This week marks the 15th anniversary of an infamous day for the MTV generation. It was on May 25th, 1999 that former MTV VJ Jesse Camp unleashed his one album, Jesse and the 8th Street Kidz on the world . It was a big day, an end of an era and a landmark swan song to one of the '90s most unforgettab ... More >>
We've all seen it. Whether in real life or observing a work of fiction, a character is positioned to unexplainably begin rapping. A beat will kick in and/or a mic will be thrust in their hand and, for some reason, eight of their first nine words are "My name is...and I'm here to say."
Tonight, WWE's "Monday Night Raw" will be dedicating the entirety of its three-hour broadcast to the memory of one of the company's most memorable superstars, The Ultimate Warrior. An icon of '90s sports-entertainment, The Warrior expired last Tuesday after collapsing while walking to his car with h ... More >>
She'd be Pink Panther. If Courtney Love married the Hertz Rent-a-car guy, she'd be Courtney Love Hertz. If Sandra Oh married Karen O, she'd be Sandra Oh-O.
Since the days of Wild Style and Krush Groove, rappers have put their music on hold and delved into the film world. A bunch of these efforts were pretty badremember Ice-T in Leprechaun in the Hoodwhile others were so bad they were good. Cam crying in Killa Season or KRS fleeing the sce ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Debuting during the golden year of '88, Yo! MTV Raps revolutionized TV coverage of hip-hop music. Of course, hip-hop videos existed long before Yo! launchedGrandmaster Fl ... More >>
Recently our hackles were raised after a concerned Park Slope resident (or, as reports increasingly indicate, a gifted troll) sent out a petition hoping to keep a new club from playing the hip-hop music (gasp!) in yuppietacular Brooklyn. We could not imagine the anarchy if rap music ever hit ... More >>
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Pix by Puja Patel, many more below Thousands of people flooded Prospect Park Saturday afternoon for Michael Jackson's 51st birthday party. Hosted by Spike Lee (who worked on the "They Don't Really Care About Us" video), the five-hour event, held together by an epic, all-MJ set from Brooklyn's DJ Sp ... More >>
Cathy Middleton has become black radio's favorite expert on child support
Beef and bullets in rap's corporate ratings war
The Year in Letters