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Katt Williams: Dave Chappelle Is Funnier Than Me
http://www.vladtv.com - Comedian Katt Williams sat down with VladTV and shared his views on the influence of Bernie Mac and fellow comedian Dave Chappelle's fall from the spotlight as well as his attempt to rise once again. Williams starts off by saying he's honest with himself to know that Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock are both funnier than him, and says he knows the truth behind Bernie Mac's story, revealing that several people who made money off of the deceased "King of Comedy" hated him. Katt also gets into how unfairly Dave Chappelle was treated and ostracized when he chose to end his show, saying he doesn't understand how people could believe the outlandish things the media said about the comedian, such as leaving his family and going to Africa to do drugs.
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Eddie Griffin Shares Personal Experiences with Racism In Hollywood
http://www.vladtv.com - For nearly four years, four seasons and 89 episodes, television viewers all over America tuned in to Malcolm & Eddie on United Paramount Network (UPN). Eddie Griffin and Malcolm-Jamal Warner became apart of the raving lineup of comics watched on a nightly basis in the 90's. "When we all came out - this goes from Martin's show to me and Malcolm's show to Jamie Foxx's show - they put us on these new networks. Remember they had UPN? I used to called it 'U Pick a N***a,'" Eddie Griffin recalled during his conversation with DJ Vlad. "Every Black show creates this network. Once this motherf***ker is built on our backs, they sell the motherf***ker. Where's UPN at? Alright." Over the course of their talk Griffin also described what it was like to work with the writers on the show whilst admitting to being a part of the process. "The show was about two young, Black, talented individuals and we owned our own bar and s**t like that. We had two Black writers. One was my cousin Moe," said Griffin. The rest of Malcolm & Eddie's writing team? "12 White writers that have no motherf**king idea what it is to be a young, Black male," he added. Watch on as Eddie Griffin expounds upon the question "Is Hollywood still racist?" and more above.
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O.T. Genasis: I Saw Over $1M in Bottles at Leo DiCaprio's B-Day
http://www.vladtv.com - O.T. Genasis described the unreal scene he witnessed at Leonardo DiCaprio's 40th birthday party during a recent sit-down with VladTV. "That sh*t was crazy -- I want some sh*t like that!" summed up the Long Beach emcee. "Never seen nothing like it. Never in my life -- not ever in my life." Revealing that he accompanied Busta Rhymes to the party, O.T. proceeded to recount the insane experience. The first thing he noticed was people handing Leo birthday checks for hundreds of thousands of dollars each. "One guy, he was from Texas, he got on stage and was like 'Tell the waiter to come here, I'm spending $300,000 on bottles,' so we got the big-ass Magnum bottles," O.T. recalls. After the big spender challenged someone to beat the amount, O.T. says a couple of dudes took the stage and announced they were going to spend $1 million on booze. As for the women at the party, O.T. says "it looked like a Victoria's Secret magazine." Check out the clip up top for more from O.T. about Leo's wild birthday party.
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Kevin Gates on Snitches & Losing Friends to Street Life
http://www.vladtv.com - Kevin Gates sat down with VladTV and discussed the idea of snitching, saying that even though he's a two-time felon, the idea of becoming a rat disgusts him and that it would never be an option. Gates is particularly passionate about the topic, as he reveals some of his closest friends are doing long bids and even life in prison not because of evidence or police work, but simply because other so called "street dudes" pointed them out in court. He also shares his confusion over why rappers want to be affiliated with dope boys, assuming they think it will give them street cred. In reality, cops are now using rappers as a way to get to the real street guys, making it easier for them to get locked up. Check out the interview above.
Views: 3006373 djvlad
Snoop Dogg Explains How He Squashed His Beef with Suge Knight
Arian Foster of the Now What? Podcast sat down with Snoop Dogg for an in-studio interview.  In general, Foster's conversations range from current events to music and entertainment. During this one-on-one interview, Snoop explained how he made peace with Suge Knight. Take a look at the 3-minute clip above. Check out more from the Now What? Podcast here: https://goo.gl/zrHM8i
Views: 569318 djvlad
Snoop Dogg: 2Pac Confronted Nas in New York, Nas Had 100 Guys with Guns
Snoop Dogg took a trip down memory lane with Arian Foster of the Now What? Podcast. During the exclusive, Snoop mentioned that 2Pac once confronted Nas in NYC around the time of the MTV Awards. Snoop also revealed that Nas had an armed crew with him during the confrontation — maybe even close to 100 people. Take a look at the full clip above. Check out more from the Now What? Podcast here: https://goo.gl/zrHM8i
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Kevin Gates on Caring for His Kids & Dad Dying of AIDS
http://www.vladtv.com - Kevin Gates opens up about the multiple kids he takes care of as he reveals that he has a big heart and provides for children that aren't biologically his. The XXL Freshman says that he sends money to the mothers to buy the kids what they need, but adds that he'll never let a woman manipulate him with a child. He explains that the bond of having a child is a partnership where both people have to do their part to raise the kid. When asked about having two children just weeks apart by different women, Kevin reveals that both women knew the situation and are cordial with one another. Kevin says one of the women was his best friend for a long time, and they hooked up one night and she got pregnant. The Louisiana native says he was in love and got the girl's name tattooed on him, explaining that she believed in him more than he believed in himself. Kevin also details how low self esteem from growing up in the projects led him to do reckless things, like having sex without protection. He adds that he's thankful he never contracted an STD, especially since Louisiana ranks second in the U.S. for AIDS. When asked if he ever knew anyone who died from the disease, Gates reveals that his biological father passed away in February from the disease. While on the topic of his father, the "Satellites" rapper says he initially thought his stepfather was his real dad, but later discovered he had been believing a lie until eighth grade. He admits there was no love between him and his biological father when they met, but says he is thankful to have a street father who has taught him a lot about life.
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Cardi B: I Became a Stripper to Escape Domestic Violence
Cardi B spoke exclusively to VladTV about what made her become a stripper, revealing that she turned to dancing in order to make her own money and escape an abusive boyfriend. The Love & Hip Hop star explained that while she wouldn't advise other young women to follow her path, she did tell us that stripping saved her life. During the conversation Cardi also spoke about the dangers of getting illegal butt shots, as she doesn't know what she had injected into her butt during her early 20s. You can check out more of what Cardi had to say about butt shots, stripping, and more in the above clip.
Views: 3390607 djvlad
Boosie: Paying Taxes is Like Paying the Mob, You Have to Pay No Matter What (Part 8)
Watch Part 9: https://goo.gl/Lxn35Z Part 1: https://goo.gl/xTCbhT ------------------------- Boosie recently sat down with VladTV, and this time around he spoke about his love for DMX, revealing that the first concert he ever attended was a DMX concert in Florida. Boosie revealed that he considers DMX one of his top 5 rappers, adding that he almost started crying when the rapper was praying during his show.  To hear more, including why Boosie thinks paying your taxes is like paying the mob, hit the above clip.
Views: 148312 djvlad
Blac Youngsta Respects Tekashi 6ix9ine Daring People to Test His Gangster (Part 5)
Watch Part 4: https://goo.gl/jFDNvS Part 3: https://goo.gl/8RrXBz Part 2: https://goo.gl/kxgv3F Part 1: https://goo.gl/HcYnsQ ------------------ In this VladTV exclusive clip, Blac Youngsta admits that he used to talk a lot of s*** when he was younger but has learned that it’s not worth it — especially on the internet. He also agrees with Boosie's statement about rappers trying to be gangsters. He says you can’t be both at the same time. Watch the interview above.
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Tiny "Deebo" Lister Reveals Craziest Experience From 'Friday'
http://www.vladtv.com - Within this VladTV exclusive with Tiny Lister, who is best known for playing the infamous character Deebo in 'Friday,' speaks about the established success of the movie franchise, the notion of people still confusing him with his intimidating character, and the actual person whom the character is based on. Tiny believed in the inherent success of 'Friday,' saying, "We knew 'Friday' was going to make a lot of noise," and that it did. He also credited it for making Chris Tucker a movie star. When questioned on if he got upset about being confused with his iconic character, Deebo, Tiny said, "Hell nah, I'm making so much money off of Deebo!" Lister would later flip that epic personification of Deebo into a financially lucrative deal with Monster Energy drink. Tiny then revealed that Rollin' 60s Crips leader Big U is who actually inspired his classic character. Tiny commented, "I pulled that from Big U. I used him as my background of how I wanted this character to be perceived." Check out the full clip to discover what similarities are shared between Lister and Deebo, what scenes were the most challenging to film, plus how he feels about not appearing in all the 'Friday' movies.
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Kevin Gates on Face Tattoos: They All Come From Pain
http://www.vladtv.com - Kevin Gates shares the meaning behind his face tattoos, and reveals that all of his ink comes from a place of pain. He explains that all of his tatts have a specific meaning, including the soldier sign on his forehead that many people mistake for a cross, and tear drops that he says mean "forever in sorrow." The conversation then switches to Kevin's rap career, which he said began when he was released from prison in 2011. The XXL Freshman recalls that his fan base really showed him how big he could go in the rap game, and adds that his story has really inspired fans, even driving some to tears.
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Afroman on Being Eight Tray Crip, Moving to Rival Rolling 60's School
While he's known more for his stoner songs, Afroman's first album, My Fro-losophy, featured lots of references to the Crips, which he belonged to while living in South Central as a kid. Afroman spoke on how he joined the Eight Tray Gangsters in his neighborhood to get respect, but it was when he moved to a rival Rolling 60's school that he got into a bit of trouble. To hear more of what Afroman encountered during his gang life, and how his dad moved his family out of the neighborhood, hit the above clip.
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D.O.C. on Child w/ Erykah Badu, Friends w/ Andre 3000 & Jay Electronica
The D.O.C. has an eleven-year-old daughter with Erykah Badu, and despite them no longer being in a romantic relationship, the Texas-born rapper revealed that Badu is one of the closest people in his life. The D.O.C. told DJ Vlad, "As a human being, she's probably, outside of my children, my closest friend." Speaking more about their relationship, The D.O.C. revealed that he's also on great terms with Andre 3000 and Jay Electronica, who also have children with Erykah. When asked about the possibility of their children ever forming a super group, The D.O.C. said he's certain that the "talented kids" could put something special together. To hear more from The D.O.C., including how important his family is to him, hit the above clip.
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Big Glo's Last Interview: Funniest Chief Keef Story
http://www.vladtv.com - During Big Glo's final interview before his tragic death, VladTV got him to reveal the funniest story from time spent with his cousin, Chief Keef. Glo recalled a time when they were on tour together and at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, and Keef came down on him for "flexing too hard." Glo detailed how Keef had the biggest room, yet still snapped on him for flexing with his gear. After Glo stormed out in anger, Keef hooked him up with clothes and all sorts of other goods to apologize, and also hopped on some tracks with the rapper.
Views: 571297 djvlad
Boosie on XXXTentaction and Jimmy Wopo Murders: Always Keep Shooters (Part 5)
Watch Part 4: https://goo.gl/fwVhox Part 1: https://goo.gl/xTCbhT ---------------------- In this clip, Boosie weighed in on the murders of XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo. Boosie said that the unfortunate death of the two upstart artists is just a "repetitious" narrative. He believes a rapper or two will probably be killed every year. Boosie offered advice to rappers though, urging them to keep their "shooters" with them at all times. Especially for the ones who rap about streets because, as Boosie explains, the streets will feel they have the right to test those artists. Later on Boosie revealed that before XXXTentacion blew up, he was received a DM from X containing his music. Boosie admitted he didn't really pay it too much attention back then.
Views: 465416 djvlad
Hitman Holla on Beating Up Guy Who Interrupted Battle, Drake Betting $10k (Part 3)
Watch Part 2: https://goo.gl/ubZGts Part 1: https://goo.gl/WW7PuZ ---------------------------------------------------------- Hitman Holla spoke to VladTV about the guy who interrupted the first round of his KOTD battle in Toronto, where Drake had $10,000 on the line for the winner. He explained that his little brother stepped to the guy and he joined in, leading to the battle to start again from the top. In the end, Hitman Holla said that it was a draw in the battle and no one got the $10K, which he feels Drake owes him. To hear more, including how he remembers his lines through a photographic memory, hit the above clip. Watch Hitman Holla's full rap battle here: https://goo.gl/JSR5JA
Views: 462889 djvlad
Boosie on Being Bunk-Mates with C-Murder, Refused Protective Custody (Part 4)
Watch Part 3: https://goo.gl/x6Kymr Watch Part 1: https://goo.gl/xTCbhT --------------------------- In this clip, Boosie was excited about the prospects of finally getting to perform overseas after getting off probation after 10 years. He also talked about C-Murder and the potential homecoming for him. Boosie went on to explain how he and C-Murder roomed together while in prison and why he wanted to stay in general population versus protective custody. Later on, Boosie weighs in on Kim Kardashian's prison reform activism but implores her to continue on and not stop with the one victory she's gained.
Views: 441597 djvlad
Tray Deee on Friend Coming to His House to Kill Him, Stole His Dog Instead (Part 6)
Watch Part 5: https://goo.gl/57MiYw Part 1: https://goo.gl/PAHQgW ----------------------------------------------------- Tray Deee reacted to the news of Meek Mill being released from prison, and he shared his own experiences with being in the criminal justice system. He explained what it was like being on parole for two years and having an ankle monitor put on.  During the conversation, Tray Deee spoke about a time when his ankle monitor saved his life after an associate came to his house to murder him. To hear the full story, hit the above clip.
Views: 204628 djvlad
DDG on Losing $40K on Bitcoin, Still Doesn't Know What Bitcoin Is (Part 2)
Watch Part 1: https://goo.gl/avBTGQ ------------------------------------------------------------ DDG spoke to VladTV about making seven figures by the time he was 20, but he adds that he's never had a million in the bank because he likes to treat himself to different luxuries. He added that Drake is someone he looks up to for their understated style and not trying to flex hard in the public eye.  During the conversation, DDG spoke about losing a lot of money on Bitcoin and not really knowing what it was before investing in the cryptocurrency. To hear more, hit the above clip.
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DL Hughley on EJ Johnson: You Can Like Men, Don't Have to Dress Like a Woman (Part 13)
Watch Part 12: https://goo.gl/jpKLm Part 1: https://goo.gl/dTwJWm -------------------- D.L. Hughley spoke to VladTV about black churches having three types of guys, including the gay guy trying to change his ways, adding that the black church has a high population of gay men. When asked if he would mind if his son was gay, D.L. said he wouldn't be bothered unless his son started acting feminine and carrying around a purse. The topic then jumped to D.L.'s son, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, and how the famed comedian keeps him happy by renting a room for feminine companionship ever so often. To hear more, hit the above clip. Purchase DL Hughley's "How Not To Get Shot" here - https://amzn.to/2zD2PSK
Views: 174293 djvlad
Mario on Growing Up with 18 Family Members in 1 House, Mom was Bisexual (Part 1)
In this clip, Mario opened up about his upbringing in Baltimore, MD. He said it was a very rough city that showed him how "wicked" the world could be. Mario went into detail about his parents' relationship and revealed that his mother was bisexual. He said he was exposed to a lot growing up, but seemed to have a strong family bond as he recalled living in a 4 bedroom house with 18 of his family members.
Views: 140809 djvlad
Boosie Has a Football Field, Basketball Court, Zipline, Beach Vollyball in Mansion (Part 7)
Watch Part 6: https://goo.gl/w3EqvP Part 1: https://goo.gl/xTCbhT ---------------------- Boosie opened up to VladTV about why he has decked out his house with volleyball courts, a football field, ziplines, and a treehouse mansion, explaining that he feels like if he gives his kids the best they will want the best for themselves. He then spoke about basing his hustle off of successful people like Diddy, adding that everyone bases their hustle off of someone successful. To hear more, including Boosie saying he never thought he'd see a black president and why he thanks Trump for taxes, hit the above clip.
Views: 123680 djvlad
Eddie Griffin Details Coining the Term "Thirsty" on Dr. Dre's Chronic 2001
Eddie Griffin spoke at length with DJ Vlad about working with Dr. Dre on Chronic 2001, which Eddie told us came together the night after he celebrated the producer's birthday. He explained that Dre got him drunk in the studio in attempt to recreate Eddie's mood from the previous night, which the comedian said was a success. The Undercover Brother actor told us that he was riled up and ready to go once Dre sent him in the booth, where he churned out the skit "Bar One," which first coined the popular term, "thirsty." Eddie also spoke about his relationship with 2Pac during the conversation, and he agreed with DJ Vlad saying that none of the rappers today are as politically outspoken as the late "Dear Mama" rapper. The comedian then clarified his statement by adding that "nobody is daring [to speak out], it's not that they can't."
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Godfrey Says Men Use Power to Seek Revenge on Women for Being Curved (Part 4)
Watch Part 5: https://goo.gl/87mDmZ Part 3: https://goo.gl/YPbzoj Part 1: https://goo.gl/fCYJzv --------------------------------- In this clip, Godfrey talked about the issue with men in powerful positions subjecting women to degrading sexual acts as a way of exacting revenge from past strike-outs with beautiful women. Godfrey attributes much of what has come out through the #MeToo as a clear indication of men taking their sexual and egoistic frustration out on women. On the other hand, Godfrey did break down how some men, particularly men of a certain celebrity or stature are actually "beyond the p****."
Views: 79590 djvlad
Khalil Kain on Kid Stealing 2Pac's Jewelry on 'Juice' Set, Got Stomped Out (Part 3)
Watch Part 4: https://goo.gl/dpGVnv Part 2: https://goo.gl/KUbjuY Part 1: https://goo.gl/PnPXTr -------------------------------------------- Khalil Kain spoke about working on the set of Juice with 2Pac during an exclusive interview with VladTV, and the famed actor revealed that he didn't realize the movie was going to be good when he first read the screenplay. Khalil added that his mindset changed after he listened to the soundtrack for the first time.  Moving along, Khalil spoke about an incident on set where a kid that 2Pac took into his trailer ended up stealing some jewelry, leading to some violent consequences. To hear more, hit the above clip.
Views: 199415 djvlad
Yungeen Ace on Yungeen Gang Group Member Snitching on Him, Doing 1 Year (Part 1)
Watch Part 2: https://goo.gl/zch5TU ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Up and coming rapper Yungeen Ace spoke to VladTV about having 11 siblings who are all boys and how it was tough growing up in Jacksonville and trying to make ends meet. He explained that his family was constantly getting kicked out of their house and having to go live in a hotel.  Yungeen Ace also spoke about doing a year in jail and getting signed right after he was released. To hear more, including him talk about his first video, "Go to War," getting 1 million views, hit the above clip.
Views: 352396 djvlad
T-Pain: I Can Drop Singles for Rest of My Life
http://www.vladtv.com - T-Pain addresses a comment Nelly made in a VladTV interview where he said that he made more money off singles now, which T-Pain agrees with, saying that it's less effort and more reward to get on a single. He adds that you can still be successful without putting out an album, which he has experienced after still getting money off the singles he's been on over the years. When asked about writing and producing, T-Pain says that he stays in his home studio, which he says comes from being organic with his music.
Views: 292728 djvlad
D.L. Hughley on Getting Backlash Over Caitlyn Jenner Joke, Didn't Apologize  (Part 10)
Watch Part 9: https://goo.gl/Bvvc9k Part 1: https://goo.gl/dTwJWm ------------------------- D.L. Hughley spoke to VladTV about society trying to make comedy more censored and politically correct, as he explained that he never apologizes for making jokes. He added, "F*** you if you can't take a joke."  During the conversation, D.L. said that he's gotten backlash in the past for jokes, but he's going to continue doing comedy until they don't pay him anymore. To hear more, hit the above clip. Purchase DL Hughley's "How Not To Get Shot" here - https://amzn.to/2zD2PSK
Views: 132953 djvlad
Redman on Being Around Keith Murray and 2Pac When Beef Almost Blew Up
Redman spoke exclusively to VladTV about his song "Got My Mind Made Up" appearing on 2Pac's All Eyez on Me, which he admits wasn't the original plan. Redman went on to explain that he and Method Man originally recorded the song with Daz Dillinger and Kurupt, but 2Pac demanded to have all of the "hot" material for his album and he took the Redman feature for himself.  Moving along, Redman spoke about meeting 2Pac several times, including during his beef with Keith Murray, which Redman said almost blew up on one occasion. To hear more of what Redman had to say, hit the above clip.
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T-Pain Explains Why He Never Signed to Young Money
http://www.vladtv.com - T-Pain explained to VladTV why he never signed with Young Money even though there was a fair amount of hype behind the possible union in the past. According to T-Pain, he was told by his management that Lil Wayne and Birdman didn't think he would be a good fit because he drank too much at the time and he was "too honest" about certain things. However, when he managed to speak with Birdman and Slim later on, they revealed to him that they never signed him simply because they weren't fond of his management. T-Pain continued to explain why his joint album with Lil Wayne was never released and how he went through a dark phase where he was getting black-out drunk about 6 to 7 nights a week. T-Pain stated that he would still be open to signing with Young Money if the deal is ever offered to him in the future.
Views: 1150881 djvlad
John Witherspoon on Playing 'Granddad' on The Boondocks, the Show's Influence (Part 7)
Watch Part 8: https://goo.gl/Wy5C94 Part 6: https://goo.gl/gBiVK3 Part 1: https://goo.gl/jZvqTU ------------------ In this clip, John Witherspoon discussed his role as 'Grandad' on the hit animated series The Boondocks. He talked about how well written the script always was and revealed some of the show's production process. DJ Vlad also spoke about his guest spot on the show. The pair went on to chop it up about some of the things The Boondocks predicted, namely the man-purse wave that's currently thriving.
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Luenell: Before Plastic Surgery Women Only Needed 1 Thing (Part 4)
Watch Part 5: https://goo.gl/gE7GbB Part 3: https://goo.gl/xznk2f Part 1: https://goo.gl/ttuD5F ----------------------------------------------- In this VladTV interview, Luenell spoke about the obsession with plastic surgeries today and how you can't buy swag or confidence no matter how many surgeries you get. To hear more, hit the above clip.
Views: 78058 djvlad
Boskoe100 Explains the Instagram Live Shooting Incident (Part 7)
Watch Part 6: https://goo.gl/XAXZNo Part 1: https://goo.gl/1u8GNa ----------------------- Boskoe100 spoke to VladTV about how he has been able to evolve his social media presence as technology has evolved, and he pointed out that he's been speaking out on social media since his early days on Twitter and Facebook. During the conversation, Boskoe100 addressed a shooting that happened when he was on Live, and he explained that his house wasn't the target in the shooting. Boskoe100 went on to speak about social media and gangs, and why he doesn't film on Live while walking around his neighborhood.  To hear more, hit the above clip.
Views: 165565 djvlad
Lord Jamar on How Junior Guzman Was Set Up by the Girl in the Video  (Part 6)
Watch Part 5: https://goo.gl/6oyYem Part 1: https://goo.gl/YG9xpe ------------------------- In this clip, Lord Jamar weighed in on the tragic and brutal murder of 15-year-old Bronx teen Junior Guzman. He spoke about the details of the case and stated that he's read an alternative story. Lord Jamar claims that the girl in the apparent sex tape that sparked the entire ordeal set Junior up to save the other boy who reports stated Junior was initially mistaken for. Lord Jamar and Vlad both agreed that everyone involved should have the book thrown at them. Lord Jamar also discouraged everyone from watching any clips of people dying, particularly people of color. He said that those images can psychologically scar you.
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Tray Deee on Not Envying Big Meech: There's a Lot of Weight on His Plate (Part 11)
Watch Part 10: https://goo.gl/NzFSgs Part 1: https://goo.gl/PAHQgW --------------------------- Tray Deee spoke to VladTV about the murder rate decreasing in Long Beach and how he thinks the "Wild West" days are over now that there's cameras everywhere. He went on to explain that people need to play it a lot smarter in the streets, adding that you're not going to be pushing millions a month without the government knowing. Tray Deee also spoke about the downfall of Big Meech's BMF crew, which you can hear more about in the above clip.
Views: 110132 djvlad
Nipsey Hussle Details Decision to Join Rollin' 60s Crips
http://www.vladtv.com - Rapper Nipsey Hussle sat down with VladTV, where he explained why he made the decision to join the Crips gang Rollin 60s, which he said came about when he left home around 14. He also shares what it was like being in the gang at a young age, which included an initiation that he says is different for everyone. Nipsey reveals that he was around the gang life at such a young age that he had to determine whether he was "going to be a part of it, or get the f*ck out of the way."
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N.O.R.E. on Kevin Gates Smashing Cousin: The South Is Different
http://www.vladtv.com - Queens spitter N.O.R.E. sat down with VladTV and shared his honest reaction to Kevin Gates admitting that he had sex with his cousin, and plans to keep doing so, with N.O.R.E. saying he has friends who have had sex with 2nd and 3rd cousins who also happen to be from down south where that behavior is somewhat accepted. He goes on to say that he respects Gates' honesty. He respected the fact that Gates admitted to eating booty, something he's never done himself, but can appreciate how the "I Don't Get Tired" rapper was upfront about it, and feel the same way about him sharing that he sleeps with his cousin. See the full clip above.
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Mopreme Shakur: 2Pac Knew He Was Gonna Die Early
http://www.vladtv.com - Mopreme Shakur, rapper and older step-brother to the late Tupac Shakur, recently sat down with VladTV and spoke about what drove 'Pac to work so hard in the studio and what it means to hear his music today. "It makes it easier to deal with him not being here," Mopreme responded when asked about how he feels when he hears 2Pac's music. "You smile because he did everything he said he was going to do." "It was just a shame we lost him so early," Mopreme continued. "But I think in the spiritual realm - his inner clock - he knew he was gonna go early." Watch the clip to hear more from a somber Mopreme about his step-brother's sense that death was not far off, and how it motivated him to work harder than everyone else to get his message out.
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Godfrey: Sammy Sosa Looks Like an "Albino Gorilla" After Skin Lightening (Part 1)
In this clip, Godfrey reacted to Glokknine's comments about his complexion that went viral a few weeks back. Godfrey discussed the depths of colorism within African-American culture and how he's had to deal with feeling "less-than" based on their complexion. Godfrey went on to explain how his confidence was boosted by white women despite feeling like he wasn't enough in the eyes of Black women. Godfrey, who says he prefers Black women, said white girls thought he was just "handsome", not "handsome for a dark-skinned guy."
Views: 75560 djvlad
Nick Cannon on Celebs Gang Banging: It's a Source of Insecurity
In Nick Cannon's recent interview with VladTV, Vlad brings up the fact that Nick Cannon has been a celebrity since he was very young. Nick immediately dispels the notion that he is out of touch or "in a bubble." "I'm on the ground level," he said, "I do so much that people don't know about...to make sure these young people have opportunities." From there, Nick describes his career arc, from growing up in a rough neighborhood, to breaking onto Nickelodeon, to making money and gratifying his ego, and now to giving back to his community. He also states that while a lot of celebrities claim gangs, it's a source of insecurity and that he "never wants to glorify it."
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Lord Jamar: Rich the Kid Ran from Lil Uzi Vert, Who Wears Purses  (Part 4)
Watch Part 5: https://goo.gl/6oyYem Part 3: https://goo.gl/iFbcVU Part 1: https://goo.gl/YG9xpe ----------------------- Lord Jamar shared his thoughts on Rich the Kid running from Lil Uzi Vert in Philly, which Jamar thought was odd until he heard that Rich was outnumbered by Uzi's guys. The Brand Nubian rapper also said he was surprised that Rich ran, given that Uzi "wears purses."  During the conversation, Lord Jamar also shared his thoughts on Rich the Kid getting robbed after Uzi confronted him, and rumors arising about Rich's girlfriend Tori Brixx setting up the robbery. To hear more, including Lord Jamar's thoughts on Instagram models, hit the above clip.
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A Boogie on Starting to Sing After Ex Got Pregnant by Another Man
A Boogie on Starting to Sing After Ex Got Pregnant by Another Man
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Boskoe100 on Getting Shot in the Face and Friend Getting Killed in a Car (Part 3)
Watch Part 2: https://goo.gl/crLLvC Watch Part 1: https://goo.gl/1u8GNa -------------------- In this clip, Boskoe100 detailed a traumatic story that involved him getting grazed in an ambush shooting that saw his closest friend die at the scene. Boskoe said that after a night of hanging out him and one of his best friends were heading back home when an unknown car pulled up alongside of them and opened fire. Boskoe said that he was grazed in the face as soon as the shooting began and when he was finally able to get a sense of what was going on he looked up to find him friend shot multiple times with one clear wound to the head. Boskoe went on to discuss how much this event changed his life and how he moved around his city.
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T-Pain Shares Touching Story About Cutting His Hair
http://www.vladtv.com - T-Pain began his career with dreadlocks, and the hairstyle quickly became his trademark image. He progressed through the years maintaining the hairstyle, but eventually cut off the dreads for a very emotional reason. T-Pain reflected on his uncle, who he was very close with, being killed by police after he went crazy, and how he saw him later on in a dream. In the dream T-Pain was advised by his uncle to chop off his dreadlocks in order to propel his career, so the very next day, as soon as he woke up he did just that.
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Gary Owen on Exposing a Racist at His Show, Got Him Fired From His Job (Part 7)
Watch Part 6: https://goo.gl/SbKVsf Part 1: https://goo.gl/ZTkGth ---------------------------------------- In this clip, Gary Owen detailed the situation that occurred with a racist fan of his at a comedy show in Marco Island, FL. According to Gary Owen, the man in the audience was making incendiary comments throughout his set until Gary had enough. Upon their exchange, the man began tossing around racial slurs and even went as far as to message Gary on Facebook following the show. Gary talked about sharing that message and the fallout from sharing it which led to the audience member losing his job.
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John Witherspoon on Making $1M for 'Friday After Next', Mo'Nique Boycott (Part 8)
Watch Part 9: https://goo.gl/dycVgF Part 7: https://goo.gl/nQ7XtU Part 1: https://goo.gl/jZvqTU ----------------- In this clip, gave his take on the MoNique-Netflix situation saying that he doesn't believe she approached the situation correctly. Witherspoon said her tirade didn't accomplish anything but further isolation and that her Academy Award doesn't hold the weight she thinks it does in the comedy world. Later on, John Witherspoon talked about comedians having writers, Robin Williams stealing jokes, and names the funniest comedians off camera.
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Swizz Beatz Recalls Being Swindled Out of $800K By Former Lawyer
http://www.vladtv.com - When Vlad informed Swizz Beatz that Sir Mix-a-Lot's popular track "Baby Got Back" has made over $100 million since it's release in 1992, he wasn't surprised. "I don't think people realize that type of money can be made, period," Swizz states. "For an artist like Sir Mix-a-Lot to be the conversation in 2014, it shows you how powerful music is." Swizz Beatz knows the power of music all too well. Since his early days at Ruff Ryders Entertainment, the 36-year-old has seen most of the ups and downs in the music industry- and unfortunately some of the down times had him losing out on rightfully-earned pay. During his time at Ruff Ryders, Swizz was in his late teens/early twenties and making a big name for himself. The producer remembers a time when a friend of his from ASCAP congratulated him on making $800,000, which was money Mr. Dean never got to see. "Come to find out, we had this particular lawyer working with us," Swizz Beatz began, stating that while he received little to nothing in the mail at his mother's home, "all the real stuff was going to this particular person," who decided to divvy up the money how he saw fit. "A lot of these people that we feel are in power to protect us, [are] really abusing the power to protect us. And since then I've been on a different type of mission, man." Swizz, who says he won't expose the lawyer because "people change in their life" ultimately just wanted to "lay him down" but realized then that he just needed to watch the company he kept. "From that point on I knew to pay attention to certain things." Watch on as Swizz talks more about the experience and admits that he still has some growing to do in this exclusive clip.
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Sir Mix-a-Lot: "Baby Got Back" Has Made Over $100M
http://www.vladtv.com - Sir Mix-a-Lot is back in the public eye, largely due to his classic "Baby Got Back" being sampled for Nicki Minaj's smash hit "Anaconda." Don't get it twisted though, as the Grammy award winner has a die-hard fan base that's supported him from day one. He also owns his own publishing, so whether or not you see him on your TV screens every day, he's getting paid handsomely for his contributions to the rap game. The Hip-Hop staple "Baby Got Back" was inspired by his then girlfriend who was built beautiful and curvy, unlike the image of "beautiful" women portrayed in women's magazines and commercials at the time. Together they decided to make a song dedicated to thicker girls who didn't fit the norm, and the classic track was born. Listen to Sir Mix-a-Lot break it down above.
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Freeway Rick on El Chapo's Hidden Fortune: The Government is Lying
Arguably one of the biggest hustlers during the 1980's, Freeway Rick sat day with DJ Vlad for an exclusive interview where the two discuss the drug epidemic. In this clip, Ricky Ross explains El Chapo's capture and the government's tendency to embellish the truth. Ricky is confused as to why El Chapo would consent to an interview after having escaped from jail, deeming it nonsensical considering the complete isolation he will endure at U.S. prisons. Watch above.
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