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Ice T To Host VH1 'Hip Hop Honors'

By EbenGregory

Date: 4/3/2006 10:20 am

VH1 is set to pay homage to Hip-Hop's biggest legends and visionaries with its third annual 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors' show.

Ice T, host of this year's "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" and NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, announced on Friday (Mar. 31) the first-ever "VH1 Hip Hop Honors Week" in connection with the third annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors," which will be held again in New York City.

The VH1-created and pioneered awards special honors Hip-Hop's pioneers and luminaries who have transformed Hip-Hop into a cultural phenomenon.

Since its inception, New York City has served as the host city of the awards and concert.

"Hip-Hop music was born right here in our city," said Mayor Bloomberg at the press conference. "During our first ever 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors' Week New Yorkers will have exciting new opportunities to celebrate an art form that has influenced generations and reached the farthest corners of the world."

This year's honorees include Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys and Eazy E.

The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through collaborative performances by pioneering artists and today's latest talent.

The star-studded event is slated to take place at the famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, October 7, 2006 and will be broadcast on VH1 on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 8PM.

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Why don't they honor NWA altogether, not just Eazy-E?

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Wow! What a line up of honorees!! This is gonna be another really good show. And since they honor 1 of Hip-Hop's fallen soldiers, Eazy E is perfect. He made much for an an impact than Big L (he only had an underground following and only did his thing 4 a few years) and Big Pun (who only had a few hit singles at the time of his passing). Eazy E is one of the pioneers of hardcore Hip-Hop. Sure, it tailspun in2 the trash that makes the charts these days...but Eazy's intentions were never 2 have it turn out this way.

Thanx 4 the newz!!

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Tribe Called Quest or De La Soul haven't been honored yet, maybe they'll be honored the same time as JJFP, in 2015, lol

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Yeah Eazy-E is probably the weakest mc in NWA by far, it's wack that they honor him before the other members just 'cause he's dead, that'd be like honoring Flava Flav and not Public Enemy, in fact Flava Flav is probably a better mc than Eazy-E, lol, there's no question Big Pun is by far a better lyricist than Eazy-E, he could rap circles around him, he didn't have many hits but if they go by hits then they wouldn't honor Big Daddy Kane, KRS-ONE, or Rakim either 'cause they didn't have much commercial success, I wouldn't complain if Pun got honored before Eazy-E

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Eazy-E waz one of the 1st people in Hip-Hop 2 focus strongly on the business side of things. He may not have lyricaly been one of the best...but he is a pioneer in west coast Hip-Hop and hardcore Hip-Hop. I think he should have been honored after 2Pac...b4 Biggie.

I could never get with Big Pun. I never saw him as very lyrical or even decent when it came 2 flow. No disrespect 2 him...but he waz just a commerical rapper 2 me.

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