A Tribe Called Quest will take the stage along with honorees Snoop Dogg, WHODINI, Missy Elliott, and Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell for New Jack Swing at the fourth annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors. VH1 will also honor the seminal hip hop film Wild Style. Hosted by Tracy Morgan, VH1 will once again pay tribute to the hip hop luminaries who broke new ground and pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon.
Taping at New York City's famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, October 4, and premiering on VH1 and VH1 Soul on Monday, October 8 at 10PM, this year's show will feature performances by the honorees, along with Ciara, Eve, Pharrell Williams, The Game, T.I., Timbaland, Bow Wow, Busta Rhymes, Common, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole and Nick Cannon as well as an appearance by Chris Rock. 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.
Beginning August 27, the voting period for The Score begins at http://hiphop.vh1.com. Viewers will decide through online voting who has what it takes to create and produce.
The winner will receive show credit, the opportunity to be mentored by Ahmir "Guestlove" Thompson from The Roots during a session where the winning score will be professionally produced and a trip to NYC to attend the taping of the fourth annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors celebration in New York in October.
Additionally, in early September, www.VH1.com|VHI.com will launch a dedicated VH1 Hip Hop Honors Web site with honoree profiles, exclusive online content and more.