NEW Allhiphop.com Interview: Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins –“R&B is on its Way Back!”

Read 'Rodney Jerkins: R&B is Back!'

The true definition of a super producer, Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins is the man behind some of the biggest R&B songs of the last decade. Having produced hit singles for the likes of Michael and Janet Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Brandy and The Pussycat Dolls to name just a few, the industry veteran can boast more production credits and a far more impressive resume than his mere 32 years would suggest. With his latest effort, pop sensation Lady Gaga’s new Beyoncé-assisted single ‘Telephone,’ already climbing up the charts ahead of its official release, he seems to be starting this decade with just as much promise as he did the last.

Having spoken with Darkchild as he was putting the finishing touches on ‘Telephone’ for Gaga, who he praises for her “character” and writing abilities, his incredible knowledge of the music industry and love of creative experimentalism became immediately clear. It really is no wonder why this year seems destined to mark yet another chapter in his already impressive success story. “R&B is on its way back,” proclaims Jerkins passionately, his excitement clearly fueled by the plethora of the pioneering projects that he is currently working on. The genre is certainly taking a new direction and Darkchild’s musically diverse productions will undoubtedly play a major role in its development….

To read the full interview, go to: http://allhiphop.com/stories/alternatives/archive/2010/03/07/22140669.aspx

C-Murder Speaks out on Appeal & Prison Life

Currently incarcerated after being found guilty of second degree murder last August, rapper C-Murder reached out to my colleagues over at allhiphop.com to give an insight into prison life. In his letter, he explained that he was currently working on his appeal and stressed the importance of education and making the right decisions in life.

His letter to AHH, reads:

What’s up AllHipHop?

This ya boy C-Murder reaching out to yall and my many loyal fans that gives a damn. I’m in the process of my appeals right now, so keep me in your prayers.

And I want to send my thanks to those of you the support and believe in me and my innocence. I’m holding up pretty good here at Angola.

I work out regularly and participate in all sports leagues. Kitchen duty is my job and 5:30 AM is wake up time.

Of course I hate it, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. Life is short and the time you waste in jail can never be replaced.

That’s why I’m asking you guys to take heed to my situation and better yourselves to live a positive and productive life.

Education and discipline is most important.

If you feel alone in making important decisions don’t. Parents, priests, counselors or relatives are always available.

I wish you the best until next time.

Your’s Truly,

Corey Miller

STREAM: Han O’Connor Internet Voices Radio Interview

The Passionate Internet Voices Radio interview with 3threat Media’s Han O’Connor about the Hip Hop culture and some of the outstanding independent artists in the scene can now be streamed from:

http://www.internetvoicesradio.com/Arch-LillianCauldwell.htm

For more info on my latest work and publications be sure to keep checking back to 3threatmedia.com. The site is in the process of being updated and there is plenty of new content coming soon!

Tapwire Magazine:

Look out for my Raekwon cover feature COMING SOON only to Tapwire Magazine!

Allhiphop.com:

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Look out for my interview with R&B superproducer Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins COMING SOON to Allhiphop.com.

Some of my recent allhiphop interviews include:
MC Lyte – Click HERE to read
Wyclef Jean – Click HERE to read
Chino XL – Click HERE to read

For more information on the very talented artists mentioned during the interview, check out their websites!

The Redland –

‘Epic’ Music Video:

Web: www.theredlandmusic.com

Mike Streezy –

Web: www.mikestreezy.com

Me’Mo –

Me'Mo

Web: www.myspace.com/memothafuture
Twitter: @MeMothafuture

Stylah –

Stylah

Web: www.stylah.tv
‘Young Forever’ Remix: https://3threatmedia.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/jay-z-mr-hudson-young-forever-stylah-remix/

Slickmouth –

Slickmouth

Web: www.myspace.com/slickmouth22
Twitter: @SLICKMOUTH

Catskill –

Catskill

Web: www.myspace.com/catskillmc

E-Hustle –

E Hustle

Web: www.myspace.com/ehimself
Twitter: @EHustle

DJ Mr President –

DJ Mr President & Jim Jones

Web:www.djmrpresident.com
Twitter:@DJMRPRESIDENT

HOPE YOU ENJOYED LISTENING AND PLEASE GO AND CHECK OUT THE AFOREMENTIONED ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK.

MC Lyte Interview

Read 'MC Lyte: Still Rockin' With the Best'

Lana Moorer, better known as MC Lyte, is a Hip-Hop legend.

Straight up.

Having developed her career for over twenty years, the Brooklyn native has cemented her reputation as not only one of the pioneering female emcees but also a street anthropologist of sorts. Her intricate storytelling and undeniable presence within the game even earned her the honor of being the first female artist to be recognized by VH1’s Hip Hop Honors. Never afraid to speak her mind, Lyte’s outspoken approach has gained her nothing but respect and admiration from both peers within the industry and listeners alike. Between her Executive Vice-President position at DuBose Music Group and a number of new musical and creative projects, quitting the game is certainly the last thing on her mind; as always, she is still rockin’ with the best…

To read the full interview on Allhiphop.com, please click HERE.

Juvenile: Life After The Storm

Juvenile Interview

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On August 29th 2005 Hurricane Katrina shook New Orleans to its very core, leaving only a trail of death and destruction. Over 1,800 people tragically lost their lives during or after the storm and thousands more were displaced from their homes. Discontent with the government’s response was widespread and many were left feeling as if the administration had failed them completely. At times it seemed as if it was only the representatives of the Hip-Hop community that were willing to stand up and provide a voice for the victims of Katrina.

Juvenile, a former Cash Money Millionaire, was one of the artists in question and, who even decided to film the satirical video for his post-Katrina political critique Get Ya Hustle On in the hurricane-torn Ninth Ward.

He lost both his houses and all of his possessions during the floods, Juvenile’s last album expressed the pain felt by his whole community following the disaster. “When I did Reality Check, it was at a point in my life where I was kind of mourning Katrina, being that I am from New Orleans,” he recalls emotionally. “We went through so much down there in our city.” He explained that the whole experience left a dark shadow over his life and his work but that the project provided exactly what he promised on the cover, “a reality check not only for [him] but for everybody else in [his] city.” Although he is quick to point out that, like the people of New Orleans, he is hoping to move forward, stating “I’m not saying that my album was a mistake and it didn’t do good, I just don’t want to mourn anymore.”

Please read the full interview at:
http://allhiphop.com/stories/features/archive/2009/10/29/22003099.aspx

Rival Hip Hop news site SOHH even chose to quote from my interview in a recent article:
http://www.sohh.com/2009/10/juvenile_on_hot_boys_reunion_album_back-.html

Young Buck Interview

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Over two years have now passed since Cashville’s finest Young Buck released his studio album Buck The World. When speaking to him it becomes immediately clear that he has matured during this time, perhaps unsurprisingly after having to overcome a number of career obstacles throughout this turbulent period. Following the constant stream of rumors circulated by a number of media outlets, Buck wants to move past any negative preconceptions but not before setting the record straight regarding several matters with AllHipHop.com, as he acknowledges that to avoid certain subjects would be to ignore the proverbial elephant in the room.

Having clearly learned a lot from his experience in the industry so far, Buck explains how his separation from Hip-Hop supergroup G-Unit has encouraged him to become “more focused” as a businessman, “paying more attention to the moves that [he] makes as an artist and as a CEO.” Following the aftermath of the situation, he now realizes that when you are in the public eye, you have to be a little more careful with the course of action you take…

For the full interview with Young Buck, just visit Allhiphop.com

SOHH also decided to quote from my interview in a recent news piece. To read, you can go to http://www.sohh.com/2009/11/50_cent_released_mobb_deep_from_g-unit_r.html

Chino XL – I’d S**t on Shakespeare

Chino XL - "I'd S**t on Shakespeare!"

By Han ‘Info’ O’Connor

After a short hiatus from the industry, the return of Chino XL is nearly upon us. As “twisted and mystic” as ever, the Puerto Rican rhyme slayer is ready to give Hip-Hop a piece of his mind once again. Rearmed with some of his sharpest lyrical ammunition and a free agent at last, Chino is aiming to release his next offering The RICANstruction in the first quarter of 2010. Contrary to earlier reports, the album, which he hopes will be his masterwork, will be put out through his own joint venture CPR/Universal…

Full interview only on allhiphop.com.

http://allhiphop.com/stories/features/archive/2009/09/11/21933265.aspx

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