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Macklemore new Album Gemini + Talks Crazy Election Night With Lil Yachty

Macklemore was in the studio with Lil Yachty the night of the election of Donald Trump. He recaps that story with the Sway In the Morning Crew. Read more


NBA star Victor Oladipo the best singer in the League?

Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo dropped by Shade 45 and chops it up with Say and the crew. Victor proves he is much more than a basketball star as he prepares to release his first album as a singer. Read more

Ty Dolla $ign Teases Features on Upcoming Album, Running Afrobeat and More

Ty Dolla $ign stopped by DJ Whoo Kid’s “The Whoolywood Shuffle” to say wassup during his NYC visit. The Taylor Gang vocalist talks about running Afrobeat currently, his first recording session with The-Dream which was on his bucket list, and gave away some secret features on his upcoming album Beach House 3. Read more

Mike Tyson Shares Story About Crossing Paths with Serial Killer, Talks Mayweather Fight and More

Mike Tyson stops by DJ Whoo Kid’s “The Whoolywood Shuffle” on Sirius XM Shade 45 to promote his upcoming live show UNDISPUTED Truth – Round 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The boxing legend was very candid in this interview talking about a time the FBI barged into his gym due to an interview he conducted with a serial killer. When asked about the recent Mayweather/McGregor bout Iron Mike shares his thoughts on the fight, what’s needed to go the distance in the ring and why it was horrible having to sit behind Lebron.

Other points of discussion that Mike touched upon include why he was disappointed in Chris Brown during the Soulja Boy beef, why he was impressed by Soulja Boy’s courageousness and opened up about Brad Pitt being with his ex-wife Robin Givens during the couples divorce proceedings.

And finally, Mike Tyson opens up about the infamous bout between him and Holyfield and shares some very candid remarks about the happenings during that fight. Read more

Action Bronson Talks End of ‘Blue Chip’ Series, New Cookbook + Working With Rick Ross on Sway In The Morning

Action Bronson stopped by Shade 45 to discuss his new album, new cookbook, new… a lot. The rapper/chef just released his fourth studio album and his first cookbook is out on September 12th. Along with these two, he is also starting a new Snapchat series Hungry Hearts where he curates dates for couples in the city.

On the topic of Blue Chips 7000, Action Bronson says this is the last of the Blue Chip series. He explains, “it’s gotta end somewhere,” and continues that he’s looking to start something new. He suffixed this project 7000 because he’s “on some other shit.” With a Rick Ross feature, I’m sure many fans will agree with that sentiment.

Check out the full interview below to hear more about his cookbook, his notes to Sway and Heather B, and how he got the MMG mogul on a track. Read more

Miguel Talks New Music, Learning from DJ Premier, Groupies and Rendition of SZA’s ‘The Weekend’

Miguel dropped by Sway in the Morning to discuss behind the scenes of creating his new music.

Reflecting on the process of making his new music, Miguel gives details about his great musical relationship with DJ Premiere and his appreciation for DJ Premiere to work on his album.

After performing a rendition of SZA’s ‘The Weekend’ song, Miguel explains the beauty in having a community of artists who support each other’s music.

Tune in below to hear Miguel talk more about his mentorship with DJ Premiere, groupies in the music industry, and more. Read more

Day 26 Speak on Making Diddy’s Band, Address Controversies + Sing Live On Sway In The Morning

From day 1 of making the band with Diddy, Day 26 joined Sway in the Morning to talk about why they initially broke up, controversy, insecurities and more.

Watch them sing live and keep an eye out for their new EP! Read more

‘Power’ Star Donshea Hopkins talks Raina St. Patrick Resurrection & she’s Never Kissed a Boy + New Music Career

Power star Donshea Hopkins stopped by Sway In The Morning and talked her career, both screen and music, her personal life, and growing up in the industry.

Although her most recent role as Raina St. Patrick can be coined as her breakout role, the young star has played on other notable shows as well. Along with Nurse Jackie and Law and Order: SVU, she’s also played young Monica on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black.

The 15-year-old is currently in between roles but is enjoying the love she’s getting from the fans. She informed us of the various hashtags online in efforts to resurrect her character. #BoycottPower and #RainaLifeMatters have been brought to her attention as well as the heated backlash her character’s death has stirred up on social media.

Check out the full interview below and hear about her new album, 3.2, Chanel bag goals, and how she balances her life off camera. Read more

A$AP Ferg on his Marketing Mentality, Opening the Door to Up-and-Coming Artists + Raps Live

A$AP Ferg dropped by Sway in the Morning to talk his new mixtape, Still Striving, which will be released Friday, August 18th.

Previously working on music that reflected his personal life, A$AP Ferg gives details about his new mixtape which consisted of working with a plethora of artists such as Cam’ron and Snoop Dogg. Ferg also mentions artists that he aspires to work with; some on his list included Dr. Dre, JAY-Z, and Quincy Jones.

A$AP Ferg also took some time to take a trip to Liberia and participated in some great service work for the youth by giving students school uniforms. After that experience, Ferg explains that he realized how detrimental it is to have a materialistic mentality and to be humble for all that life brings you. Read more

Video: Bun B Uncut: Talks Anxiety & Depression, Big KRIT’s Big Influence & Choosing to be Independent

Houston legend Bun B dropped by Sway In The Morning and dropped some true gems. His upcoming album Bernard is inspiring him to open up about financial literacy, legacy, and mental illness in the black community.

The UGK member let us know that he is now an independent artist, free of deadlines and other menacing hassles. With Big K.R.I.T. as his musical coordinator, the 44-year-old is confident this project will be impactful and sonically satisfying. Also on the team is Bun B’s wife, referred to as “The Muse”, who he deems his MVP both professionally and personally.

In the album, Bun B explains that he’s addressing taboo conversations within the black community such as men crying and subconsciously self-medicating for mental illness. He explained he had to instruct men how to grieve over his longtime friend and partner, Pimp C’s, passing:

“Real men cry; don’t get it twisted. Every day isn’t going to be a good day for you.”

Check out the full interview below and see he and Sway exchange eulogies, discuss self-preservation, and why he deems Bernard his first solo album. Read more

Marlon Wayans on new ‘Naked’ film and Experience With Son Being In the Hospital

Comedian and actor, Marlon Wayans, stopped by Sway in the Morning to give all the details on his new film, Naked, which debuts this Friday and NBC show entitled Marlon which airs on August 16th.

When asked about the concept behind his willingness to be shown nude in his work, Marlon Wayans explains that he does not mind being nude, as it allows him to be completely free and authentic in his comedy. He states, “If I’m standing outside of myself, then I’m not in the moment, and I just want to be in the moment.”

While discussing his new show, Marlon, the comedic actor explains that this show is inspired by his own life experiences. For example, some of his work was inspired by his experience with his son being at the hospital for a month and a half due to a bone disease. Under unfortunate circumstances, Marlon Wayans discusses how he was still able to stay positive for his son. He shares with us that when they were in the hospital, he told his son, “This is God, slowing me up and slowing you up so that me and you can have this moment.”

Tune in to hear more about Marlon Wayans’ new show, his views on comedic censorship, and more. Read more

A$AP Twelvyy Tells Real A$AP Mob History, Speaks on Meeting Yams + Performs Live

Twelvyy dropped by Shade 45 and tells the real A$AP Mob History, speaks on meeting Yams, his new project and performs live. Read more

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