VH1 TO BRING BACK "HIP HOP HONORS" EVENT TO HONOR THE TRAILBLAZING FIRST LADIES OF HIP HOP MONDAY, JULY 11 AT 9PM ET LIVE FROM NY
NEW YORK, NY, May 23, 2016 - With hip hop dominating pop culture, VH1 today announced the triumphant return of "HIP HOP HONORS" to celebrate the trailblazing first ladies of hip hop. The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.
"VH1'S HIP HOP HONORS" will air Monday, July 11th at 9PM ET LIVE FROM NY.
Since its inception in 2004, "VH1'S HIP HOP HONORS" has recognized the luminaries who broke new ground and propelled the genre into the cultural phenomenon it has become. From Hip Hop's pioneers like Public Enemy and Tupac Shakur to Def Jam Records and Russell Simmons, VH1 has honored Hip Hop from its origins through the numerous phases of its musical evolution.
Current sponsors of "VH1'S HIP HOP HONORS" special event include Taco Bell(R) and MetroPCS(R).
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"VH1'S HIP HOP HONORS" is being produced by Flavor Unit with Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah as Executive Producers along with Monami Productions with Mona Scott-Young as Executive Producer and blacjac Entertainment Group with Jac Benson II as an Executive Producer. For VH1, Amy Doyle, Ryan Kroft and Keshia Williams are Executive Producers, Elena Diaz is Executive in Charge of Talent and Leah Lane and Joe Buoye are Executives in Charge of Production.
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