Ice-T’s directorial debut, “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” documents the genre’s history through interviews with such artists as Dr. Dre and Kanye West. But the rapper-turned-actor (he’s now a regular on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) made history himself two decades ago when he emerged out of South L.A. as one of gangsta rap’s pioneers. He spoke with Pop & Hiss last week on the eve of his film’s release.
A few weeks back, I got a phone call from Kanye West and J. Sakiya Sandifer, who recently published a slim self-help book called Thank You and You're Welcome. My interview with the co-authors turned sour midway through, when I...... Read Post
Artist/director Marco Brambilla and rapper Kayne West recently released West’s video “Power,” a 1:15 minute clip that places the musician in the center of a moving painting. Speakeasy chatted with Brambilla about what the video real... Read Post