8) JAY-Z ft. KANYE WEST - "Otis" August 28, 2011

One of my favorite Jay-Z/Kanye West performances of all time.

Reason why the 2011 VMAs were good -- in my opinion -- was because of this performance. Having Jay-Z and Kanye West on the same stage at the VMAs, would be like having Tupac and Biggie Smalls perform on the same stage at the 1995 VMAs. Can't get bigger than that in the hip-hop world, today.