(Celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Juice" on "RapFix Live")
By Rob Markman, with reporting credit by Sway Calloway
Tupac made his acting debut 20 years ago when "Juice" premiered on January 17, 1992 and the rapper's depiction of the gun-crazed thug, Bishop, stunned critics. Pac's character was a departure from the socially aware and politically driven MC the public had come to know through positive songs like "Brenda's Got a Baby." Read More...
"X Factor's" whiz kid, Astro, stopped by "RapFix Live" on Wednesday (January 18) to formally announce his new deal with Epic Records, under his mentor L.A. Reid, and during his visit the 15-year-old Brooklyn MC took a turn on the mic.
By Rob Markman
Back in December rumors circulated that "X Factor's" whiz kid Astro had signed to Roc Nation, but today the 15-year-old MC formally announced that he has signed a new deal with mentor L.A. Reid over at Epic Records, during a visit to "RapFix Live." Astro might not have taken home top honors on "X Factor," but the Brooklyn MC scored a huge win nonetheless. Read More...
Before 1992's "Juice," there weren't many movies that effectively captured the harsh realities of the inner-city ghettos. With the exception of 1991's "Boyz N the Hood," these street tales were often left untold. Today's "RapFix Live" commemorates the 20th anniversary of that influential film with co-star Khalil Kain and Naughty by Nature, the hip-hop trio who contributed to the soundtrack. Also joining us are "X Factor" boy wonder Astro, who recently announced he's signed to L.A. Reid's Epic Records.
Watch now and Tweet us your questions with the hashtag #RapFixLive.
Yo Gotti stops by "RapFix Live" today to talk about his latest project Live From the Kitchen, while Saigon will premiere a new trailer for his upcoming mixtape Warning Shots 3: One Foot in the Grave and Amber Rose chats with Sway about her debut single “Fame,” which features a verse from Wiz Khalifa. Get in on the conversation by tweeting to us @MTVRapFix with the hashtag #RapFixLive.
Maino and Skillz kicked off the year's first episode of "RapFix Live" on Wednesday (January 4) with the Brooklyn rapper bringing his yearly predictions list, and his Virginia counterpart taking a look back at 2011 in a lyrical review. One of Maino's predictions: In 2012 he will unveil his R&B persona Jaguar Paul--but for now you can get a taste of him in the above freestyle.
For the first episode of "RapFix Live" in 2012 Brooklyn rapper Maino will join Sway to deliver his "2012 predictions," while Virginia MC Skillz will continue tradition with his "2011 Rap-Up," taking a look back at the past year in a lyrical review. Tune in at 4p.m. for the live broadcast, and join the conversation by tweeting your questions and comments @MTVRapFix tagged #RapFixLive.
By Rob Markman
"RapFix Live" wrapped up 2011 by announcing Machine Gun Kelly as the year's Hottest Breakthrough MC, and Fabolous and Maino will help us kick off 2012 on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET. Fab ended the year in grand fashion when he released his murderous mixtape There Is No Competition III: Death Comes in 3s on Christmas Day and he'll join Sway on the red couch to talk music and plans for the coming months. Read More...
After a week of voting, fans have chosen Machine Gun Kelly as 2011's Hottest Breakthrough MC. When he first learned of his nomination, the Cleveland, Ohio native was determined to claim the top spot. "To be considered for the hottest breakthrough MC of 2011, it's obviously an honor, but I want to be the hottest. I've never been comfortable with sharing anything: I was a single child," he told Sway on last week's episode of "RapFix Live." This week, when he won the competition, MGK gave a shout out to his dedicated fans who logged in hours of voting. Read More...
Ten contenders were up for the title of 2011's Hottest Breakthrough MC and at 4pm on 'RapFix Live,' we'll announce the winner of this year's competition. Fans of Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Twist, Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, Roscoe Dash, Future and French Montana cast their votes over the span of a week, and when the polls closed on December 13 at 11:59pm, the winner was decided. Tune in to find out who earned the title of 2011's Hottest Breakthrough MC.