VICE launched the second season of its series “Minority Reports,” where host Lee Adams explores communities of underrepresented individuals in unexpected places, shedding light on their experiences to spark larger cultural conversations.
The first episode, which just premiered, tackles the topic of Asian rappers in Hip Hop, as Lee Adams travels to the first-ever Asian Hip Hop festival and the streets of Long Beach to investigate the rapid rise of Asian rappers and whether or not the rest of the community is willing to accept them. He speaks with rising artists including Rich Brian, $tupid Young and the Higher Brothers about why they wanted to get involved with rap and the backlash from using the name “Rich Chigga.” Additionally, Lee speaks to Hip Hop radio hosts Ebro and J Cruz to discuss the controversy of Asian rappers feeling entitled to use “the N word” and why non black hip hop artists need to be culturally responsible.
Future episodes of Minority Reports will find VICE traveling to Houston TX, the home of America’s first Islamic Spanish center, to investigate if the largest number of Muslim converts in the Latin community is related to America’s current political climate. Later in the series, Lee travels to the Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington DC to talk to the voices in the black conservative movement and to understand how the disillusionment and often empty promises of the democratic party are causing the growth of Black conservatives across the nation.
Young Thug’s sisters Dolly White & HiDoraah just released their debut 6 track mixtape ‘Slimestas’ and are making a name for themselves. In a recent interview with The Progress Report, the 2 siblings open up about their poverty stricken childhood, Thug getting his big break in music, and everything in between!
Eastside, Atlanta native, Michael Aristotle reminisces on his his last two releases “Mega Millions” And “TONI” as he prepares us for a major release “Almost There.” Preceding the episode, he dropped a surprise EP titled “E” to hold us over.
The marketing of these latest releases have left a remarkable replay value bringing everyone a millionaire feel with the Mega Millions check and being an advocate for the “Lil Booties Matter” campaign.
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Blve Cocaine, formerly known “Skyy Chronicles,” is a female MC that has previous experience as an event hostess, freestyle, and battle rapper. In this episode, after winning the monthly cypher series hosted by #spilltheTEA and recently headlining the Broke2Dope pop up, Blve informs us on the difference between being an artist and MC. She mentions how being bullied during grade school led her to battle rapping, while elaborating on dealing with Bipolar Disorder. The latest single she has out right now is titled “Shit Show.” Be sure to subscribe to #spilltheTEA on Youtube to stay up to date with underground Atlanta. Check out Blve Cocaine on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/blue_cocaine8/…
MadeInTYO signs off on past chapters with debut Sincerely, TokyoThird time linking up with MadeinTYO, fittingly inside Japanese bred Nobu Hotel, and this time upon the release of his bumping debut album Sincerely, Tokyo. With a discography heavily credited to producer K Swisha,
he speaks of their come up and winning moments. He spills the beans on
some of the sickest collabs that didn’t make the final album master,
including Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Kali Uchis and most unfortunately Mac Miller whom he shares some fond personal and professional memories with.
TYO is no stranger to the UK music scene, having exchanged music with the likes of Novelist and Smoke Boys (then known as Section Boyz), but one person he’s due to make a banger with, and unconventional one at that, is Skepta.
Strap is known as the 3rd member of the rap trio, Travis Porter. Travis Porter is responsible for hit records such as “Aww Yea”, “Go Shorty Go”, “Bananas”, “Ayy Ladies”, “Bring It Back” and “Make It Rain”. In a recent interview with The Progress Report, Strap speaks on dropping out of high school to pursue rap dream, solo career, and the status of Travis Porter as a collective.
“If it wasn’t for music I don’t know where I would be” ~ Strap Da Fool
“If you gone put in the work, you have to do it when nobody is watching”
LA’s own Dom Kennedy recently spoke to Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report following his Win Or Lose concert in Atlanta about knowing his purpose, Mac Miller’s contributions to Hip Hop, reading list, favorite Anita Baker & Bobby Womack records, upcoming OPM compilation
Boston rapper Chilla Jones stops by
NuBRLRadio and discusses his battle against Made Wade, pays tribute to
the late Bender, drops a fire freestyle and more with Lil’ Thrilla &
DJ Alive on CHUO 89.1FM in Ottawa, Canada. (10/12/2018)
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“Don’t expect nothing out of people in 2018 & beyond” [Al Nuke]
In the Halloween edition of The Progress Report, Detroit native Al Nuke discusses coming from foster care system, being Zaytoven’s manager, directing the Birds Of A Feather films, and his new podcast, Nuke At Night. During the interview, Al Nuke gives tips for entrepreneurs to achieve longevity in their fields. He details his experience in prison, recalls dropping the ball with Birdman by having his emotions on his shoulders, his transition from Detroit to Atlanta, BMF’s impact in Detroit, difficulties with Netflix, defines the word “progress”, and shares thoughts on Usher and Zaytoven’s new album, A.