The Good, The Bad And The Ugly At The Source Awards
The Source Awards registered a 2.5 rating this Wednesday, meaning that 1.9 households and approximately 2.7 million viewers watched the ceremony — making it the most watched program in BET’s 2003-2004 season. However, mixed feelings have been expressed on the show’s overall quality. From Lisa Raye and Treach’s amateur hosting to Roy Jones’ awkward “go to Africa” speech, heads have gone as far as dubbing the soiree an embarrassment. While Def Squad and Wu Tang held down the stage, the bulk of the live performances from Ja Rule to Trina were boring walks across the stage. Thankfully, The Dirty South All-Stars featuring Lil Jon, Lil Flip, David Banner, The Youngbloodz and Bone Crusher’s performance was enough to redeem the night’s previous sets. With Uncle Luke playing host and Dirty South notables such as Pastor Troy simply dancing and mouthing his comrades’ words, the Dirty got the place on their feet. The evening’s highlights included LL Cool J’s lifetime achievement award and a comical presentation by Keith Murray, Redman and Method Man’s which drew a good response from the otherwise catatonic crowd.