July 2015 – TrackBlasters Entertainment

!llmind Details Working With Drake In “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” [Video]

Producer Illmind, who was joined by Joell Ortiz, spoke to VladTV exclusively about the process of producing “You & The 6” off of Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late album. The Brooklyn-based producer said that he worked on the track with Boi-1da and Noah “40” Shebib, and Drake was drawn to their beat. When asked about the project being a surprise drop, Illmind admitted that no one knew Drake was going to release it without any promotion. He explained that he woke up one day and found out that his track made the cut on the surprise album, and Illmind just rolled with it. During the conversation Illmind also spoke about being featured in a beat showcase with Kanye West in the early 2000s, which you can hear more about in the above clip.

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Migos Give An Update On Offset, Talk “Yung Rich Nation” [Video]

Today marks the release of Migos’ long-awaited debut album, Yung Rich Nation (stream it here). While 2/3rds of the group, Takeoff and Quavo, were in NYC this week, we sat down with them to discuss the new project, Offset’s status, the Noisey ATL documentary, and their signature ad-libs. On the subject of Offset, who’s still behind bars, Takeoff said, “We just got off the phone with him. He’s kickin’ it, he’s in good spirits, he’s living life. He’s about to come home soon, he’s straight, head up.” After you’re finished with the full interview, be sure to cop Yung Rich Nation on iTunes.

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Hopsin On Having Suicidal Thoughts, Sleeping In Abandoned Building, Fort Collins & More [Video]

Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili sits down with Hopsin for exclusive in-depth interview. In part 2, Hopsin: 1. Breaks down what happened in “Fort Collins” that inspired him to write song. 2. Talks about why he didn’t perform and what lead him to sleep in an abandoned building. 3. Opens up about why he was having suicidal thoughts. 4. Wonders “Who really cares about me?” 5. Details advice that Yelawolf gave him: You have to do what makes YOU happy. 6. Does 50 Cent impression. 7. Recalls getting bullied in High School and not fitting in.

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