With the MuchMusic Video awards fast approaching, ILuvLola.net had a chance to talk to RapCity and the MMVA Red Carpet host Tyrone ‘T-Rexxx’ Edwards in the anticipation of the event taking place Sunday June 17th 9pm ET. T-Rexxx shares his experiences of being apart of the MMVA’s for the second year, as well as his input on the MuchVibe Hip Hop Video of the Year category. He also gives advice to aspiring artists hoping to achieve nominee status, as well as who he is personally excited to see perform at this years MMVA’s.
Follow T-Rexxx (@Trexxx1LOVETO) and MuchMusic (@MuchMusic) on twitter to stay updated on all of the current news for this years show! Also, be sure to tune in to MMVA Red Carpet show to for the first look at all the guests, fashion and performances!
The nominees in the MuchVibe Hip Hop Video of the Year category range from local Toronto artists like A-Game, to international Canadian artist such as Drake and K’Naan. With the variety of both local and international videos in the category, who are you happy to see being a nominee this year and why?
It makes me happy to see each artist nominated this year for a number of different reasons. I’ve always said that because our country, especially Toronto, has such a diverse makeup of people, that it’s only right we produce music that reflects that. Each of this year’s nominees boast their own style, delivery, and most importantly sound.
Is there a video that initially stood out to you in this category?
A-Game comes to mind because I watched the video proudly. I really like those guys and their progression gives me a good feeling about what’s to come.
Each of the videos up for the award are distinctly different and put out completely different messages. What does a video have to display in order to be the MuchVibe Hip Hop Video of The Year?
With all nominees being significantly different, I think in order to win you’ve got to create a video that covers all elements of the game. Does the video make the viewer like the song more? Is the video interesting? Does it have any wow factors? There’s a Music Committee that has to make these tough decisions every year and with all the great work out there to choose from, I don’t envy them.
This is your second year being a part of the MMVA’s and also the second year hosting the MMVA’s red carpet. Any valuable lessons that you learned last year that you will take with you in preparation for this year? Also, what can we expect from this years red carpet?
The red carpet can be a disaster if you aren’t very prepared because it is high energy fast paced and nothing ever goes as planned, all while being calm and looking great. I love it!
Do you have any memorable moments that stand out from hosting last year?
Interviewing Uncle Snoop was one of my highlights as well as Dallas Green.
Do you have any advice for any artists aspiring to achieve nominee status next year?
When you have a song that you want to promote by shooting a music video for broadcast and not just the internet, understand the difference. Work with someone that is as good or better at what they do as you are at your craft. Quality videos take tons of preparation and skill for them to come together and be competitive.
Lastly, who are you most excited to see perform at this years MMVA’s?
Wait for it… Carley Rae Jepsen ‘Call Me Maybe’ is the most covered song right now and when she performs this year everyone will be singing along the artists, fans, staff, security and viewers across North America.