Dope or Nope 9 /8: New Kanye!

8 09 2008

Kanye West – Love LockDown

This was probably the most predictable Dope or Nope, seeing the hype that built up last week for Kanye’s finale performance at the VMA’s. This is his first single off his upcoming untiled LP that is set to drop in September. If you missed the performance, here it is (note: these VMA performances have been getting pulled. If it’s missing let me know):

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2008 VMA Experience Via Laurence Holmes

8 09 2008

I was honored to be a seat filler for the 2008 VMA’s! Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pics due to the strict rules of no cams. Someone tried to sneak a pic outside and the coordinators went hard on ’em, and we weren’t even inside the building. Here’s my experience…
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2008 MTV VMA Winners!

8 09 2008

And The Winners Are…

Video of the Year
Britney Spears — “Piece of Me”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Lil Wayne (featuring Static Major) — “Lollipop”

Best Male Video
Chris Brown — “With You”

Best Female Video
Britney Spears — “Piece of Me”

Best New Artist
Tokio Hotel — “Ready, Set, Go!”

Best Pop Video
Britney Spears — “Piece of Me”

Best Rock Video
Linkin Park — “Shadow of the Day”

Best Dancing in a Video
Pussycat Dolls — “When I Grow Up”

Best Direction in a Video
Erykah Badu — “Honey”

Best Choreography in a Video
Gnarls Barkley — “Run”

Best Special Effects in a Video
Kanye West feat T-Pain – “The Good Life”

Best Art Direction in a Video
Gnarls Barkley — “Run”

Best Editing in a Video
Death Cab for Cutie — “I Will Possess Your Heart”

Best Cinematography in a Video
The White Stripes — “Conquest”

Best UK Video
The Ting Tings — “Shut Up and Let Me Go”

Big ups to all the winners. It’s a lil obvious that this award show was dedicated to revamping Brittney Spears career. She won 3 of the 7 major awards, and even the most important award, “The Video of the Year” for her joint “Piece of Me”. I can’t say that I’ve seen that one, I smell a snub!

2008 MTV VMA Performances!

8 09 2008

…well some of em. It’s been hard keeping these active since they’ve been getting yanked left & right. There’s no telling how long these joints will be up so enjoy them while you can.

Rihanna – Disturbia
VMA08 Rihanna Live “Disturbia”

Lil Wayne (With Leona Lewis & T-Pain) – DontGetIt, A Milli, & Got Money

T.I. feat. Rihanna – Whatever You Like & Live Your Life

Kanye West – Love LockDown (World Premiere)

Quick News: Kanye’s VMA Exclusives, Bow Wow Takes An L, Tyga Says He’s All Good

6 09 2008

Kanye West Set To Perform First Single and Confirm Album At the VMA’s

Word to XXLmag, Mr. West will announce the title of his forthcoming album (originally titled Good Ass Job) and end the VMA’s on a good note by performing his first single “Love LockDown”. The VMA’s will take place tomorrow at Paramount Studios, and yes, I will be in attendance!

The Game and Bow Wow finally played in Madden ’09

After numerous YouTube vids of shit talkin’ and ass bettin’ (no homo). Check the vid below:

And the winner is…
The Game 55-23

Tyga Says Stop Hatin’ and Even Eats Money

Two day’s ago Tyga’s chain got yanked for the second time (the first was the Young Money chain) by some of Tyga’s old homies. If you missed the video, click here. Tyga has a couple of words for the haters and has a hunger for money…literally.

Vote For the Best Hip Hop Video for the VMA’s!

29 07 2008

The MTV VMA’s are coming up in Sept. (hopefully I’ll be in attendance again this year), and the nominees for best Hip Hop video are up at MTV is leavin it up to the fans to pick who deserves the award. Here’s the current top 10:

1. Lil Wayne – Lollipop (by a landslide)
2. Flo Rida – Low
3. Soulja Boy – Crank Dat
4. Ray J – Sexy Can I
5. Soulja Boy – Yaaah!
6. Snoop Dogg – Sexual Seduction
7. Wyclef – Sweetest Girl
8. Lupe Fiasco – Superstar
9. Plies – Bust It Baby 2
10. Missy – Ching-a-ling

My personal pick would be Superstar, but I think Lollipop is up for the win. *Now that the show is done, you can’t say I didn’t call it!

Click here to vote!