Game Speaks On Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Nominations [VIDEO]
Now that Grammy nominations are out in the open, it’s time for reactions amongst critics and peers alike. On the Hip-Hop spectrum, the usual suspects such as Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake are in the running for various categories yet its the hungrier newcomers, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis that are generating the […]
The Soundtrack Series: Hip-Hop Edition Goes Down This Thursday In NYC
The Soundtrack Series, a live show and podcast that places a behind-the-scenes focus on music, kicks off a new show this Thursday (Nov. 21) at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rogue. For the upcoming show, some of Hip-Hop top journalists and proponents will share their stories about working within the genre and culture.
Jay-Z’s MCHG Reviewed By The Woman He Met On The Subway
A million different reviews are currently circulating around Jay-Z’s latest album Magna Carta Holy Grail, but how about one conducted by a senior citizen? Ellen Grossman, a New Yorker who Jay-Z encountered on a subway train during his Road To Brooklyn series, was given the opportunity to review Jay-Z’s work. And she dropped a few […]
Proof ft. J Dilla – “Keep It On The Low” [LISTEN]
Although most known as Eminem’s closest friend, late rapper Proof established himself in the 90s as one of Detroit’s most formidable rhymers. . Marking seven years since the MC’s passing, he was shot and killed on April 11, 2006, Paul Rosenberg unearthed some rare audio, with Shady Records sharing a visual treat from the vaults. The […]
Shawty Lo Brushes Aside Critics Of Upcoming All My Babies’ Mamas Reality Show [VIDEO]
Shawty Lo made headlines recently for the upcoming Oxygen reality show All My Babies Mamas, and has responded to his critics. The Atlanta trap rapper was vague about the television program itself, but had choice words about his responsibilities as a parent and his rough times before fame.
Django Unchained Director Quentin Tarantino Considered Making Luke Cage Film [VIDEO]
Imagine if Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino would have tackled a comic book adaptation as fans have been clamoring for? It could have happened – with Laurence Fishburne starring as super-powered African-American detective Luke Cage.
Shyne Calls President Obama “Corny,” Lends Support To Mitt Romney [LISTEN]
It appears the celebrity chorus line of detractors critical of President Barack Obama continues to grow, this after exiled rapper and former Bad Boy star Shyne added his name to the list of Romney supporters. In a recent interview with MTV News, the globetrotting MC threw some serious verbal jabs in the direction of Obama […]
Uncle Luke Says He Hasn’t Been Paid For “Pop That” [VIDEO]
French Montana scored his first #1 single with “Pop That,” featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne a few weeks ago. However, it looks like the rapper that they sample hasn’t been compensated for it yet.
Lil Wayne Talks New SUPRA Skateboarding Shoe Line At MAGIC Convention In Las Vegas [VIDEO]
Lil Wayne is continuing to make moves in the fashion world after the successful launch of his Trukfit clothing line. Along with his long lists of achievements with music, touring and endorsements, the Young Money captain is now adding a skateboarding shoe to his long line of business endeavors outside of rapping. While at the […]
Charles Hamilton Calls His J. Cole Diss A “Very Supernatural Situation” [VIDEO]
This ran a couple of days ago over at MTV’s RapFix, but we figure it was so bizarre it needed to be highlighted. MTV News caught up with Charles Hamilton, the MC with the affinity for pink and Sonic the Hedgehog, before his scheduled show at SOBs on Tuesday, August 14th. Of course, one question […]
Rick Ross Previews God Forgives, I Don’t With MTV [VIDEO]
As a part of MTV’s Hip-Hop Preview week, Sway sat down with Rick Ross as he previewed his motion-picture based album, God Forgives, I Don’t. The album, which hits stores next week on July 31st, is Ross’ fifth studio album and features collaborations with Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Drake, Wale, Andre 3000 and more. “I knew approaching this […]
50 Cent Opens Up About Car Accident [VIDEO]
A few days ago, 50 Cent got into a car accident with a Mack truck that left the multiplatinum rapper and mogul in a hospital. The rapper recently spoke with MTV News and talked about the accident that could’ve been a lot worst than it turned out to be. “We spun off into the rail. […]
Chris Brown Says He’s Not “The Best Rapper” [VIDEO]
Chris Brown isn’t the first R&B artist to blur the lines between singing and rapping, and he won’t be the last. The 23-year-old proved his rapping skills by way of his “Look At Me Now” single. With the release of his Fortune album looming, Brown sat down for a pre-bottle throwing interview with MTV News, […]
Drake Says He Doesn’t Mind Being Criticized [VIDEO]
It seems like critics (and tons of rappers) love to hate Drake, but he could care less. The Canadian MC, who recently got caught in Pusha T’s line of fire, explained that getting dissed by the public is more of a gift than a curse. “There will be days when I walk in an arena […]
2 Chainz Talks NYC Arrest, Says Authorities Tried To “Assassinate” His Swag [LISTEN]
Yesterday afternoon, news broke about 2 Chainz being arrested after TSA officials confused his personal jewelry for a set of brass knuckles. Big Sean tweeted on the situation as Chainz was still being detained by the police before being released later that night. If the story both Sean and 2 Chainz stand by actually sticks, it’s utterly […]
DMX Talks The Weigh In EP, Says He “Doesn’t Care” What People Think [VIDEO]
DMX is on the road to redemption. The former Ruff Ryder dropped his The Weigh In EP yesterday, and explained to MTV News that the project signifies his official comeback, and was inspired by fans. “Everywhere I go people are like, ‘When’s the album droppin? When’s the album droppin’?” he said. “‘So I was just […]
Creator Of Tupac Hologram Says Dr. Dre Helped Bring Rapper “Back To Life”
The Internets has been abuzz after the conclusion of the Coachella music festival this weekend, which included a hologram performance of west coast rapper Tupac “2Pac” Shakur alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg that shocked revelers in attendance with its lifelike depiction of the late rapper. MTV News interviewed the creator of the high-tech imagery who says […]
Game Weighs In On Dr. Dre & Rick Ross Collabo [VIDEO]
Game is no stranger to controversy but even when he’s been “beef free” he still manages to get pulled into rifts that have nothing to do with him. In an interview with MTV News, the West Coast MC was asked to speak on the forthcoming Rick Ross and Dr. Dre collaboration. Since both Game and […]
Pharrell Confirms New Music With Jay-Z [Video]
We’ve seen photos of Pharrell hard at work in the studio with several artists. Most recently, he shared with MTV News that he’s cooked up two new records with Pittsburgh MC Mac Miller. The bar has just been raised, as Sk8brd P confirms that he and Jay-Z are working on something big! Pharrell can be […]
Pharrell Speaks On Working With Mac Miller [Video]
In recent weeks, we’ve seen Pharrell in the studio with several artists. One of the many talented MC’s that Sk8brd P has been in the lab with, is Pittsburgh’s own Mac Miller. MTV News caught up with the beatsmith to see exactly what he’s been working on with Mr. Blue Slide Park.