Born to a jazz musician and a postal worker, Nas shares his journey from the streets of Queensbridge to the top of Billboard’s charts on the latest episode of VH1’s Behind the Music. Along with those who know him best, the Illmatic rapper recalls the events that shaped him, including his parents’ separation, his days of dealing drugs, the death of a close friend, and his marriage to Kelis. Watch the ten-minute preview of the episode, which airs on Wednesday, below.
After their forgettable collaboration “Give Me All Your Luvin’” and sharing the stage at the Super Bowl, Madonna once again teams with Nicki Minaj. This time the pair reunites for “I Don’t Give A,” a new bouncy Martin Solveig-produced track from Madge’s album MDNA, due March 26. Listen the snippet below.
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Get ready for season 5 of MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore.’ The hit reality show returns on January 5th on MTV.
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With a DVD to promote, Beyoncé talks babies with Katie Couric during her 20/20 interview. Airing December 2, Katie puts Knowles in the hot seat asking her about motherhood, her career, and the gender of her unborn baby. The interview coincides with the release of Live at Roseland: Elements of 4, which is available in stores now. Watch the teaser below.
Here’s your first look at T.I. and Tiny’s VH1 new reality show, ‘T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle‘. The series gives fans an inside look at the Harris family as T.I. deals with life after prison, being a father and husband, and working on his forthcoming Trouble Man LP. Watch the sneak peek of the show, which premieres December 5th at 9pm EST.
Tonight, VH1’s ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ returns for its second season! In a preview for the premiere, Jim Jones & Chrissy head to the diamond district to replace Jim’s engagement ring. Also, Emily makes a big decision concerning her relationship with Fabolous. Don’t miss ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ tonight on VH1 at 9pm. I’ll be live tweeting during the show, so follow @PressPlay_Blog on Twitter and join the conversation. Watch the preview below.
Nicki Minaj’s long-awaited music video for “Fly” is finally about to see the light of day. MTV will air a sneak peek of the clip during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show.
Directed by Sanaa Hamri, the visual was filmed in January, but delayed so Nicki could release “Super Bass” as a single off her debut. “I’m gonna hold off on the Rihanna video and the Rihanna single for a little bit longer,” she previously told MTV News. “‘Cause we both kind of dropped at the same time. So she has a lot of [songs] in rotation and I want to let her stuff have a moment and do its thing, dominate radio. [Instead], I wanted to come out with something more fun.”
No official premiere date has been announced. Catch the sneak peek of the ‘Fly’ when the VMA pre-show airs live on Sunday, August 28, at 8 p.m.
Though brief, Aaliyah’s career is one the greatest ‘what if’ stories in music history. To mark the ten-year anniversary of her passing, BET will air a tribute special to reflect on what was and what could have been. Featuring never-before-seen footage and testimonials from family and friends, the one-hour special, “Aaliyah: One In A Million” airs on Thursday, August 25 at 8PM. Watch a sneak peek of the special after the jump