The fifth annual event, hosted by Tracy Morgan, honors the pioneers of the hip-hop community. Additional performances and appearances will be announced shortly. The awards show will be taped Oct. 2 in New York
“Now in its fifth year, the VH1 Hip Hop Honors has come to represent the pinnacle of innovation and achievement in hip hop music,” said Tom Calderone, executive vice president and general manager of VH1 in a statement. “This year’s five honorees are no different and are being recognized for their significant contributions to hip hop culture and for helping to elevate hip hop into a truly global phenomenon.”
Additionally, VH1.com on Sept. 16 will launch a dedicated VH1 Hip Hop Honors Web site with honoree profiles, exclusive online programming, show information and more.