411: Jay-Z On Shooting “Venus vs. Mars” & “A Star Is Born”

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At the Two Kings function with Cleveland Cavalier and close friend of Jay-Z's, LeBron James during the All-Star weekend in Dallas, TX last week. When hit up by MTV on his plans for videos he's looking to shoot next, Hov responded.

"I wanna shoot ‘Venus vs. Mars’, that may be the last one.. I wanna shoot two, I been shooting two at one time. I’ll probably shoot ‘Venus’ and maybe ‘A Star Is Born.’ But I definitely wanna shoot ‘Venus’ — I got an amazing concept in my mind."

There probably won’t be a video for “Stranded,” though.

I don’t think there will be a video. The number is ridiculous as far as the [money generated by the Hope For Haiti Now] album. I’m excited about the whole effort we put into the telethon. I don’t think it’s entertainment, I think it’s a real thing. It’s helping real people through a real tough time, and we’ll just move on from there.

He also talked about his next album.

I didn’t really start yet. I got a couple of scraps and I got a couple of ideas. I didn’t really go into the studio yet. I’ve been toying with ideas and direction and things like that. I got one crazy record. To be honest with you, it’s crazy. I got one and we’ll build from there. Whether it comes out this year or next year, it depends on the music and how it’s coming out. I don’t really have any dates.


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Posted on Sun, 21/02/2010 - 10:31

VMA's: Roc Boys in the Building!

Jay-Z - New Music - More Music Videos

Live at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards: Jay-Z performs "Empire State Of Mind" with Alicia Keys. Also after opening act, first award announcement, Kanye ruins Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech, all for the good of Beyonce who lost the nomination for Best Music Video. Hellova night for the Roc Boys.

Taylor Swift stands dumbfounded as Kanye West crashes her big moment during the MTV Music Video Awards by declaring that Beyonce should have bested her in the female video award category.

Singer Kanye West stole the microphone away from Taylor Swift -- taking her thunder with it -- as she accepted her award for best female video.

The 19-year-old was giddy when she won, saying: "I always wondered what it would be like to maybe win one of these someday, but never actually thought it would happen." Even in her wildest dreams, she probably didn't conjure up the next unfortunate event.

West jumped on stage, took the microphone and protested that Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video should have taken the prize, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time," he said, as a shocked Beyonce looked on and the crowd began to boo West.

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Posted on Mon, 14/09/2009 - 07:58

MTV Interview with Drake

Drake talks of his powerful and popular new joint 'Successful' and cuts through the lyrics. An almost parallel interview came out on ABC News below, asking on the rumour of he and Rihanna socialising closely, the pressure put on him to match expectations, and his street-cred.

For the ABC News interview with Drake, [CLICK HERE]

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Posted on Thu, 16/07/2009 - 15:00

News: Eminem caught out by Bruno's Crotch

Serial prankster Sacha Baron Cohen was a highlight at today's MTV Movie Awards in LA as he flew into the venue as his latest alter ego "Bruno" dressed in little more than a white G string and wings.

Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Sacha landed smack bang on top of Eminem's lap who looked less than pleased and when his burly bodyguards removed the comedian, Eminem and his entourage stormed out!

Bruno to be target of next Eminem Diss video... - Rip[ed] prediction.

Posted on Mon, 01/06/2009 - 13:20

Throwback: Ice Cube at Mom's House 1989

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Apr 1 2008 7:49 AM EDT

Ice Cube Welcomes MTV To His Home In South Central L.A. In The Loder Files, circa 1989. A vintage visit amid the firestorm of controversy that surrounded N.W.A's 'Fuck Tha Police.'

When you've been interviewing people for, oh, a hundred years or so, you build up quite a backlog of banter and chat. A lot of this stuff is inevitably ephemeral — the day will surely never come when anyone cares what Vanilla Ice ever had to say about anything. On the other hand, it is kind of interesting to look back on the vintage natterings of people who are still on the scene and still entertaining us, either with their work or with their dotty behaviour.

We've been exhuming a ton of this stuff over the last several months — interviews from the vaults going back not only to the early '90s, but even beyond. Most of these ancient tapes are fun in one way or another; some are scary, which is even more fun. We're going to be posting these old interactions every Tuesday from now on, and if some of what you see seems a little silly at times, well, the past is filled with silly things. Much like the present.

N.W.A may not have been the first gangsta-rap act (ask Schoolly D), but they were the most sensational at the time, and probably the most lastingly influential.


Posted on Thu, 30/04/2009 - 11:14

411: Tupac's First MTV Interview

First given interview to the MTV network for young Tupac Shakur since going solo from Digital Underground.[Circa early '91]


Posted on Thu, 12/03/2009 - 15:19

Video: Lil Wayne Makes Man Of The Year

From the highest selling album of '08 to eight Grammy nods, Weezy outdid nominees, The other Mr. Carter, T.I. and 50 Cent to make Top of 2008, MTV News’ Man of the Year.

Posted on Thu, 18/12/2008 - 23:43

Reality Series: “50 Cent: The Money and the Power”

Queens rap superstar, 50 Cent will be the latest recruit onto the reality world of Music Television.

The G-Unit Capo's new MTV show, “50 Cent: The Money and the Power” will star himself as host pitting 14 contestants against each other to become record label moguls. They will compete for prize money awarded by 50 for the best business ideas.

In the series, the 14 contestants will live together in a warehouse in Brooklyn dubbed, "Camp Curtis" for the show. They group were hand picked by 50 himself and will be judged by guest panels. Def Jam legend, LL Cool J, Danity Kane's Aubrey O'Day, fellow G-Unit member Lloyd Banks and Hot97's Miss Info will all make appearances. G-Unit's Tony Yayo will act as 50's Underboss.

“50 Cent: The Money and the Power” will première Thursday, November 6 at 10PM on MTV.


Posted on Thu, 16/10/2008 - 12:26

VH1 Announce Hip-Hop Honorees For 2008

Honorees for this year’s annual Hip Hop Honors show will be Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature and Too $hort.

The event will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York taping Thursday, October 2, 2008 and premièring on VH1 on Tuesday, October 7 at 9/8c on VH1. Read the entire press release here -

NEW YORK, August 13, 2008 – VH1 has announced the five honorees for their fifth annual “VH1 Hip Hop Honors,” Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature and Too $hort. Hosted once again by Tracy Morgan, this year’s musical celebration will give viewers a chance to step back and reminisce on a time when hip hop music began to make its greatest impact on American pop culture.

Premièring on Tuesday, October 7 at 10PM*, generations of hip hop will bridge the gap for one exceptional night to set it off with the original style and flavor that sparked a revolution and continues to fuel an evolution around the world. Additional performances and appearances will be announced shortly.

“Now in its fifth year, the ‘VH1 Hip Hop Honors’ has come to represent the pinnacle of innovation and achievement in hip hop music,” said Tom Calderone, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VH1. “This year’s five honorees are no different and are being recognized for their significant contributions to hip hop culture and for helping to elevate hip hop into a truly global phenomenon.”

Introducing this year’s honorees:

  • Cypress Hill: With a driving rhyme style and brutally infectious production, this L.A. based collective brought a welcomed Latino perspective to hip hop storytelling, creating records like “Insane in the Brain” that crossed all barriers and gave Cypress Hill fans in the rock, as well as, rap world.

  • De La Soul: This Long Island trio brought a playful, smart, and off-center style to hip hop, while pushing their suburban and bohemian sensibility to the fore. Their innovative sound has influenced not only other MCs, but helped inspire the entire underground movement in the culture.

  • Naughty By Nature: Led by the strident style of lead MC Treach, Naughty By Nature brought New Jersey hip hop into the mainstream by creating hit singles than became anthems for a generation. “OPP” and “Hip Hop Hooray” are two of the most popular records in rap history.

  • Slick Rick: With vivid storytelling and unique rhyme style Slick Rick has always been one of the most unique and influential figures in the culture’s history. When you combine Rick’s MC gifts with his gold chains, eye patch and regal clothing the result is a figure who embodies the fun, the danger and the flavor that is hip hop.

  • Too $hort: Too $hort started his career in the ’80s selling 12-inch singles full of freaky tales on his own indie label in Oakland and has remained true to his raw style, in the process becoming a legend in the game while staying true to his hard core values.

  • Additionally, on September 16 will launch its dedicated “VH1 Hip Hop Honors” Web site with honoree profiles, exclusive online programming, show information and more at Additional and VH1 Mobile efforts around “VH1 Hip Hop Honors” will be announced in the coming weeks.

    “VH1 Hip Hop Honors” is executive produced by Lee Rolontz for VH1 and Jac Benson for Blackjac Entertainment. Louis J. Horvitz will direct. Nelson George and Fab Five Freddie are co-executive producers.

    Peep the official website - []

Posted on Thu, 14/08/2008 - 12:00

Naughy By Nature MTV Spring Break

Straight up one of the dopest live deliveries of Naughty by Nature on MTV's Spring Break. peep game.

Posted on Wed, 02/07/2008 - 09:09
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