Diplo snags 2009 MTV Video Music Awards “Breakthrough Video” nod.

For the first time in history, a quasi-dancehall tune is in the running for the Breakthrough Video award at the VMAs.

This lo-fi cartoon clip of a bad-ass Jamaican commando battling vampires and zombies on his rocket powered skateboard will be up against nine other videos by the likes of Gnarls Barkley, Death Cab for Cutie, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Click here to vote. The Video Music Awards will air live on MTV September 13th. Wonder if Lexxus will be joining Diplo, Switch, and Santigold at the big awards ceremony?