Since the MTV Video Music Awards debuted in 1984, the performances have become a central part of the glamorous (and sometimes over-the-top) production. And over the years, hip-hop artists have delivered some of the best VMA performances of ALL TIME! (say that in a Kanye voice) We crawled through the archives and found a few of the best hip-hop performances from the VMAs.
10. Snoop Doggy Dogg – “Murder Was The Case” (1994)
9. Bone Thugs N Harmony – “The Crossroads” (1996)
8. Jayz feat. Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind” (2009)
7. Lauryn Hill – “Lost Ones/Everything is Everything”