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RynMur
09-26-2009, 02:00 PM
During Vh1http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/3647_magglass.gif (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9872#)'s Hip Hop Honors Awards show taping on Wednesday in Brookly, New York [click to read (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9739/title.vh1-s-hip-hop-honors-returns-salutes-def-jam)], Wale, who last appeared as part of the house band [click to read (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9752/title.wale-and-ucb-to-serve-as-the-vma-s-house-band-)] for MTV's Music Video Awards, gave tribute to Kanye West for his contributions to music (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9872#). The sixth annual Hip Hop Honors show will also salute the Beastie Boys with a tribute and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records.

Although Wale's dedication to 'Ye will undoubtedly be a highlight of the night, Vh1 did not mention the performance in the post-show press release. While the release mentioned Eminem, The Roots, and DJ Jazzy Jeff's tribute to LL Cool Jhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/3647_magglass.gif (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9872#), Mary J. Blige and Method Man's performance of "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By," and Ja Rule and Ashanti's reunion onstage, it did not make note of the Kanye West tribute. Whether the performance was supposed to be a surprise, or if 'Ye's bad press as of late [click to read (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9800/title.kanye-west-disrespects-taylor-swift-vma-award-acceptance)] is a factor in VH1's keeping mum, can only be speculated.

In any case, Wale seemed excited about the performance and took to his Twitter page to let fans know about it: "just did the dopest kanye impersonation...fully equipt drake x kanye arm thingy...lol props to def jam and mr. west!"

Rick Ross, Ludacris, KRS-One, Ghostface Killah, Fabolous, Eve, Gym Class Heroes, DMX, and many, many others showed up to perform at the awards show. Vh1's Hip Hop Honors will air on Oct. 13.

RynMur
09-26-2009, 02:01 PM
Are you fucking kidding me? Kanye? Let me name some producers that haven't been honored at Vh1 Hip Hop Honors:
DJ Premier
Pete Rock
Marley Marl
Large Professor
Organized Noize
Dr. Dre
Prince Paul
The Bomb Squad
Da Beatminerz
J Dilla or The Ummah

..but they picks Kanye? Shows when they started listening to hip hop.

...edit... maybe i overreacted, b/c only the bomb squad was officially on defjam for a while, but he still could of gone with them, epmd or rick rubin.

TGambino
09-26-2009, 02:18 PM
WALE JUST SOLD OUT!!!!!!

Are you fucking kidding me Wale? Let's name some producers that haven't been honored at Vh1 Hip Hop Honors:
DJ Premier
Pete Rock
Marley Marl
Large Professor
Organized Noize
Dr. Dre
Prince Paul
The Bomb Squad
Da Beatminerz
J Dilla or The Ummah

..but he picks Kanye? Shows when he started listening to hip hop.

...edit... maybe i overreacted, b/c only the bomb squad was officially on defjam for a while, but he still could of gone with them or rick rubin.
he doesnt pick them genius vh1 does then they contact a list of performers they want n take whoever they can get

RynMur
09-26-2009, 02:30 PM
^that's why I edited it, i forgot that vh1 were the ones who actually sold out by doing defjam this year (when most of the legends already got in). I'm just saying can The Bomb Sqad, Rick Rubin, or EPMD get some love??? They paid many dues to the game, Kanye wasn't on defjam till the mid 2000s.

YungSunny
09-26-2009, 03:32 PM
Lol how is this selling out?

THE MASON
09-26-2009, 03:40 PM
How does Kayne deserve Hip Hop Honours?

Fuck That!!

11th Chamber
09-26-2009, 03:52 PM
I dont see how its selling out either.

He's got an album dropping soon, why would he not try to get his face on TV?

Rame
09-26-2009, 03:55 PM
WALE JUST SOLD OUT!!!!!!

Are you fucking kidding me Wale? Let's name some producers that haven't been honored at Vh1 Hip Hop Honors:
DJ Premier
Pete Rock
Marley Marl
Large Professor
Organized Noize
Dr. Dre
Prince Paul
The Bomb Squad
Da Beatminerz
J Dilla or The Ummah

..but he picks Kanye? Shows when he started listening to hip hop.

...edit... maybe i overreacted, b/c only the bomb squad was officially on defjam for a while, but he still could of gone with them or rick rubin.

Wale rapped Kanye's verses. You thought he was going to rap beats? Lol.

Longbongcilvaringz
09-26-2009, 04:32 PM
Wale's beatbox rendition of 'Drunk And Hot Girls' was amazing.

ALCATRAZ
09-26-2009, 04:52 PM
people need 2 remember that this is vh1 we are talking about

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so don't get all upset when your favorite emcee or producer isn't honored, this is entertainment for the bubble gum crowd anyway

RynMur
09-27-2009, 02:02 AM
Yea how did he sell out?? haha I guess I didn't do that great of a job when I edited it.

Anyways, vh1 was doing a pretty good job with the HHhonors until this year. Not that DefJam shouldn't be recognized, but doing an entire show on them doesn't make sense when Russell Simmons, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, etc. already have got in.

GhettoGnom
09-27-2009, 02:37 AM
Haha @ Kanye being on Hip Hop Honors and actually being the one getting honored..

Hip Hop will never die, but damn some people are trying hard.

yakuzas_krew
09-27-2009, 01:50 PM
so don't get all upset when your favorite emcee or producer isn't honored, this is entertainment for the bubble gum crowd anyway


word

GhettoGnom
09-28-2009, 07:41 AM
^^ That shouldn't matter though. I would've been perfectly fine with this happening in ten years, but Kanye's career started in like '01. That got nothing to do with "bubble gum crowd", they should honor fucking Vanilla Ice instead.

RynMur
09-28-2009, 11:47 AM
Ya'll bunch of dickriders. Happens in every wu corp forum.

Does this lineup look bubblegum?????

KRS-One
Public Enemy
2Pac
Big Daddy Kane
Ice-T
The Notorious B.I.G.
Beastie Boys
Ice Cube/Eazy-E
Wu-Tang Clan
Rakim
A Tribe Called Quest
Cypress Hill
De La Soul
Slick Rick

Vh1 was on point with this show.