Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards continued its reign in celebrating mediocrity. I feel like a broken record as I continue to argue that MTV was much better when it was ground breaking, rather than too scared to take its feet off the ground. Granted, it wasn’t as bad as it had been in year’s past. Young The Giant stole the show in my opinion, considering they were the only real rock band playing at the event. Jay-Z & Kanye were solid…as was Weezy’s performance closing the show. Wayne’s only drawback was the epic amount of profanity he spewed. Not that the language bothered me…it was just that there were so many bleeps that it almost made the performance unwatchable. I remember the days when if you swore at the VMAs, you were banned from the show. Now, I think Tyler the Creator said more profanities than acceptable words, which is just the norm. Not sure I understand letting Russell Brand eulogize Amy Winehouse. I know he was trying to be serious…but it just seemed like he was doing unfunny stand-up. And where were the shout-outs to MTV alumni Ryan Dunn, Jani Lane, Clarence Clemmons, or Nate Dogg? I really don’t know what MTV stands for anymore…and I’m not sure they do either.
Here Are the 11 Best Songs By Lil Wayne (from Tha Carter Series):
1. Shoot Me Down (Tha Carter III)
2. Best Rapper Alive (Tha Carter II)
3. Get Down (Tha Carter I)
4. Tie My Hands (Tha Carter III)
5. Receipt (Tha Carter II)
6. I’m Me (Tha Carter III Bonus Disc)
7. Mr. Carter (Tha Carter III)
8. Earthquake (Tha Carter I)
9. Hustler Music (Tha Carter II)
10. Love Me Or Hate Me (Tha Carter III Bonus Disc)
11. Ain’t That A Bitch (Tha Carter I)
Buy Lil Wayne’s new album, Tha Carter IV, now.