Watch Beyonce Snatch Your Edges For 15-Minutes At The VMAs


Here’s how you accept a Video Vanguard Award if your name is Beyonce, snatcher of edges, giver of life, slayer and emancipator all in one: you perform your entire album in the span of 15-minutes. The H-Town queen didn’t decide to give the MTV Video Music Awards something she didn’t give the BET Awards back […]

Joe Budden Loses To Hollow Da Don At ‘Total Slaughter’


From SMACK DVDs to URL, battle rap has always been a major factor in hip hop. It’s profile hasn’t been any higher than it is right now following the debut of Eminem’s ‘Total Slaughter’ Battle League at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. After an undercard that featured victories from Arsenal and Murda Mook, […]

Watch Jay Electronica Bring Out Jay Z, J.Cole & More At Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest [@bkhiphopfest]


Historical may not even be the word to describe the 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest held at Brooklyn Bodega. With unofficial mayor of Brooklyn Spike Lee on hand, the festival decided to ride the highs of Brooklyn with performances from Raekwon, Bobby Shmurda and more. Jay Electronica took things to an entirely different level […]

So, Jay-Z and Beyoncé Endorsed Bobby Shmurda Last Night [@S_C_ @Beyonce @BobbyShmurdaGS9]

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In just a short time, the Shmurda movement and its subsequent #ShmurdaDance have reached all the way up to the biggest power couple in modern music. I mean, let’s trace the path that New York-based rapper Bobby Shmurda took to get here. The kid has commanded attention ever since a 15-second snippet of his “Shmurda […]

Things That Happen At #EssenceFest: 5th Ward Webbie & Questlove Perform “Let Me Find Out”


Yo. S/O to @5thwdweebie for rocking his instant classic #LetMeFindOut tonight at my set. Thank you… — Questlove Gomez (@questlove) July 6, 2014 You’ve heard 5th Ward Webbie’s “Let Me Find Out”. You’ve dedicated it to every scornful ex you’ve ever had in your life. Questlove got wind of the track via Solange during […]

Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame” [@chrisbrown @usher @rickyrozay]


For whatever reason, Chris Brown has exhibited the grace of a swan when it comes to personal misconduct and bounce backs. Slowly but surely I’m beginning to think he’s teflon because he can sing and dance his way back into our good graces. But this isn’t a hit piece on Brown, it’s a focus on […]

Add Ed Sheeran To The List Of “Stay With Me” Covers [@edsheeran @samsmithworld @bbcr1]


The British Invasion Of Soul Music has pretty much been in play for the last few years. From Adele, Duffy and more, we’ve been belted over the head with acts from across the pond that they seem like they’re the ones wholeheartedly invested in what soul music is supposed to sound like in the 21st […]

Live Stream Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014 [@hot97 #SJ2014]


The first weekend in June is reserved now for Hot 97. The venerable New York hip-hop hub is once more putting on their annual Summer Jam show from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and the lineup this year is pretty damn stacked with Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Mustard, YG, […]

The Billboard Awards Brought Out Hologram Michael Jackson Last Night [@billboard #BBMAs]

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In case you missed hearing about it on Twitter or experiencing it live from the comfort of your own home, the Billboard Music Awards aired last night. Billboard’s awards show isn’t quite on the level of its counterparts the AMAs, the MTV Video Music Awards, and of course the Grammys (primarily because the majority of […]

Live Stream The 2014 Hangout Festival [@mtv @hangoutfest]


We’ve out in Bama covering the 2014 Hangout Fest featuring performances from The Killers, The Black Keys and the mighty OutKast. Follow along with MTV’s live stream of the festivities here.



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