TBT: '96 Grammys, Tupac & KISS Presenting An Award

Talk about a throwback and a rarity.

Twenty years ago at the 1996 Grammy Awards, rapper Tupac Shakur and rock band KISS presented an award for "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance or Vocal".

Tupac came out first, then said he needed to "shock the people", and out came KISS to present the award with him.

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At that time, this was different! Seeing a hip-hop rapper like 2Pac on the same stage at as KISS? That's a big deal. A legendary band and rapper.

Things like this is why people love or loved the 1990's so much. It was the diversity; and when I say 'diversity' I don't mean just race -- I mean different genres of music filled in one arena; the different styles of clothing; look at Tupac with his rings and Death Row chain; KISS with their high heels and makeup, and in comes Hootie and the Blowfish not even dressed for the occasion!

My goodness, Hootie and the Blowfish weren't even properly dressed to go outside, let alone the Grammys. Lol. But they didn't give a damn. That is who they were. That was what the 1990's were all about; musicians and people who did their own shit. No rules in the 1990's.