Stans, this blog is not for you.
Whoever organized the red carpet for the "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors" needs to be slapped silly. It was chaos, stupid packed, and just ridiculous. Too many friggin publications were in one spot.
The red carpet segment took about three hours alone, and I had to bounce before the actual show. However, I got a priceless quote from the legendary Lovebug Starski, the creator of the word "hip-hop," who put an end to the journalists' speculating that his former sidekick, DJ Hollywood, possibly created the word. He told me:
"It was Lovebug. QUOTE. Not DJ Hollywood. It was the internet tryna start some shit. And you can ask him. He knows what I did. I know what I did. I created the word 'hip-hop.'"
That was exclusive shit right there, even though I had a million other journalists on my back, breathing down my neck, and a million cameras rolling only feet away, all thanks to the red carpet people. And for you old school heads who know rap's history, there's no longer any question on who created the word "hip-hop," thanks to yours truly. So Lovebug authors, stop Googling, 'cause the facts are backwards.
Grand Wizard Theodore was in the building, as well as Grandmaster Flash, Marley Marl, Cold Crush, Busy Bee, Yo-Yo, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella, and Kid Capri. New school we had Fat Ho, Maino, former "106 and Park" VJ A.J, loudmouth Wendy Williams, Lil Kim looking something terrible, and Remy Ma looking very '80s Baby. Then we had The Roots' ?uestlove, the host Ice-T with his nastily orange-colored girlfriend, Bone-Thugz-N-Harmony, Big Boi, and many others.
The honorees, including Ice Cube, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Beastie Boys, and Lil Eazy-E, who was there to pay tribute to his father (the honoree, of course), were on the carpet. I didn't see Afrika Bambaataa or the Wu-Tang Clan. It was so chaotic, who knows.
Since SOHH.com is the media sponsor for this event and this topic is only focusing on the old school, it would only be right for me to mention the 5th Annual Room Service & Brooklyn Bodega CMJ Showcase for the old school rapper Freddie Foxxx aka "Bumpy Knuckles."
" Boom, I see doom/ For all these Rakim fans in the motherfuckin room/ Sorry for the let down, but here's a fact/ Eric B wanted Nas and Ra said he was wack/ Jesus was black/ So Nas you ain't God's son cause he won't do the track/ I'm telling you fact."
Freddie Foxxx has worked with artists such as KRS, Naughy By Nature, Gangstarr, Kool G. Rap, and M.O.P., and is presently known for his beef with legendary lyricist Rakim. Since Nas has been thrown off the cliff and left for "dead" I thought I'd just throw that dis in there to keep his name alive.
Anyways, all you old school hip-hop folks check for this event. Since the beef with Ol' Freddie and Rakim is still fresh, you never know what might pop off. This event takes place Tuesday, October 31st at BB King's Times Square. See below for your chance to be in the place.
SOHH NYC is giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the CMJ Showcase in New York City on Tuesday, October 31st featuring Freddy Foxxx, Stetsasonic, J-Live, Prince Paul and The Ill Out Crew, CL Smooth, AG, the Juggaknots, Mojoe, Chen Lo, Nemiss and others! To enter, send an email with your name, phone number and your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org between 10/9 - 10/20. A winner will be selected randomly and will receive the tickets by 10/27. (Must 18 or older participate.)