Tag Archives: Rob Markman

Jhene Aiko explains “groceries” line

Jhene Aiko had one of the most ear-catching lines of the summer on Omarion’s hit single “Post To Be” with her and Chris Brown featuring. You all know it by now.

And now we get the explanation… as Jhene goes grocery shopping, of all things, with MTV’s Rob Markman. I dig the experience style of interview that added some intrigue to not only hearing from Jhene about the line but what sorts of actual groceries she buys. Remember, artists are real people too so we’ll have things like grocery shopping in common. Enjoy this fun, light hearted interview above.

Fabolous recalls his first DJ Clue freestyle

Fabolous sits down with Rob Markman of MTV News for an interesting interview appropriately dropped on #FBF Flashback Friday. It’s fitting because Fab recalls his first ever DJ Clue freestyle back in 1998, which Markman likened to getting your video on World Star Hip Hop today.

Fab not only goes through and remembers lines on the freestyle with N.O.R.E. on it as well, but he also shares how he got the name Fabolous in the first place. I’m sure the story’s been out there, but it was new to me. And yes, it’s a pretty shrug your shoulders moment involving DJ Clue. Watch and hear it below and keep it locked for Fab’s Friday night freestyle for the 6th week in a row later tonight.

UPDATE: As expected, scroll below the interview for Fabolous’ take on Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm” (no C.J. Watson.)

ICYMI: Fabolous “Ain’t Nuttin To Fuck Wit Freestyle”

Kendrick Lamar reveals OG album title

More Kendrick press today as he sits down with MTV’s Rob Markman for a great new 10 minute sit-down (Pt. 1 of more to come).

The newly revealed tidbit is the headline — the OG album title for the sopomore album was Tu Pimp a Caterpillar. You see what he did there?

Kendrick explains:

“That was the original name and they caught it because the abbreviation was Tupac, Tu-P-A-C,” Lamar told MTV. “Me changing it to Butterfly, I just really wanted to show the brightness of life and the word pimp has so much aggression and that represents several things. For me, it represents using my celebrity for good. Another reason is, not being pimped by the industry through my celebrity.”

Whoo, that woulda been cool too, but the Kendrick x Tupac influence is pretty clear throughout, of course with the “Mortal Man” 2Pac interview. Looking forward to more from this deep sit-down interview… keep it locked.


ICYMI: Kendrick Lamar x Hot 97 Interview (40 min. Video)