Maze feat. Frankie Beverly tribute (Joe, Tyrese, Faith Evans) was ok, but it's nothing like watching Frankie coming on stage giving the youngin's a true history lessons. Maze and FB have been in the business 35 years and can still get an audience on it's feet. D'Angelo surprised me. For being absent and out of the spotlight for 12 years, he did good for making a "come back." His band was sick, his vocals/vocalist was on point. I just wish he didn't try to do the James Brown scream at the end.
The Whitney Houston Tribute: I would have ditched Brandy and Chaka Khan and kept Monica and the Houstons. It was beautiful (don't get me wrong) but I just wished BET should have done more for our fallen legends that died before Whitney Houston...#ijs MCA, Heavy D, Sylvia Robinson, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Vesta Williams, Chuck Brown...They just missed a chance to really school the youngin's about who and what music really was.
Hopefully this time next, New Edition will get the honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award; they will do the fallen legends justice, and they will pick people for awards that SHOULD and DESERVE to win.
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