Multifaceted actress Regina Hall sat in on Sway In The Morning to discuss her upcoming movie Girls Trip and apparently make Sway swoon. In Sway’s defense, they do have a few common denominators.
The 46-year-old star, Sway, and Heather B discussed “reciprocity” in meeting fans. Both Sway and Hall were in agreement that there’s nothing wrong with asking for a fry from a fan. The real love kicked in when Hall began speaking about her love of boxing. R. Kelly’s ‘Your Body’s Callin’ played in the background as she and Sway discussed favorite punches and school assignments on boxing.
When speaking about her upcoming movie, the star explains why every role in the film is important for the story.
“Having four African-American women lead a movie with a universal theme [is important,] to be able to see the dynamics of what we are, all women, as African-American women; classy and ratchet, intelligent and wild.”
Hall and Heather B also disclosed the significance of a girls trip to Sway. They clarified that it doesn’t have to be a bunch of women, it can be two or three. The purpose is to escape reality for a while to gain a better grasp of it, rather than just have a bunch of wild fun.
Check out the interview and witness a smitten Sway Calloway below. Read more
Original NYC radio host and now a multi faceted businesswoman, Wendy Williams, sat in on Sway In The Morning. Along with her booming personality, Williams brought some lessons to share with the audience.
The nearly 53-year-old has been through it all, from starting as an overnight radio girl at what is now Hot97 to being pushed out of the city by Diddy and coming back stronger than before. Now, along with her talk show, she has a production company, a clothing line, and two new apps. The apps, Wendy Digital and Wenmoji, are available in both the Apple and Android’s app stores.
In the second clip, Wendy persuades Heather B to perform in her upcoming concert July 23. The event, Wendy Williams All White Mixtape Beach Party, will be held at Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheater and feature Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Big Daddy Kane, Naughty By Nature, and more.
Watch below as Williams discusses everything from why it’s important to have fun in your twenties to reconciliation and forgiveness, below. Read more
Grammy Award winning R&B singer, Sevyn Streeter joined Sway in the Morning to talk about her new album, Girl Disrupted. Inspired by “love, loyalty, and liberation,” Sevyn dives deep into her personal life and speaks on growing from her “dark” year and a half.
Watch below as Streeter also speaks on unity in the industry amongst her fellow female R&B singers and her desire to work with them — plus she lightly touches on competition driven by each singers’ camps.
Cop Girl Disrupted here and watch Sevyn below. Read more
Haitian rapper and musician Wyclef Jean stopped by Sway in the Morning and they talked to him about everything from how he got his start in the industry through playing jazz to his first ever documentary, which is set to premiere on July 9 at 9 p.m. ET on TV One’s popular series Unsung. After eight years since his last full-length album, Wyclef will be dropping Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee on September 15 through Legacy Records. Thus far, he’s dropped two singles ‘Fela Kuti’ and ‘What Happened to Love’.
They also asked Wyclef to give us his take on the recent controversy surrounding Kendall and Kylie Jenner over their controversial T-shirt line. The Jenner’s are reportedly being sued for appropriating images of The Doors and other icons. Read more
Ugly God dropped by Shade 45 and speaks on dick shaming, when he started performing a year ago, XXL Freshman cover and he freestyles live. Read more
Very seldom does Jimmy Iovine, Founder of Interscope Records & co-creator of Beats By Dre, step out and speak to the press for interviews. Today, Jimmy swings by Sway in the Morning to lay it all on the table.
Before Interscope, Jimmy was a rock producer and engineer for legends like John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen. So, the first time he really took a listen to hip-hop was when Suge Knight and Dr. Dre came to his office with The Chronic.
While in-studio, Iovine opened up some more by touching on the violence inside Death Row and Suge Knight’s desire for Dr. Dre to leave the label. From the structure of a label to allowing the artists to express themselves — despite the fury it brought on to the rest of the world — Iovine stood by his artists.
Watch below for more candid talk about “black music” and cultural appropriation from Iovine’s eyes. Plus, catch The Defiant Ones, directed by Allen Hughes on HBO, July 9th.
Iconic film director, Allen Hughes joined Sway in the Morning for the second time. You may know his work from directing movies like; Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, The Book of Eli and more — and now he’s back to talk about his newest piece of work — The Defiant Ones. A four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.
While on Sway in the Morning, Hughes opened up about stories we never knew about in Hip-Hop’s heyday.
Watch below and catch The Defiant Ones on July 9 on HBO. Read more
Veteran producer, DJ Premier called into Sway in the Morning to remember Prodigy from the iconic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep. The New York rapper died Tuesday at age 42 after being hospitalized for complications from sickle cell anemia. The cause of his death, however, has yet to be released. Prodigy and his partner Havoc released eight albums together as Mobb Deep. Their sophomore project The Infamous put them on the map and is considered one of the most influential rap albums of all time.
DJ Premier tells us about recently performing with the rapper. He takes it back and explains the making of tracks like ‘Cop Hell’ and the remix to ‘Peer Pressure.’ The record ‘Cop Hell’ was originally supposed to be on Mobb Deep’s debut album Juvenile Hell, however it was pulled due to controversy surrounding Ice-T’s ‘Cop Killer.’ DJ Premier released the uncut track today in honor of his friend’s legacy. Read more
Big Boi from the legendary hip-hop duo Outkast stopped by Sway in the Morning to talk about the group’s legacy, his solo career and new music. Fresh off his Big Grams EP, the Southern MC dropped his third studio album Boomiverse earlier this month. The project features the likes of Snoop Dogg, Killer Mike, Curren$y, Gucci Mane and more.
Sway asked Big Boi to break down some of our favorite tracks including the meaning behind ‘Order of Operations.’
My uncle . . . told me years ago the operation grind-and-stack. [When] you’re getting it, you need to preserve it and then later on you won’t have to do nothing . . . I’ve been on operation grind-and-stack for about 23 years now.
The rapper also gave his take on the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me and working on an Outkast film. “We are going to do it ‘cause we want to be a part of the movie and we don’t want nobody telling our story without us being in it.” Read more
Ice Cube joins Sway in the Morning to talk about the debut of his Big3 League and how it compares to the NBA. Cube gives his thoughts on Tupac movie and freestyles. He also gives his thoughts on the untimely passing of Prodigy. Read more
From humble beginnings as a janitor in Detroit to international success, DeJ Loaf swings by Sway in the Morning to talk about her journey to where she is today.
Reaching back to her ‘Try Me’ days, DeJ talks about her frustration in her career and her label, releasing the track on her own on Soundcloud to let some steam out — that ended up being a hit!
The road wasn’t easy though, DeJ talks about “getting in the game is one thing, staying in it is another,” telling us that she’s grown and evolved in her profession. Read more