If you’ve ever read The Source (back in the day) or XXL Magazine (also, back in the day) you’re familiar with Elliott Wilson‘s work. But today, you’re probably more familiar with him as the doyen of Rapradar.com and more recently as the guy who brings you “The Truth” each week via Jay Z’s Life + Times. In part 1 of this 3 part interview find out how Elliott got his own show on Jay Z’s channel, and what some of the rapper’s he’s spoken about in the The Truth videos have had to say in response.
In which the undisputed GOAT of rap journalism YN talks about the Internets game changers and who he feels are some of today’s blog top dogs. Full interview drops next week.
On our centennial episode, Brooklyn’s own Fabolous took time out of his fabulous life to talk why he’s criminally underrated, his affinity for fine garments, the importance of maintaining a private life and whether he’s pro Knicks or Nets. Elliott Wilson dropped bombs as to why he’s the G.O.A.T., staying relevant, why Rap Radar should be number one in everyone’s list and his new project “The Truth” on Jay Z’s Life and Times YouTube channel. Keep it 100.
The First Elliott Wilson Episode (Oct. 15, 2010)
The Rap Radar underboss stopped by to tell tales of his come up, what makes the uber blog tick, his super opinionated taste in Hip Hop and the meaning behind the du rag. Just Blaze warmed up the turntables for Fred The Godson to rap to. PLUS: Artie Lange tells us how he got arrested in Paris.
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