MY ARCHIVES ARE DEEP!

Here is a glance at upcoming releases

There are hundreds of interviews and dozens of books to follow.

The Behind the Music Tales series has allowed me to share my extensive archive of exclusive interviews with you in much greater depth.

Some of the upcoming series you will hear exclusive audio and see exclusive photos are:

New York State of Mind (Vol. 1)

Exclusive interviews with Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth (1992), Intelligent Hoodlum (1993) & Brand Nubian (1993).

Magnolia: Home of tha Soldiers

Exclusive 1999 Behind the Scenes with the Hot Boys & Cash Money Millionaires Lil Wayne, Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Mannie Fresh, Birdman and Godfather Slim. On the set of Baller Blockin' in Magnolia Projects

The Reasonings Of: (Vol. 1)

Exclusive interviews with Buju Banton (2003), Bounty Killer (2002) & Sizzla (2007).

Destiny's Child

The Real Destiny's Child. An exclusive 1999 interview and casual photo session with Beyonce, Kelly, LeToya & LaTavia.

Daft Punk: Behind the Robots

Exclusive 1997 & 2001 interviews with Daft Punk & unmasked photos!

prE-DM (Vol. 1)

Exclusive interviews with Kevin Saunderson (1992), Malcolm McLaren (1994), Moby (1995) & Todd Terry (1997) .

The Grunge Years: 1989-1991

Rare and vintage exclusive interviews with Nirvana (1989 & 2001), Soundgarden (1989 & 1991), Alice In Chains (1990), Pearl Jam (1991) & Courtney Love (1991).

Legends of Hip-Hop (Vol. 1)

Exclusive interviews with Beastie Boys (1992 & 2004), RUN-DMC (1993), GangStarr (1994, 1998 & 1999) & Nas (1996 & 1999).

The Evolution of Funk, Rhythm & Soul (Vol. 1)

Exclusive interviews with TLC (1994), George Clinton (1996), Erykah Badu (1997) & Bobby Brown (1997).

Legends of Rock (Vol. 1)

Exclusive interviews with Kiss (1989), The Replacements (1989), Red Hot Chili Peppers (1989) & The Black Crowes (1990).

The Geto Boys: Three Bad Motherfuckers

Exclusive interviews with Geto Boys (1992 & 1999) & Scarface (1997).

The MAGIC of Fashion: Las Vegas Revisited

An inside look at the late 90's urban apparel revolution featuring exclusive interviews with Marc Ecko, Russell Simmons, Karl Kani, Don King, Damon Dash & Jenna Jameson and Nikki Tyler.

Exclusive audio clips

In Their Own Words!

A peak at two of the upcoming books from the In Their Own Words: Behind the Music Tales of Truth, Fiction & Desire series

New York State of Mind trailer #1

Exclusive 2000 talk with DMX inside his trailer on the set of Exit Wounds. A glance inside the New York State of Mind volumes.

Wu-Tang Forever! trailer

Exclusive interviews with Liquid Swords The GZA (1995), Ironman Ghostface Killah & Cappadonna (1996)

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A glance at upcoming series releases

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Ironic and hard to believe, the only regret on the album, according to Questlove, being “those twenty seconds of “Mellow My Man” when we started playing Jazz because I don’t want people to typecast us as a Jazz group.”

Over time Do You Want More?!!!??! has landed on many critic and individual all-time top 100 lists and is a bonafide classic must buy. For those in the market to make the purchase Questlove has this to say:

“Firstly, if they buy The Roots CD, its important that they listen to it from beginning to end. I’m not gonna hype it up that its the best experience you’re gonna get. We just want to give them something that has been missing, which is good music. I don’t mean literal actual music, whatever. Just good music, that’s all. Take it with a grain of salt; appreciate it a little bit at a time.”

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Ironic and hard to believe, the only regret on the album, according to Questlove, being “those twenty seconds of “Mellow My Man” when we started playing Jazz because I don’t want people to typecast us as a Jazz group.”

Over time Do You Want More?!!!??! has landed on many critic and individual all-time top 100 lists and is a bonafide classic must buy. For those in the market to make the purchase Questlove has this to say:

“Firstly, if they buy The Roots CD, its important that they listen to it from beginning to end. I’m not gonna hype it up that its the best experience you’re gonna get. We just want to give them something that has been missing, which is good music. I don’t mean literal actual music, whatever. Just good music, that’s all. Take it with a grain of salt; appreciate it a little bit at a time.”

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MC Eiht is the heart of Compton’s Most Wanted and a vital artist who revealed the underbelly of the streets like no other. A narrator extraordinaire who rattled off detailed gangster tales enabling the listener to visualize life on the corner, car-jacking, shootings, drug deals and set tripping; Raw situations of truth and consequences with cause and effect; No preaching; No hidden message.

“My thing is don’t be somebody I ain’t. Stick to that sound of drive-by shootings and gangster riffs, and niggas beefing, and loud ass gun shots. Stick to that then the thousand that you sell to here you gonna sell to in Detroit; You gonna sell to in Cleveland; You gonna sell to in New York; and then that style will equal a million.

It don’t matter. I ain’t got to sell three thousand. I ain’t got to sell a million in L.A., a million in New York, a million in Detroit because as long as I hit them ones that’s really true. That’s my thing. I’m not a statistics man. That ain’t me. I’m not a number man. Right now, niggas is telling me Music To Driveby is still selling. I don’t give a fuck. I’m not a statistics man. As long as niggas
know about it it’s cool.”

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Singer, Songwriter, Actress and role model, AALIYAH enraptured a generation with her strong uplifting music, message, and unique swagger. Crafting innovative songs, she was always on to something new and ahead of the curve; A trendsetter in every sense of the word; Aaliyah was Aaliyah.

“What I try to do is keep myself fresh. Keep things different, unique, original. Tim (Timbaland) and myself and the whole family we work hard at that. And original. I set myself apart from the masses ‘cause there are a lot of people out right now, and in order to keep people into me I work hard.

Its one of those things that just happens, like “Try Again” happened. Me and Tim, we met and we were like you just got to come with it. Its not one of those things you sit down and map out. It happens. We go in the studio, we vibe and it just come together like that.

We can’t think about “Are You That Somebody” topping “Try Again”. It’s just about creating and that’s when your best stuff happens. If you try too hard to beat what you did last time its never gonna work. You can’t think about that.”

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Geto Boys are certified icons. Gangster Rap and Horrorcore pioneers who have sold millions of albums while bringing Southern Rap to the forefront.

When Geto Boys signed with Rick Rubin and Def American in 1990, to uplift their career, it illustrated the dichotomy between being with a major label and an independent, as censorship reared its ugly head. Def American distributor Geffen and their manufacturer Sony DADC refused its content and unceremoniously ended its manufacturing and distribution contract with Def American.

Willie D: What went down with Def American? Well, them motherfuckers tried to railroad us, man. It was a conspiracy to stop the Geto Boys. They got us to sign with ‘em and shit, and promised us all this great shit, this, this, this…

Bushwick Bill: Shit that we’re doing now on our own.

Willie D: The motherfuckin’ what they call that shit? Apple pie and all this shit, crazy shit. Hot dogs and apple pie.

Bushwick Bill: The great American dream. Baseball, apple pie, hot dogs and Chevrolets.

Willie D: Yeah, and them motherfuckers gave us a fuckin’ seat in the toilet in the motherfuckin’ restroom and shit.

What did they do?

Mr. Scraface: They ain’t do shit.

Willie D: They ain’t do a damn thing. They didn’t do shit for us that we couldn’t have done for ourselves.

Mr. Scarface: I know what they did. They wasted our motherfuckin’ time. That’s what they did.

Willie D: The reason why we signed with Def American in the first place was to be up- rooted. We wanted to come up, to excel, man. They was hurling us back and shit. Its like they got our damn product and just said fuck, ain’t tried to push it or nothin’.

Praise for Harris Rosen

The Artists Speak

Unsolicited artist quotes spoken during and after interviews with Harris Rosen.

Eminem

Eminem

This guy! I plead the fifth. This guy is nuts.

GURU

Dope questions, man; very insightful; very thoughtful.

GURU
Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

You like a Psychiatrist, or some shit? This shit is just coming out but go ahead.

K-Ci Hailey (Jodeci)

Definitely a real interview! Digging deep up in there, man. Not afraid to ask questions!

K-Ci Hailey (Jodeci)
Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo (Daft Punk)

Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo (Daft Punk)

The Wizard asked me for a copy of your magazine.

Bushwick Bill

You didn’t wear your glasses and you haven’t carried your hearing aid. What else is wrong with you?

Bushwick Bill
Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown

Can I see that pen?

Aaliyah

What else do you want to know? Talk to me.

Aaliyah

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