D-Shep Talks Early Beginnings & Calls Out “Lying Rappers”


Miami rapper D-Shep stopped by “International Affair” this week to talk to me about being introduced to New York’s hip-hop media for the first time via his current Identity Crisis release, how he thinks the majority of rap music nowadays is “trash,” early beginnings as an aspiring poet and how Miami artists (specifically Trina) are “lying” about who their favorite and most influential artists are.

Trina Talks New Tiny Tonight Show & Back To Business Mixtape

One of the hardest working women in hip-hop, Trina‘s ready to resurrect her career in a serious way.

Speaking exclusively with Boss Lady and DJ D-Nice on Invasion Radio (Hip Hop Nation) earlier this week, “Da Baddest Bitch” was excited to share details on her new VH1 talk show Tiny Tonight, which debuts December 9. The program is hosted by Tameka “Tiny” Harris, with Claudia Jordan and Tamar Braxton rounding out the panel (Trina describes it as “Waiting To Exhale for television”).

The Miami rapper also talks about Back To Business, her long-awaited musical follow-up to 2010’s overlooked Amazin’ album—a set Trina says “didn’t get the credit it deserved.” Back To Business (due on December 3) is a mixtape she describes as “raw, sexy, raunchy; the real Trina. It’s for my day one fans.”