Artist Spotlight/Interviews

Moneybagg Yo, G Herbo and Phor Concert Recap [Powerfest 7 Concert]

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

GARY IN. — Even though the doors open up at 7pm, it took a while for the Powerfest concert to start up in Gary Indiana. The event took place at the New Genesis Arena and from the start there was a little bit of confusion amongst the security, promoters and the customers who came to see the show. However when things settled down, it turned out to be a good showcase for the new and hot artists in the rap game. Read More

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Video of the Day >>> Phor Performs “Chi-Town” Live @Moneybagg Yo & G Herbo Concert

Phor Performs “Chi-Town” Live @Moneybagg Yo & G Herbo Concert

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Interview with Bay Area Rapper Alpha Leo

By: Jarrod Horton & James Dunn

Staff Writers

Bay Area California artist Alpha Leo has an unique element to his career that is probably different than every other artist in the Hip Hop community. In 2016, he legally changed his name to Hip Hop For President and well…he ran for president of the United States of America. Not too many people are probably aware of his efforts, but he officially put in his bid for a chance to be nominated for president. His single, Political Liars’ which was featured on Blacktruth.net, was the the theme song for his campaign. His policies included legalizing cannabis, reparations for African-Americans, legislation against police brutality, and college grants for high school students with at least a C average.We talked to Alpha Leo about his attempt to become president. We also talked to him about the influences surrounding his music and career. Check out the interview below.

 

Lots of your songs deal with Christian and religious ideals. Are you religious? Why do you think religion plays into your music so heavily?

I am not religious at all but I am a Black Hebrew Israelite, so I speak from the perspective of the Word of God. The Word is the most revolutionary transcript on earth because it comes from God. If you want to defeat your oppressor, there’s no greater general than God Himself. Religion,  specifically Christianity, likes to portray God as some type of humble, meek, and passive entity, but there’s a side to God you really don’t want to fuck with. God can get gangsta. Even Jesus beat up on  the Pharisees by whipping them out of the temple when he found out that they were turning it into a “den of thieves”. Read More

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Video Extra #2 >>> Interview with FIlmmaker Tiara Epps

Interview with FIlmmaker Tiara Epps

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Directors At Best Of Black Harvest Film Festival Showcase Untold Stories Of Chicago People

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Last week the Chicago Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance showcased movies that had previously played at the Black Harvest Film Festival from years past. The event was in conjunction with The Gene Siskel Film center and the two entities will team together again in May to highlight movies from this year’s film festival as well. Read More

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Chicago Artist Boi Floyd Talks Legacy and Music at Show For Release Of His ‘For Better or Worse’ Mixtape

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

I caught up with Chicago Southside Englewood native Boi Floyd before his show at Reggie’s nightclub. The show was a celebration of the release of his new mixtape ‘For Better or Worse.’  Before hitting the stage, Boi Floyd sat down and answered some questions for us. One specific question I asked was how Boi Floyd was going to capture the ears of the Chicago people? “I know I can get the ears of the people because we coming from the same place” he said. The up and coming artist sounded confident about his ascension in the rap game. “I just want to show people you can be yourself.” he said. Click the next page to check out the full interview and an impromptu freestyle from Boi Floyd. Read More

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Interview with Atlanta Rapper Skinny C

Atlanta rapper Skinny C has been putting in work over the last couple of years. In 2015 and 2016 he dropped volume 1 and 2 of Never Hungry Always Thirsty. From those albums, he released a couple of videos, including the Buried Treasures that was featured on Blacktruth.net. He took the time out to tell us about his plans for 2017 and the sacrifices he has made for his music. Check out the interview below.  

BTN STAFF

Now that the dust is settling from the release of your two volumes of Never Thirsty Always Hungry, what’s next for you? What have you learned from the experience?

Next is “The Commencement” 100% produced by Nobody Famous. We’ve been holding on to this one for a while and I feel that now is the perfect time to share it with the world. What I have learned is to keep going. If you don’t have nothing new to share, they forget about you. Out of mind, out of site, so you gotta stay active. Read More

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Interview with Houston Singer Tiaramy

Last year Houston singer Tiaramy released her single ‘Lovin Me‘ on Blacktruth.net. The single featured fellow Texas singer Brittany and was produced by DJ Young Samm. “We have all been in that relationship where we felt that we weren’t getting the love we desired,” she said about the song. Tiaramy is unsigned but explained the positive aspects of signing to a label. She also talked about the progression of the Houston music scene. Check out her interview below.  

BTN STAFF

How do you think the Houston scene has evolved since the “Still Tippin” heydays?

Well Houston has a new wave and a new sound coming as of now. Artist are being more melodic and speeding it up since the “Still Tipping” days. Now days the typical Houston artist is still paying homage to the city but everything is not about a slab or riding on 4’s.  Read More

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