VH1 is going big with this year’s “VH1 Hip Honors” show. The network revealed its list of performers for the 5th annual show including Lil Wayne and MC Lyte Monday. Slated to air October 6th, the 5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors has tapped Big Boi, Biz Markie, Bun B, DJ Kaos, Ghostface Killah, Kid Rock, MC Lyte, Lil’ Jon, Lil’ Wayne, Q-Tip, Scarface, Wyclef Jean, Cheech and Chong and Sanaa Lathan to pay homage to hip-hop luminaries who broke new ground and pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon. This year’s honorees include Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort. Tracy Morgan will once again host this year’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors festivities which are scheduled to tape at New York City’s famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, October 2. The “VH1 Hip Hop Honors” broadcast will premiere on VH1 and VH1 Soul on Monday, October 6 at 10PM ET/PT. Additional performances and appearances will be announced shortly. The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances in collaboration with some of today’s hottest talent. Generations of hip hop will bridge the gap for one exceptional night to set it off with the original style and flavor that sparked and inspired the evolution of the music.
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