‘New Moon’ Stars, Repeats Highlight This Week’s ‘Late Night Lineup’

“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” opened up to a record-busting weekend, bringing in over $140 million over the weekend (making it the third-largest film opening of all time, behind “Spider-Man 3″ and “The Dark Knight”). Certainly the business generated by the second film in the series was due to the buzz created by stars Robert… Read more »

Rage Against The Machine Declare War On The West Coast: Wake-Up Video

Back in the late 1990s (when album sales were robust and a CDs actual release date was more important than its leak date), every Tuesday in November and December was a “Super Tuesday,” usually featuring a handful of big-name releases all hitting stores at the same time. Artists competed for gargantuan first-week album sales and… Read more »

Eminem, Mos Def And Black Thought: Who Ruled The Cypher?

By Steven Roberts The BET Awards aired last night, and there were plenty of memorable moments. Jay-Z and Young Jeezy opened the show with a performance of “As Real as it Gets,” Hov took home the MVP of the Year Award and Ice Cube was honored with the “I Am Hip-Hop” lifetime achievement award for… Read more »

Har Mar Superstar Conquers ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

If you’re like me, you woke up Tuesday morning (like, really, really early), stumbled down to your underground media bunker (not as sexy as it sounds) and did a triple take when you saw the phrase “Har Mar Superstar” at the very top of Google Trends. Like, above Rudolph Valentino and the hot Mormon muffins… Read more »

Lykke Li Talks ‘New Moon’ And Hip-Hop In The Newsroom

By Chelsea Devine At this point, there is little doubt that the soundtrack to “New Moon,” the next entry in the “Twilight” series, is going to be in constant rotation on all of our iPods this year. Between Grizzly Bear, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and Death Cab for Cutie, who could deny such musical greatness?… Read more »

Happy Rosh Hashanah To Gene Simmons, David Lee Roth And Other Great Jewish Rockers

Sundown today marks the start of Rosh Hashanah, the first of the High Holidays and the celebration of the new year in the Jewish community. According to the Hebrew calendar, the Jewish people will celebrate the year 5770. Rosh Hashanah parties tend not to have any specific soundtrack, which is unacceptable. After all, the mark… Read more »

Jay-Z Reinvents Rap With ‘Unplugged’

By Gigi Abrantes Since he first dropped his debut album in 1996, Jay-Z became an instant classic on the hip-hop scene. Now that he is about to drop his 11th album The Blueprint 3, MTV News takes a look back at the history of one of the greatest artists in rap history with The J… Read more »

Kid Cudi Releases Best Album Art Of The Year

Kid Cudi has been working on his album for quite some time, and it’s had plenty of release dates and production delays. But it looks like his premiere solo LP could actually be on its way, as Kanye West unleashed Cudi’s album art on his blog yesterday. The album, which is called Man on the… Read more »