Hip Hop Honors

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Logo of the 2016 Hip Hop Honors

The Hip Hop Honors is an annual event that airs on VH1. The television special honors old school and golden age hip hop rappers and contributors for their long-term influence and importance in the history of hip hop culture. It features live performances by most of the honorees along with new school artists who have been influenced by them in tribute. The show is taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, New York City.

Common attendees include Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, MC Lyte, Chuck D, Beastie Boys, Common (rapper), KRS-One, Flavor Flav, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Ice-T, A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Rev Run, Sean Combs, Doug E. Fresh, LL Cool J, Afrika Bambaataa, Wu-Tang Clan, and many more.

The award show is highly valued, above most hip hop award shows who base their honorees off of commercial value. Rather than for their historical significance.

The ceremony returned on July 11, 2016.[1]

1st VH1 Hip Hop Honors (2004)[edit]

The first ceremony aired on October 12, 2004 and was hosted by Vivica A. Fox and MC Lyte.

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2nd VH1 Hip Hop Honors (2005)[edit]

The second ceremony aired on September 26, 2005, hosted by Russell Simmons and Rev. Run.

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3rd VH1 Hip Hop Honors (2006)[edit]

The third aired on October 17, 2006 with host Ice-T.

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4th VH1 Hip Hop Honors (2007)[edit]

The fourth show aired October 8, 2007, and was hosted by Tracy Morgan.

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5th Annual Hip Hop Honors (2008)[edit]

The fifth show aired October 6, 2008 and was hosted by Tracy Morgan.

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6th Annual Hip Hop Honors (2009)[edit]

The sixth show aired October 13, 2009 and was hosted by Tracy Morgan.

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7th VH1 Hip Hop Honors (2010)[edit]

The seventh Hip Hop Honors aired on June 7, 2010, hosted by Craig Robinson. The ceremony featured various artists from the 'Dirty South.'

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Uncle Luke Tribute with DJ Buddha, including a medley of the following songs and performers:

J. Prince/Rap-a-Lot Tribute with DJ Domination, including a medley of the following songs and performers:

Jermaine Dupri Tribute with DJ Lil Jon, including a medley of the following songs and performers:

Master P Tribute with DJ Kid Capri, including a medley of the following songs and performers:

Atlanta Medley with DJ Drama, including the following songs and performers:

Timbaland Tribute with DJ Freestyle Steve, including a medley of the following songs and performers:

Texas Medley with DJ Michael 5000 Watts, including the following songs and performers:

2 Live Crew Tribute with DJ Mixx, including a medley of the following songs and performers:

Organized Noize Tribute with DJ Jelly, including a medley of the following songs and performers:

Miami Medley with DJ Khaled, including the following songs and performers:

8th VH1 Hip Hop Honors (2016)[edit]

The eighth and most recent Hip Hop Honors aired on July 11, 2016 hosted by Eve. This show honored the women of hip-hop.

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Queen Latifah Tribute by Naughty by Nature:

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  1. ^ Press, Associated. "VH1's Hip Hop Honors Returns, Focusing on the Ladies". Billboard.com. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 

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