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Tek of Smif-n-Wessun in Urban Ink #22 – Amber Rose Cover

October 20th, 2011 |

Still busy as ever over here… one day I’m going to get on posting some more classic interviews, but for now, check out my latest article in Urban Ink Magazine with Tek from Smif-n-Wessun! I’ve known these guys for over a decade now, and it was my honor to do the feature!

Check out Issue 22 on stands now with Amber Rose on the cover, and features on Waka Flocka Flame and the NYC Urban Ink Convention!

Click on images to enlarge them!

Dove’s “5 Easy Tips to Promotion Failure” in Coast2Coast Magazine!

August 5th, 2011 |

Busy busy! Here is my latest article in the new issue of Coast2Coast Magazine, which also has a feature with my pal DJ Whoo Kid. I had fun writing this, because if you know me, you know I love the sarcastic darts! Enjoy, and click HERE to check out the full issue of the magazine!!

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Cory Gunz x Young Hash Interview in Urban Ink #21, Tupac Cover

August 4th, 2011 |

Urban Ink is still going strong, and you can check out my latest feature with Cory Gunz and his homie Young Hash in the latest issue with Tupac on the cover! Grab the mag next time you’re out!

Full press release about the issue is below!

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ISSUE 21 PRESS RELEASE FROM THE URBAN INK OFFICES:

Paramus, NJ, August 3, 2011 – Urban Ink—the only tattoo magazine in the world that reps for the urban tattooed population—announced the release of their very special 21st issue. On the 15th anniversary of the untimely demise of Tupac Amaru Shakur, UI delivers a special spread dedicated to the fallen legendary hip-hop star, actor and poet.

During his short time with us, 2Pac inspired an entire generation—and UI linked up with some of those who felt his influence to chop it up about the legend and his ink. Artists such as Lloyd Banks, Nipsey Hussle, The Game and others share their thoughts on Pac and his outspoken ink. Also, UI managed to hunt down an old-school ink slinger who is credited around his parts for tattooing some of 2Pac’s most infamous tattoos in the early ‘90s. Another special feature is that of Pac’s “closest roaddogz,” the Outlawz—who, in an exclusive interview, sat down with UI to discuss their times with Pac, and share some never before told stories on Pac’s tattoo endeavors.

Other ink-dripping, blazing hot features inside UI’s 21st issue include a raging photo session with Cleveland’s own Machine Gun Kelly, a trip through Harlem, N.Y. to the Black Ink Gallery with Cory Gunz, and a special tribute spread dedicated to tattooed servicemen and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Urban Ink Magazine continues to serve its readers with the hottest inked celebs in the world of music, movies and television, the illest ink slingers and the hottest tattooed bods across the globe since its debut four years ago; and to this day they continue to leave a mark in the competitive tattoo magazine market. Urban Ink is distributed across America, as well as in Australia, Canada and the UK, and is available in most major chains including Walmart, Borders, Barnes & Noble and 7-11.

Find out more about Urban Ink on their official site at UrbanInk.com

VH1 The X-Life Stars in Rebel Ink Magazine! My Exclusive Interview!

March 23rd, 2011 |

Recently I had the opportunity to interview the stars of VH1‘s reality show The X-Life for Rebel Ink Magazine. The cast is comprised of BMX dirt rider Cory “Nasty” Nastazio and his wife Nicole Panattoni (America’s Next Top Model season one); motocross freestyler Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and his wife Susie Stenberg; and skateboard vert champion Pierre-Luc Gagnon (aka PLG) and his fiery girlfriend Denise Russo.

They are pretty interesting people, and I love the show, so this was definitely a fun project for me! Check out the scans below!

You can find the April 2011 issue (Michael Lohan and Bombshell McGee cover) on stands now! Follow Rebel Ink Magazine on Twitter @RebelInkMag!

Thanks for your support of a great magazine, and of course, an awesome story :-)

Dove

Dovestory: DJ Whoo Kid 2003 Scratch Pad Interview

December 28th, 2010 |

Every now and then I run across my interviews via google search (“Sheepish Lordess of Chaos“) and tonight I found something I thought I’d lost… my interview (and first meeting) with DJ Whoo Kid from 2003.

This piece was done for issue 7 of RIME Magazine (Method Man cover), which I probably have somewhere in the stack of boxes still begging for a purge in my living room.

We connected via a friend of mine at the time who was on 50 Cent’s tour  - I was still in the great Pacific Northwest in ’03. We met up at Whoo Kid’s hotel lobby in downtown Seattle, talked for nearly an hour, and somehow stayed in touch ever since. Who would have thought that by 2009 I’d be working with him over at RadioPlanet.tv?

Here’s the Scratch Pad feature… one of my favorite columns I ever did. I have some classic DJ’s (or deejays as my backpackery self always liked to write) in those columns, so I’ll have to pull more out!

Read on…

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YelaWolf in Urban Ink #54 – Gucci Mane & Trina Cover

September 10th, 2010 |

I’ve been sorely out of the loop the past few months… or rather keeping you all out of the loop on what I’ve been up to. So let’s get it up a little, so to speak. Check out my interview with Alabama rapper YelaWolf in the August 2010 issue of Urban Ink Magazine (#54). Just click on the images to enlarge.

Side note: I mentioned his blue eyes in the article (which are quite stunning in person), however they look a little yellow-grey in these pics…

Dovestory – Cormega Interview, 2001

August 11th, 2009 |

Sometimes I forget how much time flies. I did this interview with Cormega sometime around late Summer of 2001, and it ran in Elemental Magazine shortly thereafter… maybe Dec ’01 or January ’02…

I don’t know about you, but I sure do miss Elemental! They offered some of the BEST coverage of independent artists (then dubbed only “underground”) and gave shine to a lot of rappers who couldn’t get love in the other mags.

Fortunately, Elemental was gracious with me posting articles I wrote for them on the net once the issues published, because I’m able to pull up so many without having to scan in the magazines. Lazy, I know. Shouts to sites like DaveyD.com, HipHopGame.com, AfricasGateway.com, RapStation.com and so many others who took my articles, even non-exclusive, and shared the love!

But back to Cormega. At the time I did this interview, he was fully on his own. No publicist, no real team… just him and Landspeed Records. Through hearing his words (mostly frustrated), I gathered that he had a lot more to share, and that dwelling on this Def Jam mess (they were holding on to The Testament) was just going to stress him out. I introduced him to Jackie O. Asare (4SightMedia.com), who is his publicist to this very day.

He’s also still one of my dearest friends, and I’m thankful that two people from such different worlds could talk on the phone for 40 minutes or so and realize a lifetime connection.

Without further ado, here is the interview:

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Lloyd in Urban Ink, July 2009

July 19th, 2009 |

Here is a little write up I did on Lloyd in Urban Ink in the July issue with Soulja Boy on the cover. There was no actual interview, so I pulled quotes from some good interviews I found from MTV News and DJBooth.net (shouts to DJ Z!)

Ray J in Urban Ink, June 2009

July 19th, 2009 |

In last month’s issue of Urban Ink (T-Pain cover), I have an interview with Ray J. It ended up being a six-page layout – very nice! Here is the interview portion and main photo (click the image to read)

John Forté Interview from Okayplayer.com

May 25th, 2009 |

This is my interview with John Forté from March 2009. We go back a ways… to around 1997 when he had his own website promoting his first album. He was one of my first “friends” on the internets. I posted on their regularly until 1999, when I became a part of the Okayplayer community pretty heavy. In 2000, I came to NYC for the first time over Labor Day weekend, and actually met John. It was a pleasure doing this interview all these years later. He’s truly a unique, intelligent person.