I really had no idea what to expect when I got on the phone with Kevin Gates most of what I’ve seen from him was the headlines of some of the wild things that he’s said and/or done. After talking with him for 10 plus minutes, I’ve got a whole new respect for Kevin Gates, as I learned that he’s a very smart and thoughtful person.
Back in 2014 The Chainsmokers became a viral hit with their single “SELFIE,” which was definitely a super relatable song, but also very annoying (Alex’s words not mine). Well at the end of 2015 they were able to show the world the type of music they really want to do when “Roses” became a smash single! I got the chance to talk to him, while he was in London of all places a few weeks back!
G-Eazy is killing the game right now, a sold out world tour, his first hit single and his album When It’s Dark Out debuted #1 the rap albums chart! I got a few minutes to chop it up with him tonight, and we talked about everything from his favorite basketball team, The Golden State Warriors killing the game in the NBA right now to his tour.
G-Eazy interview with Mean Jean radio (shorter) version:
The first time I heard Lil Dicky‘s music I honestly thought he was trying to be a parody rapper. It wasn’t until his freestyle on Sway in the Morning (posted below) that I figured out that Lil Dicky was the real deal. After talking to him last week, I learned that he was not only a dope rapper, but he’s also very funny and extremely smart as well.
If you don’t know who Tori Kelly is, you better get familiar because she is the truth! She’s nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s GRAMMY Awards, and if that didn’t already say it, the girl can flat out sing. Tonight I had the chance to interview Ms. Tori Kelly, and I think I’m in love.
David Guetta has been on the top of the world! He’s been a DJ for over 30 years, but it wasn’t until he started producing that he became an international superstar and one of the faces of EDM music, and it started when he produced “I Gotta Feeling” for the Black Eyed Peas. I was able to talk to him about that and MORE!
Tech N9ne is a legend in the game, he started doing his thing back in Kansas City back in 1991, and even without commercial success he’s made the Forbes List of richest rappers three years in a row, this year he finally got some commercial success with Hood Go Crazy (ft. 2 Chainz & B.o.B.), a few months back I got the chance to talk to him about all of that & MORE!
JR Castro is on a mission to bring R&B music back to the pop charts and bring it back to what it’s supposed to be. If his first single “Get Home” is any indication, it looks like this just might be one mission that is accomplished. I got the chance to talk to him about a lot of different things, take a listen.
Tinashe is riding a wave of success right now, with her banging singles “2 On” “All Hands on Deck” and now “Player” (ft. Chris Brown). Add to that being a part of the Janet Jackson, who she calls and idol, tribute at the BET Awards and being featured in the first edition of the “new” Playboy. All that and a new album, Joyride, on the way, tonight I was able to talk to her about all of that and MORE!
SoMo is an artist on the he’s on another national tour, planning for an overseas tour and a rabid fan base. I was able to get him on the phones to talk about his new mix tape, My Life II, his tour his fans and what his fans want to know more than anything else. His relationship status, (SPOILER ALERT: it’s complicated).