Music videos, because no one is trying to get them on MTV anymore, are being made far more interesting and far more creative. Except perhaps a Peter Gabriel video. Those are always good. This is really good.
Lauryn Hills was on top of the world in 1998, with The Fugees and her solo career on absolute top notch levels. “Doo Wop (That Thing)” was always one of our favorite tracks from the 1990s, with the Sixties vibe and hip-hop beat. Hill decided to go her own way shortly after this success, but the video is pure fun MTV artistry.
We don’t actually understand what this YouTube (called MTVtheFirst24) channel is doing, but it seems like it has the first 24 hours of MTV on it? As in, MTV just turned 30, some people are celebrating. So I guess because it used to matter to us, and the Internet is as much about nostalgia than actual practical use, we are showing you a clip.
We were really hoping this was supposed to be a comical/ridiculous rendition of Romeo and Juliet, but after watching the behind the scenes videos, it doesn’t seem that way. There isn’t much to say besides… watch it. You go Drew Barrymore!
Apparently, at a Vice party in Brazil, Jeremy Fish was interviewed by MTV Brazil and asked about his personal style… as Jeremy notes, “Apparently beards, beer guts, and brown are all the rage here in Brazil.” Watch the video here.
Really? It has come to this? Its amazing how fast the world is spiraling out of control. Sometime, in the distant future, it may stop. Literally, the pace of complete absurdity is going to end, maybe with China taking over the world, maybe with the USA falling like Rome, but it will stop, and these moments we will look back on and say “This was a bad idea.”
From Yahoo: “While the stateside ‘Jersey Shore’ locales have become iconic for our audience, it’s really the constantly evolving dynamic amongst the cast that keeps them coming back each season,” MTV programming vice president Chris Linn said. “Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us.”
What do you get when Kanye West makes a track called “Monster” that is the best all-star cast MTV could ever dream of (Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver, and Nicki Minaj) and it is the best track that MTV could ever dream of in the year 2010? And how could Nicki Minaj beat everyone’s rhyme so handily?
Apparently this isn’t the finished version of the video. Oh, well….
Talk about the paparazzi get this one wrong. You are at the MTV Music Awards and the one shot you get is Cedric Ceballos, ex-NBA mediocrity? Don’t get us wrong, he wasn’t bad, but really? This is what the MTV Music Awards has come to?