By Jason Brendler
By Jason Brendler
By Maurice Bobb
If you thought it seemed odd that Tyler, the Creator was a guest on "The Arsenio Hall Show" Thursday (November 7) night, you weren't alone. The confusion was short lived, though, after Arsenio revealed that his 14-year old son was a big fan of the Odd Future frontman. Tyler went on to share some very interesting thoughts on why he abstains from drugs and alchol, in addition to his thoughts on the YouTube Awards, President Barack Obama and Quincy Jones. Read More...
With Eminem's eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, out this week and already setting records on SoundScan, #TBTMTV takes a look back at the year 2004, when Em was riding high off the multi-platinum success of his fifth solo set, Encore and, to his own admission, prescription drugs. The Detroit spitter took a few L's that year — he lost the Best Rap Album Grammy to Kanye West's Late Registration — but when it came to battling MTV's own Sway Calloway in a freestyle rap battle, the blond-haired rap technician emerged victorious. Watch Sway take on Eminem in the video above.
By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
2 Pistols is prepping for his return to the game, and this time he aims to come back with a bang. The Florida rapper known for his 2008 hit single "She Got It," is ready to drop the new mixtape aptly titled Comin Back Hard on November 12. Read More...
Watch Nardwuar work his magic on Odd Future rappers Earl Sweatshirt and Syd Tha Kyd at The Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, Canada.
Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul will be the first to tell you that Kendrick Lamar deserves every bit of his success, but the Black Hippy rappers also want to make it clear that that the group equally encompasses all four members. After their recent XXL cover story was revealed, Ab-Soul took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the cover line "With Kendrick Lamar and Black Hippy," and Q echoes the same sentiments. "That's so disrespectful," Schoolboy Q told MTV News. "We didn't go into that shoot saying 'this is Kendrick with Black Hippy.' We went in there and said, 'This is a Black Hippy shoot,' so we expect a Black Hippy shoot." Hear Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock sound off in the clip above.
BET revived "Rap City" on a special episode of "106 & Park," so Eminem and Slaughterhouse could take over. Just Blaze handled the turntables while the Shady Records fam got the cypher going. Check it out above.
By Sean Lynch
Drake teased us back in August, when the OVO star revealed that he and his father had collaborated on a song. The track, which is said to be titled, “Heat Of The Moment” was unfortunately omitted from Drake’s third studio album, Nothing Was The Same. While the fate of that collaboration is unknown, Drake did preview the cut recently during his "Would You Like A Tour?" run and his father’s voice did appear on the critically acclaimed project, as a sample on “Jodeci Freestyle,” which features J. Cole. Read More...