January 31st, 2010
10:42 PM ET

Doug E. Fresh joins Jaime Foxx for Grammy performance

CNN's KJ Matthews caught up with veteran rapper Doug E. Fresh backstage, and he let it drop that Jaime called him to perform "Blame it on the Alcohol" while he was at home watching "Heroes." Needless to say, that phone call took him by surprise.

Despite his influence on hip-hop, Doug said he'd never performed at the Grammys before tonight.

"There is a certain type of feeling you don't get all the time when you listen to most music, but I'm capable of giving you that feeling when you listen to my hip hop music," he said. According to him, hip hop is broken down in five categories, with one of those categories being beat boxing, which he takes claim for.

Of course, the genre has gone through a lot of transitions, but that's the nature of the music, he said. His prediction for hip hop's future? Look internationally for the next big hip-hop star - Doug thinks he or she will hail from another country.


Filed under: Grammys

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. jt

    it was an absolute MESS!. The attempt to manufacture something electric was painful to watch. Fox really needs to stick to backups and cameos as a "cool" add-on. His manager should be fired for letting him front this mess and allowing him to make himself look utterly ridiculous.

    February 5, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BEST Consultant

    It was atrocious! WAY too much going on. What the hell were they soooooo hyped up about? Most all the other performances were genuine and 'hype worthy'. This however was not

    February 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. L

    Oh yeah and Doug E. Fresh...I didn't get it.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. L

    Jaime Foxx's performance was toooo busy. Guns N' Roses, T-Pain, and Precious....what a mess! I just didn't get it. Were they lip-singing?

    February 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Debra R

    For picking on a teenager Mylie Cyrus and suggesting she do a sex act while she was a minor....that is my definition of a creep...

    February 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. T

    why is he a creep???

    February 1, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. Debra R

    Jamie Foxx is a creep.

    February 1, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. d

    jamie foxx is talented but that performance with doug e fresh was sheer cacophony. couldn't wait till it was over

    January 31, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |

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