Uncle Luke & Platinum Selling South DJ, Magic Mike Sound Off @ VH1 Hip-Hop Honors!

So as previously reported, VH1 announced 44 new reality shows coming up (Vh1 Announced 44 New Reality Shows! Check ths list...) and that includes their annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, and this time around they are dedicated to honoring the south. But some legendary movers & shakers from the south are offended that they are not being honoring or even invited for that matter.

Uncle Luke released this statement saying "go fu*k yourself" to VH1 and that he is offended that he is not being honored individually only as a member of the 2-Live-Crew.

"This year I'm supposed to be honored, but they only want to honor me as a member of the 2 Live Crew...They want to honor Master P for his business savvy and they want to honor Jermaine Dupri for his business savvy and I'm kind of offended by that. We have basically been talking it out, but it's just so sad that people just don't know my history. They try to link me with a group and not see me as a businessman. Luke Records was the first independent black owned record company owned by a rapper. We were the first to distribute our own product. There's just so many first...For an organization like VH1 to try to say I'm just the first person to go to the Supreme Court over music censorship and be a part of the 2 Live Crew...I told them the other day, 'Just go f*ck yourself.' We were even the first to have a street team...I don't want to be a part of it unless you honor what I've done in a proper way. I've never asked anyone to do anything. But when you ask me to be a part of something, I'm not going to let you disrespect me."
Well, at least Luke is being honored somewhat. Platinum recording artist/ DJ, Magic Mike says he wasn't even invited and he is totally offended by that. Dj Magic Mike and the Royal Posse sold over a million copies, the album skyrocketed to Platinum status. Mike made history with the release of BASS IS THE NAME OF THE GAME and other albums.

Nevertheless, he has done A LOT for the south. I actually used to host a mixshow with Magic Mike in Orlando and he is also a good friend of mine, so I caught up with him in the next issue of Zaria Magazine in my "Talk of the Town" section. Here is a snippet of what DJ Magic Mike had to say about VH1 not honoring him:

Go to RIAA (Recording Industry of America) and see how many artist went gold or platinum from back then and you will see that answer is very few. We had to work for what we achieved because no one wanted to give it to us. I just want people to respect history.


For the rest of my interview with Dj Magic Mike, stay tuned right here for the release of Zaria Magazine's next issue and check the "Talk of the Town" section.




VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South – Monday, June 7
VH1’s hugely successful annual tribute to the force that is hip hop music returns in June for a seventh time with a tribute to “The Dirty South” to honor those who infused the southern story into hip hop’s global message. Jermaine Dupri, J Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records, Luther “Luke” Campbell AND 2Live Crew, Master P, and Organized Noize are all being recognized through performances in collaboration with some of today’s hottest talent. Last year’s edition was the highest-rated VH1 Hip Hop Honors yet. VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South will tape on June 3rd at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom and will air on VH1 on Monday, June 7 at 9:00 PM ET/PT

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