Long before Kanye, the late ODB was known for bumrushing stages during award shows.
Was debating with a friend about the most memorable Award show interruption..There’s been lots over the years..From Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine sitting on top of a stage prop after RATM lost to Limp Bizkit to Lil Mamma walking on stage when Jay-Z and Alicia Keys was performing New York to Suge Knight calling out Diddy during the Source Awards.. In discussing this with a few friends..It all came down to Ol Dirty Bastard vs Kanye West… Who had the Illest Award Show Interruption?
In 98 ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan stormed the stage and claimed he and the WU loved the kids.. It was classic and seemed destined to never be topped until Kanye West stormed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and infamously interrupted singer Taylor Swift with his famous ‘Imma Let You Finish but….
Anyway here’s a couple of clips.. ODB or Kanye..
Ol’ Dirty Bastard at 98 Grammys
Kanye West at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards
We had to toss in this clip of Mos Def who got arrested in front of the 2006 VMAs protesting the treatment folks got in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Nas has been Nominated for a Grammy 18 times
It was interesting peeping this Nas interview w/ Angie Martinez… Here it was revealed Nas has been nominated 18 times for a Grammy yet has never won.. My guess is Nas’s name is used as a way to suggest the Grammys are somehow creditable.. If you see his name on any list where they are talking about the best of, then as a Hip Hop head you are likely top give it at least a second look and some consideration because Nas’ name is on there.. Of course he never wins. Seemingly everyone else who is usually a few steps behind and leaning more toward the pop zone gets the nod..
This year Nas was nominated for 4 Grammy including Best album.. His joint Life is Good will go head to head with albums by Drake, Rick Ross, The Roots, Lupe Fiasco and 2 Chainz.
His song Daughters has been nominated as best rap song and best rap performance.
His song Cherry wine w/ the late Amy Winehouse has been nominated for best rap song/ collaboration
9 Year Old Black Actress Quvenzhané Wallis Makes History
Today 9-year-old Black actress Quvenzhané Wallis makes history…She’s the youngest actress in history to be nominated for Best Actress Oscar..
A lot of talk about Django has resulted in many people overlooking the movie Beast of the Southern Wild.. For those who say they want something that is more heartfelt and intellectually more challenging, this is the film for you.. For those who say they wanna see a flick that is more reflective of reality, then this is the film for you.. Congratulations are in order to the film’s star Quvenzhané Wallis…
Wallis will be going up against Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook ), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) and Naomi Watts (The Impossible) for the coveted accolade.
Given all the contentious conversations we’ve had in recent weeks about movies like Django and Lincoln, I would hope folks would use some of that energy and bring attention to Wallis and Beats of the Southern Wild.. If not this flick then what flick?
As for Django, those who disliked the movie need to fret not, all of its Black actors were snubbed.. No Oscars for Jamie Foxx, Sam Jackson and Kerry Washington.. Christopher Shultz was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Django was nominated for Best Picture..It’ll go head to head with Beast of the Southern Wild, Lincoln , Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables among others