Go inside the mind of Mac Miller and the thought process that brought his Live In Space album to life in his latest interview with MTV. During the sit-down, Mac mentions how Blue Slide Park might not have a been a good live album like Watching Movies With The Sound Off was, giving him more reason to make it happen.
The fact that his sophomore record is more musical and the live aspect would bring the songs more to life, was a main factor in why he did this album. It was around the time that the “Objects In The Mirror” video dropped, that they saw the potential in doing it, in terms of how the songs will be understood and taken to a whole new level.
You can stream and cop the digital only release, Live In Space, out online today.
OS REWIND: Mac Miller – I Come In Peace
OS REWIND: Mac Miller – Delusional Thomas [Mixtape]
OS REWIND: Mac Miller – The Star Room / I Am Who I Am (Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live!)
Pusha T is still in My Name Is My Name mode, recently shooting the music video to the Rick Ross-assisted “Hold On” single. MTV caught up with him on the set in Florida, as he explained what the track was about, the concept behind the video and how that fits into the album. You can watch all of that go down below.
OS REWIND: Decoded: Pusha T “Nosetalgia”
OS REWIND: Pusha T On ESPN 2’s SportsNation
OS REWIND: Pusha T Debuts At #4 With “My Name Is My Name”
Click image to watch Pusha T perform “Millions” on Wild ‘N Out
While continuing promo in NYC for his upcoming debut album “My Name Is My Name,” Pusha-Ton stopped by the MTV studios for special live performance at Wild ‘N Out. Here, we have a performance for his Wrath Of Caine street single “Millions”, which the entire audience completely was turnt up when the G.O.O.D. Music / Re-Up Gang representative hit the stage. You can watch the clip after the jump and stay tuned for M.N.I.M.N coming this October 8th.
OS REWIND: Pusha T Chats With Mass Appeal
OS REWIND: Pusha T – Sweet Serenade (feat. Chris Brown)
OS REWIND: Omarion – Know You Better (feat. Fabolous & Pusha T)
After an entire week hearing about Miley Cyrus twerking on stage with Robin Thicke at the VMA’s (middle America was in outrage), she finally comes clean and tells her side of the story. She didn’t say much besides the fact she was following tradition on the VMA stage and that people are overthinking the situation more than she ever did.
All she knows is that she and Robin knew they were going to make history on that stage before they performed and they certainly did… something. At least the memes that came out of the entire fiasco were funny as hell.
OS REWIND: Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
OS REWIND: Miley Cyrus, As Visualized by Terry Richardson
OS REWIND: Is Miley Cyrus Set To Appear On Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” Remix?
The Internet may have had a little fun when Drake’s Nothing Was The Same album artwork was released, but the Kadir Nelson oil painting is very dear to him. In his interview with MTV, Aubrey explains that it will make more sense when you see the retailers position it the way he asked, and it represents his most concise thoughts now, and what his recollection of then. He wanted fans to remember the moment they saw it.
Nothing Was The Same drops in stores on September 24.
OS REWIND: Alternate Covers Of Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same”
OS REWIND: Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan)
OS REWIND: Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same” Set To Feature Lil Wayne & Jay-Z
We’re still trying to process everything that happened at the 2013 MTV VMA’s because some of them were real mind boggling. There were highlights, though. What was better than Lady Gaga getting boo’d at the beginning of “Applause“? Maybe Rihanna‘s reaction when Drake performed? Where was Nicki Minaj when Miley Cyrus was on stage twerking all on Robin Thicke? King Timberlake secured his crown tonight. Kendrick and 2 Chainz got a huge look from Robin Thicke but MTV couldn’t show him any award love.
Brooklyn, this was in your neighborhood. How are you feeling about this year’s Video Music Awards? Barclays Center, look at what you’ve done.
Peep our favorite moments from the show and thank the us later.
OS REWIND: The 2013 MTV VMA Performances
OS REWIND: We’re Live-Blogging The 2013 MTV VMA’s!
Do you know what time it is? Yup, it’s time for the MTV VMAs! Aside from live-blogging the event for you, we will be bringing you every performance from the evening as well. So far, artists slated to light up the stage this year include Kanye West, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus & many more.
Sit back and enjoy the show, while we add all the performances as they happen after the jump!
OS REWIND: We’re Live Blogging The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards!
You know what time it is! The MTV VMA’s are here and we’re live-blogging the whole thing. We’re not even sure about the madness that’s about to go down, but if it’s anything like we’ve witnessed in recent years, we’re in for a treat. This is the first time the VMA’s are at the Barclays Center in BKNY so it should be a good one.
For those of you not by a TV, we’ll keep you updated with a play-by-play of the event, with behind-the-scenes pics, GIFs and everything you might have missed. Peep that and a whole lot more after the jump. Brooklyn, this one’s for you!
As part of the VMA’s and Brooklyn’s Hip-Hop Week, MTV goes back to the essence and takes Talib Kweli on a dollar van ride to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Black Star album, revisiting stories from that time period. In the ride, he discussed what the dollar van meant to him and what it was like to shoot the “Definition” video back in the day, and how all of those cameos appeared while they took a trip up Flatbush Ave.
He also revealed that there was a “RE:Definition” video that was scrapped because the idea didn’t come together like they wanted to.
OS REWIND: Talib Kweli – Human Mic [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Talib Kweli – Come Here (feat. Miguel) [Music Video]
Click image to watch A$AP Rocky perform “Wild For The Night” on Wild ‘N Out
Considering the MTV show and A$AP Rocky’s current single both have “wild” in the name, it only makes sense that “Wild For The Night” would be performed on Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show. Unfortunately, there were no low-blows (like that shot at Mariah from French Montana last week) on this episode, but the Skrillex-featured Long.Live.A$AP single is still getting a lot burn out in these mainstream streets.
Watch A$AP take the stage and rock his single live in the video below.
OS REWIND: 2 Chainz Visits “Wild ‘N Out”
OS REWIND: A$AP Rocky x Terry Richardson
OS REWIND: A$AP Rocky Prepares Instrumental LP, “Beauty & The Beast”
Click image to watch 2 Chainz on “Wild ‘N Out” video.
On last night’s episode of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out,” rapper 2 Chainz was the featured guest. Although he didn’t partake in any of the sketches, he briefly interjected during ‘Let Me Holla’ to introduce himself to the eye candy model Rosa Acosta. After the jump you can watch him hit the stage to perform his the popular single “Crack” for the MTV audience shutting it down.
OS REWIND: 2 Chainz Stops By The Hot 97 Morning Show [Video]
OS REWIND: 2 Chainz “24 Hours To Live” [Video]
OS REWIND: Be Heard Sessions: 2 Chainz [Video]
It’s almost that time of the year again, with MTV finally revealing the complete list of Video Music Award nominees for the 2013 edition set to go next month. This year’s them is ‘No Sleep Til 8/25’ derived from the legendary Beastie Boys song, as this year we’ll be seeing the event go live next month from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
So far, we’ve already seen the show will feature the Moonman award having its first major appearance change in 30 years reinvented by borough-based and international artist KAWS. This year’s field sees Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis tied with Justin Timberlake for six nominations each with Bruno Mars in the rear-view mirror with four of his own.
The big elephant in the room is obviously the ‘Robin Thicke vs. Justin Timberlake’ battle, which Thicke was only granted 3 nominations this year; but he’s nomination for some of the biggest awards including Video of the Year, Best Male Video and Best Collaboration. Their will only be one KING after the show concludes on August 25, but from now until August 24th, you can cast your picks but texting VOTE to 22444 or hitting up MTV’s official Facebook page.
Check after the jump for a special video preview along with the complete detailed list of nominees.
OS REWIND: KAWS Puts A Companion Spin On The VMA Moonman Award
OS REWIND: The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards To Emanate Live From Brooklyn On August 25th
Click Image To Watch KAWS give some insight on the Moonman redesign
New Jersey native, Brooklyn-based artist KAWS takes his talents to the MTV offices, being enlisted for the redesign of the VMA’s iconic 30 year old Moonman award trophy. KAWS takes the original 13-inch chrome model and mixes it with his popular and well-known Companion character, changing some things around on the trophy to give it that fresh look. MTV has also gave KAWS the green light for designing the 2013 VMA award stage, which will feature a 60-foot version of the new and improved Companion Moonman.
In the video below, Kaws talks to MTV about the Moonman redesign and being recruited for this special project of putting his spin of the iconic trophy. The 2013 MTV VMA airs live August 25th and will take place at Brooklyn NYC’s Barclays Center.
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OS REWIND: OriginalFake Is Officially Closed For Business
OS REWIND: KAWS “Companion” Takes A Trip To Philadelphia
MTV, By Any Means and J. Cole are bringing Life & Rhymes back, just in time for Born Sinner to soak in with fans. Today on RapFix, Cole World gave fans a small teaser of what to expect from the episode and how it came about. Jermaine traveled all the way up to Queens to an old apartment he used to stay at his last year in college, and revealed that the episode will center around his TLC-featured single “Crooked Smile.”
Another Aristotle visualization.
OS REWIND: J. Cole’s Funkmaster Flex Freestyles
OS REWIND: What’s Your Favorite Track From J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” Album?
While on MTV’s Rap Fix earlier today to discuss his major label debut album “Oxymoron,” Sway had to get him to join Waka Flocka’s protégé Frenchie in a closing freestyle for the show. You can watch the freestyle above.
OS REWIND: ScHoolboy Q – Yay Yay
OS REWIND: ScHoolboy Q Discusses Features On Upcoming Album “Oxymoron”
OS REWIND: Studio Sessions: Schoolboy Q & Ab-Soul In ATL