Category archives: 21 Questions

Yakub Speaks on Ghostface Placement, Chapstick, and Understanding Animals

About 2 months ago I heard the first single off of Ghost’s latest Apollo Kids LP. It was a song titled “Together Baby”. The horns were big, the vocal sample was soulful as all outdoors, and the drums were knockin’. It felt like Ghost was back on some Supreme Clientele vibes and I was in metaphor heaven. I had to find out who produced this banger. After 0.38 seconds, Google […]

FreshNerd Interview: 21 Questions with Rakaa Iriscience

Whatuppers nerds, it’s Monday. The most hated day of the week. Hopefully your daily dose of FreshNerd will make it better. Today I bring you my fresh and random 21 question interview with 1/3 of Dilated Peoples, Rakaa Iriscience. For those of you that don’t know, Rakaa will be releasing his full length debut title, Crown of Thorns (Decon Records), on July 20th. With all of the unique elements that […]

21 Questions: Ritzy Periwinkle's Tio Is Erik Estrada

21 q uestions with Ritzy 1. What’s your favorite curse word and why? I curse all day everyday. I’d have to say that the combo of HOLY MUTHA FUCKIN SHIT is my favorite. For me its very versatile, I can use it as both a positive or negative. 2. Do you think Ghost will ever top “Supreme Clientele”? whoa. That’s for sure a classic.  I think it is in a […]

21 Questions w/ Derek Hess

What up nerds. As promised, here is part deux of my interview with Mr. Hess. You know I had to put him through the 21 question routine. Nobody is safe… FreshNerd: Invent a new word. Derek: Clornpik FreshNerd: You’re on a raft. Jose and Kent are overboard drowning. You can only save one of them. Who do you save? Derek: I’ll save Jose, my dog. Kent he’s a good guy […]

Fresh Art/21 Questions: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park

In the words of the late great B.I.G., “If you don’t know, now you know”. Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park is probably one of the most underrated producers/musicians/vocalists in the game. From the Jay-Z mash up album, Collision Course, to his Ft. Minor project, Shinoda proves to be a force to be reckoned with. Not only does Shinoda find comfort behind the boards, but he also gets busy with his […]

21 Questions with D.A. of Chester French

You’ve heard of Chester French by now. If not, get off of my blog and go back to your game of bingo. Chester French is the newest act signed to the Neptunes’ Star Trak label. Their sound is a mix of dope and awesome inspired by talent which is hard to come by these days. You know you’re doing something right when Pharrell trusts you with complete creative control (Chester […]

21 Questions with Dre (from Cool & Dre)

So if you nerds aren’t up to speed on super production duo, Cool and Dre, then let me give you a quick run down on their discography. These cats have been reppin’ Miami since I was in High School and going strong ever since. They have worked with 50 Cent (Hate It or Love It), Jah Rule (New York, one of my favorite beats of all time), The Game (My […]

21 Questions With Director - Konee Rok

  If you haven’t heard of Konee yet, don’t worry you will. This man has the internet buzzing right now with the new Rhymefest video – Stolen. Konee isn’t exactly new to the game and has been paying dues for some time now. Konee is what I call the evolved b-boy that I see popping up more and more everyday. Originally starting out breakdancing and animating, he grew his passion […]