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As Heard On VH1: John Newman Brings Extra Soul To VH1 Shows

Fans of VH1’s hit reality shows may be surprised they are ahead of the curve when it comes to new music. Mob Wives: New Blood and Couples Therapy both have featured the British import, John Newman, who just recently debuted his first album, Tribute, in the U.S. In addition to being featured on VH1 shows, Newman’s songs have been picked up by the likes of Oxfam International and the Paralympics.

“It’s quite bizarre,” Newman says of hearing his songs on TV. “They’ll often cut the vocal out and you realize it’s your own song. [But] It’s all right. It’s cool.”

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Deap Vally’s “Baby I Call Hell” Is The New Mob Wives Theme Song

Seeing as how the fourth season of Mob Wives has kicked off with both familiar faces and “new blood,” we figured what better way to get that message across than by introducing a kickass new theme song?! We were looking for music that was raw, gritty, and captured the New York vibe that is closely associated with our cast. Deap Vally’s “Baby I Call Hell” was the perfect track to drive our promo for the upcoming season – a stylized meeting of old versus new cast members. You know, a good ol’ fashioned rumble!

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10 Memorable Mob References In Hip Hop

Mob Wives New Blood, Fugees, Jay Z

Biggie‘s friends and proteges referred to themselves as the Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Rick Ross is a self-proclaimed “Don.” When it comes to allusions to organized crime–both fictional and factual–we need look no further than the catalog of our favorite hip-hop act. Mob Wives: New Blood premieres tonight, and to get you prepared for what’s about to go down, we’re taking a look at some of the most memorable mob references in music.

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