December 10, 2016
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'VH1 Hip Hop Honors' Airs Tonight

Brooklyn in the House! VH1 Brings Hip Hop Royalty Together at the 6th Annual 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors' Honoring the 25th Anniversary of Def Jam Records

 

Ashanti, Chrisette Michele, DJ Chuck Chill Out, DJ Clinton Sparks, DMX, Eminem, EPMD, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, Gym Class Heroes, DJ Jaycee, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ghostface, Ja Rule, Judacamp Choir, Kid Rock, KRS One, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Method Man, DJ Nonstop, Onyx, Public Enemy, Redman, The Roots, Rick Ross, DJ Sam Sneak, Scarface, DJ Scratch, The Street Sweeper Social Club, Trey Songz, Wale and Warren G Performed In Honor of Def Jam Records

Anthony Anderson, Eve, Jimmy Fallon, Oran "Juice" Jones, Brett Ratner and Chris Rock Appear As Guest Presenters

Hosted By Comedian/Actor Tracy Morgan For The 3rd Consecutive Year, 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors' Will Premiere On Tuesday, October 13 at 9PM ET/PT*

Join The VH1 Hip Hop Honors Live Blog Party With Fab 5 Freddy And Amerie At HipHop.VH1.com Tuesday, October 13 at 8PM ET

NEW YORK, -- The 6th annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" shook up Brooklyn, New York as some of the biggest names in entertainment gathered to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records - one of the most celebrated hip hop labels in the music industry. "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" will premiere on Tuesday, October 13 at 9 PM ET/PT*. Visit HipHop.VH1.com for show details, artist interviews and select show performances.

Join HipHop.VH1.com for live blogging coverage before and during the on-air premiere of "VH1's Hip Hop Honors." The commentary begins at 8PM ET. Hip hop fans can join in on the conversation with each other and co-executive producer of "VH1 Hip Hop Honors," Fab 5 Freddy and singer/songwriter Amerie. The full show, including all performances will be available on HipHop.VH1.com following the on-air premiere.

Taped at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House on Wednesday, September 23rd in Brooklyn, New York, and hosted by Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock"), talents from across all artistic genres came together to celebrate this significant milestone in American hip hop music. The show paid tribute to the architects of Def Jam Records including Bill Stephney, Chris Lighty, Julie Greenwald, Kevin Liles, L.A. Reid, Lyor Cohen, Michael Kyser, Rick Rubin, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Russell Simmons. Performances by Ashanti, Chrisette Michele, DJ Chuck Chill Out, DJ Clinton Sparks, DMX, Eminem, EPMD, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, Gym Class Heroes, DJ Jaycee, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ghostface, Ja Rule, Judacamp Choir, Kid Rock, KRS One, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Method Man, DJ Nonstop, Onyx, Public Enemy, Redman, The Roots, Rick Ross, DJ Sam Sneak, Scarface, DJ Scratch, The Street Sweeper Social Club, Trey Songz, Wale and Warren Gbrought down the house celebrating Def Jam Records.

2009's "Hip Hop Honors" demonstrated how Def Jam Records and its architects Bill Stephney, Chris Lighty, Julie Greenwald, Kevin Liles, L.A. Reid, Lyor Cohen, Michael Kyser, Rick Rubin, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Russell Simmons transformed American pop culture by bringing hip hop to the world.

"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz for VH1 and Jac Benson for Blacjac Entertainment. It is directed by J. Horvitz. Nelson George and Fab 5 Freddy are co-executive producers.

"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" is sponsored by Rhapsody® and Taco Bell®.

For up-to-the-minute and archival press information including releases and photographs, visit VH1's press-only Web site at www.vh1.com/press.

*All times ET/PT

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 95 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

 

SOURCE VH1


STORY TAGS: brooklyn, new york, vh1, hip hop, awards, def jam, black, african, american, music, arts, artists, culture, Ashanti, Chrisette Michele, DJ Chuck Chill Out, DJ Clinton Sparks, DMX, Eminem, EPMD, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, Gym Class Heroes, DJ Jaycee, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ghostface, Ja Rule, Judacamp Choir, Kid Rock, KRS One, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Method Man, DJ Nonstop, Onyx, Public Enemy, Redman, The Roots, Rick Ross, DJ Sam Sneak, Scarface, DJ Scratch, The Street Sweeper Social Club, Trey Songz, minority, news



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