Tag: new york times

Kanye West NY Times Interview

During the final days of creating Yeezus, Kanye broke his no media policy for a Q&A with New York Times’ Jon Caramanica. Kanye opened up on parenthood, Kim Kardashian, dead prez’ influence on his music, music and fashion blacklash, the new album and working with Rick Rubin. Read the article in its entirety here. One of the things I thought when I heard the new record was, “This is the anti-’College Dropout.’ ” It feels like you’re shedding skin. Back then, you were […]

B.Dot On New York Times Popcast

A few days ago, yours truly sat alongside journalists Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff for this week’s edition of The New York Times Popcast. Our conversation revolved around SPIN‘s review of Chief Keef’s debut, Finally Rich. The site rated the album 8 out of 10. To boot, Nas’ Life Is Good received a 7 out of 10. Prior to the sit-down, I labeled the author Jordan Sargent a cultural tourist. My comments caught the attention of my colleagues (Dave Bry, Benjamin […]

Redman Talks Fireworks In NY Times

With the Fourth Of July being tomorrow, there are still four states in the U.S. that continue to ban fireworks. In an article in the New York Times, Reggie speaks on having to leave Jersey to purchase his explosives. “My father took me to buy fireworks, and now I’m doing it for my kids,” said Reggie Noble, who was filling his cart with fireworks at the Phantom Fireworks in Easton one day this week. Mr. Noble, 41, who is better known […]

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