Eyedea and Abilities Interview

Eyedea and Abilites Interview. Friday, February 5, 2010

Interview conducted by Amber-Bryant Peller and Heather Snowball

MVRemix: Eyedea, that’s an interesting name.

Eyedea: Haha yeah. Actually the first time it was in the newspaper they spelt it Lydia, like the girl’s name.

MVRemix: Your name used to be the sixth sense?

Eyedea: That was a long time ago. We had one thing come out under that name and it was literally when we were fifteen. At the time all the rhymester stuff was like that, like Beyond and Black Hole, etc.

MVRemix: Do you have any preshow traditions?

Eyedea: No not really. I try to warm myself up a little bit. Warm up my voice. Drink. I do like to have a little bit of time alone to focus and have time to think. Also if I’ve played the venue before I like to visualize the stage so it is not a whole new thing. Visualize it going well and then the show is not as wild and searchy especially when I’m improvising. I imagine what it’s going to be like to improvise which makes the performance not new and scary.

MVRemix: Do you have a certain vibe you want for your concerts?

Eyedea: No, not necessarily. I do want it to be a real experience for people. I don’t want it to feel super reheased — which it never will be because it never is. I don’t want it to feel like a mask of art but rather like people doing stuff with other people — totally relatable. I think artists hide behind their art. Projecting. They make art about the ideal self and not the real self which is usually contrived. It is more how they want to see themselves, which is easy to see through and then you see people’s insecurities. I’d rather have the song be about the insecurity. It’s difficult to be a human but it’s okay too. I’m not a brain surgeon, separate from the world but just a person who has ideas about stuff.

MVRemix: Your lyrics are very deep, what inspires you? You mention suffering on your myspace..

Eyedea: Yeah well, suffering that is where it all comes from. The psychological human condition. I’m rarely inspired to make music by listening to other music. Inspiration always comes from some internal conflict or some problem I see with something. Not an attempt to solve the problem which is creating a mask but trying not to run from the problem. But to confront it and to live with it. Fully admit to yourself, you’re angry, you’re fucked up, you’re sad…you are all of these things. Your ego tricks you into an identity driven tunnel and I want my art to rip that apart. It sucks to feel jealous but it is a real feeling and how do you get beyond that if you don’t understand it and your own feelings.

Anytime you have a psychological disturbance you run from it. It happens again and again, and you are never free from it. I ask, how do you free yourself from the things that are imprisoning you. You can’t run yourself out of the prison, you just end up in a new prison. That’s why, as human beings we still kill each other, that is why have war. Political differences are just superficial changes. Real change is psychological change, something we can barely do and we haven’t done collectively because we run from it. We say, “instead of being pissed off or sad I’m not going to feel that way. I’m going to do yoga or study quantum mechanics and figure out the universe.” And all this is fine but confronting and fully admitting and dealing with the psychological suffering of humanity is what I want to do. It’s kind of a Buddhist idea but we all are feeling the same pain every single human being feels that.

MVRemix: Is this what you attempt to deal with this in your songs?

Eyedea: Yeah totally. I don’t think it’s worth making anything else. When you have time to sit down what else are you going to write about. It’s the biggest thing that is happening…the state of humanity…what’s bigger than that?

MVRemix: Started out free-styling, do you incorporate it into shows?

Eyedea: Totally. Even how I live my life as an artist is based off of improvising. Starting a new band. Not rehearsing ever. I’m better off as a person if I admit that I am flawed and this is what improvising really shows. Most people are scared to sound or look a certain way and so don’t improvise. I say, Improvise! Cut your hair! It doesn’t really matter because what is behind all that is the thing that’s true, the confusion, the pain, the real thing.

A less known fact about me is that I also have a bunch of different bands. One is a fully exclusive freestyle free jazz band. We are 100% improvised music and are called Face Candy. A new thing I’m just starting is called Puppy dogs and Ice-cream.

MVRemix: You have some different pseudonyms.

Eyedea: Oliver Hart is my most famous one. I didn’t want to be feeding too much into one name.

MVRemix: Is all this improvisation why Eyedea and Abilites took a five year break?

Eyedea: Yeah I just started other bands and started doing other stuff. I needed to focus more on writing music with other instruments to make it palpable to others. A lot of work had to go into it and initially people were giving me death threats and throwing golf balls at me because they did not like the change. I had to try very hard to change people’s perspectives. I started making music when I was very young and so some people love music from the 15-yr-old, now I am 28 years old, so I am not making the same music.

MVRemix: What kind of music do you like?

Eyedea: I love music. Kimya Dawson is one of my favourites. I was sitting in a coffee house and she was playing and I was totally hypnotized. It felt like getting punched in the stomach and I realized that I had always been lying. She’s telling the truth and I had this big realization. She is so brutally true and honest and hearing her sparked this whole different development in my thought process. I listen to music all day every day.

MVRemix: Any guilty pleasures?

Eyedea: Ben Folds. Ben Folds live. I think he is brilliant. Nothing super pop or anything.

MVRemix: What do you like best about performing?

Eyedea: I suppose it is a bit of a rush. It is a time and place where you can forget yourself. So much stuff is going on when you are trying to give it your all. So it is partly physical and you kind of stop and for moments you forget about yourself. I am embracing this bigger thing, which is the biggest rush, for a split second you are not dealing with you own specific identity process.

MVRemix: Least favourite thing?

Eyedea: Nothing really. Maybe waiting to perform.

MVRemix: Anything you don’t like about the industry?

Eyedea: I don’t really like anything specifically about the industry, because it’s selling art which is a weird thing. But I don’t dislike anything specifically, I realize that it is demand industry. Some people blame it on film-makers but it is the people that buy it.

MVRemix: What is the dynamic like between you and Abilities?

Eyedea: We’ve been friends since we were kids so kind of brotherly. We are both from Minnesota, same town.

MVRemix: What’s Minnesota like?

Eyedea: It’s great. It’s got a great music scene in the Twin cities. I’ve been all around the world and it’s the best I’ve seen. It’s the only reason I’m there. I can’t deal with the winter, I can’t deal with the summer, it’s terrible to live there, physically. But the music: free jazz, rock, rap, anything you want in abundance, any night of the week.

MVRemix: Do you have any musical goals?

Eyedea: I do have goals. I want to get closer and closer to not having to think about making stuff I like. My goal is to essentially not have that step. Just pick up and play. I don’t think it will ever be possible and if I did achieve it I would probably be like fuck it and go sit around.

MVRemix: Do you play other instruments?

Eyedea: I do. Guitar, keyboard. I also mix and engineer, like for our records. I do a lot of the studio recording.

MVRemix: What do you do outside of making music?

Eyedea: Not much. Clean my apartment. Do a lot of writing words. Art projects with friends.

MVRemix: How long does it take you to write a new song?

Eyedea: If it’s right the not long. I don’t sit down and try and write music. I only do it if I feel like I really have to. So if it takes more than 5 minutes I don’t normally keep it or remember it.

MVRemix: Is this why you are good at freestyling?

Eyedea: Haha, thank. I don’t know if I’m good but I’m not afraid of it. I like it and I think why I keep indulging in it is because it’s how I live my life. I improvise my life.

MVRemix: Off topic. Do you have any tattoos?

Eyedea: No. I have lot about. I’ve always thought the best thing to do would be to get one that reminds me of something. But then if I need a symbol to remind me of it then I’m not really going to be reminded. And I’m not really into putting art on my body so I’ll probably never get a tattoo.

MVRemix: How has your music evolved?

Eyedea: I started dabbling in music when I was probably around 7 and started writing words around 8. When I was a kid I was so infatuated with becoming a rockstar. I used to have all the posters, the whole thing. First time I performed I made a bunch of guitars that didn’t work and did a Poison cover. I moved from hard metal to hair metal to rap in the late 80s. Rap is kind of what got me into writing words. I thought these guys are so scary, they are so dangerous.

MVRemix: Do you have any crazy fan stories?

Eyedea: Yeah, but all of it was too intense for me. People going over the line, people really hating me and some people totally obsessed. It’s always been intense and hard for me to deal with.

MVRemix: What are some of your fears?

Eyedea: I have a lot of fears. My biggest maybe is feeling insignificant; it all boils down to that in the end.

MVRemix: Any final thing that you would like your fans to know?

Eyedea: My favourite band for the last couple years is a band called WHY?

MVRemix: That’s all?

Eyedea: Yup.

Eyedea & Abiltiies Interview


MVRemix Interviews archive

6th Sense Interview (2007)

112 Interview (2003)

880 South Interview (2006)

24K Interview (2003)

7L (7L & Esoteric) Interview (2004)

2XL Interview (2007)

A.D.O.R. Interview (2005)

Aesop Rock Interview (2002)

Aesop Rock Interview (2006)

Akrobatik Interview (1999)

Al Green Interview (2005)

Alchemist Interview (2006)

Alias Interview (2001)

Amerie Interview (2005)

aMinus Interview (2006)

Amplafire Interview (2005)

Andre Emerson Interview (2005)

Annie Interview (2006)

Anthony Hamilton Interview (2003)

Anthony Hamilton Interview (2005)

Anti-Flag Interview (2005)

Apartment Interview (2005)

Apathy Interview (2000)

Apathy Interview (2002)

Apathy Interview (2006)

Apathy Interview (2006) 2

Approach Interview (2005)

April Maiya Interview (2007)

Asheru Interview (2001)

Asheru Interview (2004)

Asheru Interview (2005)

Astronautalis Interview (2006)

A-Trak Interview (2006)

A-Trak Interview (2006) 2

Avant Interview (2005)

Awar Interview (2005)

The Away Team Interview (2005)

AZ Interview (2004)

AZ Interview (2005)

AZ Interview (2006)

Baatin Interview (2003)

Baby Blak Interview (2003)

DJ Babu Interview (2006)

Bathgate Interview (2007)

Beat Assailant Interview (2004)(1)

Beat Assailant Interview (2004)(2)

Da Beatminerz Interview (2004)

Beatmonstas Interview (2005)

Benefit Interview (2002)

Beenda Weeda Interview (2006)

Beenie Man Interview (2006)

B.G. Interview (2005)

Big Boi Interview (2005)

Big Noyd Interview (2005)

Big Noyd Interview (2003)

Big Pooh Interview (2005)

Big Shug Interview (2007)

Big Tigger Interview (1999)

Big Tone Interview (2005)

Big Tone Interview (2005)

Big Rich Interview (2006)

Billy Cook Interview (2007)

Binkis Recs Interview (2004)

Birdapres Interview (2001)

Bizzy Bone Interview (2004)

Bizzy Bone Interview (2005)

Black Milk Interview (2007)

Black Moon Interview (2004)

Blackalicious Interview (2004)

Black Rob Interview (2000)

Black Rob Interview (2005)

The Black Spoons Interview (2005)

Blueprint Interview (1999)

Blueprint Interview (2003)

Blue Scholars Interview (2007)

Blue Sky Black Death Interview (07)

Bobbito Interview (2000)

Bobbito Interview (2001)

Bobby Frazitta Interview (2004)(1)

Bobby Frazitta Interview (2004)(2)

Bobby Frazitta Interview (2006)

Bone Crusher Interview (2006)

Boom Bap Project Interview (2005)

Boot Camp Clik Interview (2006)

Boots Riley Interview (2007)

Booty Brown Interview (2005)

Boss Playas Interview (2006)

Bow Wow Interview (2006)

BP Interview (2004)

Braille Interview (1999)

Brand Nubian Interview (2004)

Brassmunk Interview (2003)

MC Breed Interview (2007)

Brooke Valentine Interview (2005)

Brooklyn Interview (2002)

Brother Ali Interview (2003)

Brother J X-Clan Interview (2006)

Bubba Sparxxx Interview (2005)

Bubba Sparxxx Interview (2006)

Buck 65 Interview (2003)

Buck 65 Interview (2004)

Buck 65 Interview (2005)

Buckshot Interview (BCC) Interview (2005)

Bumblebeez 81 Interview (2004)

Bumpy Knuckles Interview (2003)

Bun B Interview (UGK) Interview (2005)

Bushwick Bill Interview (2005)

Cage Interview (2000)

Camille Interview (2005)

Cam’Ron Interview (2000)

Capital D Interview (2000)

Capone Interview (CNN) Interview (2005)

Cap-One Interview (2000)

Cappadonna Interview (2003)

Cassidy Interview (2004)

Casual Interview (Hiero) Interview (2005)

Casual Interview (Hiero)2(2005)

Cee-Lo Interview (2005)

Celph Titled Interview (1999)

Celph Titled Interview (2002)

Cesar Comanche Interview (2005)

Cesar Comanche Interview (2005)

Chali 2na Interview (2004)

Chali 2na Interview (2006)

Chamillionaire Interview (2005)

Chamillionaire Interview (2005)2

Chante Moore Interview (2006)

The Chapter Interview (2005)

The Charms Interview (2006)

Cherrywine Interview (2003)

Chief Kamachi Interview (2005)

Choppa Interview (2006)

Chopper Interview (2005)

DJ Chris Lawrence Interview (2004)

Chromeo Interview (2007)

Chuck D Interview (1998)

Ciara Interview (2004)

Ciara Interview (2006)

Ciph Barker Interview (2005)

Cipha Sounds Interview (2005)

Classified Interview (1999)

Classified Interview (2003)

Classified Interview (2006)

The Clipse Interview (2006)

Clinton Sparks Interview (2005)

DJ Clue Interview (2007)

Cold Cut Interview (2006)

Common Interview (2005)

Common Interview (2005) – 2

Common Interview (2003)

The Cornerstone Interview (2007)

Consequence Interview (2004)

Controller 7 Interview (2001)

Copperpot Interview (2005)

Copywrite Interview (2000)

Copywrite Interview (2001)

Cormega Interview (2005)

Cormega Interview (2004)

Cormega Interview (2003)

The Coup Interview (2006)

The Coup Interview (2007)

C-Rayz Walz Interview (2003)

C-Rayz Walz Interview (2005)

DJ Craze Interview (2003)

Crime Mob Interview (2007)

Cruna Interview (2005)

Crystal Method Interview (2005)

Crystal Method Interview (2006)

CunninLynguists Interview (2004)

Cymarshall Law Interview (2007)

D4L Interview (2005)

Dälek Interview (2005)

Danity Kane Interview (2007)

Darien Brockington Interview (2006)

Dave Hollister Interview (2006)

Daz Dillinger Interview (2003)

Daz Dillinger Interview (2005)

Daz Dillinger Interview (2006)

Daz Dillinger Interview (2006) 2

Dead Prez/Outlawz ’06

Dead Prez/Outlawz 2

Deep Thinkers Interview (2005)

Deeskee Interview (2001)

Defari Interview (2002)

Defari Interview (2005)

Defari Interview (2005) – Interview (2)

Defari Interview (2006)

Del Interview (2003)

Del Interview (2006)

Del Interview (2006) 2

De La Soul Interview (2004)

Digiki Interview (2007)

Diktator Interview (2004)

Dilated Peoples Interview (2004)

Dilated Peoples Interview (2006)

Diplo Interview (2006)

The Dirty Crew Interview (2005)

Dirty Needlez Interview (2005)

Distrakt Interview (2007)

D.K. Interview (2006)

DL Incognito Interview (2003)

DMC Interview (2007)

D. One Interview (2005)

D. One Interview (2006)

Do or Die Interview (2005)

Drag-On Interview (2004)

Dreddy Kruger Interview (2005)

Dropkick Murphys Interview (2005)

Dru Down Interview (2007)

Dru Hepkins Interview (2007)

D-Sisive Interview (1999)

DutchMassive Interview (2000)

Dwele Interview (2003)

Dwele Interview (2005)

Ms. Dynamite Interview (2003)

East Side Boyz Interview (2004)

Eclipse 427 Interview (2000)

Edan Interview (2005)

Edgar Allen Floe Interview (2005)

Edgar Allen Floe Interview (2) Interview (05)

Edo G Interview (2000)

Edo G Interview (2004)

Edo G Interview (2004) – Interview (2)

Edru Interview (2006)

El Da Sensei Interview (2002)

El-P Interview (2007)

Electric President Interview (2006)

Electric Six Interview (2006)

Elephant Man Interview (2007)

Elisabeth Withers Interview (2007)

Elzhi Interview (2002)

Elzhi Interview (2004)

Elzhi Interview (2005)

Elzhi Interview (2005) 2

Emily Haines Interview (Metric) ’05

Emily King Interview (2006)

Encore Interview (2001)

Encore Interview (2003)

Epic Interview (2001)

EQuiKnockZ Interview (2006)

E-Sik Interview (2006)

Esoteric Interview (1999)

Evidence Interview (2004)

Eyedea Interview (2003)

Fenaxiz Interview (2006)

Field Mob Interview (2006)

Field Mob Interview (2005)

Field Mob Interview (2005) 2

Field Mob Interview (2002)

Five Deez Interview (2003)

Floyd The Locsmif Interview (2006)

Foreign Legion Interview (2004)

Foretaste Interview (2006)

Freddie Foxxx Interview (2006)

Freekey Zekey Interview (2006)

Freestyle Interview (2000)

Freestyle Interview (2005)

DJ Fresh Interview (2007)

Gabriel Teodoros Interview (2006)

Geniuser Interview (2006)

Ghostface Killah Interview (2006)

Ghostface Killah Interview (2006) 2

Gift of Gab Interview (2004)

Ginuwine Interview (2005)

Girl Talk Interview (2006)

Glass Joe Interview (2004)

Goapele Interview (2004)

Goodie Mob Interview (2004)

Grafh Interview (2004)

Grafh Interview (2005)

Grand Agent Interview (2003)

Greenhouse Effect Interview (2005)

Mr. Greenweedz Interview (2005)

Mr. Greenweedz Interview (2005) 2

G.Riot Interview (2005)

Guerilla Black Interview (2004)

Gucci Mane Interview (2005)

Guru Interview (Gangstarr) Interview (2003)

Guru Interview (Gangstarr) Interview (2005)

Hangar 18 Interview (2006)

Hawd Interview (2001)

Hasan Salaam Interview (2005)

Headkrak Interview (1998)

Heather Hunter Interview (2005)

Hell Razah Interview (2005)

Hell Razah Interview (2007)

Hezekiah Interview (2006)

High & Mighty Interview (2005)

Hi-Tek Interview (2007)

Horrorpops Interview (2005)

Hot Karl Interview (2005)

Hot Karl Interview (2005) 2

Hot Rod Interview (2006)

Hot Rod Interview (2006) 2

Howling Diablos Interview (2005)

I-20 Interview (2004)

Imani Interview (2005)

Infamous Mobb Interview (2004)

Infinito Interview (2004)

Infinito Interview (2005)

Insight Interview (2004)

Inspectah Deck ’04

Inspectah Deck ’04 – 2

Iomos Marad Interview (2003)

J5 Interview (2002)

The Jacka Interview (2005)

Jae Millz Interview (2005)

Jahah Interview (2004)

Jair Dynast Interview (2006)

Jakki Interview (2000)

James Shaw Interview (Metric) ’05

Jaykin Interview (2007)

Jazze Pha Interview (2005)

DJ Jazzy Jeff Interview (2007)

Jaz-O Interview (2002)

Jedi Mind Tricks Interview (2003)

Jeff Spec Interview (2002)

Jen The Pen Interview (2006)

Jem Interview (1) Interview (2004)

Jem Interview (2) Interview (2004)

Jeru The Damaja Interview (2004)

J. Greede Interview (2005)

Jim Jones Interview (2004)

Jim Jones Interview (2005)

Jin Interview (2004)

Jin Interview (2005)

J.J. Brown Interview (2000)

J.J. Brown Interview (2002)

J-Live Interview (2001)

J-Live Interview (2005)

Joe Budden Interview (2003)

Joe Budden Interview (2006)

Joe Scudda Interview (2006)

Johnta Austin Interview (2006)

Jordan River Banks Interview (2005)

Josh Martinez Interview (2005)

Josh Martinez Interview (2006)

Journalist Interview (2002)

Mr. J. Medeiros Interview (2007)

J.R. Interview (2005)

J. Rawls Interview (2003)

J.R. Writer Interview (2005)

Juelz Santana Interview (2005)

Juggaknots Interview (2006)

Juicy J Interview (2005)

J.U.I.C.E. Interview (2004)

Jully Black Interview (2007)

J-Zone Interview (2000)

J-Zone Interview (2002)

J-Zone Interview (2003)

J-Zone Interview (2004)

J-Zone Interview (2006)

Kardinal Offishall Interview (2000)

Katchphraze Interview (2003)

Kaze Interview (2005)

Keith Murray Interview (2007)

Kenny Lattimore Interview (2006)

Kev Brown Interview (2006)

Khia Interview (2006)

Khrysis Interview (2006)

Killah Priest Interview (2003) – 1

Killah Priest Interview (2003) – 2

Killah Priest Interview (2005)

Killer Mike Interview (2005)

Konkrete Interview (2005)

Kool G Rap Interview (2003)

Kool Keith Interview (2000)

Kool Keith Interview (2004)

K-Os Interview (2005)

K-Os Interview (2007)

Krumbsnatcha Interview (2002)

DJ Krush Interview (2004) – 1

DJ Krush Interview (2004) – 2

Kutmasta Kurt Interview (2004)

Kutmasta Kurt Interview (2005)

Kyprios Interview (2004)

Lady B Interview (2006)

LadybirRdS Interview (2007)

Lady Sovereign Interview (2006)

Lady Sovereign Interview (2006) 2

Langdon Auger Interview (2003)

Language Arts Crew Interview (06)

Last Emperor Interview (2002)

Last Emperor Interview (2003) – Interview (1)

Last Emperor Interview (2003) – Interview (2)

Lavender Pill Mob Interview (2006)

Lawless Element Interview (2005)

Lawless Element – 2 Interview (05)

Layzie Bone Interview (2005)

Leela James Interview (2005)

L.E.G.A.C.Y. Interview (2005)

Lem Interview (2005)

Lenny Diko Interview (2006)

Mr. Lif Interview (2000)

Mr. Lif Interview (2006)

Lil’ Flip Interview (2004)

Lil’ Flip Interview (2005)

Lil’ Scrappy Interview (2006)

Little Brother Interview (2003)

Little Brother Interview (2006)

Littles Interview (2005)

Lloyd Banks Interview (2006)

DJ Logic Interview (2006)

The Longshots Interview (2005)

Louis Logic Interview (2000)

Louis Logic Interview (2001)

Louis Logic Interview (2003)

Luckyiam.PSC Interview (2003)

Lupe Fiasco Interview (2006)

Lupe Fiasco Interview (2006) 2

LV Interview (2006)

Lyfe Interview (2004)

Lyfe Jennings Interview (2006)

Lyrics Born Interview (2003)

Lyrics Born Interview (2004)

Mack 10 Interview (2005)

Majik Most Interview (2005)

Makeba Mooncycle ’99

Marcos Hernandez Interview (2005)

Mass MC Interview (2000)

Masta Killa Interview (2003)

Masta Killa Interview (2006)

Masterminds Interview (2000)

DJ Mathematics Interview (2003)

DJ Mathematics Interview (’03)(2)

DJ Mathematics Interview (2007)

Maylay Sparks Interview (2004)

Mcenroe Interview (2001)

Mcenroe Interview (2003)

M. Beat Manifesto Interview (2005)

Memphis Bleek Interview (2005)

MF Doom Interview (2002)

Michael Franti Interview (2005)

Michele – Destiny’s Child

Middle Men Interview (2005)

Midi Mafia Interview (2006)

Midwest City Interview (2006)

Mila J Interview (2006)

Mixmaster Mike Interview (1998)

Mobb Deep Interview (2001)

Mobb Deep Interview (2004)

Mobb Deep Interview (2006)

Mod – Black Marvel ’05

Mojoe Interview (2006)

Moka Only Interview (2000)

Moka Only Interview (2003)

Motion Man Interview (2006)

Mountain Brothers ’99

Move.meant Interview (2005)

Murs Interview (2003)

Myron Mayhem Interview (2005)

Mystik Journeymen ’03

Na’Sha Interview (2005)

Naledge Interview (2006)

Nas Interview (2005)

Necro Interview (2005)

Needlz Interview (2005)

Network Reps Interview (2000)

Ne-Yo Interview (2005)

Ne-Yo Interview (2005) 2

Nicolay Interview (2006)

Nottz Interview (2005)

Northstar Interview (2004)

Numskull Interview (Luniz) Interview (2007)

O Interview (2007)

Obie Trice Interview (2005)

Obie Trice Interview (2006)

O.C. Interview (2005)

O.C. Interview (2006)

O.C. Interview (2006) 2

The O’Jays Interview (2004)

Oktober Interview (2004)

Omarion Interview (2005)

Omarion Interview (2007)

One Be Lo Interview (2005)

One Be Lo Interview (2005) Interview (2)

One Chance Interview (2006)

Opio Interview (2005)

O.U.O. Interview (2005)

Outerspace Interview (2004)

OUTTHERE Interview (2005)

The Pack Interview (2007)

PackFM Interview (2001)

PackFM Interview (2005)

PackFM Interview (2006)

Paradigm Interview (2002)

Patrick Wolf Interview (2007)

MC Paul Barman Interview (2000)

MC Paul Barman Interview (2005)

Paul Wall Interview (2006)

P.B.M. Interview (2005)

P. Butter Wolf Interview (1999)

Pedestrian Interview (2001)

The Pharcyde Interview (2005)

The Pharcyde Interview (2005)2

The Pharcyde Interview (2006)

Phife Dawg Interview (2000)

Phoebe One Interview (2005)

Phonte – L. Brother Interview (2005)

Pigeon John Interview (2005)

Pigeon John Interview (2006)

Pigeon John Interview (2006) 2

DJ Piklz Interview (2005)

Pip Skid Interview (2001)

Planet Asia Interview (2000)

Planet Asia Interview (2006)

Play N Skillz Interview (2005)

PMD Interview (2003)

P.O.S. Interview (2006)

Potluck Interview (2004)

DJ Premier Interview (2005)

Prevail Interview (2006)

Prime Interview (2002)

Prince Paul Interview (2005)

Prince Paul Interview (2006)

Prince Po Interview (2005)

Prodigal Sunn Interview (2005)

Prodigy Interview (Mobb Deep) ’06

Proe Interview (2005)

Professor Ecks Interview (2005)

Professor Ecks Interview (2006)

Project Pat Interview (2006)

Propaganda Interview (2005)

Psapp Interview (2006)

Pumpkinhead Interview (2003)

P.U.T.S. Interview (2002)

P.U.T.S. Interview (2006)

Rack Lo Interview (2002)

Raydar Ellis Interview (2006)

Raekwon Interview (2006)

Raheem DeVaughn Interview (’05)

Raheem DeVaughn ’05-2

Raheem DeVaughn ’05-3

Raheem DeVaughn ’06

Raphael Saadiq Interview (2002)

R.A. Rugged Man Interview (2004)

R.A. Rugged Man Interview (2005)

Reef Lost Cauze Interview (2005)

Restiform Bodies Interview (2002)

Rhymefest Interview (2005)

Rhymefest Interview (2006)

Rhymefest Interview (2006) 2

Rhymefest Interview (2006) 3

Rhymefest Interview (2006) 4

Rick Ross Interview (2006)

Rick Whispers Interview (2005)

Mr. Rictor Interview (2002)

Rin Interview (2006)

Rip Interview (2005)

Rise Against Interview (2005)

Rodan Interview (2002)

Royce Interview (2006)

Royce 5’9 Interview (2001)

Royce 5’9 Interview (2002)

Royce 5’9 Interview (2004) – Interview (1)

Royce 5’9 Interview (2004) – Interview (2)

Royce 5’9 Interview (2004) – Interview (3)

Royksopp Interview (2003)

Russell Simmons Interview (2005)

Ryan Toby Interview (2006)

S1 & Illmind Interview (2005)

Sadat X Interview (2007)

Sage Francis Interview (2002)

Saigon Interview (2006)

SAMIX Interview (2005)

SANG Interview (2005)

S.A. Smash Interview (2004)

Saturday Looks Interview (2006)

Saul Williams Interview (2004)

Sayre Interview (2007)

Scar Interview (2005)

Science Fiction Interview (2003)

Science Fiction Interview (2004)

Scram Jones Interview (2004)

Sebastien Schuller Interview (2007)

Serengeti Interview (2005)

Serj Tankian Interview (2007)

Session Interview (2005)

Seth Dubin Interview (2005)

Severed Heads Interview (2006)

Sev Statik Interview (2005)

Shareefa Interview (2006)

Shareefa Interview (2006) 2

Sharissa Interview (2002)

Sharissa Interview (2005)

Shawnna Interview (2006)

Sheek Louch Interview (2005)

Sheek Louch Interview (2005) 2

Sheist Bub Interview (2005)

Single Minded Pros ’04

Sixtoo Interview (1999)

Sketch Interview (2004)

Sketch Bros Interview (2005)

Skip Martin Interview (2006)

Skyzoo Interview (2006)

Sleepy Brown Interview (2006)

Slim Thug Interview (2004)

Slim Thug Interview (2005)

Slim Thug Interview (2005)2

Slug Interview (2002)

Slug Interview (2005)

Slum Village Interview (2004)

Smif N Wessun Interview (2007)

Sneakersuite Interview (2006)

Sol Uprising Interview (2004)

Soopafly Interview (2002)

Soso Interview (2002)

Soulive Interview (2007)

Soulstice Interview (2004)

Soulstice Interview (2005)

Soul Plasma Interview (2005)

Soul Supreme Interview (2005)

Sound Providers Interview (2004)

Speech Interview (2005)

Spencer Davis Interview (2006)

Splash Interview (2005)

Spooks Interview (2004)

Steel Chump Interview (2003)

Steele Interview (2007)

Sticky Fingaz Interview (2003)

Storm Interview (S.K.K.) Interview (1998)

Strange Fruit Project 06

Styles P Interview (LOX) Interview (2005)

Subtitle Interview (2005)

Supernatural Interview (2003)

Supernatural Interview (2006)

Sweatshop Union Interview (2003)

Swollen Members Interview (2006)

Talib Kweli Interview (2002)

Talib Kweli Interview (2004)

Talib Kweli Interview (2006)

Talib Kweli Interview (2006) 2

Tame One Interview (2003)

Teargas + Plateglass ’04

DJ Tee Reckz Interview (2005)

Termanology Interview (2006)

Test Shot Starfish Interview (2005)

Thicke Interview (2003)

Think In Gangsta Interview (2005)

Three 6 Mafia Interview (2005)

Three 6 Mafia Interview (2006)

Thun Interview (2005)

T.I. Interview (2004)

Timbo King Interview (2000)

Time Interview (2005)

Tonedeff Interview (2002)

Tonedeff Interview (2005)

Tony Hussle Interview (2005)

Tony Touch Interview (2005)

Tony Yayo Interview (2005)

Topp Boom Interview (2006)

Toshi Interview (2004)

T-Pain Interview (2005)

T-Pain Interview (2005) 2

Trae Interview (A.B.N.)(2006)

Tragedy Khadafi Interview (2003)

Trillville Interview (2005)

Triple Seis Interview (2004)

Tumi & Volume Interview (2006)

Twista Interview (2007)

Ty Fyffe Interview (2005)

Tyrone Interview (2005)

U-God Interview (1999)

Ugly Duckling Interview (2003)

Usual Suspecs Interview (2003)

Vanessa Diaz Interview (2006)

Van Hunt Interview (2004)

Vast Aire Interview (2004)

Verbal Kent Interview (2004)

VG Skillz Interview (2004)

Vinnie Paz Interview (2006)

Visual Interview (2006)

The Watson Twins Interview (2006)

W. Ellington Felton Interview (2006)

Wee Bee Foolish Interview (2001)

Wendy Day Interview (2006)

Why? Interview (2005)

Willie D Interview (2005)

Woo Interview (2005)

Wordsworth Interview (2004)

Wordsworth Interview (2004)(2)

Wyclef Jean Interview (2004)

Xxxchange Interview (2006)

Yara Interview (2005)

Ying Yang Twins Interview (2005)

Youngbloodz Interview (2003)

Young Buck Interview (2006)

Young Gunz Interview (2005)

Young Jeezy Interview (2005)

Young RJ Interview (2005)

Yukmouth Interview (2004)

Zaakir Interview (Jurassic 5)(2006)

Zion I Interview (2003)

Zion I Interview (2005)

DJ Z-Trip Interview (2005)

Zuluboy Interview (2006)