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‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Co-host Conceited Details His Journey to Reviving the Classic Hip-Hop Series

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Yo! MTV Raps officially returns on Tuesday, May 24, with new co-hosts Conceited and DJ Diamond Kuts.

According to Conceited, he has campaigned for the show’s revival since he was cast in the reboot of Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out almost a decade ago. As one of the show’s most coveted cast members, the Brooklyn native was first noticed by Cannon after making waves as a battle rapper.

Con says that Cannon, a big fan of battle rap, reached out to him via Twitter to tell him about the show’s revival.

“So he (Nick Cannon) hits me on Twitter,” starts Conceited. “He’s like, ‘yo, I’m bringing Wild N’ Out, and I want you to be a part of it. I’ve always wanted to be on Wild N’ Out as well.”

After an audition, which Con believes was lackluster, he received a call a few weeks later confirming his casting to the hit MTV show.

While Conceited’s Wild N’ Out popularity became a catalyst for new ventures, Reginald Sergile’s humble beginnings began in Brooklyn.

He split his youth between New York City and Florida. While in the South, he noticed the amount of Tri-State natives that migrated to Florida. Although true, the style of living was a complete culture shock.

“Here in New York City, people move at a much faster pace and you have that New York attitude. You rep your borough to the fullest,” he says. “If you go anywhere else, you already have a confidence boost being from here. It’s like a fashion show here in New York too.”

Conceited claims Brooklyn as NYC’s most fashionable borough, although Harlem natives would contest that sentiment.

He became confident in his lyrical ability at the age of 19 after a few years of making his name for himself in battle rap. Once his notoriety grew on the east coast, he took his talents to Da Jungle in Stockton, CA. Later, his battle was featured on WorldStarHipHop, after they initially denied him, and the rest was history.

Conceited quickly became one of the most viewed battle rappers on the internet. His witty bars, dominant punchlines, and his signature “slow it down, I just dissed you” catchphrase attributed to his viewership.

Since his first appearance on Wild N’ Out, Conceited flawlessly shined, especially during the “wildstyle” battles.

After years of campaigning for the revival of Yo! MTV Raps, Conceited manifestation would come into fruition when he was contacted to become the show’s new co-host.

“As far as the process, I did not have to audition,” he says. “I get on a Zoom call about the show, and they tell me that they are auditioning DJs for a chemistry test for a co-host.

No one else stood a chance once the chem test was done with DJ Diamond Kuts. Conceited notes that Diamond Kuts was a no-brainer given her extensive experience. The duo’s chemistry was the bonus.

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Conceited’s journey from Da Jungle Battle Raps to hosting Yo! MTV Raps exemplifies his diverse talent as a personality.

Be sure to check out Yo! MTV Raps every Tuesday from May 24 through July 12 exclusively on Paramount+. Featured guests include Freddie Gibbs, Latto, Saba, J.I.D, Shenseea, Tee Grizzley, IDK, and Trina.

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Fat Joe Chronicles His Come Up Story in New ‘Behind The Music’ Episode

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Fat Joe is an undisputed Hip-Hop legend.

The Bronx native first stepped onto the scene in the early 90s after being inspired by Hip-Hop pioneers such as KRS One, Slick Rick and more. He was heavily influenced by his brother to start rapping.

From there he released his first record, which caught the attention of the late music and marketing executive, Chris Lighty. While Fat Joe continued to gain momentum as a rapper, he had his eye on discovering new talent.

This led him to develop and push the talents of Big Pun (short for Big Punisher) to the spotlight. Terror Squad was formed. Pun went on to release his Grammy nominated, platinum debut album, Capital Punishment in 1998.

Unfortunately in 2000, Big Pun suffered a heart attack that led to his death two days after missing an Saturday Night Live performance with Jennifer Lopez and Fat Joe.

Big Pun’s death would take a heavy toll on Fat Joe, but he would double his effort in order to keep Pun’s memory alive. Prior to this death, Pun mentored Terror Squad’s First Lady, Remy Ma.

She would be an instrumental part of the group. As the First Lady, Remy gave a stand out verse on the group’s biggest hit, “Lean Back.”

The song topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 3 weeks during the Summer of 2004.

After battling legal trouble, Remy Ma would come home to create the Grammy nominated track, “All The Way Up,” with Fat Joe.

From the streets of the Bronx to Hip-Hop superstar, executive father and husband, Fat Joe has remained an exemplary figure in Hip-Hop.

With each stage in his career he continues to display, why, “yesterday’s price is not today’s price.”

Check out his Behind The Music episode only on Paramount Plus.

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[WATCH] Nelly Responds To St. Lunatics’ Ali’s Claims With “Actual Factuals”

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Not many people outside of the St. Lunatics crew knew of any animosity between the members, however, Ali took to social media to allege that Nelly held back his cohorts to advance his own career. In an interview with What Up Doe? radio show in St. Louis, the Country Grammar star addresses the claims with what he calls “actual factuals”.

Nelly asserts that he never “hustled” any of his crew members, denied that Ali wrote any of his rhymes and says that the Black Gold emcee wasn’t even an original member of the St. Lunatics.

Nelly also contends that once Mase’s manager Cudda flew him out to NYC to record some songs and sign solo deal, things changed between him and the group.

See the interview in its entirety below.

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[WATCH] Nelly Responds To St. Lunatics’ Ali’s Claims With “Actual Factuals”

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Not many people outside of the St. Lunatics crew knew of any animosity between the members, however, Ali took to social media to allege that Nelly held back his cohorts to advance his own career. In an interview with What Up Doe? radio show in St. Louis, the Country Grammar star addresses the claims with what he calls “actual factuals”.

Nelly asserts that he never “hustled” any of his crew members, denied that Ali wrote any of his rhymes and says that the Black Gold emcee wasn’t even an original member of the St. Lunatics.

Nelly also contends that once Mase’s manager Cudda flew him out to NYC to record some songs and sign solo deal, things changed between him and the group.

See the interview in its entirety below.

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Eminem Says He Had to “Relearn” How to Rap Due to Drugs While Making ‘Relapse’ Album

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After his back and forth, on wax beef with Snoop Dogg, Eminem has found himself explaining the meaning of his “Zeus” track, which also contains an apology for Rihanna. The 48-year-old Mathers has now opened up more about himself to the critics and fans as he reveals what it was like trying to “relearn” how to rap again because of his acute drug addiction during the recording of his Relapse LP.

While apologizing for the jab taken at Rihanna and Chris Brown on “Things Get Worse”, EM also admits that he has “no recollection” of writing that verse.

“I said it, and I was wrong for saying that. It was f–king stupid. You know, a lot of times, especially with the ‘Relapse’ record, when I first started learning how to rap again, because of the drug situation that I went through and having to relearn a lot of things, that was one of those things that it was like, ‘Well, if it rhyme, say it.’”

Hear the entire Sirius interview below.

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[WATCH] Producer Delray Richardson Says Tupac Slept With Faith The Night After They Met, Calls Her A Liar

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Platinum producer Delray Richardson has come forward in an exclusive interview with The Art of Dialogue about the alleged relationship between slain rap icon Tupac Shakur and wife of Brooklyn rap king Biggie Smalls, Faith Evans.

Richardson says that Evans’ version of the story is nothing more than a lie and that Evans and Shakur actually had their tryst within a day of their initial meeting.

‘Pac rapped in “Hit ‘Em Up”, “You claim to be a player, but I fucked your wife..”, but Faith has always vehemently denied that accusation. Many say that this was

See the interview in its entirety below.

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[LISTEN] AR-Ab: My VladTV Interview Has Nothing to Do With Me Getting Locked Up

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After several claims from critics and other artists that have thrown the “fed” label at DJ Vlad for his controversial interviews, incarcerated Philly rapper AR-Ab contends that his interviews with Vlad are not what landed him behind bars.

In an exclusive interview on the Flip Da Script Podcast, Ab, whose real name is Abdul West, tells the world that his sit-downs with Vlad have nothing to do with his incarceration, even though the judge in his drug trafficking case allegedly thanked Vlad and his interview for helping lad West in prison.

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[WATCH] Young Buck Says BTNH and Eazy-E Influenced Gangsta Rap in Nashville

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In an interview on internationally recognized WhyTV, former G-Unit member and Nashville Hip Hop mainstay Young Buck discussed how influential artists like 2Pac, The Hot Boys, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and Eazy-E were on the landscape of Hip Hop in Nashville aka Cashville.

In the interview, Buck states, “There are two sides to Nashville; you got this country music side that comes along with the city, then you got this environment that I growed up in. I was one of the first ones to bring that whole essence from the street side of Cashville..”

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[WATCH] Ice-T: 50 Cent And Bobby Shmurda Were The Last Real Gangsta Rappers

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In an exclusive interview with Former Source editor Soren Baker on the Unique Access platform, West Coast gangsta rap pioneer Ice-T delves into the changes he’s seen in the gangsta rap genre over the past four decades. Ice says that Hip Hop hasn’t seen gangstas in the game since the rise of 50 Cent and in the new millennium, incarcerated Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda.

Ice T says that rappers like 50 Cent invoke a real fear to not be f**ked with, but says today’s gangsta rappers don’t have that in them.

See the interview with Baker and Ice-T in its entirety below.

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[WATCH] Fat Joe Says He Was Offered $10M to Fight 50 Cent During Their Beef

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During an exclusive interview with R&B songstress Mya on his IG Live platform, BX legend Fat Joe claims that he was offered $10 million to face 50 Cent in the ring during the apex of their beef in the early 2000s. He claims he would’ve fought Fif for free, but to take a public loss in a fight is tough.

Joe also reminded those throwing shade at Nate Robinson, who was knocked out in an unforgettable fashion on the night of the Mike Tyson/Roy Jones Jr. fight, that it takes a lot of guts to get in the ring and take an L.

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