In DJ Vlad’s interview with China Mac, he speaks on his unique interview style that deviates from the status quo within the music industry, which he likens to “softball interviews” that find media personalities more concerned with relationships than getting the real story. Conversely, DJ Vlad had always been inspired by programs like “60 Minutes” that really made a difference by asking hard-hitting questions, therefore he modeled his approach off that same type of investigative journalism. From there, he explains where the “Vlad is the police” narrative came from, attributing it to always asking the tough questions over simply being a platform for artist promotion.
DJ Vlad says during the interview:
“If you’re rapping about it, I’m going to ask you about it,” “You don’t have to talk about it, but I’m going to ask you about it, because that’s what the people really want to know.”
With that said, he also reveals that unbeknownst to the general public he’s taken out footage that could potentially compromise an artist, all the while saying that he does genuinely care about the talent that shares their life story on VladTV. In the end, he understands the importance of documenting those stories, while creating biographical content for some of the biggest names in the industry.