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    12 Best Hip-Hop Christmas Songs Of All Time
    From a Run-D.M.C. classic to raps with not-so-merry sentiments, here's MTV News' nontraditional playlist.
    Posted 6 hrs ago
  2. Foster the People and others help break down the Stone Temple Pilots frontman's Christmas video.
    Posted 12/23/11
  3. 19-year-old from Florida receives a $5 million recording contract and a spot in a Pepsi commercial that will air during the Super Bowl.
    Posted 12/22/11
  4. Behind-the-scenes clip shows singer in London with a blond bob and gold grill.
    Posted 12/22/11
  5. MTV News' #5 Newsmaker of 2011 tells 'Home for the Holidays' audience in Toronto that the tune might appear on his next album.
    Posted 12/22/11
  6. Band broke through to the big time in 2011 with 'Pumped Up Kicks.'
    Posted 12/22/11
  7. 'Ghosts' is one song being road-tested for Sigh No More follow-up.
    Posted 12/22/11
  8. Britney Spears tour and 'Super Bass' smash fuel the Young Money rapper's ascent.
    Posted 12/22/11
  9. 'Been racking my brain on what to get Little Monsters for Christmas!! I finally figured it out!!' singer tweeted.
    Posted 12/22/11
  10. Recordings of the new song, featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., found in 31-year-old's belongings after leak was traced to Spain, police say.
    Posted 12/22/11
  11. Busta says new collabo with Breezy, 'Why Stop Now, ' was 'organic.'
    Posted 12/22/11
  12. Skrillex collaborators tell MTV News, 'We all feel like rocks stars now.'
    Posted 12/22/11
  13. Our #5 Newsmaker of 2011 launched a concert film, found his inner rapper and chopped off his famous locks in a boundary-pushing year.
    Posted 12/22/11
  14. R. Kelly, Avril Lavigne and Alanis Morissette join contestants on their final night of performances.
    Posted 12/21/11
  15. Josh Krajcik appears to be the favorite going into the performance finale.
    Posted 12/21/11
  16. 'This is my last video directed by Chris Brown; we won't be able to afford it after today,' Ambition MC tells MTV News.
    Posted 12/21/11
  17. Adele's 21 and Justin Bieber's Under the Mistletoe snag #2 and #3 spots.
    Posted 12/21/11
  18. Trio parts ways with annual Pacha Ibiza residency in 2012.
    Posted 12/21/11
  19. 'We're working on definitely the 'Take Care' video,' Drizzy reveals to MTV News.
    Posted 12/21/11
  20. A decade into her career, the pop megastar reinvented herself this year as the ultimate Femme Fatale and made a big commitment to Jason Trawick.
    Posted 12/21/11
  21. 'Barbz, shld i twerk in the stupid hoe vid???' Minaj asks fans.
    Posted 12/21/11
  22. Working with Jeezy 'made sense in a nonsensical way,' soul singer tells MTV News.
    Posted 12/21/11
  23. Tha Carter IV release, I Am Still Music Tour and 'MTV Unplugged' highlight Young Money general's year.
    Posted 12/21/11
  24. Short film follows Andrew Jenks on the campaign trail with young voters, and the GOP candidates courting them.
    Posted 12/20/11
  25. Young Money MC's latest Roman Reloaded track, 'Stupid H--,' teases a halftime performance.
    Posted 12/20/11
  26. 'I wanted to make hip-hop that I felt right now and the way that I've known it in my years to sound,' rapper says.
    Posted 12/20/11
  27. 'Something's going on there that's really dark — in a good way,' SHM tell MTV News of clip for Knife Party collabo.
    Posted 12/20/11
  28. 'I find you disrespectful and rather desperate!!' Rihanna tweeted about mag's offensive comments.
    Posted 12/20/11
  29. From Parisian fashion shows to presidential powwows, Gaga was everywhere in 2011 — and MTV News followed her every step of the way.
    Posted 12/20/11
  30. MTV News counts down the stories that mattered to you most, from Lady Gaga's call to action to Amy Winehouse's untimely death.
    Posted 12/20/11