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Rakim & The Roots At Blue Note

[vodpod id=Video.11650976&w=540&h=350&fv=] Rakim celebrated the 25th anniversary of Paid In Full two nights ago with two shows at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Manhattan. Backstage, MTV caught up with the God and his esteemed back-up band, The Roots, as they spoke on the event. “The Roots is hip-hop royalty right now,” Rakim said. “From what they do, what they bring to the table, for them to holla at me, put this together, invite me out, that let me know, […]

Bing’s Jay-Z Decoded Case Study

On Tuesday, Droga5, the advertising company responsible for marketing Jay-Z’s Decoded won an Outdoor Grand Prix Award for the campaign. Here’s footage of Bing doing a breakdown on the promo of the book. Check out the Double R at the 2:18 mark. Homie, we major. Ha! jasfly

Shia LaBeouf On Directing Kid Cudi Video

[vodpod id=Video.11640593&w=540&h=350&fv=] A few weeks back, Kid Cudi released his new video directed by actor, Shia LaBeouf. During a press run for Transformers 3, Shia explains how the clip came together. “[Cage] is one of my good friends. Cage, Chris Palko, and I had been trying to make a movie about him for a while,” LaBeouf explained. “Cudi hit [Cage] up and did a song with him. Cage sent me the song, called ‘Maniac,’ so initially, we started prepping this […]