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hs87 we the plug interview
Hit-Boy and his powerhouse HS87 crew have one goal in the music industry: putting the nostalgic warmth that they remembered as children back into music. Back in September 2013, Hit-Boy preached the same message to XXL. "Just trying to recreate vibes that I got when I was a kid," said Hit. "I can remember my mom playing quality music. I’m not trying to make no shit that I don’t feel like it's quality and get it out to the people. I’m just trying to recreate the vibe, man."

That vibe is evident on HS87's recent collaborative project We The Plug, which dropped earlier this month. That's only possible if you have a group of people who are in sync with the same goal, producing quality music. Rappers BMac The Queen, Audio Push's Price and Oktane, N.No and Kent M$ney, as well as producers S. Dot, B. Carr, Rey Reel and Haze Banga and do-it-all singer/producer/drummer K. Roosevelt have all contributed to the sound of HS87. Hit-Boy brought most of the crew—minus K. Roosevelt, Rey Reel, S. Dot and Haze Banga, who were all at work in the studio—by the XXL office to talk about restoring integrity into music, hearing G-Unit remix their song and being The Plug of hip-hop. —Emmanuel C.M.
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Hit-Boy And HS87 Set Their Sights On Global Domination

Lupe, one of the rapper to voice disapproval had this to say: “Donald Sterling, did he say the N-word? Justin Bieber said it, but it’s cool? “There’s already people coming to his defense. I just did an interview with Fox Sports and they brought up Donald Sterling in that capacity in sports. I just was like, I don’t think anybody should be profiting off racism. Donald Sterling made a billion dollars. You know, sold the team, and made a billion dollars. And then, you just have somebody who just made a very racist joke about it. I wonder if Justin Bieber is going to get the same treatment as Donald Sterling. I don’t think he will. It’s an absurd twist of fate. Absurd things. I guess that’s how that universe puts things out.”
Lupe, one of the rapper to voice disapproval had this to say: “Donald Sterling, did he say the N-word? Justin Bieber said it, but it’s cool? “There’s already people coming to his defense. I just did an interview with Fox Sports and they brought up Donald Sterling in that capacity in sports. I just was like, I don’t think anybody should be profiting off racism. Donald Sterling made a billion dollars. You know, sold the team, and made a billion dollars. And then, you just have somebody who just made a very racist joke about it. I wonder if Justin Bieber is going to get the same treatment as Donald Sterling. I don’t think he will. It’s an absurd twist of fate. Absurd things. I guess that’s how that universe puts things out.”
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Lupe Fiasco Explains The Meaning Behind His Song ‘Drizzy’s Law’

Lupe Fiasco has been getting a lot of buzz lately. After being named music director for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, the Chicago rapper found himself under scrutiny for questioning Kendrick Lamar’s lyricism which even caused a Twitter war with rapper Disaster...

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