After ten years of supplying a daily concentrated dose of poison via subpar pop music countdowns, corny interviews and gossip galore, TRL is finally taking an indefinite hiatus.
I can’t say I’ve watched TRL in the past half decade, but I can guarantee you that my interest in the show has never risen beyond a negligible level. My bile and spite towards it has yet to subside.
As far as Hip-Hop goes, the only thing we owe TRL (to a degree) is Eminem, who had this to say upon learning that the show was about to hang up it’s gloves.
“I’m going to miss `TRL.’ … Where else will I be able to start feuds, defend my honor vigorously and act like an angry teenager on national TV? Oh wait … The VMAs!”
Ah, yes. The VMAs. That, or BET & it’s innumerable new Award Shows. Either way, let’s pray some benevolent demon possesses whoever runs Viacom (which owns both BET & MTV) and makes them terminate both channels, put their profits into something beneficial to the urchins and then proceed to take a long walk off a short plank atop a very high building.
Just like TRL is about to do.
Rest In Peace.