Tuesday, September 27, 2005

 

VH1 Hip Hop honors

I think it's great that a channel that didn't show Hip Hop videos for years has changed their format and does shows attributed to Hip Hop. VH1 is aware that the Hip Hop audience doesn't watch their channel so this show is marketed to a non-Hip Hop crowd. It's another format at spreading the Hip Hop culture. Last year they honored: DJ Hollywood, DJ Kool Herc, KRS ONE, RUN DMC, Public Enemy, Rock Steady Crew, Sugarhill Gang, & Tupac Shakur. Their missing a Graf artist but this was a pretty diverse crowd of groups and individuals to honor. 2005 honorees are: LL Cool J, Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five, Salt-N-Pepa, Notorious Big, Big Daddy Kane, Ice T, & the movie Boyz In The Hood. This is a tight emcee line up but their lacking on Dee Jays and graf artist. What is really out of place is the movie Boyz In The Hood. It was a great movie and should be honored but their are a lot of other influential Hip Hop movies that came out, long before Boys In The Hood. There was definitely some politics involved in who they chose because, how is Fab 5 Freddy, one of the producers of this years show, and they didn't honor Wild Style! That was a big mistake because anyone that's remotely into Hip Hop knows how Wild Style is the first Hip Hop movie and is partly responsible for Hip Hop spreading around the world.

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