Ali Shaheed Muhammad appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The Bay Area legend is widely known for creating slang, flouting the rules and knowing everybody from everywhere. He speaks about his long career, Master P, Lil Jon, T-Pain, Tupac and Too Short.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
From boom bap to EDM, we look at the line between hip-hop and not, and meet a defender of the genre that makes you question... who's in and who's out.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The 27-year-old Los Angeles rapper has done it all and, like the rest of us, knows he's not perfect. In a Microphone Check interview, he's thoughtful about his past and his new album, Oxymoron.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Tennessee musicians on where they come from, their definition of trap music and relationships, both working and romantic.
Friday, December 06, 2013
We all listen to music differently. What we hear is shaded by our history, our knowledge, our equipment, our mood, our taste. But every year there are moments when everybody who lives and breathes hip-hop is on the same subject.
Monday, November 11, 2013
For a special episode of Microphone Check we invited Prince Paul, Mike Dean, Faith Newman, Stretch Armstrong and Ralph McDaniels — all working in hip-hop 20 years ago — to tell stories about a singularly productive and creative year in the culture.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The seminal producer also tells stories about Mr. Magic, Pete Rock, Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The high-minded Atlanta quartet has reunited 18 years after its debut album and seven years after Cee-Lo Green's pop smash "Crazy."
Monday, July 08, 2013
After more than 20 years as a performer, the New York veteran says he's enjoying the unglamorous work of building a record label.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The producer and engineer helped create the Dirty South sound in the early '90s, and now, he says, "Me and Kanye are like a band."
Sunday, June 23, 2013
The rapper and producer spoke to Microphone Check about the pressures of competing against one of his idols, putting his own spin on classic hip-hop songs and finding songs to sample everywhere, even at the Cheesecake Factory.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The DJ and producer spoke to Microphone Check about his fifth album and giving his childhood to hip-hop.