VIDEO: Xzibit Talks Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse, Dr. Dre + More


Vlad TV catches up with the former MTV Pimp My Ride host and Detroit native Xzibit backstage at the How The West Was Won concert.  The rapper opens up and shares his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar’s controversial “Control” verse and explains to the camera that the Compton bred rapper’s aggressive move should be applauded.  X to the Z continues with reassuring fans his upcoming collaborative project with Demrick and B-Real (Serial Killers) will be releasing soon as well as his solo album which is slated to drop sometime next year.

NEWS: Eminem Announces Marshall Mathers LP 2 + More


A new Beats By Dre commercial was premiered tonight at the MTV Video Music Awards for Eminem’s upcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2.  According to the announcement, the new album will be available November 5 and it also boasts credits from JAY Z and Rick Rubin as executive producers.  Fans also get a taste of things to come as the short clip showcases a teaser of Eminem’s new single “Bezerk” which will be released in its entirety this Tuesday.

VIDEO: Pusha T Says He Doesn’t Want To Colab w/ Lil Wayne + More

Apparently, Pusha T has no desire to smooth things over with Lil Wayne any time soon.  The Clipse member sat down recently with Q Deezy over in Philly and discussed his music, his difference in taste of Hip Hop artists compared to Kanye West, MTV’s Hottest Mcs, and his beef with Lil Wayne.  Pusha shared some choice words when Q attempted to encourage a future collaboration with the YMCMB skateboarder that pretty much summed up exactly how he feels.

“I don’t want to see that though…I don’t want to see that…nah why?  You acting like this is Carter II Man…get out of here…all these people out here rapping good and you goin’ tell me you want to see me with…you disrespected me Q Dezzy…you going crazy!”

VIDEO: Talib Kweli Talks Hottest MC List, New Album, J Dilla, + More

Talib Kweli talks to Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili after his performance at the Samsung Galaxy Sound Stage during the SXSW 2013 festival. The interview starts off with Kweli reminiscing about how he was inspired by Doug E Fresh growing up. As topics switch, Kweli talks about why he chose to name his up coming album Prisoner of Conscious and shares what we can expect from it. Talib goes on to share his opinion on MTV’s Hottest MC In The Game list, saying that its a popularity contest and that if the list was Best MC in the Game then his name should be on there. Before we let him go, the BK MC shares a J Dilla memory, whom he shouted out during his performance.

S/O HardKnockTV

NEWS: Sway Calloway Responds to Kanye West’s TV Remarks

Sway and Kanye west

As discussions continue to play out over MTV’s yearly controversial Hottest MC’s List, Sway Calloway took the time to respond to Kanye’s recent comments made in regards to his current #7 spot.

Obviously annoyed, Kanye called HOT 97’s DJ Enuff and said, “I couldn’t believe it.  I gave Sway his first TV.  He came over to my crib in Newark, NJ.  I was living in Newark doing beats for Jay and Beans and all them and I was getting a new TV and I gave Sway his first TV….really I didn’t really want to even like call to talk about the #7 list.  I Just want to tell everybody that I gave Sway his first TV…and he needs to remember that.”

Sway recently took to his morning show Sway In The Morning on Shade 45 and said, “We made a master list, then we started debating.  Not everybody on the table agreed with every number of artist…whether you average it out or you do the voting….this is where it comes…this is our list….that’s why it’s only people from MTV.”  Be sure to tune in today at 4 p.m. EST. to Sway’s Rap Fix show streamed live at to catch a glimpse of Kanye’s previous TV that will sit in and co-host the show alongside Sway.  Special guests today will include Lil Kim, Talib Kweli and of course Ye’s old TV.

UPDATE: Sway is currently live with Talib Kweli & Kanye’s TV.  S/O Rob Markman.

Rob Markman's MTV Sway Ye TV photo