Don't have a Beamer Benz or a Bentley? OK, well, how about "RapFix Live"?
G-Unit MC Lloyd Banks is stopping by our couch to talk with Sway this Thursday (November 12) at 4 p.m. The show will stream here on RapFix and MTV.com and will be all the way live.
We're taking questions for Banks from fans, just like you, via Twitter at @MTVRapFix as well as video inquiries uploaded to Your.MTV.com. This is your chance to ask the Queens native whatever you'd like about his upcoming album The Hunger For More 2, his mixtape game or anything else you'd like to know.
Thursday will be the MC's second appearance on "RapFix Live" and he follows Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Wiz Khalifa who were also guests. Most recently, we aired the "RapFix Live" special, entitled "Welcome Home, Weezy," where MTV News' Sway spoke to Young Money Cash Money insiders Mack Maine and DJ Scoob Doo about the recently freed man, Lil Wayne. Read More...
By Vanessa Denis
On Monday (November 8 ) Wiz Khalifa was arrested in Greenville, North Carolina on drug charges, which RapFix later heard amounted to 60 grams of Snoop's favorite delicacy. The Pittsburgh MC was released on bail Tuesday after posting $300,000 bail, garnering a quote from the green advocate himself.
Celebrities and mug shots are always interesting—check out MTV News' collection of busted celebs—and Wiz’s mug shot lead to discussion of his hair. The topic even became a trending topic on Twitter, boasting the hashtag #WizKhalifaHair.
“The Pokemon 'Tangela' was really #WizKhalifaHair ... #WizKhalifaHair goes Hard in the Paint!” said @thaOGLux, a fan from New Jersey.
“#WizKhalifaHair look like a Lamont off 'Sanford & Son,' CheaPet” said @JayFlyyHippie, before adding “#WizKhalifaHair look like a brillo pad they use at Micky D's to clean the grill." Read More...
By Kathy Iandoli
The Internet is buzzing about Rihanna's new track “Raining Men” featuring a guest verse from Nicki Minaj. The dance-inspired pop cut comes from Ri-Ri's upcoming album Loud, which hits shelves on November 16. Though the title can be seen as misleading—no Weather Girls’ “It’s Raining Men” samples here—Nicki does reference the classic in her rhyme.
"Laying on the beach, they be feeding me my catfishes, cause it's raining men! Fat bitches," she spits as both her Roman Zolanski and Barbie characters.
Some fans expected "Fly" from Minaj's Pink Friday LP, which arrives November 22, to be the first Rihanna and Nicki collaboration to reach the web. However, like Rihanna’s album, “Raining Men” dropped first and fans are weighing in. Read More...
By Steven Roberts
On Tuesday (November 9) Kid Cudi hosted an album signing at New York's Bape store, celebrating the release of his sophomore LP Man On The Moon II : The Legend Of Mr Rager. *puts on the trendiest sweat shirt in our RapFix closet* Last week, the MC-cum-singer announced via Twitter that he, rapper Cage and Shia LaBeouf—yes, the "Transformers" actor—are planning to release a short film for Cudi’s single “Maniac.” That news got us thinking; what other albums and/or songs would work as short films?
Kanye’s “Runaway” was visually and sonically stunning, and it definitely set the standard for what's to come in the next few years from others in hip-hop. We'd say there’s enough creative know how in Cudi, Cage and Shia to expect nothing less than the 'that was pretty good' as a evaluation of their forth-coming project. But what other efforts could work as short films? RapFix came up with a few ideas ... Read More...
File this post under "Things that aren't overtly hip-hop, but still ... are hip-hop."
Katherine Jackson, mother of the late Michael Jackson, talked with Oprah Winfrey on Monday (November 8 ) for a frank discussion about her son and grandchildren. Here are a few highlights from the chat about one of hip-hop's fallen icons.
"I don't think I will ever be healed," Katherine said when asked if she believes that time will make accepting her son's death easier. "It will get better, but some days it's like it just happened. ... It hurts. It really hurts."
During the in-depth talk, Oprah also spoke to Joe Jackson, and asked about how he disciplined his Jackson brood. Jackson was apprehensive about saying that he "beat" his children but Mrs. Jackson finally made him come out with it. Read More...
By Hillary Crosley, with additional reporting by Sway Calloway
On Monday (November 8), Wiz Khalifa was arrested in North Carolina for marijuana trafficking. The rapper posted $300,000 bail and departed the Pitt Country Detention Center around 8 a.m. but around 7 a.m. one of our RapFix readers sent us news from the scene itself.
@Sun_Devil90 tweeted @MTVRapFix footage of the Wiz himself being arrested for possession of a controlled substance, along with comments from the fans, the Taylors. Their words drew inspiration from Dr. Dre's hit "Tha Next Episode" which definitely made the sad situation bright. Thank you @Sun_Devil90, thank you.
In July, Wiz stopped by "RapFix Live" to celebrate winning our "Hottest Breakthrough MC" award, voted on by the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust, and spoke to Sway about his ... bakery.
"It's the place where all the goods are made, well, that's where they're stashed," said Wiz, with a smile. "You just come through and smell the aroma from down the street. "
And according to the Pittsburgh MC, the baking runs in the family. Read More...
What a lovely way to wake up.
In the late hours of Monday (November 8), Lil Wayne followed up his last tweet from New Orleans with a Facebook video.
"What's poppin' to all my Facebook friends? I think there's like 14 million of y'all," Wayne says in the clip, sporting a black beanie and square shaped sunglasses with a dangling tag. "Just know that I send 14 million thank-yous to y'all—thanx-yous to y'all. I couldn't have did it without you, I won't do it without you. Love Young Moulah, Baby."
What's interesting about this recent message is the MC's use of Facebook instead of Twitter. During his incarceration, Lil Wayne stayed in contact with fans during through his fan site WeezyThnxYou.com, however Facebook messages ran as mostly a compliment to the letters and tweets. Now, with the MC out, perhaps we'll see more videos on the social network popular enough to get a movie in it's namesake? Read More...