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Video: The Breakfast Club Interviews DJ Premier

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Interviews, Video | 0 comments

Legendary producer and half of the iconic hip hop group GangStarr DJ Premier recently visited The Breakfast Club radio show. Check the video and watch as he talks about meeting Guru (RIP), Jay-Z, Biggie, and much more. #PRESSPLAY

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Interview: Cyhi the Prynce on Sway In The Morning

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Atlanta native Cyhi the Prynce could be the favorite rapper that you never heard of. Sometimes referred to as “Kanye’s ghostwriter” by fans and internet junkies, Cyhi has co wrote on Kanye West’s last three albums and is currently up for three Grammy nominations for his work on “The Life of Pablo”. He recently spoke with the Sway In The Morning crew on SHADE45 about his upcoming project, cyphering up with Big Sean and the GOOD Music crew, more. #PRESSPLAY

Cyhi’s freestyle “LEGEND” is currently spinning on our online radio stream. Be on the look out for his debut album, “No Dope On Sunday”.

-video courtesy of Youtube channel SwaysUniverse

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Interview: Jim Jones Speaks Dipset, Max B, RocNation, & More

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Jim Jones recently sat down for an interview with Funkmaster Flex on New York City’s Hot 97 radio station. Jones, who also recently signed with former rival Jay-Z’s RocNation label, takes time to talk about his early beginnings with iconic hip hop group The Diplomats (Dipset), his strained relationship with Cam’ron, former rhyme partner Max B, Love & Hip Hop creator Mona Scott and much more.

– video courtesy of Youtube

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Get Built 101 – The Wendy Day Episode

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Interviews, Podcast, Show Archive | 0 comments

QueFourFive & BobbyFlawless have a conversation w/ hip hop artist advocate #WendyDay ….listen in as she discusses breaking contracts for artists, making deals with leverage, releasing independent music with success , and much more!!

Check out Wendy Day’s online presence to get more knowledge on being successful in the music industry.



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Get Built 101 : The Quan Episode

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Interviews, Podcast, Show Archive | 0 comments

#QueFourFive & #BobbyFlawless have real talk with acclaimed hip hop artist @donferquan ….listen in as he discusses his project,, his upcoming album #pointofnoreturn and much more!!

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Audio: The Cipher Show: Allah B Episode

Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Audio, Interviews, Podcast | 0 comments


The Cipher Show, hosted by Shawn Setaro, airs every Tuesday night at 7pm eastern standard time, 4pm pacific standard time on Ground Up Radio’ online stream! #PRESSPLAY

“Allah B is a longtime member of the Nation of Gods and Earths, formerly known as the Five Percenters. He grew up in Harlem in the 1950s and 60s, a time when the Nation of Islam had huge influence thanks to its minister, Malcolm X. Clarence 13X Smith was an NOI member who became disenchanted with the group around 1963, and formed his own organization the following year. Clarence quickly became known as “Allah” or “The Father,” and most of his early disciples were teenage boys, Allah B among them.

The group, originally known as the Five Percenters and now as the Nation of Gods and Earths, grew steadily until Allah’s murder in June 1969. It would have a rebirth in the 1980s and 90s, as many of the young children raised in the group’s beliefs would go into hip-hop and spread Five Percenter beliefs, slang, and practices far and wide.

If you’ve ever listened to Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, or the Wu-Tang Clan, said “Peace” or “word,” or stood in a b-boy stance, you owe a huge debt to the Gods and Earths, whether you realize it or not. Allah B has been there for the group’s whole history, and shares it with us in this interview.”

Tracks featured in this episode:

RZA, “The Birth”
Rakim, “The Mystery (Who Is God?)”
Poor Righteous Teachers, “Butt Naked Booty Bless”
Shabazz The Disciple, “Death Be The Penalty”
J-Live, “Them That’s Not”
Kanye West, “I Am A God”
Noreaga, “Superthug”
Wu-Tang Clan, “Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’”
Brand Nubian, “Ain’t No Mystery”
Digable Planets, “Where I’m From”
Babatunde Olatunji, “Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Jin-Go-Low-Bah)”
Busta Rhymes, “Salute Da Gods!!”
Lord Jamar, “Supreme Mathematics (Born Mix)”
Big Daddy Kane, “Just Rhymin’ With Biz”
Gang Starr, “Who’s Gonna Take The Weight”
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, “Anger In The Nation”
Showbiz & A.G., “Runaway Slave”
Two Kings in a Cipher, “Kemit-Cal Reaction”
Brand Nubian, “Wake Up – Explicit Stimulated Dummies Mix”
Eric B. and Rakim, “Follow The Leader”
Brand Nubian, “Young Son”
Brand Nubian, “Wake Up – Explicit Reprise In The Sunshine”
Brand Nubian & the 5% Nation on Yo! MTV Raps Interview
Lakim Shabazz, “All True And Living”
Jay Z, “Heaven”
Erykah Badu, “On & On”
Show notes:

Michael Muhammad Knight, The Five Percenters: Islam, Hip-hop and the Gods of New York
The Black God: An Anthology of Truth
FBI Records: Five Percenters

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