(Photos + Video) Statik Selektah Reveals The Backstory Behind His #Lucky7 Album

Statik Selektah’s new album Lucky 7 has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks. The Massachusetts-born producer rounded up a star-studded squad of emcees to throw down on his seventh and “final” album. Last night (July 6), Statik held a private listening session and revealed some interesting details about the making of the album. Check out some flicks and exclusive footage from the event after the jump!


Like Groceries: Jhene Aiko Takes MTV To The Supermarket

Jhene Aiko told you on Omarion’s “Post To Be“: “You gotta eat the booty like groceries!” Inspired by the singer’s now-infamous song lyric, Rob Markman and MTV linked up with the Cali crooner for some good ol’ grocery shopping at the supermarket, and talked about her inspiration for the lyric, what she buys when she does her own grocery shopping, what she likes to cook and YAMS! Check out the cute clip below.


Red Light Special Podcast: Rico Love Talks Usher + More With Rob Markman & Kristin Coral [Episode 2]

In this week’s episode of Rob Markman and Kristin Coral’s Red Light Special R&B podcast, singer/songwriter Rico Love discusses the real life drama that influenced his debut album, Turn the Lights On. Love also talks about his relationship with Usher and how he got his start on the diamond-selling Confessions album, why he’s not feeling Usher’s new single “Get That Money” because of the politics of what black artists are expected to sing on radio and more. Tune in below and subscribe on iTunes here!


Red Light Special Podcast: Mack Wilds Debates Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci With Rob Markman [Episode 1]

MTV’s Rob Markman may bring us [really dope] interviews with some of our favorite hip-hop artists, but he’s an R&B head at heart! That being said, he’s teamed up with actress/model Kristin Coral for a brand new podcast named Red Light Special, where they’ll discuss all things rhythm and blues every week! (Podcasts are so “in” right now – amiright? LOL!) For their inaugural episode, Mack Wilds drops by to help settle a pressing debate: Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci. Tune in below and subscribe on iTunes here!


Audio: Joe Budden x Marisa Mendez – I’ll Name This Podcast Later [Episode 8]

Joe Budden and myself are back with episode 7 of ‘I’ll Name This Podcast Later,’ produced by Peter Rosenberg. Per the description:

Are ‘weirdos’ taking over hip-hop? Joe Budden, Peter Rosenberg, Rob Markman of MTV, Lowkey of YouHeardThatNew, Rory and Marisa (sort of) sit down and discuss all that is hip-hop in 2015.

Check out I’ll Name This Podcast Later episode 8 below and subscribe on iTunes here!


(Video) Kid Ink Goes ‘Full Speed’ At The Race Park Against MTV’s Rob Markman

Keeping with theme of Kid Ink’s forthcoming album Full Speed (in stores February 3,) MTV’s Rob Markman brought the California rapper to Pole Position in Jersey City, NJ to hit the race track in their go-karts. On the line for the winner? Well if Rob was to win, Kid Ink would have to make a song called “Rob” produced by DJ Mustard and featuring Chris Brown. If Kid Ink was to win, Rob owes him an MTV article. Find out what happens below!


(Video) Ja Rule Reveals There Are Unreleased Murder Inc. Tracks Featuring Jay Z & DMX?!

MTV’s Rob Markman caught up with Ja-Rule during Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary celebratory concert, and asked the questions of all questions… What ever happened to the infamous rap group of the 90’s consisting of Rule, Jay Z, and DMX a.k.a. Murder Inc? Rule revealed that although the crew were working on a project back then, it was never able to kick off because of personal egos. Check out his full response, here.


(Video) Bobby Shmurda Holds A Shmoney Dance Competition In His Hometown!

So you think you can shmoney dance? The new Epic Records signee, Bobby Shmurda took to his hometown Brooklyn to hold the first ever Shmoney Dance battle with Rob Markman of MTV! Everyone has their own special spin they put their shmoney dance, check out the video of the epic battle after the jump.


(Video) Mac Miller & Rob Markman Play A Game Of Connect 4, Reveals He Worked With Your Old Droog!

The Most Dope Mac Miller has taken to his latest interview with MTV’s Rob Markman for a good ole’ game of Connect Four, accompanied with some big bets! Watch as Miller gains multiple L’s in the interview while revealing that he has worked with the mysterious ‘Your Old Droog’.


Cardo Details Production Behind ‘Seen It All’ And Says The Hit Was Originally Meant For Big Sean!

It is no secret that Jeezy’s latest track ‘Seen It All’ is an instant hit but Producer Cardo has revealed to MTV’s Rob Markman that the recent Hov assisted collaboration, was sent unintentionally! Cardo explains that through the power of technology and an accidental click, he sent the alluring beat to Jeezy. Check out his full response below.


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