Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Drake Producer, Noah "40" Shebib, Speaks On MS Diagnosis [Video]

Dr. Sanjay Gupta sat down with Noah Shebib, otherwise known as Drake's hit producer and wing man "40" via CNN. They spoke about how he deals with a life changing Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis...



New Music: Bones (@BonesHR) x B. Lee (@whoisblee) - "Cashin Out" [Freestyle]

Hustler Records is strong with franchise player Bones and in-house mastermind, B. Lee at the helm. They're ready. Check out the latest "Cashin' Out" cover by the team...

Leave those thoughts in the c-section...


Fabolous - “Got That Work” [Video]

Fabolous never chills with the BAD women... This visual won't disappoint. There Is No Competition: Death Comes In 3.

Directed by B.A.M.


How Cray Is This: French Presidential Candidate Uses "N***as In Paris" In Campaign Commercial [Video]

French presidential candidate, François Hollande, used Jay-Z x Kanye West's "N***as In Paris" banger in a campaign commercial that will surely be recognized as one of the most controversial of our time.

The clip depicts Hollande traveling through France's middle to lower class neighborhoods as part of a 48-hour recap with the candidate. Bruno Laforestrie of France's Hip-Hop radio station Générations, escorts while explaining “The idea was also to work on his image with a different approach.”

I mean, if this is how he feels...

We need thoughts... C-Section.



The 504 Will Welcome The 2014 NBA All-Star Game

Are you surprised? I'm not. It hadn't even been a week since the New Orleans Saints owner, Tom Benson formally agreed to buy the NBA's New Orleans Hornets franchise - to the tune of $338 Million and signed a lease extension at New Orleans Arena, before everyone's favorite Commissioner, David Stern, brought his ass down to the Big EASY and made his announcement.

So, it's official, New Orleans will host the 2014 All-Star game as - and I quote - "a reward to the good citizens of this city and the sponsors and ticket holders."

What he forgot to mention was just how much this is going to help the NBA's financials. The city of New Orleans is erupt right now! Locals are excited that the Hornets (although, not really sure how long that name will be valid) will get to stay, and their Saints, aren't quite the Golden children of the NFL right now...they will be OK.

The announcement got heated when Stern had barely finished his spotlight moment lines, when Benson requested the fans help him and his team pick out a new name for the club...

"We want to change the name from Hornets to something that means New Orleans and Louisiana," said Benson. "The Hornets don't mean anything" to the area.

Stern smiled while Benson spoke and noted, "He doesn't own the team yet."

"You've got $25,000 of my dough," Benson responded, referring to his down-payment.

Stern quickly corrected him, saying, "$25 million - and if you want to get it credited to the purchase price, you better stop talking now."




More On The Tupac Hologram

MTV caught up with Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts - the organization primarily responsible for the infamous Tupac recreation at the 2012 Coachella Festival. The conversation went a little something like this...

"We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre's vision to bring this back to life," said Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the San Diego company that projected and staged the hologram. "It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life."

Smith said he wasn't allowed to talk about the creative aspects of the production — including how the hologram was able to seemingly perform the set in synch with Snoop and whether all the vocals were 'Pac's — but he did say that his company has the ability to recreate long-dead figures and visually recreate them in the studio. "You can take their likenesses and voice and ... take people that haven't done concerts before or perform music they haven't sung and digitally recreate it," he said.

The Tupac hologram was several months in the planning and took nearly four months to create in a studio and though Smith was not able to reveal the exact price tag for the illusion, he said a comparable one could cost anywhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000 to pull off. "I can't say how much that event cost, but I can say it's affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around world and create concerts across the country, we could put [artists] in every venue in the country," he said.