The Rosenthal brothers have been on a roll lately with quality sit-downs with Little Brother, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Big K.R.I.T. and more. And now, the duo known as ItsTheReal have sat down with Smoke DZA andWestside Gunn.
Up first, DZA sits down with Eric and Jeff to discuss his new collaboration with Benny the Butcher, Statue of Limitations, meeting Rihanna at Rolling Loud, getting on a song with Fat Joe and Bun B and Statik Selektah, growing up battle rapping, standing outside Hot 97 waiting to give DJ Kay Slay a CD, asking Bodega Bamz’s mom to call his job and tell them he was quitting, spending time in the Hamptons with Jonny Shipes, Ev Boogie and Scott Disick, where he ranks amongst basketball-playing rappers, cooking up at Dame Dash’s TriBeCa dojo alongside Curren$y, Ski Beatz, Jay Electronica, how easy it is to give up and what’s kept his creating through the years, getting to a place where his business is all the way good, and hinting at diving into the podcast game.
Next up, Westside Gunn invades the Upper West Side with a fascinating deep dive into the life and times of “The King of New York.”