Entertainment weekly posted a review previewing tomorrow’s VH1 Dirty South Hip Hop honors. The show has generated a lot of talk and even a lot of backlash (I’ve done my share of bitching myself). A lot of my favorites aren’t going to be there, there are a lot of artists that I’m really looking forward to see perform. Mostly THE BUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its a beautiful look to see Bun B stick to his style and still get mainstream respect. That is the southern way!
Here is Entertainment Weekly’s Top Four Reasons to watch the show:
1)Host Craig Robinson‘s band, The Nasty Delicious – Look for the comedian to set things off with an explicit set. He created the band years ago to support his comic stand-up acts. “Imagine Eddie Murphy playing with Earth, Wind & Fire,” Craig describes. “That’s what I’m going for. But it might come out like your cousin Leroy playing with the church choir.”
2) Drake channeling UGK’s Pimp C. – It’s no secret that hip-hop’s most talented youngster is a huge fan of the Underground Kingz. He regularly collaborates with Bun B. So it was no surprise when the 23-year-old came out to rap Pimp C’s verse on “Get Throwed” with Bun. He earned the biggest cheers and squeals from the audience.
3) Lil Jon and Paul Wall‘s comedy combo – Before last night, the only thing most expected would come of putting Jon and Wall in the same room was a lot of noise and bedazzling, jeweled grins. But there’s more: They’re funny guys. In one sketch, the producer and rapper attempt to give a lost man directions. Their Southern slang gets in the way, leaving the lost man even more confused. Thank goodness for GPS.
4) Bow Wow’s show-stealing surprise – Jermaine Dupri‘s segment was easily the livest. Diddy came out to assist the the producer on “Welcome to Atlanta.” But the highlight came when Kris Kross’ “Jump” came blaring out of the speakers. Rapper Bow Wow rose out the audience wearing a Yankees jersey and jean shorts backwards in true Kris Kross fashion, rapping to the Dupri-produced 90s jam. In case you forgot, “inside-out is wiggity wiggity wiggity wack!”
OMG! I love Get Throwed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That song has one of my favorite Pimp C verses. DRAKE BETTER NOT FUCK THAT VERSE UP!!!!!! I’m gonna keep an open mind and if he surprises me, he will earn a lifetime fan outta me. Bun B is pretty picky, so I doubt if he is going to let dude get up there and not do C The Pimp justice.
A lot of us are kinda looking at the show sideways because a lot of people were overlooked. I think we should just look at the glass as half full and give the show a chance. I will definitely post my review of the show tomorrow.