MTV VMAs 2015's 20 Best and Worst Moments

Kanye's stunning speech, Miley's free nipple and more highs and lows from MTV's explosive night

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Best: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Respect the Architects
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Best: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Respect the Architects

Any excuse to put Grandmaster Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz and Kool Moe Dee in front of a national audience on a prime-time awards show gets our hands in the air. Those guys — from the Furious Five, Cold Crush Brothers and Treacherous Three, respectively — are living hip-hop history; without them, your favorite rappers wouldn't know a mic was made for rocking. So let's give it up for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who brought these three rap pioneers out for an over-the-top, epic performance of "Downtown," their new moped-themed show tune and old-school rap attack. This song is probably going to be a gigantic hit, and if that means Caz finally gets some of the cash that should have been coming to him the last 35 years ago for co-penning "Rapper's Delight," then we're all for it.

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