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Darkchild Vlog #6: The State of the Industry

Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins talks Kanye West, Auto-Tune, Brandy, and the uncertain state of the music industry in his sixth Darkchild Vlog for Rap-Up.com.

Darkchild Vlog #5: Can Michael Jackson Make a Comeback?

Is a Michael Jackson comeback in the near future? The King of Pop's producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins sounds off.

Darkchild Vlog #4: Superhuman Beyoncé

Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins speaks about working with the otherworldly Beyoncé, while dropping a hint about the new track he recorded for the singer's third album.

Darkchild Vlog #3: Reuniting with Brandy

Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins talks about getting back in the studio with Brandy to make another "classic" album with her fifth LP "Human."

Darkchild Vlog #2: Remixing the Pussycat Dolls

Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins reveals a brand new Pussycat Dolls remix for "Whatcha Think About That" featuring Missy Elliott and another elusive rapper. Watch to find out who!

He also shares why Lil Wayne did not end up on PCD's final "When I Grow Up (Remix)" and discusses the possibility of his own Darkchild album.

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Darkchild Vlog #1: Janet Jackson Leaves Island Def Jam

In his first Darkchild video blog for Rap-Up.com, super producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins exclusively reveals that Janet Jackson has cut ties with the Island Def Jam Music Group.

Dallas Austin Interview

TVA Speaks with Dallas Austin at the m.a.g.i.c. convention In Las Vegas

Dallas Austin

Dallas Austin - Studio SX 2009 Interview

Studio SX 2009 presents artist Dallas Austin from Atlanta, Georgia. Interviewed by Bavu Blakes from Bavu Blakes and the Extra Plairs

Dallas Austin

*EXCLUSIVE* Young Guru On Jay-Z Unreleased Material & Jay Electronica Inspiration


Earlier this week I had the opportunity of catching up with Young Guru in London.

In this interview the DJ / Engineer speaks on working on Jay Electronica's album and why he will be a worldwide star.

Guru reveals that he was done with Hip Hop until Electronica told him "I will make you love Hip Hop again".

We also on Jay-Z's unreleased material that Guru has including one song called "Hello Young Lady".

Young Guru