DMX and Lauryn Hill were the big winners at the 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, held last week in Hollywood. DMX was named Solo Artist of the Year and Live Performer of the Year, while Hill was honored as Best New Solo Artist of the Year. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" was selected as Album of the Year. Hill and Run-DMC presented the Hip-Hop Pioneer Award to Kool DJ Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash, while Will Smith presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to multimedia mogul Russell Simmons.
Master P and his crew of No Limit soldiers performed, as did Hill, Juvenile, B.G. and the rest of The Hot Boys, Puff Daddy, Nas, Snoop Dogg with Xzibit and Nate Dogg, and Outkast and the Dungeon Family. Limp Bizkit introduced the final performance of the night--by Ruff Ryders DMX, Eve, Drag-On, Swizz Beatz and the Lox . . .
Nine Inch Nails, Jay-Z and Kid Rock have been added to the list of artists who will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Presenters include Janet Jackson, Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, Sean "Puffy" Combs and the "Blair Witch Project" trio of Heather Donahue, Michael Williams and Joshua Leonard. Chris Rock will host the show, which will be broadcast live Sept. 9 from the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center . . .
The much-delayed first-ever authorized live album from the Clash, titled "From Here to Eternity: The Clash Live," will arrive in stores in October.
MTV News reports that the album pulls live performances from 1978 through 1982 at venues ranging from London's Music Machine Club to New York's Shea Stadium .