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A$AP Rocky has been working on his much awaited sophomore album for quite some time now. Last night, he performed at Samsung’s Milk Music Lounge event at SXSW in Austin where also sat down with Billboard for an interview.

Rocky said that his new album, the follow up to 2013’s #1 debut Long.Live.ASAP is finished and currently being mastered. He also revealed some of the features on the LP including Lykke Li, FKA Twigs and long-time producer Clams Casino. It is being executive produced by Dangermouse and late A$AP Yams (and probably not Juicy J as earlier believed).

Read below for some excerpts from the interview and go here or the full chat.

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Trinidad Jame$ took a trip to Ebro In The Morning after the official ‘Uptown Funk’ remix dropped on the weekend and talked about a few things.

He said that he will receive royalties from the original Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars song due to the lyics in the chorus reflecting ‘All Gold Everything’, talked his statement about New York, use of the word “n*gga”, major labels and much more. Watch below.

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J. Cole hasn’t done a lot of interviews since the release of 2014 Forest Hills Drive but he did recently visit The Tavis Smiley Show to discuss a variety of topics.

He talked about the meaning behind his song ‘Love Yourz’, his gift of story telling, being a “bedroom artist”, his bond with his home at 2014 Forest Hills Drive in North Carolina, what he listened to as a teen, being a college graduate and turning into a successful rapper, being a natural competitor, being attached to his family, being fond of reading and much more.

He also broke down a few tracks from the album including ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’, ‘Fire Squad’ and ‘Love Yourz’.

Watch the full interview below.

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The Tampa-area hip hop station Wild 94.1 held its annual Wild Splash concert last week at Coachman Park in Clearwater which T.I. headlined. After the show, he sat down with Bootleg Kev for an interview where he chatted about what he’s currently listening to, planned sequel to the ATL movie and more.

Tip also reveals that his next album, the follow up to last year’s Paperwork, is done and that it will have a “trap” sound. He confirmed producers DJ Toomp and Pharrell will have contributions on the album and it will hopefully drop this year.

Listen to his latest single ‘Projects Steps’ here.

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DJ Quik recently sat down with Montreality for a detailed interview where he spoke on a number of topics including the type of student he was in school, jobs he had as a teenager, his favorite cartoon character, meeting Kendrick Lamar and hearing To Pimp A Butterfly, memories of Eazy-E and more.

The most interesting part of the chat is when he talks about Dr. Dre’s long awaited & mythical album Detox (at the 12.15 mark). Quik says that he has heard part of the album in the past which sounded incredible. He also speaks on his relationship with Dre, dismissing rumors that there is tension between the two and revealing that he’s often helped him in the production process on other artists’ albums.

Watch the interview below.

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Jimmy Kimmel had the most special guest on his show last night — none other than the U.S. President Barack Obama.

In a very regular person interview, the President discussed his thoughts on the Ferguson situation and why it’s important to maintain peace.

He also spoke on the Student Aid Bill of Rights, why he has to tell his daughters to keep away from social media, whether he ever tweets himself, why he has to use to a Blackberry and not any other smart phone (because he can not use a phone with a call recording feature), whether Area 51 and aliens are real, and more.

And that’s not it. He also had the audience in splits by taking part in the mean tweets task from Jimmy Kimmel. Watch it below.

UPDATE: In another clip, Obama talks about his interaction with Kanye, saying that he loves his music but jokingly denies having his home phone number. During a recent lecture at Oxford University, Kanye claimed that President Barack Obama “calls the home phone.”

UPDATE 2: TMZ caught up with Kanye at the LAX yesterday and asked him about Obama’s denial that he has his phone number. Kanye says he definitely has it.

“He’s called our house before, he knows that. C’mon bro, don’t try to put us against each other.”

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