VH1 Hip Hop Honors’ Red Carpet Pre-Show to Air Exclusively on VSPOT
NEW YORK, Oct. 3 — Former “VH1 Hip Hop Honors” honorees Salt, Pepa and Spinderella will host this year’s red carpet and backstage interviews at “VH1 Hip Hop Honors.” For the first time in VH1′s history, pre- show event footage will be seen exclusively on VSPOT, VH1′s broadband
Red carpet interviews and backstage footage will be available on VSPOT at http://hiphop.vh1.com beginning at 6PM ET on October 17. Hosted by Ice T, the third annual “VH1 Hip Hop Honors” honoring the music and influence of Ice Cube, Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys, and Eazy E. will be broadcast on VH1 at 9PM ET/PT that day.
Additionally, for the month of October, VH1′s digital properties – VSPOT and VH1 Mobile – will remix your hip hop digital experience with extensive and exclusive hip hop-focused content in celebration of “VH1 Hip Hop Honors.” VH1 Classic and VH1 Soul will also air special programs dedicated to hip hop throughout October.
VH1 pays homage to the hip hop pioneers and luminaries who transformed the genre into a true cultural phenomenon with the third annual “VH1 Hip Hop Honors,” premiering Tuesday, October 17 at 9PM ET/PT. The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances by classic artists in collaboration with today’s hottest new talent. Hosted by Ice T, this year’s celebration will honor Ice Cube, Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys and Eazy E. With the exception of Russell Simmons, Afrika Bambaataa and Eazy E, all the honorees are set to take the stage and showcase their legendary talent, along with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Bootsy Collins, Shawna, Lil Eazy-E, Black Ice, Lil Kim, Diddy, Fat Joe, Lil Jon, Da Brat, Xzibit, Talib Kweli, Remy Ma, Q-Tip, Common, The Roots, George Clinton, Young Jeezy, Erykah Badu and KRS-One.
Hosted by Ice T, “VH1 Hip Hop Honors” will be taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on October 7 and will include appearances by Outkast, Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps. Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson of the Roots will be this year’s musical director.
For more information go to http://hiphop.vh1.com and check out interactive honoree profiles, exclusive programming, show information and more.