Entries in MTV (6)
MTV went through the archives to post an interview from '98 on Jay-Z discussing his dearly departed friend Biggie Smalls. During the clip, Jay-Z talks about how Biggie's tragic death weighed on him and "ultimately changed the course of his sophomore album, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1."
"A lot of different songs were influenced by what was happening. 'City Is Mine,' the first verse, you could just hear it. I think two hooks on there came from songs that he had previously recorded," Jay said of the LP that he dropped eight months after his friend passed away.
"The album to me — this album wasn't fun to me like Reasonable Doubt,because it was like, it seemed really slow to me, and I didn't set out to do that, just looking back now and listening to it now," he said somberly in the 1998 interview.
The teams says of their win "We want to show people that we're able to stand here and entertain you and don't have to run around the stage and do crazy stuff. As long as you bring your true self out and people enjoy that, that's all that matters." Lucky for us, UNDRCRWN's journey started with the ABDC champions in the highly esteemed "Disco Challenge" and goes on to make several cameos throughout the finale. (According to MTV, the crew has also said said their biggest challenge to date was during disco week.)
SO, CATCH US IF YOU CAN:
Episode 7 'Michael Jackson' Disco Challenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG7rwCwdUBE
@0.20: Episode 8 'Usher' Challenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX6F-DN8K5s
@ 20:25: ABDC Finale- http://tinyurl.com/y3k9b2