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January 11th, 2013 For sometime now, the new generation of kids and trendsetters has been infatuated by the styles from 80s and 90s. MTV was an institution back in its prime, standing as the voice of the youth in the cluttered mainstream media. New
June 19th, 2012 Although rap music can be heard on radio and television on a daily basis these days, back in the 80s it was almost unheard of. All of that changed when young Ted Demme convinced the executives at MTV to introduce rap music by
May 21, 2012 The game is old, but remixing what already exists into something fresh and exciting is the very basis of hip-hop. Tonight at 11 on VH1, Hip Hop Squares hijacks the Hollywood Squares format and gives it to hip-hop artists and
Intrepid Blogger Determines Ice Cube's Good Day': January 20, 1992 Is it too late to give a Pulitzer to Murk Avenue's Donovan Strain? Because if figuring out the exact day on which Ice Cube had a good day (as described in his 1993 classic "It Was a
The retrospective, scheduled for December 4, is a half-hour-long look back that will air after a newly minted awards show honoring present-day hip-hop, and it'll air not on the maiden channel but on its slightly less music-video-hostile sister, MTV2.
From 1988 through 1995, there was a show on MTV that literally launched the careers of some of the biggest names in rap music. Ice-T, N.W.A., A Tribe Called Quest and Public Enemy were among those who got their start on Yo! MTV Raps! and now, a new
The Record MTV, which used to stand for Music Television but now stands for whatever combination of youth-oriented programming the network is airing at the time, turned 30 the first of this month. There are grown people who will not remember a world
There are grown people who will not remember a world without it, who will not recall Madonna and Bowie and Boy George exhorting them to demand I want my MTV, a line that Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler later put into a song about hating rock stars.
On Aug. 1, 1981 MTV aired its first music video and television was forever changed. Turns out that wouldn't be the last time the upstart cable network-turned-media titan would change the TV game. Below, we've gathered what we deem to be the most
MTV launched the music video revolution on Aug. 1, 1981, and so we'd be remiss to let its 30th birthday pass without looking back at the past three decades of music, videos, reality TV and more. You'll find 30 memorable images in the slide show above