Apr 9, 2014 — The Bay Area legend is widely known for creating slang, flouting the rules and knowing everybody from everywhere. He speaks about his long career, Master P, Lil Jon, T-Pain, Tupac and Too Short.
Feb 26, 2014 — The 27-year-old Los Angeles rapper has done it all and, like the rest of us, knows he's not perfect. In a Microphone Check interview, he's thoughtful about his past and his new album, Oxymoron.
Jan 15, 2014 — The Tennessee musicians on where they come from, their definition of trap music and relationships, both working and romantic.
Nov 25, 2013 — This month Bun B, one half of the Underground Kingz, released his fourth solo project and celebrated the 21st anniversary of his group's first album. The musician from Port Arthur, Texas, also speaks about his drive, Ed O.G. and the meaning of trill.
Nov 11, 2013 — For a special episode of Microphone Check we invited Prince Paul, Mike Dean, Faith Newman, Stretch Armstrong and Ralph McDaniels — all working in hip-hop 20 years ago — to tell stories about a singularly productive and creative year in the culture.
Oct 16, 2013 — "If we're talking about the streets — we can't just glorify it. We have to tell the whole story."
Oct 11, 2013 — The Virginia Beach rapper also spoke about Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Too Short and Wu-Tang.
Sep 12, 2013 — The seminal producer also tells stories about Mr. Magic, Pete Rock, Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie.
Aug 20, 2013 — The high-minded Atlanta quartet has reunited 18 years after its debut album and seven years after Cee-Lo Green's pop smash "Crazy."
Jul 8, 2013 — After more than 20 years as a performer, the New York veteran says he's enjoying the unglamorous work of building a record label.