Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Hip Hop honored
VH1 honored old-school hip hop on Tuesday in a celebratory ceremony in New York City. They gave legend awards to Beastie Boys, MC Lyte, Rakim, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Russell Simmons, Afrika Bambaataa, and Wu-Tang Clan. The honorees were greeted by current hip hop artists where they paid tribute by performing some of their old-school hits. The show started with Diddy, Q-Tip, and Fabolous taking on the persona of the Beastie Boys by performing a few of their hits, followed by a cool performance from the Beasties Boys themselves. The fans in the audience were also excited to see appearances from Xzibit, Fat Joe, Young Jeezy, Common, and so forth. Like typical awards shows this one lasted for two hours, but the time flew by with every minute filled with a nostalgic act taking the stage. It was exciting to see the two generations on one stage entertaining us with ease. VH1 will re-air the show throughout the week and weekend. I cannot wait to watch again.