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DMX’s Performances Inspired Jay-Z

Jay-Z tells the L.A. Times that DMX forced him to step his show game up. Back in 1998, the tandem co-headlined the Hard Knock Life Tour. Next Friday, Jigga will become the first rapper to close out the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California. “All my early years? Forget it. I was a horrible performer. DMX tore me to pieces. I remember being stunned…He had me really working. But I had to figure this out. If you […]

Asher Roth Explains Mixtape Title & Tracks

[vodpod id=Video.3413488&w=425&h=350&] Asher pulls up a chair at the Hotel Griffou in New York and explains the title from his latest mixtape, Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry. Afterward, he gives MTV an on-camera breakdown of “Rik Smits” and “Vagitables”.

Ice Cube Discusses New Songs Off Album

[vodpod id=Video.3413356&w=425&h=350&fv=] Cube gave Baller Status the heads up on two new tracks from his album, I Am The West. The first song is entitled “Man vs. Machine” which addresses our reliance on technology. The other “Hood Robbin” touches on corporate America’s cupidity. I Am The West drops July 13th.