Eminem discusses singing, performing live and never leaving Detroit in Zane Lowe's Interview Part 4 [Video]


After hearing about working with Kendrick Lamar to overcoming drug addictions to the follow up to "Stan"; Eminem today finishes up his comprehensive encounter with Radio 1's Zane Lowe.

Moving on through his latest LP, Marshall touches on his singing, his unwavering love for Detroit, revisiting his old house for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 cover and his new found comfort in touring.

Parts one, two and three of Zane Lowe's interview are available right now for those that missed them or those who want more Marshall introspection if MMLP2 wasn't quite enough.


Eminem discusses working with Kendrick Lamar in Zane Lowe Interview Part 3 [Video]


Following the release of the first half of his hour long sit down with Zane Lowe, moments ago the third part of the BBC interview with Eminem was let loose for our viewing pleasure.
In this segment the Detroit hailing rap superstar discusses his love for rap, not feeling constrained by traditional song structure, recording "Love Game" with Kendrick Lamar in Detroit and more.

Watch: Eminem discusses working with Kendrick Lamar on Zane Lowe Interview Part 3

Watch Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE and stay locked for the final part tomorrow.

Eminem discusses follow up to "Stan", working with Rick Rubin + more in part 1 of Zane Lowe interview


Zane Lowe is on a winning streak this year, following headline grabbing interviews with JAY Z and Kanye West, the BBC Radio 1 DJ grabs time with Detroit hailing "Rap God" Eminem for an hour long interview.Read more

Kanye West discusses the internet, family, Kim Kardashian, being the 'Glitch' in the system [Video]

After watching Kanye West describe himself as the biggest rock star on earth and take the corporations to task Zane Lowe unveils the third part of their hour long interview.Read more

Kanye West talks corporations, limitations and restrictions on creativity with Zane Lowe [Video]


Earlier this week Yeezus himself stopped by Radio 1 to take part in an extensive interview with Zane Lowe on his life and career as it stands.

In the second part of their hour long interview, which you can watch below, Kanye expounds on a number of issues as he feverishly shouts over Zane Lowe's questions. Starting from Kanye calling himself the biggest rockstar on the planet, he goes on to talk about the restrictions he finds when he tries to showcase his creativity, ranging from an immersive theatre experience which he claims to have pioneered without gaining any credit to the uneccessary endorsements musicians take on in order to further their marketability and wealth.

Kanye also touches on racism and classism in the interview, both of which are prevalent themes in the Yeezus  album. Through his bravado he makes a number of interesting points on the labelling of his song "I Am A God" and criticises people's restrictive perceptions of themselves, stating that "I always felt like I could do anything".

The interview is an intriguing insight into what is regarded as one of the most colossal egos of music today, and although it is amusing in parts with Kanye concluding that he is a Postmodernist that only "wants to help", much can be gleaned about his creative process and conflicting mindsets of wanting to be respected and gain commercial success at the same time from it.


Kanye West talks Yeezus, challenging mainstream, being a "Rock Star" with Zane Lowe [Full Interview]

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Fresh from his performance on Later… With Jools Holland Kanye West passes by the Abbey Road studios for an in-depth chat with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe.

In the first part of the interview we see the Chi-town rapper discuss the cultural impact of his latest album Yeezus, the sonical direction he wanted to go in with the record as well as challenging the current sound of commercial mainstream radio. Yeezy also shares how he works with G.O.O.D. Music artists such as John Legend and Pusha T, before bounding into a passionate, trademark 'rant' stating:

We culture! Rap is the new Rock & Roll! We the rock stars!

We the real rockstars, and I'm the biggest of all of 'em!

Watch Part 1 of the interview below, and also stream the audio of the full hour-long chat below.

JAY Z discusses family, learning from mistakes x the possibility of a tour w/ Beyonce [Video]


After opening up about the creation of Magna Carta Holy Grail, Roc Nation, business, expansion and more, JAY Z gets personal in the final part of of his in-depth interview with Zane Lowe at the legendary Abbey Road studio.

Shawn Carter discusses the effect his marriage to Beyonce and the birth of his first child Blue Ivy has had on him, his character and his goals, the future of his career, the possibility of a tour with Mrs Carter, Watch The Throne 2 and new music sooner than later.

Watch: JAY Z discusses family, growth, learning from mistakes and the future with Zane Lowe

JAY Z discusses Roc Nation, Obama, J. Cole's growth, timing releases and business [Video]


After giving us two gripping parts of the in-depth interview conducted at the prestigious Abbey Road studios in London, today we get the third part of JAY Z and Zane Lowe's sit down.
In this segment they discuss the formation of Roc Nation, the difference in their approach to developing their artists and talent, J. Cole's growth as an artist and brand, the Roc's expansion into sports and more. Watch the full interview below...

Watch: JAY Z discusses Roc Nation, J. Cole's growth, timing releases and business

Watch PART 1 x PART 2

JAY Z x Zane Lowe discuss Justin Timberlake on "Holy Grail", fame, failure, new media [Video]


Following the first part of their sit down interview at the legendary Abbey Road studios in London where they discussed the creation of the Magna Carta Holy Grail album, JAY Z and BBC Radio One trendsetter Zane Lowe continue their conversation in the second excerpt from the extensive interview.

The Roc Nation boss discusses Justin Timberlake's performance of the LP's opening track "Holy Grail", fame, success and failure and learning from the mistakes of others, privacy, media and more. Watch the interview below...


JAY Z discusses the creation of Magna Carta Holy Grail with Zane Lowe [Video]


Whilst in the UK for the Wireless Festival which kicked off his joint Legends Of The Summer tour with Justin Timberlake, JAY Z sat down with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe for an indepth interview.
In the first part of the interview hey discuss the making of the chart topping Holy Grail Magna Carta album. Mr Carter discussed his four day argument with Kanye West, falling out with Timbaland, and the making of the single BBC and more. Press play below.

The four-part interview will be broadcast across Monday-Thursday (7-9pm) this week during Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show. Over the week Jay-Z will discuss Fame (Tuesday), Business and Politics (Wednesday) and Family (Thursday).

Disclosure - "F For You" | New Music


With their debut album just around the corner, Disclosure are certainly not resting on their laurels and hoping for the best as they have dropped another banger of a track from their forthcoming LP to build up more anticipation. New track "F For You" follows on from singles "You & Me," featuring Eliza Doolittle, and the monster hit "White Noise" with AlunaGeorge.

With a dancefloor-ready beat, the new song debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show during a session with the production duo; and despite the initial in the title that you'd presume is a censored word, the 'F' actually stands for "Fool For You." Listen to the song below and look out for Disclosure's debut album, Settle, out June 3rd.

Frank Ocean talks Bora Bora, new album & Grammy win with Zane Lowe [Audio]


Grammy winner Frank Ocean recently sat down with Zane Lowe at BBC Radio 1 to discuss a number of interesting news tidbits. Read more

The Neighbourhood announce UK tour dates | Event Preview


Having quietly built up a fanbase last year and garnered more and more industry buzz, Get Familiar worthy Cali band The Neighbourhood are taking it a step further this year as they announce their UK tour dates for 2013. The band will be flying over for dates starting in May as the hit up London, Glasgow, Manchester and more.Read more

Flux Pavilion - "Blow The Roof" | New Music

Flux Pavilion brings us something for our collective party playlists this holiday season with his new song "Blow The Roof" which was premiered Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show.Read more

The Weeknd performs acoustic set for BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale session [Audio]

Having dropped into the UK last week for a secret show in West London, The Weeknd continued his British blitz with a live television debut performance on Later with... Jools Holland and an acoustic session for Zane Lowe at BBC Radio 1 - take a listen to the latter below. Read more

Jakwob f/ Rocky Nti - "Blinding" | New Music

Earmarking this as his Hottest Record In The World on Radio 1, renowned DJ Zane Lowe has described Jakwob as "one of the most tasteful producers in the business" and the Lincolnshire native certainly has an undeniable knack of creating ultra dynamic beats, doing it again with new track "Blinding." Read more