Tink Talks Being A Feminist Artist And Why She Was Influenced By Nicki Minaj

The 19-year-old Chicago native has been making splashes for a while now, splashes that include five mixtapes; two of which are Winter’s Diary 1 & 2. However, the “Ratchet Commandments” artist is really causing the noise with the big guy in charge, Timbaland. It’s time to make even bigger moves. During a sit-down with NY Mag, Tink talks being a feminist artist and the influence that Nicki Minaj – another female rapper of course – had on her when choosing to rap. Check it out after the jump.


(Video) Sports: Adrien Broner Apologizes For Disrespecting Drake On Tour!

The boxing champ turned rapper, Adrien Broner, linked up with VladTV for his latest interview, where he discussed music favorites, his rap battle with Murda Mook, and an apology to Drake for disrespecting him on tour, claiming to be under the influence. Way to Blame It On The Alcohol…Hit the jump for the interview!


(Video) Tatyana Ali Details Will Smith’s Influence In Her Music Career!

The multitalented Tatyana Ali has taken to Vlad TV to discuss the influence of the Fresh Prince when it came to her music career! Ali explained that the Fresh prince production learned later that ali can sing and ended up adding a scene with her vocals in. that is when Will asked her if she planned to take her singing seriously, and the rest was history! Ali also gives her isight on why Smith may not get the credibility when it comes to his rap career. Check out the full interview here.


(Video) Arsenio Hall Talks Hip Hop’s Influence And Says ‘Hip Hop Saved My Life’

Legend Arsenio Hall, sat down with Vlad TV to reminisce on his earlier inspirations, interviews including Will Smith and LL Cool J and says ‘Basically hip Hop saved my life. Hip Hop gave me a career’. Hall continued on to state that his passion for the culture, and the disaproval of Hip Hop from others such as Don Cornellius and Oprah allowed him to gain exposure within the Hip Hop community. Check out the full interview!


(Video) Skeme Talks His Father Influencing Him To Be A Rapper

West Coast native Skeme has taken to his latest interview with HipHopDx to discuss the current state of West Coast rap, expressing that he feels the latest burst of energy coming from the coast feels like a new ‘renaissance’. Skeme also went into explaining his relationship with Top Dawg Entertainment, his up bringing including his father’s influence in his rap career. Check out the full interview below.


(Video) Iggy Azalea Talks Outkast Influence And Reveals The Secret To Her Amazing Body!

The foreign lyricist Iggy Azalea has taken to her latest interview with Hot New Hip Hop to reveal her routine to keeping her perfect bottom, and it doesn’t take much more than some disciplinary squats! Azalea also unveiled her next ingle off of her debut album and much more; check out the full interview below!


(Video) Big Boi Critiques Rapper’s Performance And Talks His Influence On Asap Ferg

Hip Hop veteran and half of the dynamic duo Outkast, Big Boi, has discussed in his latest interview with Complex the latest phenomena, rapping over your own song, while performing, and he’s asking ‘what part of the game is that’? Big Boi also spoke his influence on Asap Ferg’s feature in ‘Ghetto Symphony’. Check out the full interview below.


(Photos) OK! The Source Names Malcolm X’s Top 10 Influences In Hip-Hop!!

In light of what would have been Malcolm X’s 89th birthday on Monday, May 19th, The Source put together a list of the civil rights leader’s most prominent influences in the culture. Check it out after the jump.


(Video) Asher Roth Talks ‘RetroHash’ & Its Influences!

Asher Roth Has taken to VIBE to break down his latest project ‘RetroHash’! Watch as Roth details the producers, vibes, and over all influences behind the piece, below.


(Photo) Justin Bieber Taps Into His Inner James Dean?!

Justin Bieber has taken to his Instagram to post a model-esque photo, that looks like it should be the cover of an album titled ‘White T’s and Nicotine’. Bieber has stated that the inspiration behind his “rebellious” photo shoot involving him holding a cigarette at the edge of his lips, is due to his “connection” to the rebellious and notorious actor, James Dean. Check out the photos below.


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