2011 has been another epic year for the Hip-Hop industry; for the better and for the worst. While we may remember some of the worst times like when Chris Brown threw a chair through a window after Good Morning America, as Vibe Magazine’s suggests, 92Q wants to focus on the brighter, most honorable moments in Hip-Hop.
According to Vibe some of the best moments include:
10. In December, Jay-Z and Kanye West performed their hit single, “N***** In Paris,” 10 times during a Watch The Throne concert at the Staples Center in L.A. A bit excessive but non the less when they were in Baltimore the show was epic, so I’m sure the fans didn’t mind.
9. November hits and Mac Miller sold almost 145,000 copies of his debut album, Blue Slide Park. The album topped the Billboard charts—making him the first artist in 16 years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts without having a major label behind him.
8. The Ellen Show gave two young girls named Sophia and Rosie their dream come true. After their rendition of Nicki Minaj’s “Superbass” went viral on Youtube, Ellen DeGeneres brought the two little girls to her show. During the episod they got the chance to perform the song on the show right before Nicki surprised them by taking the stage to perform with them. The scene was too cute.
7. During the BET Hip-Hop Awards this year, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, and Eminem appeared on a cypher. Yet Royce Da 5’9″ stole the show by spitting the line, “Hi, Rihanna,” into his verse. The phrase started to trend on twitter and based on all the hype, Rihanna responded, “Hi @RoyceDa59,” on her Twitter account. I bet Royce was beyond pressed.
6. In October, country music star Taylor Swift brought out Kanye West T.I. out at one of her concerts in Atlanta and performed his hit single, “Live Ya Life” with him. Back stage T.I., Nelly, and Young Jeezy posed for a picture at the concert.
5. Tyler, The Creator beat Big Sean, Foster the People, Kreayshawn, and Wiz Khalifa( who has won way too many “Best New Artist Awards” anyway) to take home the Best New Artist award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. His grand speech includes an explosive speech and later he fell into Kanye West’s arms when he stepped off the stage in tears.
4. Eminem‘s Recovery album, which was released back in 2010, became the first digital recording ever to surpass a million digital sales in 2011. Eminem is know to break records, but damn even Lady Gaga had to sell hers for cheap to make that.
3. Beyonce became the first black woman to headline the Glastonbury Festival. She did it just a few years after her husband Jay-Z caused a huge stir by becoming the first hip-hop act to headline the event.
2. In February, Eminem was catapulted to an even larger scale with his participation in one of the most costly Super Bowl commercials of all-time (9 million that is) by lending his voice and his vocals to an ad for the Chrysler 200 that also put his hometown of Detroit in the spotlight.
1. NFL will never be the same. In January Wiz Khalifa took his hit single, “Black & Yellow,” all the way back to his black and yellow roots by performing the track before the AFC Championship between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets. #Epic
Contributed by HipHopCleopatra