Year: 1999
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The 1999 MTV VMAs were held in the Metropolitan Opera House in Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and they nearly tore it down with this medley that inducted Kid into the pantheon of rock-rap greats. Run-DMC’s “King of Rock” (sung by Kid), “Rock Box” performed live by Run-DMC with Kid’s band, TBT, segueing into “Bawitdabaw”Kid’s breakthrough single off 1998’s Devil Without a Cause (itself a rock-rap masterpiece)and brought home by a bringin’-down-the-house rendition of “Walk This Way,” with Kid and Steven Tyler famously tossing the mikes back and forth during the break (Kid barely hangs on). But the smokin’ “Rock Box” throwdown steals the showyou just don’t hear that every day.