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[RH Interview] Open Mike Eagle On How His Brain Works, Chicago Hip Hop Roots, and more

“I’m a fucking writer. I write raps as opposed to writing op-ed columns or writing books. I write raps.” –

[RH Interview] Meyhem Lauren: More Pressure

Meyhem Lauren loves turkey. I know this because I just spent last night binge watching episodes of “F*ck That’s Deicious”,

[RH Interview] Raekwon on the meaning of Wu-Tang, getting out of Staten Island, and his motivation to be a great emcee.

“Exactly, way before Disney,” Raekwon says about his early days venturing into Manhattan and hitting Union Square to catch burgeoning

[Editorial] Mac Miller & Lord Finesse: Paying Homage Costs

When ever someone asks me, ‘what do you think of Mac Miller?’ I usually answer by saying first and foremost

Mac Miller: “I Just Want People To Hear It”

We first met Mac Miller about a year ago, during his first trip to Chicago.  “I had my big puffy polo jacket on,” Mac says as we meet him for the second time just after his concert at The House of Blues.  Things have changed a bit for Mac since then. This time around there’s no puffy jacket, and instead of awaiting a new mixtape, Mac is on the verge of releasing his first debut LP, Blue Slide Park, which drops November 8th.  Last time we talked, Mac was looking forward to a time when he could stop rapping, turn the mic to the crowd, and have them fill in the gaps. Nowadays, that’s a regular occurrence, happening throughout the United States and even in Europe, which Mac still has a hard time believing.  “That’s probably the coolest part of what I do,” he says.  “Cause then you really see the transformation from me writing the song in the studio, to recording it, to it reaching other people. That’s the illest.”

While Mac has grown a lot in the last 365 days, he knows that he still has a long way to go, and he is ready for the ride.  He has a hard time holding back his excitement when talking about his debut album, and it’s impending release.  “I just want to get the music out so bad,” he says.  “I want to know if people will love it like I love it.”  Well, the wait is almost over and as Mac Miller prepares for tomorrow’s release, we present this feature in which Mac talks about approaching veteran status, learning from Hip Hop’s OG’s, and the fans that have held him down the whole time.  Watch the video below.

Mac Miller

Mac Miller: No Ordinary Kid

Most teenagers graduate high school, take a summer off, then venture off to college.  Mac Miller is no ordinary teenager. 

Treasurechest’s Blog #11: You Think I Lose Sleep…



“I’m known as an occupational emcee, you think I lose sleep if you sleep on me?”

De La Soul featuring Adrock: “Squat”

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So, I originally started this blog on May 11th, a week after my 27th birthday, and shortly after Vibe released their to 50 Blogs list, and then XXL released their top 50 20 Blogs list to try to clean up the mess. RubyHornet didn’t appear on either, and I felt, I don’t know, I felt somewhat “slept on”. It’s actually kind of funny because anybody that knows me, Virgil, or any other RH staff will tell you that we’re famous for the phrase, ‘we’re not a blog, we’re an online magazine.’ That is what we aim to be, that is what we’re going for, and so, in a way, not being on the top blog lists is not much of an insult, slight, or diss, and more of people recognizing the full plan and image we have for RubyHornet. At least that’s what I was telling myself when I saw the lists without RH, it’s also what I told the various artists who asked me about it, and again when Peter Rosenberg talked about our absence during our interview (coming soon). I mean, come on, our “blog section” one component of our site is still the business, and I’ll put it up against any pure blog site…But, a few more days passed, the fervor went down, and I lost those hard feelings and moved onto something else. More artists and their PR folks hit us up about features, more emcees asked me to host their mixtapes, and the White Sox kept falling deeper in the AL Central. But the original principle is still the same, and it’s kind of funny that I’m writing now about wanting more attention and all that after my last blog pretty much broke the other way….