Sunday Throwback: 1995 Source Awards Bad Boy :Total, Lil Kim, Diddy, Craig Mack,Notorious B.I.G. & Faith Evans Vs Death Row: Snoop, Dr Dre, Dogg Pound, DJ Quik. Who Nailed It? [3 Videos + Poll]

Video After The Jump

The Source Awards used to be the hip hop equivalent of The Grammys. In 1995 especially so, because two powerful labels, one from the east and one from the west would have a showdown to see who would outperform the other.

Suge Knight and Death Row Records brought Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Dr Dre, Lady Of Rage, Nate Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound to Madison Square Garden that day

While Bad Boy Records Ceo, Diddy brought Notorious B.I.G., Total, Craig Mack, Lil Kim, and Faith Evans.

It's debatable who had the better performance because they were both great, so I'll let you decide.

There was some negativity though. Suge Knight just couldn't let the night go without taking a swipe at Puffy whom he criticized for "dancing all up in the videos" before inviting artists to come join Death Row if they didn't want all that.

 

You can see that part at the end of the 2nd Bad Boy video.  All that did was fan the flames of the east coast vs west coast feud even more. 2Pac was in prison on a rape charge at the time or things might have gotten violent.  

 

As it turned out though, it was a peaceful event and everybody went home safe

Who do you think had the better performance out of the two camps?

 

R.I.P. B.I.G.

 


 

Bad Boy Performance Part 1 - Craig Mack 'Flavor In Ya Ear' x Faith "Used To Love Me"

 


 

Bad Boy Performance Pt 2: Notorious B.I.G. & Total "Can't You See" x Junior Mafia "Players Anthem" x Notorious B.I.G. "One More Chance" remix

 


Death Row Records: Dr Dre "Keep your Heads Ringing" x Tha Dogg Pound "What Would You Do" x Lady Of Rade "Afro Puffs" x Snoop Dogg "Murder Was The Case" X DJ Quik "Dollars and Sense" x Sam Sneed "U Better Recognize" x Nate Dogg

 





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Comment by Ze' on February 22, 2011 at 9:47am
yo u can tell the audience was not feeling the west on some parts. mad tension. i feel; that s*** from here. that s*** time traveled..lmao
Comment by LaMarr Green on February 22, 2011 at 8:40am
all thee above! yall know 1995 was like the best year for hip-hop! everybody had they own sound! ....cool!
Comment by carlitosway on February 22, 2011 at 8:29am
west coast had a better performance but east coast had better talent
Comment by Hottestchickinthegame on February 22, 2011 at 3:28am
Wess Wess yall! We had a better roster at the time and we had stage props etc....

RIP Biggie. You are missed by many.
Comment by k.Cr!p on February 21, 2011 at 9:26pm
west side for life nicca
Comment by HEADCRACK on February 21, 2011 at 8:26pm
NEW YORK NEW YORK
Comment by Dollar SiGN on February 21, 2011 at 6:34pm
THAT S*** WAS iLL
Comment by Dollar SiGN on February 21, 2011 at 6:29pm
yo YOU CAN KIND FEEL THAT NIGHAS WAS ANIE ON THA TAPE
Comment by BEANZ on February 21, 2011 at 5:37pm
DANGER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by BEANZ on February 21, 2011 at 5:37pm
WHEN THE EAST IS IN THE HOUSE (OH MY GOD )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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