I'm a huge fan of hip-hop.
Yes, I know...you're all shocked.
On Monday night, VH1 had its annual Hip Hop Honors
event and this year they focused on 90s game changers.
I'm an 80s baby and the 90s (especially mid to late) molded my musical tastes. VH1 tailored this show to all my peers and it gave me the ultimate life.
Like, I was in my feelings....MAJORLY.
The honorees were Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Martin Lawrence, Master P and Hype Williams.
Mariah's collaborations with various rap artists merged pop and hip-hop beats for the greatest remixes and helping bring rap to the mainstream. I mean, if you didn't know who Ol' Dirty Bastar or ODB was...you did after you heard Fantasy
Dupri's beats and artists on his SoSo Def label produces Xscape, Da
Brat, Kriss Kross and helped Mariah get some of the best remixes.
Martin Lawrence's show Martin
brought hip-hop to the mainstream by showcasing artists like Notorious BIG and Snoop Dogg to the small screen.
Master P gave the world the sound of the dirtay dirtay with his artists like Silkk the Shocker, Mystikal and giving us No Limit Records. He's still a business man, and now has his own basketball league.
Hype Williams, the OG of HOT music videos. He gave us California Love, Gold Digger, Woo Ha!
To start off the show, Missy Elliot killed the stage with She's a Bitch
from her Hot Boy
era and even brought back the old choreography and costumes from the video.
Then Trick Daddy, Trina, Romeo (formerly Lil Romeo), Silkk the Shocker and Xscape paid homage to the South....Get ready to DANCE!
The show couldn't go on without paying homage to the life of Prodigy from Mobb Deep who passed away this year with an awesome performance by Havoc, Lil Kim and Fabolous....BROOKLYN!
Everyone's favorite dancer and body-goal, Teyana Taylor, killed it with a 90s dance medley with her broken foot and everything and STILL killed it! We all remember when T slayed her Lil Kim performance last year. You can tell she really appreciates her hip-hop predecessors
Xscape, Warren G, Ty Dolla $ign, Remy Ma and Fat Joe performed some of the hottest party songs of the 90s with No Scrubs, Regulate
and Still Not a Player.
Last, but definitely not least....Miss Mariah Carey killed it with her remixes to Honey
...my FAVE of hers. With the So So Def and MYC remix featuring Jermain Dupri, Da Brat and the Lox and Ma$e.
Thank YOU VH1 for giving me the BEST hour of my life this week so far! We all needed this.
EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THESE!!