I think it's safe to say that this has been an emotionally charged week for everyone. From the unjust murder's of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police to the then absolutely horrifying acts of the Snipper in Dallas who took the lives of 4 officers and injured 6 more... no matter where you fall on this topic, the fact is...discussing it and finding solutions is unavoidable and extremely imprtant. I was very grateful that I had a chance to share some of my views on Friday's Revolt Live show via face time.
In part two of the Chevrolet and Revolt TV Journey into Sound campaign, Terrace Martin and I enjoyed a drive down PCH heading from Malibu to Hollywood in the new 2016 Chevy Malibu. I thought I was going to be able to kick my feet up and take snaps of the coast, but of course, Terrace made ME drive. Lol. Real talk, this ride was SO smooth! And I really loved how the interior design kept...
I've joined the new Chevrolet and Revolt TV Campaign, A Journey Into Sound! With a crew of industry influencers in tow, Revolt camera's followed us as we discussed music and tested out the new 2016 Chevy Malibu. Part One kicks off the campaign as the 12 of us enjoy decadent sushi creations at the cliffside hot spot, Nobu...
Hard Knocks, HBO's sports documentary series, has kicked off it's tenth season in the lone star state! Joining the Texans as they brave Houston's heat during training camp, the NFL Films crew will be covering life on and off the field as the guys get ready for their 2015 season. Check me out on the premiere episode!
I dropped in on KHOU 11 yesterday and crashed the morning show to talk about queen Beyonce!
This weekend Bey surprised us by releasing new songs "7/11" and "Ring Off" then blew our minds by sharing a new video!
Ron Trevino and I talk the release of her new box set and the impact of the 7/11 video!
Recently the University of Cambridge came out with a study, which found that because rappers often talk about overcoming their struggles, hip hop really hits home for many listeners who are battling depression.
Having just sat down with Kendrick Lamar and talking about how depression has affected his life, and then hearing so many positive and thankful reactions from people around the nation who watched our interview, I thought this Cambridge study was fascinating! (To watch me x Kendrick, click here )
Today I spoke with Fox 26 journalist Ashley Johnson, about using Hip Hop as a therapeutic escape from depression.
Once again, I have to thank my incredible interior designer Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design for the phenomenal work she did on my home. It seems like almost everyone that catches a glimpse of it on social media wants to see more! This past week Mia Gradney from KHOU Channel 11 dropped in on DB and I for a cribs style tour. Take a look!
This week indie phenom Mac Miller gave us an amazing live performance (Loud!) and a fun talk where he confessed he still lived with his mom despite selling over 200,000 copies of his recent album. Sowmya got put onto new artist Leah Labelle by Pharrell and JD and I had a great one on one talk with Kendrick Lamar and was able to share some sides of his story with you that most have never heard before! Check out episode 5 and the full uncensored Mac interview after the jump!
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Watch episode 4 where Swizzy talks Alicia, Mega Upload and Ruff Ryders, then Kendrick Lamar gives us The Recipe! Plus... Amanda X A$AP Rocky & Sowmya hangs out with sex symbol (her words!) Meek Mill.
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abc sports reporter David Nuno dropped by case de la Brown recently and did a very fun piece on DB & I! We talked about how we met and how we make the long distance thing work...plus Duane let's all the Texans fans out there know that Houston is exactly where he wants to spend his football career :-) Check out the vid!
Wiz was the in studio guest, Rita Ora and I had girl time at a tat shop, Hit Boy sat w/ Sowmya... and Waka Flocka told the audience to make their ass clap. Yes...THAT really just happened. Check out ep3!
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I gained a whole new respect for grand hustle's latest signee Iggy Azalea after she dropped in on #HipHopPOV. The Aussie shared how she got into hip hop and tried to hide her new A$AP Rocky inspired tattoo. Oh yah! And I can't forget about Future! He performed Magic. Wala...
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Wednesday April 11th marked the premiere episode of my new show, MTV's Hip Hop POV! We had 2 Chainz (2 Chaaaaaainz!!) on as our first guest plus Amanda headed to Miami and got an exclusive from Lil Wayne (YES new album coming soon!) and Bu gave us some behind the scenes access for Akon and French Montana's new video! Check it out!
I had the chance to be apart of MTV2's Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts which aired this past Sunday. If you didn't catch it, some of the episode is available when you click for more of this post!
Check out what I had to say about Naughty By Nature's O.P.P, Common's I used to love H.E.R and NWA's Straight outta compton!