The final performance at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards was a treat for fans of '90s hip-hop, as Eminem was joined by his mentor, former N.W.A. member Dr. Dre, and Dre's former protege, Snoop Dogg, for a medley of some of rap's recent high points.
The rappers also offered a preview of their upcoming concert together, The Concert On Chronic Island, set to take place on September 26 in Oahu, giving fans reason to start saving for a plane ticket to Hawaii (see "Eminem Added To Chronic Island Bill, Talks Next Album").
For the performance's opening, a solo Eminem hit the stage, which was decorated (if you could call it that) to look like a trailer park. After playing part of "My Name Is," he was joined by Dr. Dre for "Guilty Conscience," another hit from Eminem's "Slim Shady LP."
Most expected Dre to join Eminem (the two were also interviewed together during the Opening Act portion of the evening), but Snoop Dogg's emergence from a trailer was something of a surprise. Snoop replaced Eminem for a version of the Dre-Snoop collaboration of "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" from Dre's now-classic 1992 album, "The Chronic." Eminem joined the duo by the end of the song and then dove into the "mosh pit" section of the audience. Reemerging onto the stage, he added a plug for his mentor's eagerly anticipated album by yelling "'Chronic 2001,' October."
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