Fuse's Esteban Serrano hit the red carpet before the NBA All-Star Game last weekend to talk to, you know, some major rap stars (and hip hop personalities). Here, we've collected five of our favorite clips so you can get up close and personal with Wale, J. Cole and Busta Rhymes (plus Michael Rapaport and Gabrielle Union, who both chat about Nicki Minaj) and find out what's going on in their worlds. Enjoy!

Wale on his favorite NBA players:

J.B. Smoove interrupts J. Cole:

Busta Rhymes talks about his new album:

Michael Rapaport talks about how good Nicki Minaj smells:

Nicki Minaj's GRAMMY performance scandalized Gabrielle Union's mom: