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Nickelodeon Names Nick Cannon 'Chairman Of TeenNick'

September 25th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Nickelodeon Nick Cannon Chairman Of TeenNick
Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, announced today that multi-talented, actor/comedian/artist/producer Nick Cannon, former Nickelodeon and MTV Networks star, returns to the Nickelodeon family as Chairman and development consultant for TeenNick, it was announced today by Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon /MTVN Kids and Family Group.

The network's groundbreaking two-year deal with Cannon, which begins immediately, positions him in front of the camera and behind the desk as Chairman of The N as it transforms into TeenNick. On Monday, Sept. 28, The N will rebrand ...
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Federation Ready Sophomore Album 'It's Whateva'

May 3rd, 2007 12:13pm EDT
Federation
Bay Area rappers Federation will release their new album -- "It's Whateva" -- on June 26 on Reprise Records. Veteran producer Rick Rock (Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, E-40) pushed the trio -- Doonie Baby, Goldie, and Stresmatic -- to further diversify the bass-heavy, rapid-fire hyphy sound, and deliver more than what fans may expect to hear from these pioneers.

"It's Whateva" has already received early critical acclaim: "Considered originators of the rap microgenre, hyphy, the Feds are back with the biggest dread-shaking album of the year. The bangin beats on '18 Dummy' and 'My Rims' will blow ...
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Check Out T-Pain's 'Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')' featuring Yung Joc

April 11th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
T-Pain
T-Pain is blowing up the charts with his new single "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" feat. Yung Joc. Pain has come into his own as an artist and his new record, Epiphany, dropping 6/12, will show a more mature side of the singer, rapper, writer and producer.

He's currently featured on R.Kelly's smash "I'm A Flirt" along side T.I., but T-Pain is one of the most prolific R&B artists in the game. Check out all the appearances he has made:

"I'm A Flirt" (Remix) - R. Kelly (featuring T-Pain & T.I.)

"I Can't Wait" - Akon (featuring T-Pain) Album "Konvicted" RIAA Certified Multi-...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 1)

December 31st, 2006 12:00pm EST
Arctic Monkeys
From Arctic Monkeys to Zutons to Britney's divorce to the most overplayed song of the year (hint: it's not James Blunt's You're Beautiful), 2006 was unmatched in musical diversity. There were albums we didn't even realize came out and artists we didn't even realize were still around. There were reunions and breakups too. Here's a brief summary of 2006: The Year in Music...

The new year kicked off somewhat quietly; however, it was the debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, from the Arctic Monkeys, the band that U.S. critics bashed despite storming to the top of the...
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All Killer, No Filler: "Only Hits" Collects A Dozen Of The Hottest Tracks Of 2006

November 8th, 2006 4:40pm EST
Only Hits
A dozen monster tracks from 2006 have been assembled on Only Hits, a specially priced collection featuring chart-topping songs, including 10 tracks that cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With no space for filler, the compilation packs in a diverse array of artists from the worlds of hip hop, pop and rock. The compilation is now available in stores and online.

Only Hits contains a pair of #1 songs: "Laffy Taffy," the smash crossover hit by Atlanta rappers D4L and "You're Beautiful," the breakout single by singer/songwriter James Blunt. Gnarls Barkley – the duo of DJ Dan...
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Katt Williams Releases "The Pimp Chronicles, Pt. 1" DVD

November 8th, 2006 11:54am EST
Katt Williams
Known just as much for his permed hair as he is for his animated performances and quick wit, comedian Katt Williams has been making his mark in Hollywood for over 10 years. Beginning his career at an age when most teenagers are seeking their drivers license, the young comic quickly discovered that he had a gift for making people laugh. Inspired by the likes of great humorists such as Richard Pryor, Don Knotts, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Thomas Marshall, Jeff Foxworthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Dave Chappelle, whom he calls the Malcolm X of comedy, Katt Williams entertaining standup...
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Kevin Federline's debut album "Playing With Fire" In Stores Today!

October 31st, 2006 4:01pm EST
K-Fed
Yes, it's finally here! K-Fed's debut album, 'Playing With Fire,' has officially been released. The album features production from hit makers Jonathan "J.R" Rotem (50 Cent, Rihanna, Rick Ross) and Bosko (E-40, Kanye West, T.I.).

Check out three songs:

Privilege (feat. Bosco)

Lose Control

America's Most Hated

Track Listing:

1 Intro

2 The World Is Mine

3 America's Most Hated

4 Snap

5 Lose Control

6 Dance With A Pimp (featuring Ya Boy)

7 Privile...
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Season 2 of Wilmer Valderrama's 'Yo Momma' Debuts Oct. 23

October 20th, 2006 6:00pm EDT
Wilmer Valderrama
MTV: Music Television announced today that "Yo Momma," the hit trash-talking comedy competition created, executive produced and hosted by Wilmer Valderrama, will premiere for a second season on Monday, October 23, at 6:00pm (ET/PT) and air daily, Monday through Friday. Celebrity guests such as Fat Joe, Chamillionaire, Jadakiss and E40 will lend their expertise to select episodes and help crown the victor.

The new season kicks off with some of your favorite episodes from season one when MTV airs a “Yo Momma” marathon on Saturday, October 21. During the marathon, fans can go to YoMom...
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Tech N9ne Returns November 7 With First Studio Album In Four Years

October 13th, 2006 10:32am EDT
Tech N9ne
Independent rap juggernaut Tech N9ne returns November 7 with his first studio album in four years. Everready is the highly anticipated release from Kansas City's rap ruler, who has sold more than 500,000 units independently. The album features guest appearances from gold-selling artists E-40 and Brotha Lynch Hung, as well as production from Rick Rock (Jay-Z, E-40, Fabolous, The Federation) and The Legendary Traxster (Mariah Carey, Twista, Do Or Die, Cam'ron).

The follow-up to 2001's Anghellic and 2002's Absolute Power is a double disc package with more than 145 minutes of music. E...
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"Jamie Kennedy Blowin' Up" in stores July 11

June 20th, 2006 11:00pm EDT
Jamie Kennedy
More details are leaking out about Jamie Kennedy's much talked about hip hop debut "Blowin' Up" which hits stores on July 11 and includes the 18 tracks that are featured on "Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up" on MTV Tuesdays at 10:30 PM.

Listen To:

"Circle Circle Dot Dot"

"Rollin W/ Saget"

Jamie Kennedy: "Blowin' Up" Track Listing:

1. Circle Circle Dot Dot

2. A Message From Bob

3. Rollin' W/ Saget

4. 1984

5. Rush The Club feat. Kardinal Offishall

6. Crooked Stick

7. Flirt

8. I Don't Want Beef (skit)

9. Knuckle Up

10. Car Rear

11. Mattress Mack feat. Paul...
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Nick Cannon Signs Deal With Motown; New Album In Spring

February 3rd, 2006 1:27pm EST
Nick Cannon
Motown Records has signed celebrated, one-man entertainment arsenal, Nick Cannon, in a venture with the actor/musician, to be called Can I Ball/Motown Records. Cannon's debut for the new label, Stages, featuring the first single "Dimepiece," and guest appearance by the first artist signed to his label, Izzy, is slated to be released in spring 2006. The new disc is executive produced by Cannon and Michael "Blue" Williams, and features a host of top notch producers including Kanye West and artists such as Talib Kweli, Anthony Hamilton and 112.

"I'm thrilled to be able to work with such ...
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E-40 Joins Forces With Lil' Jon For New Album

January 20th, 2006 12:53pm EST
Lil Jon
The platinum-selling "Ambassador of the Bay," E-40, gears up for his 12th CD release, "My Ghetto Report Card," in March 2006 by teaming up with BME head Lil' Jon, who executive produced the CD.

Joining forces with Lil' Jon was a natural progression for E-40. "We met through Too Short in 1998. We immediately began working together from that point," says E-40.

"I produced 'Rep Your City' for his album 'Grit and Grind' and later put the song on one of my albums," states Lil' Jon.

"After my contract with Jive was up, we thought that we couldn't lose by working together as a team,...
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