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What Was Missing From The BET Awards

The BET Awards just wrapped up and everybody has an opinion on it.

Everybody.

Whether you loved it or hated it though (there’s FAR too much blatant negativity, without real basis, online), I will say that I give respect to any staff that has 3 days to scramble and re-arrange an event that took them months to set up.

Was it the best show they’ve ever done?

No.

Was it the worst show they’ve ever done?

No.

It was a decent production – especially given the fact that they had to reformat the entire scheduling in such a short timeframe. (After speaking to several people who were in attendance, apparently, the live show was actually incredible.)

I think the main reason why most people were hating on the BET Awards this year, is because after the tragic news of Michael Jackson‘s passing, the awards were hyped as a “Michael Jackson Tribute Show” – which changed everyone’s expectations.

If it weren’t hyped as a “Michael Jackson Tribute Show”, then it probably wouldn’t have received such harsh criticism. (Janet’s appearance was major though. And definitely very brave on her part.)

With that said, one of the rumors about the “tribute show” was that Chris Brown was scheduled to perform as part of the tribute.

People were skeptical, due to the obvious legal issues he’s been having, however there’s no denying that he would have put on an INCREDIBLE show.

He’s a great singer and an incredible dancer. That’s what people really wanted to see!

Chris Brown didn’t end up performing though. Apparently, he was pulled due to some circumstances that I’m sure will be uncovered over the next few days.

But heyyyy… this is the internet. We can always add things on here!

So anyways, here are 2 clips of what I (and pretty much everybody else) was hoping to see when thinking about a “tribute”:

*Sidenote: Anybody see my tweet show up on TV during the BET wrapup? lol.
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2008 Stylus DJ Awards – The MTL Party

2008 Stylus DJ Awards

The Justo Mixtape Awards went down about 2 weeks back and now, we have another event for the DJs coming up – the Stylus DJ Awards. (Shoutout to my bwoy DJ Hotsauce for winning Best International DJ for the second year in a row at the Justos!)

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Stylus DJ Awards, it’s an event held every year to acknowledge the urban DJs throughout Canada.

That’s right – I said Canada.

Some people refer to it the Canadian version of the Justos, but I’ve never been to the Justos, so I can’t really tell you what the similarities or differences between the two may be.

This year’s awards are going down in Toronto at the end of this month, but I reached through to the Montreal Nominees Party this past Friday, to see what was going down and enjoy the great company of some of the city’s best DJs. Congratulations to DJ Quest for winning the Fan Choice Award for the Montreal DJ of the Year!

Also, big shoutouts to the other nominees who are all, undoubtedly, putting in an active effort to push the MTL scene: Don SmoothKwite SaneLittle ThunderSkratch Bastid and Team Canada.

Below are a few pics from the event for your viewing pleasure. (Yes, that’s me in my b-boy stance in one of the pics.)

Thanks to Jesse Walker for the pics.

Find out more about the Stylus DJ Awards here

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