EXCLUSIVE: VH1 To Bring Back Hip-Hop Honors Awards Show


(AllHipHop News) AllHipHop.com has exclusively learned that VH1 is bringing back its Hip-Hop Honors show, one of the one-time staple award shows of the music industry.

According to sources, the event will be women centric, but how that manifests is not yet known.

Previous events were at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, while this event is confirmed to also take place in Mid-Town Manhattan.

The VH1 Hip-Hop Honors originally ran from 2004-2010 and honored Hip-Hop legends and old school greats.

“I’m just happy VH1 started this thing…” Ice T said back in 2006. “We didn’t know if VH1 was the right place to for Hip-Hop Honors, but they’ve shown and proved.”

A host of artists have been honored in past ceremonies as honorees ranged from 2pac to Whodini, to The Notorious BIG to Snoop, to Run-DMC.

While there are too many to name from past award shows, typically artists honored at the award shows have run the gambit.

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In 2009 VH1 honored Def Jam during the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records, the imprint many say catapulted Hip-Hop.

That year Black Thought of the Roots and Eminem opened up the show with a tribute to LL Cool J performing his hit “”Rock the Bells.”

Fans can expect many more performances like this as VH1 typically pulls out all the stops for the awards show.

More news on this as it develops.