I was relieved that this year's show didn't let me down...I loved the show and all of the honorees this go round (I hope I don't piss anyone off...but last year...The Wu-Tang Clan nearly drove me nuts...I am not familiar with more than 1 or 2 of their songs). But I digress.....
Tribe Called Quest - Loved them..Loved the tribute...who knew there was a 4th member..Jarobi. He must have felt like the guy from The original Temptations who left the group to drive a milk truck...at least they were cool enough to include him in the tribute...that's mad love to me. I was a little concerned at Phife's appearance...he looks like he's on dialysis. I know he's had some recent health issues but the word is he's fine. I think I would have loved the tribute even more if "Award Tour" wasn't played so damn FAST! lol..Q-Tip was sounding like Twista for a minute..and was it just me or did Busta Rhymes look CRAZY as hell in that hot ass BUBBLE JACKET?? Was I the only person who could NOT UNDERSTAND ONE WORD he uttered in "Scenario"?
Whodini just DID it for me...I LOVED their entire set...but baby "The Freaks Come Out At Night" had me UP OUT OF MY SEAT!!!...lol..again (Big Daddy Kane's set was the last time that happened to me!). The dancing by that lil bowlegged cutie..Doctor Ice (from UTFO AND he's Jahlil's Bro too...Thanks Rob for telling me that..lol) just took me right back to my "Roxanne, Roxanne" days. When Nelly came out and they started Wopping and freestyling I was absolutely giddy! But I think the best part of the entire set for me was the finale by Grandmaster Dee...who face looked like a kid at Christmas when security carried him off! Great Ending.
Teddy Riley & The New Jack Swing Movement - Cute set...I think I would have loved it more had GUY actually ALL been in attendance...but BABY! T-Pain had me LONGING to hear Keith Sweat sing...lol...and that's not normal for me! I don't particularly care for Keith's music at all...but "I Want Her" in my opinion...is the best song he's ever done (and only one i've ever liked) and ol' T-Pain was just BUTCHERING it!!! lol...it really got T-PAINful to listen to after awhile. It was good seeing Kool Moe Dee on stage again...but he reminded me of Oswald Cobblepot in that tuxedo...lol.
Missy Elliott - Liked her tribute a lot...but I really wanted to see her perform...she's really great at it and quite frankly that show needed some juicy sister's up on stage...ya know? Don't you think it would have been cool if she could have reunited with her old group if only for a moment(can't remember their name...but DeVante Swing of Jodeci produced them...hmmm...it'll come to me)..hmm...I think they were called "Sista" or something like that. DID NELLY FURTADO LOOK AMAZING OR WHAT??? I need to get with HER trainer...damn. I guess we'll never see her in an evening gown with sneakers again. One more thing...Is Keyshia Cole pregnant?
Wild Style - The Movie - Okay, I'll admit it...I don't know if I ever saw this film and if I did...I don't remember one bit of it except the promo art. LeeAnn had a sister in DEEP Check..my behind wasn't about to be TAGGING anything...let alone a subway car. Nice tribute though. Fab 5 Freddy looks like life has been really good to him. I also enjoyed the appearance by KRS-1..I'm glad to see he's still on the "Edutainment" tip!
Snoop Dogg - People!!! It's Snoop Dogg...he doesn't put out very much that I DON'T like...you just can't go wrong here...he's ALWAYS gonna put out a hot song! His flow and his lyrics are amazing...Bitches and Ho's aside...I am a big fan of Snoop's...Gin & Juice makes me RUN to the dance floor even now. Dre & Pharrell have some of the baddest beats around today.
There's something that I really like about Ice-T....and I will leave it at that.
Like I said, the show was most enjoyable and I am already anticipating next years tribute...I am loving it while I can because I don't know how long it will be before the honorees are people that I absolutely HATE...like some of the stuff that's getting all the airplay now. I will watch it as long as I relate and when I can't anymore...lol...I will change the channel!
"If music be the food of love..Play On!"