SXSW 2014

Prime Suspect: Que Talks “O.G. Bobby Johnson” Success, New Mixtape & Earning His Way Into Rap

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Word on the street he's a suspect, but we were able to track Que down at SXSW for a quick convo.

Snow Tha Product

Real Recognize Real: 15 Minutes With Snow Tha Product

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Chopping it up with the fast-spitting Cali-born, Texas-raised emcee.

Will Sessions

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Elzhi

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Quick, name a celebrated group of Hip-Hop's past where a member went on to match or top their former troupe's success on a consistent basis.


TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Torae

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When thumbing through a list of rappers known to juggle the varying degrees of human emotion in their music, few would conclude that Torae was a prominent speaker on the matters.

We Got Now

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Droop-E

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Clout and credibility seems to be something of secondary importance these days, however when earned, it can serve as an unequivocal testament to one's caliber of an artist.


TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With PUSH! Montana

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The lines of fact and fiction in Hip-Hop have been blurred indefinitely with no clear exit strategy to the gateway of infallibility.

Lyfe Jennings

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Lyfe Jennings

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Sometimes when we listen to music, it's easy to get taken away to a lifestyle that will never be feasible to great majority of us.


TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Ayah

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Doing what you want usually conflicts with doing what’s expected of you.

Time Machine (Hood Politics VI)

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Termanology

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Wordplay, complex deliveries and unpredictable rhyme patterns.

You're A Jerk

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With New Boyz

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With jerk fever gripping the nation with fluorescent, polka-dotted fists, it's safe to the say that the New Boyz have successfully carved a niche that has earned them recognition as well as enough dollar signs to set the standards on weekly allowance.

The Wire

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Anwan Glover

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With his towering frame, unconditional loyalty and voice of a thousand Newports™, Barksdale enforcer Slim Charles became a fan favorite on The Wire.

Truck North

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Truck North

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Too often, MCs claim to be incorporate that "nineties feel" into their music but rarely deliver on such promises.

The Wire

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Felicia Pearson

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Felicia Pearson was born to play her eponymous character "Snoop" on HBO's The Wire.


TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Finale

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You probably hadn't heard of Finale prior to his A Pipe Dream And A Promise release.


TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Wale

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Ladies and gents, Wale has arrived.


TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Exile

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Props if you know him from Emanon, and if it wasn't until Below The Heavens with Blu that convinced you of Exile's musical genius, welcome.

The Neptunes

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Slim Thug

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As a staple in Houston’s forever flourishing, refreshingly independent Hip-Hop scene, Slim Thug has enjoyed worldwide success while remaining true to his deeply rooted Houston heritage.


Video: TSS x Capone-N-Noreaga x Dame Grease x Meeno

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Words by Khalid StricklandCamerawork by Clayton Donnelley I grind hard most of the time, but I’m a lazy b*stard at heart.

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