MTV News, the news division of MTV, shuttered its doors on May 9 amid restructuring and staff cuts from parent company Paramount Global.

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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, 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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. 

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]