Nicki Minaj Interview w/ DJ Clue [Audio]

Part 1 [audio:http://rapradar.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/nickiminajinterview1.mp3] Part 2 [audio:http://rapradar.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/nickiminajinterview2.mp3] Part 3 [audio:http://rapradar.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/nickiminajinterview3.mp3] Part 4 [audio:http://rapradar.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/nickiminajinterview4.mp3] Previously: Nicki Minaj On 106 & Park [Video]

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DJ Drama: Three Key Influences That Made Him A Star

From old-school DJs to a superstar collaborator and friend, here are the three that have gotten Drama to where he is today: #1: Funkmaster Flex “When it comes to DJing and it comes to branding, he’s always someone I’ve admired from when I was young. His relevance in the game and what he was able to accomplish as a DJ is fascinating. Flex was around carrying crates for Mr. Magic, and now he’s on the radio premiering Rick Ross songs, so if you just think about the distance between one and the other, and to be that relevant — Rick Ross is arguably one of the hottest in the game, and he went to Flex to give him the exclusive first…Just that dominance in time [is important]. Somebody like Flex on the DJ side from just everything he’s accomplished and his brand and what his name means to hip-hop — that’s how I want my name to come across yesterday, today and tomorrow.” #2: DJ Clue? “Clue is another one. You know, I was just really excited to be a mixtape DJ, [and] the popularity and the attraction to his status really pushed me to really pursue mixtapes as my calling. There’s a lot of ways of being a professional DJ, from parties to radio to mixtapes to producing and so forth, so i guess it was somebody like Clue who really inspired me to want to go in that direction. A lot of the stuff I was doing was

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