Video: ?uestlove Talks About Kanye

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

?uesto talks to Travis McCoy about that damn Kanye West @ VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors ceremony.

Previously: Kanye Styles Amber Rose for ELLE (Video)

Video: Scoopy Giles Interview w/ Nancy Grace

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Tracy Morgan is a damn fool.

Did you know that there was a person integral to the foundation of Def Jam, who wasn’t part of the elite group of the label’s bosses saluted at this year’s Hip Hop Honors (premiering Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9/8c)? Well, there wasn’t, but that’s not going to keep HHH host Tracy Morgan from pretending that there was anyway. In the clip above, he plays Scoopy Giles, the “fifth Beatle or the sixth Jackson or the invisible fourth Tony! Toni! Toné! also named Tony” to Def Jam’s legacy. He’s interviewed by Nancy Grace, who it turns out, is an actual real person.

And in case you haven’t heard, your favorite blogger’s favorite rapper’s favorite blog is nominated for a Best Site Award, although, judging by the current vote tally, HipHopDX and VH1 don’t wanna let me be great.

After the jump, check out Tracy’s Scoopy’s video for “Dumplin Butt”.

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Video: KRS-One “Def Jam Singlehandedly Destroyed Hip-Hop”

Friday, September 25th, 2009

To be fare, the full quote is:

“Def Jam is the dopest label in hip-hop, in the culture of hip-hop,” he said. “There really would be no hip-hop as we know it today if it wasn’t for Def Jam. But you don’t get that respect without also being the label that single-handedly destroyed hip-hop.”

via XXLMag

Video: Russell & Rick Rubin’s Def Jam Memories

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin (but mostly Russell) reminisce about the early days of Def Jam Records on the way to VH1’s 2009 Hip Hop Honors show.