Eminem & The Roots Tribute to LL Cool J
This is the live performance by Eminem, The Roots and DJ Jazzy Jeff in tribute to LL Cool J at the VH1 Hip Hop honors awards.
I just watched this performance 6 times. This is real hip hop. Eminem and Black Thought killed it on the mic!
Eminem was definitely bringing it back with the Kangol hat and the Diadora sweat jacket.
The LL Cool J interview at the beginning was also very funny when LL recalls the first time he hooked up with Def Jam. He told Rick Rubin “I thought you was black”!
It was a real smart move by LL to get the Def Jam address off the back of the vinyl and then to send a demo tape directly to Rick Rubin.
He also cracked me up when he compared Russell Simmons to Loony Tunes Porky Pig (d..d..d..d..dats all folks)! Haha. Sounds like Russell!
DJ Jazzy Jeff also killed the decks while rocking a DJ AM t-shirt. Respect!
This was a legendary performance!