By Steven Roberts
There's not a day that goes by here at MTV News when we don't discuss the important things: Did you see "Gossip Girl" last night? Who is Miley Cyrus' real BFF? How can we stop Will.I.Am? (We've learned that you can't — you can only hope to contain him.)
One topic that is always up for discussion in the Newsroom is Lil Wayne's upcoming rock album, Rebirth. Some of us can't understand why someone at the pinnacle of hip-hop would decide to make a rock album. Others are convinced it's the greatest thing ever. Read More...
Me and Teddy P always have a good time. I have definitely grown to respect not just his work ethic but his talent. Pain has one of the best live shows in the business today, and you can't front on his songs. He keeps coming with the smash records. It's not just the Auto-Tune effect that's getting him over. He can write, and the boy knows melody.
It's great when you have an artist who's at the very top of his game, knocking out hit after hit, but still able to maintain his sense of humor. Pain always has jokes — I mean, look at those top hats! Whenever we have an interview, it's always loose (just check out the video where we helped him pick out the perfect VMA vehicle), and we never know which direction the talk will go. T-Pain stopped by the MTV newsroom recently to talk about putting an end to Auto-Tune, and his visit was as fun as always. We talked about everything, from my co-worker Whitney Benta hating on the fact that Teddy thanked me in the Thr33 Ringz album credits (What up, Roc!!!!!) to Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch to a special award he will be getting soon. Check out the tape here.
Posted 7/15/08 1:46 pm EST by MTV News in Disturbed, girl-talk, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, MTV News, Nas, Santogold, Slipknot, Spencer Krug, T-Pain, the-ting-tings
With the biggest names in baseball flying into town this week for what will be the last-ever
All-Star Game to be played at New York's legendary Yankee Stadium, we here at MTV News' New York offices have been stricken with baseball fever. It's hard to escape baseball this week. No matter where you turn, there's some sort of reminder that the fastest fielders, the strongest arms and the biggest bats in the game are all here, to ensure home-field advantage for their respective league in the fall classic.
All this baseball in the air got us thinking about music's all-stars — the artists who've shattered sales records this year, produced hit after hit and have been packing out arenas coast to coast. If music had an all-star game, who would we want to see in the dugout? After careful consideration, here are some of our picks — and feel free to let us know who'd go in your team in the comments section below. So, here goes.