If you've ever wondered why MTV (Music Television) doesn't play videos anymore and all you see is reality shows about a bunch of fools getting drunk or about girls that are barely in high school having babies, this video should answer your question. Ok well maybe it's not the most politically correct explanation, but it's probably the closest thing to the truth we'll get.
**Viewers beware, the video has bleeps over the swear words, but the middle finger flies quite often**
According to Allhiphop.com, The Classic show which gave Hip Hop tons of video time on MTV back in the Golden Era will be back with a special on MTV2!
December 4th at midnight, MTV2 will be airing a 30-minute special called “Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts,” following the airing of the channel’s Sucker Free Awards show.
“In this Classic Cuts special, people will go back to a seminal time in hip-hop which many have called the ‘Golden Era’ – resulting in records that are as meaningful today as they were back then,” Fab 5 Freddy said. “In order to appreciate how far hip-hop has come, you have to pay respect to the songs and artists that helped catapult the genre from a small community of fans to world domination.”
Ed Lover, one of “Yo! MTV Raps’” other hosts, couldn’t be happier with the announcement.
“It’s a great moment to be re-connected with Yo! and examine the music that had a role in introducing hip-hop to music lovers globally,” Ed Lover said.
Rapper Lil Wayne will be the latest artist to be featured on MTV's Grammy/Emmy Award winning music series "Unplugged" this June.
Lil Wayne will perform acoustic versions of different songs from his lengthy discography for the "Lil Wayne: Unplugged" special that will premiere on June 12th on MTV2, MTV and MTV.com.
“Lil Wayne is an amazing choice for Unplugged as he is at hip-hop’s forefront - leading a new generation of artists whose appeal spans across music genres and playlists,” Amy Doyle, EVP, Music and Talent, MTV told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
“Lil Wayne’s skills, influence, and catalog are a powerful addition to the legacy of artists who have rocked the Unplugged stage,” Doyle said.
Lil Wayne joins artists like LL Cool J., Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Bob Dylan, Lauryn Hill, Hole, Alicia Keys and Korn, who have all performed on "Unplugged."
Lil Wayne, who is putting the final touches on his 9th studio album Tha Carter IV, will on "Unplugged" on Sunday, June 12th at 9 PM ET.
Rapper Game has commented on his upcoming video for "Red Nation," which was banned from being aired on MTV and BET earlier this week.
According to Game, the album will be released through VEVO this Thursday (May 12th), in addition to the rapper's Twitter account and his official website, ComptonGame.com.
"No love is lost for BET and MTV" Game told AllHipHop.com in a press release. "I know they have standards for all ages watching the networks. I didn't want to change the artistic integrity of the music video and with the amount of people watching videos online, I know that all my fans will still be able to find it."
"Red Nation" is the first single from Game's highly anticipated studio release, R.E.D. Album, which is due in stores later this summer.
Missed the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards last night? Well you didn't miss much....nah, j/k. The performances were probably the best they've been in a while on the VMA's. Eminem opened the show with "Not Afraid", as If he was in a nightclub performing, before walking out to a shiny stage with the L.A Skyline as his back drop. After Not Afraid, Rihanna came out wearing a white dress and all Red Hair to do "Love The Way You Lie" Host Chelsea Handler then is introduced, she cracked jokes on everyone from Lady Gaga to the Jersey Shore cast. Shortly after...performaces by Justin Bieber followed, Usher (who I thought was the best of the night) Drake, who came out with Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beats. And of course the"Elephant in the Room" as Chelsea Handler referred to him Kanye West closed the show with a Brand New song "Toast to the D-Bags". As far as winners go....Laga Gaga pretty much won every award, Eminem won for best Male Video and Best Hip Hop Video. Not as much drama or surprises as we're used to with the VMA's, but all in all it was a good safe show!
Here's the complete list of winners here: :
Collaboration: Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce, "Telephone"
Female video: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"
Male video: Eminem, "Not Afraid"
Hip-hop video: Eminem, "Not Afraid"
New artist: Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, "Baby"
Pop video: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"
Rock video: 30 Seconds to Mars, "Kings and Queens"
Dance music video: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"
Art direction: Florence and the Machine, "Dog Days Are Over"
Choreography: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"
Cinematography: Jay Z and Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind"
Direction: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"
Editing: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"
Special effects: Muse, "Uprising"
Breakthrough video: The Black Keys, "Tighten Up"
Video of the year: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"