VH1 Announces Hip-Hop Heavy October Lineup

vh1-hhh.jpgIn conjunction with their annual Hip-Hop Honors Week celebration, VH1 has announced a Hip-Hop heavy lineup of original programming for the month of October. Kicking off the schedule on October 1 will be the debut episodes of the network’s new series, Bridging the Gap, in which an old school legend links up with an artist of today to produce an original track in one day. The first two episodes, which air at 11:00 p.m., will feature Queen Latifah working with Eve, and Snoop Dogg creating a track with The Game. Next up, on October 2 at 11:00 p.m. is Nick Cannon: Rags to Riches, which will follow the Wildn’ Out star back to his hometown of San Diego.

On October 3 at 8:30, VH1 will air the Rock Docs documentary Jay-Z, Fade to Black, which chronicles what was supposed to be Hov’s farewell concert at Madison Square Garden in 2003. Immediately after Fade to Black will be the world premier of Classic Albums: Jay-Z, which will take viewers through the creative process behind Jay’s seminal 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt. Finally on October 15, VH1 will premier two brand new reality shows. Airing at 10:00 p.m. is The Salt-N-Pepa Show, which will follow the two pioneering female MC’s as they attempt to reunite on and offstage. At 10:30, Gotti’s Way, the new reality show from Murder Inc. boss Irv Gotti will air for the first time.

This year’s Hip-Hop Honors special is set to air on Monday October 8 at 10:00 p.m. Honorees include A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Dogg, WHODINI, Missy Elliott, the film Wild Style and Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell for New Jack Swing. Viewers can also visit hiphop.vh1.com for behind the scenes footage, honoree profiles and exclusive mobile content.

  • og bobby j

    seems aight….

  • Kenny

    FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yea that will be hot except for the gotti show he is a piece of shit

  • CHI-W

    Nice

  • juan da god

    this all sounds good,I always dig hip hop honors,and the artist selected this year are more than deserving,but when can hip hop honors reconize the BEST RAPPER EVER CAME OUT OF THE BRONX(NO DISRESPECT TO KRS)BIG PUN,VH1 please get with it lets do a behind the music,a show of some kind to honor this man..BIG PUN FULLACLIPS FOR EVER..

  • AZ40

    I can understand some nominees but missy, really? I understand she’s been around awhile and done some okay things, they couldn’t find any other legends to honor before her?

  • RBMC

    Hip Hop Honors suck, No DJs, No BBOYS/BGIRLS, No Graf Writers? WTF Honor the whole culture not just the rappers. Missy Elliot? What about Latifah? Did Sha Rock get honored yet? Andre Harrell a member of Jeckyl and Hyde(side by side)Big Ups to him. Teddy “yup yup” Riley, the father of New Jack Swing(and the neptunes) had us doing the wop back in the day. Ted worked with everyone from Redhead Kingpin to the Wee Papa Girls including Boy George and Big Daddy Kane not to mention a host of others. the show still sucks though!

  • RBMC

    Boo!!!!

  • Lady c

    Uhh, yeah. Missy, Hip Hop Honoree? Please. Snoop Dogg an old school legend? I beg to differ.

  • fireforreal

    I agree they could have honored another legend before missy and 2 it’s a trip it takes vh1 to due something good for hip hop not b.e.t.Come on black entertainment television step your game up.

  • texasleen

    damn they say hip hop is dead but vh1 is still getting paid for it…back in the day they never showed rap videos so fuck vh1 who are they to say who the rap legends are

  • myspace//hip_hop_lives_here

    Yea BET, MTV & VH1 all suck. The other day I was talkin to my bro sayin that they should make a hip-hop station thats not owned by the same corp. that owns all these. The best video stations are Fuse & IMF. They dont just play hip-ho but if you just like video’s theyre both decent. Just the other day they were playin Michael Jackson Videos that shit was cool. Hit me up on my myspace tell me what yoiu think. PEACE!! HIP-HOP-LIVES

  • Boy Vito!

    i agree with AZ40 and RBMC…they really need to honor some other people before people like Snoop Dogg and Missy, i would have love to see Grand Wizard Theodore get honored or the RSC…come on now

  • gnixs

    Sounds like it’s gonna be tight. I like the concept of “Bridging the Gap”. I can’t wait to hear a new track from Game & Snoop. It seems alright except for the Nick Cannon show.

  • Vicious Seiger

    Funny, how a couple mil will change someone’s tune. VH1 at one point all but fully banded any Rap Music and now less than a decade later they are pulling out the stops to sign anybody Hip Hop Related to a reality show. Who’s Next Young MC? Tone Loc? Kid N Play? If there is any network taking advantage of Hip Hop and not respecting the culture it’s VH1 aka “MTV over 30 knocking on 40″. It’s sad our culture is being trivialized, mocked and watered down just to get a rise out of a particular demograghic. Classic Albums has the nerve to give a tribute to an album upon it’s release never acquired any air time on VH1. VH1 is just another in a long line of businesses that when you lose your core audience due to weak programming you target another audience with similar weak programming just with that special BS twist. I guess if reggaeton ever really hits hard in America VH1 Soul will turn into VH1 Reggaeton. Viacom is a sorry ass company.

  • around and around

    VH1>BET all day

  • http://www.elementQuattro.com boogirok

    Boy Vito!
    I agree with the pioneers gettin’ the honors but RSC has already gotten their honors, if not last year, a couple of years ago. What they need are the other bboy crews that were out there too like NYC Breakers and the DJs!!!