VH1 Pays Tribute To Def Jam At 6th Annual Hip Hop Honors In Brooklyn

Instead of paying homage to a series of diverse, seminal acts in rap’s illustrious history, VH1 has decided to devote this year’s entire Hip-Hop Honors gala to famed label, Def Jam Recordings.

Set to take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 9 p.m, the show will commemorate Def Jam’s 25 years in the music business with segments on founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin as well as the labels other business ventures like Def Comedy Jam. As always a long list of today’s biggest rap stars will pay their respects to the label’s classics as well as more updated hits.

Hosted by funny man Tracy Morgan, for his third consecutive year, the 6th annual ceremony will be held in Brooklyn, New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

As of press time the artists scheduled to perform are unknown.

Last year VH1 honored Cyrpess Hill, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort. – Elan Mancini

  • El Tico Loco

    That’s what’s up is worth checkin out considering LA Reid killed the damn label

  • $ykotic

    They know Def Jam is dying…

    • Pierzy

      Yeah, I was about to write that it sounds more like a memorial to me…

      • $ykotic

        Be better off copping them Def Jam adidas and DVR this show.

  • BeerGangsta

    Roiling with Rush. If you are old school you know what I am talking about. Rush Simmons and Def jam been doing since 1984. Rush brought ya’ll Def comedy Jam. Made 100 or more of them Famous. Bernie Mac is one of them RIP. 25 Years of giving the public what they won’t hear. Rather you like it or not. No Dam other Record Company can say this shit. Neff said!

    • GregSIDE

      I think it’s cool how there doing a label, the label that put Hip-Hop on the map, instead of different artist like they do every year. Nice change up. I mean Run-DMC just got put in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It’s good timing. Def Jam wasn’t just a label, it was a movement. Def Comedy, Def Poetry(which they need to bring back whether the label’s dying or not), I mean they were trailblazers in everything they did and now that the ROC FAM is gone, the state of Hip-Hop, and putting R&B boy L.A. Reid as head there gonna die unfourunatly. If Rush would have never left things might be different, but the man I guess couldn’t run it 4ever. But I think it’s great there getting honered, they deserve it.

  • Curtis75Black

    Nice. It’s still funny to me that VH1, a channel that didn’t fuck with Hip Hop at all is rockibg shows for th Genre !! Much Respect with the props giving to Def Jam. Not the first Independent, but the most Successful !!

    • Lowedwn

      ^^^^^^^^^^^

      and they’re doing it it better than MTV ever did…or BET for that matter

  • Azhar

    If you admire somebody you should go on ‘head tell ‘em, People never get the flowers while they can still smell ‘em

    Nice of them but if they payin tribute while your still around, usually means you’re over!! But its still a good look tho! I hope they do it right!

  • http://xxlmag.com Down-South-Cat-Who-Knows-More-About-Hip-Hop-Than-U

    Yeah its funny to me too. Hip Hop Honors is actually a good show every year but I swear to God if they dont honor Scarface or the Geto Boys soon(even with Willie’s problems) its gon be trouble lol

    • BeerGangsta

      You right down south. Geto Boys was the shit. A-Town Stomp! Everybody need to support Birthday Bash in Atlanta at Phillips Arena. Homeboys its going to be a lot of azz there. If you not scared get your mack on. I hope you will take a lot of them Heffers home. At least one. I know I will. Step your Heffers up. Peace!! The last one I went to started at 6pm and ended 1am. You will get your money worth trust me.

  • Azhar

    Ummm AZ cd dropped yesterday…and its dat true AZ Sosa shit! Bestbuy got it!

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE KiN CAMELL

    PEACE,FROM THE BAY!

    YES FAM, GOTTA SHOW LOVE & RESPECT TO DEF JAM

    COME VIBE;
    KiN CAMELL(GOOGLE THAT)

    PEACE TO YOU & YOURS

  • yo raps

    THEY NEED TO HONOR BONE THUGS N HARMONY!!!!

  • BGZ

    Looking forward to Naughty!

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  • Landon

    Fuck dis shit man i got love n respect 4 def jam and everything it has done for hip hop but a whole show come on man dats outrageous win da fuc iz BoneThugs and Big Pun gone get their fuckin credit its fuckin sad 2 b honest wit yall no disrespect but u telling me dat Big Pun and BoneThugs havent done as much as cypress hill come on man tighten up hip hop honors.

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