs-1 picks, but i prefer interviews where we get more of an insight on the persons life than a hip-hop lesson. those are good in its own way, but 2pac, for instance, the way he described his feelings was poetic, even in interviews...he wasnt always tryna educate and what not, he was more of a natural speaker, from the heart...mac dre was like that too. same with tech. those cats didnt even need 2 think, they just said what they felt.
 

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2pac hands down!
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i would agree with the premo and krs-1 picks, but i prefer interviews where we get more of an insight on the persons life than a hip-hop lesson. those are good in its own way, but 2pac, for instance, the way he described his feelings was poetic, even in interviews...he wasnt always tryna educate and what not, he was more of a natural speaker, from the heart...mac dre was like that too. same with tech. those cats didnt even need 2 think, they just said what they felt.

good point about them being great interviews not having to think or educate but just saying what they felt
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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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I hardly ever listen / read any rappers' interview, unless it's something really really interesting they're talking about.

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With his gravely voice and fake gangsta persona, Game has to be one of the worst.
he should do interviews when he's drunk


and it depends on the interviewer if he can make the interview interesting (unless you are Nas or Kid Cudi). Yelawolf does good interviews, J. Cole, Kendrick, Em and Royce, Pusha, Slug, K.R.I.T., Black Thought...


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I never miss a Nardwuar interview.  I was actually chillin with his camera man right before that Nas interview. 
 

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I never really listened to interviews until i seen a jay z juan epstein posted on here with a small description of what it was about. After hearing that, i liked it that much  I downloaded the whole archive and for a couple of weeks listened to them at work. If you like quality interviews / entertainment i recommend looking up the juan epstein podcasts. In response to the original question from those interviews the ones that come to mind

Snoop is Cool as fuck talks about anything, told a gem about the whole Pac / Nas confrontation that has been discussed on here
Fat Joe did dope interviews found out him and big were the original twins, heaps of pun stories etc.
Lil Kim was really interesting with big / junior mafia stories more down to earth than i thought she would be
Redman is entertaining as fuck but Method Man not so much, interesting stories but comes off as arrogant
Busta Rhymes was cool
Soulja Boy was real ignorant said he didnt know who the wu-tang clan were, to which rosenberg responded "have you ever heard a hip hop record before"
CNN were pretty entertaining and laid back Noreaga is a funny MF
Pharrel is pretty cool too much more of a hip-hop head than i thought after hearing his interview i had a new respect for him
Jay was pretty dope too.
Oh yeah the last one with Em and Royce is good too they went into everything
Almost forgot Jim Jones and Cam got good stories too
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Bishop Lamont takes the cake for the worst. Dude did an interview with dubcnn a few months back where he literally didn't answer a question.

Other bad interviewees: Mack 10 (dull as hell), Warren G (nahimsayin), Game (forced humor that's never funny). And as I'm typing it dawns on me all these dudes are from California lol

Best interviewees: 50 (his music sucks now but some of his interviews are down-right classic), 2Pac (dude was so loud and serious lol, he could talk for 10 minutes straight without taking a breather)
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50 hands down, always entertaining
 

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Daz Dillinger - You just know a interview with him will be entertaining.
 

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I think 50 Cent, DJ Quik, and Pac are the best interviews for me to watch/read/listen to.
 

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50's interviews are usually pretty entertainin.