20 Landmark Films in Hip-Hop History

August 12, 2015

Hip-hop's history on the silver screen is as wild and wide-ranging as the story of the genre itself. It's full of straightforward biopics, like the just-released N.W.A history Straight Outta Compton, as well as fictitious stories inspired...


Bonnaroo Details 'Throwback Superjam Dance Party'

May 28, 2015

Pretty Lights, Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels and Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo will lead another characteristically eclectic Bonnaroo Superjam, which will be held Saturday night of the festival, June 13th, at 1:30 a.m. Officially dubbed the "Throwback...



Run-D.M.C. Producer Larry Smith Dead at 63

December 19, 2014

Larry Smith, producer of some of the most cherished hip-hop records of the Eighties, including Run-D.M.C.'s first two albums, died Thursday at the age of 63. Radio host Combat Jack broke the news on Twitter, writing: "Just spoke to his family. RIP...


See the Reunited 'Full House' Dads

January 21, 2014

Greek yogurt is everywhere you look these days, and Dannon has rounded up the cast of Full House to push the company's own strained milk product, Oikos, during this year's Super Bowl. "Oikos" means "house" in ancient Greek, so tapping Danny Tanner, Joey...



Who's Headlining the Super Bowl Concerts?

December 19, 2013

The Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons and the Roots will lead the Bud Light Hotel's stacked Super Bowl weekend concert lineup, set to take place in New York City across the street from the hotel's unique location, a cruise ship docked on the Hudson River. Readers...


Michelle Obama Plans Rap Album

August 13, 2013

Michelle Obama has helped put together a new rap album in an effort to inspire healthy living. The first lady teamed with the Partnership for a Healthier America to make the record – titled Songs for a Healthier America – as part of her "Let's...


'Made in America' Doc Headed to Showtime

August 30, 2013

With the second year of the Jay Z-curated Budweiser Made in America festival set to take place this weekend on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Showtime announced it will show a new documentary about the festival on October 11th. The first trailer...



Yoko Ono and D.M.C. Team to Fight World Hunger

November 20, 2012

Yoko Ono and Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels were joined by young Hurricane Sandy victims at the Hard Rock Cafe in Midtown Manhattan Monday to mark the fifth annual Imagine There's No Hunger campaign, which combats childhood hunger and poverty. "I know...


Jay-Z Joins Pearl Jam During Closing Set at Made in America

September 3, 2012

On the second and final day of Jay-Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, conversation remained centered on its host. After bringing out Kanye West and most of his G.O.O.D. Music crew on the first night during his headlining set, the...


Q&A: Jam Master Jay’s Sons on Joining Reunited Run-D.M.C.

September 5, 2012

"And now the moment you've all been waiting for!" a voice bellowed over Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday as the reunited Run-D.M.C. hit the stage for the first time in more than a decade. From "Rock Box" to "Walk This Way," the band's...


Run-D.M.C. to Reunite at Fun Fun Fun Fest

July 10, 2012

Hip-hop trailblazers Run-D.M.C. are set to reunite for a performance at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which runs from November 2nd to the 4th in Austin, Texas. The two surviving members, Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, will headline...



Is Bob Dylan Hip-Hop's Godfather? His Ties to Beasties, Roots, More

March 30, 2010

Recently, a YouTube made the rounds of Bob Dylan raspily rapping his way through a solid chunk of LL Cool J's classic "Mama Said Knock You Out." The Internet had good time with "LOL" and "WTF" responses, but Dylan's symbiotic relationship with hip-hop...



Behind the Scenes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction: What You Didn't See on TV

April 5, 2009

Even if you watched all four hours of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 24th annual induction concert, you didn't see everything that happened at Cleveland's Public Hall last night. Backage and on the red carpet, guests of honor from Metallica to Rosanne...


Run-DMC Says They Won't Perform At Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

April 3, 2009

Contrary to earlier reports, Run-DMC will not perform at this Saturday's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, DMC told MTV News this week. Instead, the Rock Hall will present a video tribute to the rap trio. Run-DMC lost their DJ, Jason "Jam-Master...


Run-DMC Biopic Heading to the Big Screen With Help of "Notorious" Writer

January 29, 2009

First the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, now Hollywood: Run-DMC are going to be the subject of a big-screen biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Notorious screenwriter Cheo Hodari Coker will adapt the authorized biography Tougher Than Leather: The...


Metallica, Run-DMC, Jeff Beck Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Wild Induction Ceremony

April 5, 2009

One of the most diverse classes in the history of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which included Metallica, Run-DMC, 1950s rockabilly queen Wanda Jacksonand guitar legend Jeff Beck, were inducted into the Hall at a wild four-hour show Saturday night,...


Kanye West, Beastie Boys, Run-DMC on "Scratch: The Ultimate DJ"

February 10, 2009

Hip-hop-loving gamers who have looked on enviously as their rocker peers enjoyed Rock Band and Guitar Hero will soon get a game that fulfills their own music-making fantasies. This summer, Genius Products and Genco Interactive will release Scratch: The...