INTERVIEW: DarkoTheSuper

We interviewed DarkoTheSuper. Or was it Doc Heller? Dwarf Nebula? Either way, we discussed his latest albums and who/what inspired his offbeat personas. Being fans of some of the most mysterious and eccentric alter egos in hip hop (Madlib/Quasimoto/YNQ, DOOM/Viktor Vaughn/King Geedorah and Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon/Dr. Dooom amongst others), we’re happy to embrace the many faces of Evan Souza. Whether he takes the form of…

Interview: BVA

We interviewed High Focus Records’ BVA about his early influences and his new album, “Be Very Aware”. Today sees the release of one of the most anticipated UK hip hop albums of the year so far, BVA’s Be Vary Aware. The emcee, who is signed to UK juggernauts High Focus Records, drops an odyssey full of uncompromising boom bap production, razor-sharp lyrics and a unique…

INTERVIEW: AbJo

We interviewed Abjo and talked about his work rate, his fondest musical memories and why “Murder$ in Grandeur” changed everything. There’s no mistaking the talent of Abjo. His music rarely conforms to labels and is loved worldwide. Nobody needs to know what it’s called as long as they know they can rock out and body movement is always assured. Affiliations with the likes of Potholes In…

INTERVIEW: Edward Scissortongue

Ashton James Brown interviewed Edward Scissortongue and talked about his hip hop origins, his grandfather’s advice and his upcoming release “THE THEREMIN EP”. (The interview was originally conducted on the 13th January 2014.) From something we missed to someone we interviewed, Edward Scissortongue is now firmly in our sights as someone to stick with in 2014. The second half of his moniker couldn’t be more…

INTERVIEW: League of Extraordinary Gz

We interviewed League of Extraordinary Gz about the recording process for their latest album and who they’d most like to collaborate with and their musical idols. When looking out for the new generation of hip hop bastions, we at Sampleface have an eye for the unusual. So when a crowd of 8 promising musicians calling themselves ‘The League of Extraordinary Gz’ dropped a record that…

Interview: Phife Dawg

We interviewed the legend that is Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest about his achievements, his thoughts on the NBA season and his voice appearance on The Rugrats Movie. One of the first hip hop groups I discovered during my own “instinctive travels” through hip hop were A Tribe Called Quest and they have remained my faves ever since. So when the opportunity to interview…

Interview: Black Milk At Scala

We interviewed Black Milk. Again. It’s one thing to interview one of the best hip hop producers out right now and someone you stylistically look up to over the phone but to get the chance to meet them in person and do it all again is something to treasure, not only for the experience but as a way of sharing the insights of a talented…

INTERVIEW: Latyrx

We interviewed hip hop duo Latyrx. A sixteen year gap between albums isn’t that common within the realms of hip hop but for Latyrx, the timing was perfect to drop their sophomore offering, The Second Album. We caught up with Lateef and discussed what the reasons for the “hiatus” and what we should expect from the album. Sampleface: Some of our readers might not have…

Interview: ADP

Our resident jack of all trades – master of all – RKZ interviewed ADP. ADP has steadily been making a name for himself in the UK, and his persistence – matched with an unrivalled production quality – recently landed him a management deal with LBE (ROC Nation). And he proved that lightning can strike twice, having executively produced MOBO Award-winning duo Krept & Konan’s mixtape…