Prior to the event, MTV parodied the controversy regarding the "milw0rm" hacktivist attacks by "hacking" their own website and "spray painting" the words "JF was here," as one of the hackers was known as JF. MTV explained that it was a publicity stunt tied in with appearances by Johnny Fame. See more
[presenting an award to the Beastie Boys
In the early 1980's, the infectious styles of rhythm and rhyme brought fever to the boogie-down Bronx, to the New York metropolitan area, across the country, and to the world. At the tail-end of disco and punk, as we knew it, were hybrid along with other sounds into the absorbing style of hip-hop. Picture 1983, and the onslaught of rappers, MCs, DJs and new recording artists: Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, ...