First Dibs: How Did J. Cole Heat Things Up In Queens?

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Who’s the next artist to rock VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz? Game day might turn into pay day for the region hosting the Super Bowl, and one of music’s prolific legends passes away.

  • Even with colder temperatures descending over the New York City area, J. Cole kept things sizzling during his VH1 Super Bowl Blitz concert at Queens College! Watch the clip above to check out the performance of his hit, “Crooked Smile.”
  • So who’s next up on the VH1 Super Bowl Blitz roster? Tonight, we’ve got Janelle Monae shaking things up in the Bronx! Make sure to tune in to VH1, VH1.com, or the VH1 app at 10:50/9:50C to catch the pre-show action, and stick around for an unbelievable performance!
  • We all know that the Super Bowl is going to be a money-maker for the New York-New Jersey region. But just how many dollars might be flowing as we get into the game? According to estimates, the area could net more than $200 million — that’s nothing to sneeze at. [NJ.com]
  • Folk icon and civil rights activist Pete Seeger has died at 94. As the music world mourns the loss of a true gem, MTV shows us why he definitely was the real deal. [MTV News]