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SZA Speaks on Signing With TDE

September 9, 2013 · Posted in interview, up-and-coming · Comment 

Its all about the newest member to the “Top Dawg Entertainment” Crew SZA who has recently made history as the first lady to the all-male Hip Hop group. The 23-year-old singer, SZA, stopped by MTV to give details on how #AKOOlSTORY developed into being adding to the TDE roster alongside Kendrick, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul.

SZA says “They don’t treat me like the girl, like, in the best ways though,” she says. “No one tries to baby me or walk over me ’cause I’m a girl. They let me fight for what I believe in and let me be as creative as I wanna be and just give me free reign. I love that.”

And for SZA not to celebrate her new deal with “champagne and a car,” shows that the singer songwriter is ready to work toward her next big move!

by King Sharif

Kendrick Lamar Named MTV’s Hottest MC In The Game (Top 10 List)

March 8, 2013 · Posted in news · 11 Comments 


Kendrick Lamar took the top spot on MTV‘s annual Hottest MC In The Game list. 2 Chainz came runner up with Drake in at number 5.

K-Dot earned the #1 spot in a unanimous decision, while 2 Chainz landed in the #2 slot. While both MCs made indelible marks in the last year, it was Kendrick’s artistry and commercial appeal that helped him earn the title.

Check out the full Top 10 list after the jump and let us know what you think?

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Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz to Perform at the 2012 MTV VMAs!

September 5, 2012 · Posted in news, Performance · Comment 

In just two short days, the biggest stars in the music industry will be filing into the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the first time for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

Newly added performers are Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and VMA first-timer 2 Chainz.  Rihanna is also scheduled to perform her official remix of her Talk That Talk single “Cockiness” with A$AP Rocky.

Previously announced performers are Pink, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Green Day, and Frank Ocean.

The VMAs air on MTV at 8p.m. ET/PT, with a pre-show at 7p.m.

Rick Ross Is Named MTV’s ‘Hottest MC In The Game’

February 20, 2012 · Posted in lists, news · 73 Comments 


The countdown is complete and MTV have revealed the Hottest MC In The Game of 2011 is Rick Ross.

Maybach Music founder Rozay had a storming year thanks to his MMG collabo Self Made Vol 1 and his mixtape Rich Forever. Drizzy came in second with Kanye West third.

Check out the top 10 list according to MTV after the jump.

MTV's Top Ten Hottest MC's In The Game 2011

Video: Billboard Magazine Inteviews Azad Right

February 8, 2012 · Posted in interview, Music · Comment 

Upcoming rapper, Azad Right, stopped by the offices last week to chop it up with the ex-MTV VJ Downtown, Julie Brown, regarding the success of The Firevideo. Azad is close to blowing up within the Hip-Hop game all over the world. If you’re around downtown L.A. this Friday, Azad will be performing at Rev-Culture. It’s expected to bring in 1,000 people plus.

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MTV’s “Hottest MC’s” Of 2011 Nominee List

February 7, 2012 · Posted in news · 72 Comments 


MTV has revealed a shortlist of 25 for the 2011 “Hottest MC’s” list.

The list may surprise you!!! No J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, MGK or Big K.R.I.T. Interesting!

Check out who MTV thought were the 25 hottest MC’s of 2011 after the jump.

MTV’s 2011 “Hottest MC’s” Shortlist

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