Jojo Pellegrino GOES IN with ProfileWild

Jojo Pellegrino - The ProfileWild Interview

Here’s a new (and rare) interview with Jojo Pellegrino, one of the top MCs to come from Staten Island, and that’s saying a lot. Over the past few years, Jojo has popped up on a track here, a track there, but there’s been nothing to sustain the plethora of JJP fans that still scream, “South Shore son, ain’t nothin’ nice!” ‘cause “Where I’m From” never left their playlist. The Pride of South Shore is back with a new album, Pellegrino Flow, dropping soon. As JJP will say, it was slated for a July 18th, release, but he got locked up and that delayed the promo.

Catching up with Jojo was a great conversation about where he’s been, his creative process, how his mentality in the game has changed over the years, his relationship with Cappadonna, the best advice Chris Lighty gave him, and, of course, South Shore, his tanning game, and hanging with Angelina of reality show fame. This interview is a must-listen.

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REKS GOES IN With ProfileWild

It’s not surprising that when we got up with REKS to do this interview, he was on the move, driving back to Massachusetts. Sitting still is something The Lawrence, Massachusetts product doesn’t seem able to do, as he just dropped his eighth album, Eyes Watching God. The album was produced entirely by producer Hazardis Soundz, who has done incredible work as a producer and engineer for N.O.R.E. and countless others. Eyes Watching God not only features sharp, socially conscious rhymes from REKS but also showcases more risk-taking from the MC, as Haz pushes the boundaries of REKS’s sound further than any of his past releases. ProfileWild caught up with one of the games most slept-on lyricists to dissect his new album, talk about his relationship with Statik Selektah and DJ Premier, go through some of his standout cuts over the past few years, talk about what it means to still be working with Brick Records, who put out his debut album Along Came the Chosen in 2001, and much more in this exclusive interview.

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Sam Scarfo GOES IN With ProfileWild

Sam Scarfo - The ProfileWild Interview

Back in 2004, Sam Scarfo was the Fight Klub chance and was all over street DVDs like Smack. He was immediately signed to Def Jam during Jay-Z’s presidency and it was one of the only signings both Jay and L.A. Reid immediately agreed on. Long story short, the Plainfield, New Jersey native never dropped anything on Def Jam and was later released. As an independent artist, Sam Scarfo worked closely with Prodigy of Mobb Deep and stayed creating music, but his music from his Def Jam days sat on hard drives collecting dust. But last week, Sam Sceezy unleashed some of his standout tracks from his Def Jam days on the album 5 Million Stories, which has features from Nate Dogg, Ghostface Killah, Fabolous, and others and is available both as a free EP download or a deluxe album at all major music spots. ProfileWild chopped it up with Sam Scarfo on 5 Million Stories, Nate Dogg, his new music, where he’s been, the Hollow and Joe Budden battle, his battle history (including his one and only loss), his upcoming album with Ski Beatz, and much more in this exclusive interview.

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Cormega GOES IN with ProfileWild

In this exclusive interview conducted with ProfileWild, Cormega speaks on his fifth studio album Mega Philosophy, working with Large Professor, how his traveling and involvement in social issues has affected not only his music but his worldview, what he wants his legacy to be, the New York Knicks, speaks on an album with an unnamed producer that’s going to be crazy, and much more.

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Audible Doctor and bumpy knuckles? Yes Please!

Here is the second single off the homie Audible Doctor’s upcoming EP “Can’t Keep The People Waiting” which is coming soon!

Cormega’s Warned You

Mega Philosophy in stores next week!

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Your 0 to 100 Freestyles, Compiled

In the words of Drizzy Drake, you can thank us later.

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Meek Mill

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730 and ProfileWild Bring the Freshness (Part Deux)

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Here’s an exclusive podcast from our brother site ProfileWild.


Playlist:

Raekwon – Wishing on a Star
Cormega – Rap Basquiat
Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell (Dj Scratch Remix)
Illa Ghee – 90 (Prod. by Large Professor)
Blacastan and Stu Bangas feat. Celph-Titled and Vinnie Paz – Nubian Metal
Apollo the Great feat. Jadakiss – Rio de Janiero (Remix)
The Lox – Salute a Gee
St. Laz and Pressure – Raised in Da Ville
AWAR feat. Roc Marciano – Broad Daylight (Prod. by Vanderslice)
Black Dave – East in the House (Prod. by Cookin’ Soul)
Joell Ortiz – 0 to 100 Freestyle
Vado – 0 to 100 Freestyle
Ransom – 0 to 100 Freestyle
Ransom – They Even Talked About Jesus
Ax – Cuffing Season
Lt. Lotto – Yes Yes Y’all (Prod. by Kuddie Fresh)
Lt. Lotto feat. Moolah Manz, DottieO, and Big Dho – Kings
Add 2 and Nitty Scott, MC – Partners in Rhyme
Easalio – Evolution
Daytona – Type Ish (Prod. by Harry Fraud)

Grafh Spits Top “0 to 100″ Verse?

Homie’s giving Drizzy a run for his money on this. Reminds me of this:

So This Didn’t Happen…

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Shouts to Hollow on the win.

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Audible Doctor And Consequence Aren’t Worried About Tomorrow

Because of a MAJOR hold up in the production of Audible Doctor’s “The
Spring Tape” EP, Doc has decided to push that EP (originally slated for
release a few weeks ago) back till next year. To show his appreciation to
all the fans he’s put together a BRAND NEW project “Can’t Keep The People
Waiting” to hold everyone over in the meantime. The forthcoming EP will be
released digitally and on CD in a few weeks and features Bumpy Knuckles,
Guilty Simpson, John Robinson & more. Check out the first single off the EP
“No Future” featuring Consequence.

Yes! Just yes!

New absolute fire from Kurious! If you don’t like this, kill yourself!

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The Question on Everyone’s Mind

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Thank you, Pete Rock

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Enjoy your nightmares.

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And Here’s Poison Pen and Taylor Swift

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Puff Daddy is Really Bored

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If you thought you’d heard the last from Diddy, the horizontally-growing businessman continues trying to chase a career as a rapper, proving, more than anything, that there is such a thing as having too much money because eventually you get to a point where you can’t spend it and end up with yes-men telling you, “Hell yes, you should get French Montana on a song. Better yet, get him to do that “hannh” ad-lib in autotune.” Seriously, what could go wrong?