Marisa Mendez x Royce Da 5’9 for HipHopDX’s ‘Hack3d’

I love doing interviews because I get to pick the brains of people who made their passions into their careers. And I love highlighting all the special moments along the way – like how my brotato chip Mike Zombie ended up on Eminem’s album all through the power of social media and good people! And what a moment for teen me…I had an itty bitty connection to an Eminem moment! WHUT!!!!!

Also, I was SO nervous to talk to Royce because I think he’s absolutely brilliant and this convo ended up SO amazing. Elsewhere in the hour-long chat his dad surprises him and Joell Ortiz!

Marisa Mendez Interviews Trippie Redd for the Cover of Bleu Magazine

I got to speak to Trippie Redd for my second cover story and let me tell you – I was pulled over on the side of the PCH with my mom making this interview happen because of deadlines and rescheduling and I’m hella proud of making it happen!

Check out our convo below and over at Bleu Mag!
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Marisa Mendez x Jim Jones for HipHopDX’s ‘Hack3d’

I host a new show for HipHopDX called Hack3d! Our debut episode features the legendary Jim Jones and those that know me know this was truly a dream come true!!!! I got to talk all things Dip Set! So freaking grateful man!

The show is called Hack3d because we surprise the guests with people from their lives that can help tell more of their story, and so be on the lookout for appearances from Jim‘s cousin Dave as well as music industry exec Tuma Basa!

Marisa Mendez Writes King Von’s Bleu Magazine Cover Story In Memoriam

I got the bittersweet opportunity to write King Von’s cover story for Bleu Magazine. It was his last shoot and he passed before the interview portion, so I wrote this piece in memoriam. This is my very first cover and I’m honored it was such a raw, real ass person like Von. Thank you to Chopsquad DJ for talking with me. Long live King Von!

Read it in full below and over at Bleu Mag.
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