Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Each year, all of Hip Hop and R&B await the summertime for the BET Awards. This is the only one that counts. Where artists like Common, Rick Ross and Estelle can be nationally recognized. Here's a quick rundown of the awards, airing tonight 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern on BET. This year's host will be funny man DL Hugley. In years past the BET awards' audience have been a younger crowd. Let's hope DL's jokes hit home. I'm sure they will. It can't be as bad as Damon Wayans a couple years back. His jokes were made for an older crowd.75 Year old music legend Quincy Jones has been selected as the 2008 recipient of BET's Humanitarian Award and will receive the honor at the “BET Awards” on June 24. Past winners of the award include Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Denzel & Pauletta Washington, and Don Cheadle, who were bestowed the award in 2007. Some of this year's performers are... 1. T-PAIN 2. KANYE WEST 3. AL GREEN (WHO IS THIS YEARS RECIPIANT OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD) 4. KEYSHIA COLE 5. MARVIN SAPP 6. YOUNG JEEZY 7. RIHANNA 8. NEYO 9. CHRIS BROWN 10. NELLY 11. ALICIA KEYS 12. USHER 13. LIL WAYNE SHOULD BE PRETTY INTERESTING. I AM HOPING THESE LIVE PERFORMANCES WON'T INCLUDE A BUNCH OF LIP SYNCING AND VOICING OVER TRACKS. (T-PAIN AND YOUNG JEEZY) I SAW A CLIP OF JEEZY REHEARSING ON ACCESS GRANTED LAST NIGHT, AND HE WAS RAPPING OVER HIS OWN VOICE. WHICH IS WACK. BE AN EMCEE MAN... WE KNOW YOU ARE THE KING OF ADLIBS, SO I CAN UNDERSTAND THE ADLIBS BEING NECESSARY IN THE BACKGROUND. BUT, HOW YOU GONNA RAP OVER YOUR OWN VOICE FOR THE WHOLE SONG? ANYWAY, LETS HOPE FOR AN ENTERTAINING FIGHT FREE TURNOUT. I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING MARVIN SAPP SING. I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF HIS VOICE FOR A LONG TIME.

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