Kanye West will make history with a record-tying seventh VMA performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards this month. 


Yeezy is headed to Jay Z‘s old stomping grounds as this years VMA’s is going down at Brooklyns Barclays Center.  West joins previously announced performer Lady Gaga, who will debut a new song from her upcoming album ‘ARTPOP’.  Other than that MTV is remaining secretive about this years artist line-up.  However, they have guaranteed that this years performances and surprises will blow-out last years steller show.  We shall see.  Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis both lead all artist nominations with six each, including the Video of the Year nod for ‘Mirrors’ and ‘Thrift Shop.’

Listen to Tha Wire below and find out what’s going to be new at this year’s award show and what day and time it’s going to air.


In other news  Sneaker giant, ADIDAS, is gearing up to launch an exclusive and limited edition of Run-DMC Superstar 80s kicks and premium Run-DMC apparel.

The Run-DMC Superstar 80s sneakers will come with a printed leather sockliner, regular and fat lacing, plus elastic tongue construction, which allows wearers to rock their kicks like the legendary rap group did….. without laces.

As far as the limited edition Run DMC apparel, the collection features classic Firebird black and white tracksuits and Trefoil t-shirts just to name a few. The limited edition Superstar 80s sneaks will be available in September and the apparel is available now.  Go to www.adidas.com/run-dmc

In quick news, yesterday 50 Cent plead not guilty to domestic violence and the legendary George Duke passed away.  Learn more at 107jamz.com.  Meanwhile for more info on all the stories above, press play now to hear Tha Wire.