Posts By Mark Graham

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Jessie Ware Credits Love And Hip Hop For Making Her Seem Cool In Front Of The Roots

This week’s episode of Love And Hip Hop featured a scene in which Jen and Consequence put their differences aside to celebrate their son’s first birthday, a scene that was scored by up-and-coming British soul chanteuse Jessie Ware‘s “Wildest Moments.” We caught up with Ware in New York City earlier this morning here at our Times Square headquarters, less than 12 hours after Ware performed a stunning set in front of a sold-out audience at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. During our conversation, she confessed how the song’s placement in Love And Hip Hop gave her instant cred with the legendary Roots crew.

“[On Wednesday night], I did Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” she explained. “I was rehearsing ‘Wildest Moments’ with The Roots, and they said, ‘Oh yeah, we love this song.’ And I was like, ‘You don’t know this song, how have you heard it?’ And they went, ‘We heard it on Love And Hip Hop, it’s really cool.’ And I was like, ‘Thank you VH1, The Roots think I’m cool!’”

So there you have it! Be sure and check out VH1 Tuner for more with the fabulous Jessie Ware, and while you’re at it, take a listen to her new EP If You’re Never Gonna Move (Cherrytree/Interscope), in stores now! And, as always, to find out more about the songs that are featured in each and every episode of our shows, bookmark our As Heard On blog today.
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by (@unclegrambo)

Get A Free MP3 Of Tinashe’s “Boss” (As Featured On VH1′s Single Ladies)

Single Ladies Tinashe Boss MP3

Tonight’s episode of Single Ladies features an extremely saucy scene in which Raquel (Denise Vasi) has a fantasy about having sex with Antonio (William Levy). We’ve had the song that appears in the scene, Tinashe’s “Boss,” playing on endless repeat in our offices for a few weeks now, and we wanted to take this opportunity to share it with you.

Tinashe just got signed to RCA Records, but as we wait for her major label debut to drop, we wanted to share a free MP3 of “Boss” —which first appeared on her mixtape, In Case We Die— with you now! But before we do, here’s an exclusive message from Tinashe herself to all you Single Ladies fans out there…

And now, without further ado, here’s your free download of “Boss”:

DOWNLOAD: Tinashe – “Boss” (MP3)

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by (@unclegrambo)

Chad Johnson Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges After An Argument With Evelyn Lozada

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Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson was arrested tonight at the Florida home he shares with his new wife, Evelyn Lozada, on domestic violence charges. The South Florida Sun-Sentinal reports that Johnson, who is currently in training camp with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, and Lozada were returning home from dinner when an argument broke out between the two.

“By the time they get home here in Davie it’s pretty heated,” Davie Police Department Capt. Dale Engle tells the Sun-Sentinal. “She alleges he leaned over and head butted her. He says she leaned towards him and that they butted heads. Needless to say she has a good laceration on her forehead.”
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by (@unclegrambo)

Download The Big Ang Theme Song MP3 For Free!

It’s finally here! After months and months worth of anticipation, the premiere episode of Big Ang is finally on the air right now. In fact, the show’s opening credits just wrapped, and people are already blowing up our @VH1 Twitter timeline trying to find out how to get their hands on the “Big Ang Theme” by Moxie Black.

Well, we’ve got good news for you! You can download an MP3 of the “Big Ang Theme” song here on the VH1 Blog for free, but only for the next 24 hours. At that point, the song will go on sale at the iTunes store. So, with that in mind, you know what to do…

DOWNLOAD THE MP3 OF THE “BIG ANG THEME” BY MOXIE BLACK (right-click, save-as)

And below, we’ve got the complete lyrics of the song for you, which will make memorizing the song that much easier for you!
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by (@unclegrambo)

Evelyn Lozada Playfully Teases Chad Ochocinco On Twitter After He Gets Cut From The New England Patriots

Chad Ochocinco Gets Cut From New England Patriots

After spending one season as a member of the New England Patriots, Chad Ochocinco was released from his contract with the team earlier this afternoon. Unsurprisingly, the controversial wideout and fiancé of Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada took to Twitter to tell the Beantown fans that they were “f***ing wicked awesome,” while at the same time changing his Twitter bio so that it reads “UNEMPLOYED BLACK GUY.”

Evelyn, being the precocious person that she is, also mentioned the news on Twitter:
Aww baby you got cut @ochocinco I got your back! I'm the bread winner now, which means I make the rules! ?#Boom

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by (@unclegrambo)

VH1 Classic Is On The Lookout For Collectors Of Rare Pop Culture Memorabilia

Do you have a really cool collection of pop culture memorabilia? Do you live in the Tri-State area surrounding New York City? If so, VH1 Classic wants to talk to you about a brand new show that is just about to begin production. Full details are available below!

VH1 CLASSIC is Looking for NYC/ TRI STATE area Pop Culture Collectors or Anyone with some amazing, unique or one of a kind Memorabilia!

Do you have a rare music or pop culture collectible? Something that no one else you know has? Have you ever wondered just how much it’s worth? Do you live in the NYC (Tri-State) area? If so, we’re looking for you!

VH1 Classic’s new half-hour series will explore the intricate world of music and pop culture collectibles. From vinyl to Mr. T Dolls (Yes, fools will be pitied), we want to see what’s out there, and hear the stories of how these treasures came to be. We’ll dig for 180 grams of black gold at vinyl shows, and hope to resurrect Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru at flea markets. We’ll visit the homes and storefronts of eccentric collectors, and we’ll seek out those who are hard at work creating the next generation of collectibles. Each episode will conclude with a few everyman collectors presenting their prize items to a team of experts, who will gladly put a price tag on their invaluable wares.

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by (@unclegrambo)

Rising Pop Star Rita Ora Has Got Mad Love For Drita From Mob Wives

Rita Ora Has Mad Love For Drita D'avanzo

You may not have heard the name Rita Ora yet, but it’s seemingly only a matter of time before she becomes a household name. The UK-based pop star is Jay-Z‘s latest protégé, and is already being called “the new Rihanna.” Ora, whose song “How We Do (Party)” is in the running for this year’s Song Of The Summer crown, was born and raised in Albania, so when she popped by our offices here in Times Square recently, we made sure to ask her about a member of the VH1 family with Albanian roots: Drita D’avanzo from Mob Wives.

“I love her, she is my GIRL!,” Rita joyously explained. “She’s the prime example of an independent woman … [Albanian women] sometimes do come across as agressive, but it’s always from a good place, you know? Unless you trigger us wrong!” Then, Rita turned directly to the camera to proclaim, “Keep doing your thing on Mob Wives, and I’ll still be watching you Drita. I really am supporting her!”

Well, apparently the feeling is mutual. Drita and Rita exchanged complimentary tweets the other night, which we have for you below!

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by (@unclegrambo)

VH1 Rock Docs To Premiere Two New Films At SXSW

The annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Film Festival kicks off next week, during which we’ll be premiering two brand new VH1 Rock Docs. First up, we have Marley, which is the first film to tell the definitive life story of the revolutionary music icon Bob Marley; it will be making its North American premiere at SXSW on March 11th at 5:30 p.m. CT. In addition, UPRISING: Hip Hop and The L.A. Riots, narrated and executive produced by rapper Snoop Dogg, is set to make its world premiere at SXSW on March 14th at 10 p.m. CT. Lastly, we’ll be hosting an exclusive preview of VH1′s upcoming documentary Downloaded: The Digital Revolution, the story of the rise and fall of Napster, which will be followed by a rare panel discussion with creators Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker on March 14th at 2 p.m. CT.

Read more in this press release that recently hit the wires!

VH1′S EMMY AWARDING-WINNING VH1 ROCK DOCS FRANCHISE JOINS SXSW FILM FESTIVAL IN MARCH WITH THE PREMIERE OF TWO NEW DOCUMENTARIES, A PANEL AND EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK INTO THE RISE AND FALL OF NAPSTER WITH DOWNLOADED: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

Marley and UPRISING: Hip Hop and The L.A. Riots will Premiere at SXSW on March 11th and March 14th

Actor/Filmmaker Alex Winter and Napster Co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker Unveil Upcoming Documentary Downloaded: The Digital Revolution with Panel Discussion and Exclusive Clip

NEW YORK, NY – VH1′s Emmy award-winning Rock Docs franchise will premiere two new documentaries during the SXSW Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures’ Marley, the first film to tell the definitive life story of revolutionary music icon Bob Marley, will be making its North American premiere at SXSW on March 11th at 5:30PM CT. In addition, UPRISING: Hip Hop and The L.A. Riots, narrated and executive produced by rapper Snoop Dogg, is set to make its world premiere at SXSW on March 14th at 10PM CT. An exclusive preview of VH1′s upcoming documentary Downloaded: The Digital Revolution, the story of the rise and fall of Napster, will also be seen at the SXSW Film Festival followed by a rare panel discussion with creators ShawnFanning and Sean Parker on March 14th at 2PM CT.

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