VH1’s ‘Hip-Hop Honors’ Returns to Celebrate The Women of Hip-Hop



VH1’s Hip Hop Honors is back and, this time, it’s all about the ladies!

The award show is making it’s long awaited return following a six year hiatus. According to a press release, the show will “pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers, and trendsetters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.” Names of the guests haven’t been released yet, but we’re sure that the lineup will be one to remember.

VH1 started Hip Hop Honors back in 2004 to celebrate the seminal figures in rap, but it stopped in 2010. Among those honored over the years are 2Pac, Run-DMC, Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Salt N Pepa, Snoop Dogg and MC Lyte.

The special is being produced by Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah, who will also serve as executive producer along with Mona Scott-Young.

This year’s ceremony will air live from New York City on Monday, July 11, at 9 p.m.

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