Bun B, Lil Jon & T-Pain Pay Tribute to the Dirty South at 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Bun B, Lil Jon and T-Pain were among the performers announced today for the 2010 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors celebration.

The show, now in its seventh year, will be paying tribute to the South’s contributions to rap music this go-round—the first time the show has honored an entire region.

It will be hosted by comedian Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine) and will also feature performances by Paul Wall, Pitbull and Trina.

As previously reported, VH1 will be acknowledging such southern pioneers as Jermaine Dupri, J Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records, Master P, Organized Noize, Luther “Luke” Campbell and 2 Live Crew. The event will be taped at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom and is set to air on Monday, June 7 at 9 p.m. EST. —Elan Mancini

  • http://www.daoneradio.com DaOne Radio

    There’s is still a lot more music in the south to be discovered. Jook Music just to name one.

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  • GHBJ

    Where’s Tony Draper & Suave House at?

    • Jesus Martinez

      Exactly, typical of a channel that put Missy Elliot on a couple years ago. Where’s UGK and TRick Daddy at too?

  • The_Truth
  • jtm

    haha 2 live crew and master p sucks.

  • To The —–>Day

    VH1 Hip Hop Honors The South?????The South is whack and they are very whack music wise.There are NO good rappers that come out of the south except rappers like Cash Money and No-Limit when they were hot back in the day,T.I.,Ludacris,Outkast and that’s it.The B E S T hip hop honors were when they paid tribute to Def Jam.

  • gift

    @ TO THE——DAY

    EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OWN OPINION, BUT HOW CAN YOU TRULY SAY THE SOUTH IS WHACK? HOW CAN YOU NOT ACKNOWLEDGE 8 BALL AND MJG, UGK, SCARFACE, ZERO, KAMIKAZEE, KILLER MIKE, MYSTIKAL? mY NIGGA I COULD KEEP GOING, BUT THOSE WERE ALL STRONG LYRICIST OUT OF THE SOUTH, AS WELL AS THE FEW PEOPLE YOU MENTIONED IN YOUR COMMENT. tHE SOUTH AND THE BAY REALLY PUT IT DOWN IN THE REALM OF INDEPENDENT HUSTLING, AND HONESTLY, THE EAST COAST AND MIDWEST CAUGHT ON TO THAT LATER. NO DISRESPECT, JUST THE REAL. LLOYD BANKS IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE AS WELL AS FAT JOE, OF ADAPTING A SOME WHAT SOUTHERN BLUE PRINT TO HUSTLE HIS HOTTEST SONG TO DATE, “BEAMERS, BENZS, AND BENTLEYS. mY NIGGA, YOU GOTTA GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE. THE SOUTH GOT LYRICIST. DO SOME RESEARCH. iPROMISE YOU’LL BE SURPRISED AT WHAT YOU FIND.

  • Nix*Sun

    What about Trick Daddy,Uncle Al,Jam Pony Express DJ’s,MC Shy D,8-Ball & MJG,JT Money(Poison Clan),Scarface,Willie D,Mystikal,Juvenile,and all the one hit club bangers.

  • fo life

    Big ups for hip hop honors putting it down for the south! Im not a huge fan of the New South, but neverthless southern rap has history. Im from the west but I can’t deny the fact the south has been holding it down in rap.

  • fo life

    Now anybody please feel free to reply to this post! When well the west coast get there hip hop honors! People say well there hasn’t been a west artist holding down consisently in years, but the way I feel the west coast never died! Why? Because every rap act out now that claim hes a gangsta, pimp, or hustler is spitting the west coast shit! I mean before Ice-T, Too Short, NWA, Dr. Dre, niggas wasn’t spitting stuff like that! Somebody will have to prove me wrong otherwise. Now just about every nigga out sport bandanas claiming they bang or screaming fuck the police(NWA), or how they pimps and claming how many bitches they have(too short). All that to me is the west coast style. They gave the east there props, now the south. Next year should be about the west coast! If you disagree please reply. I want to hear peoples opinion on this topic.

  • To The —–>Day

    @gift,ALL of those people you named who are they?They names DON’T ring bells or have any buzz where I am at.The South is W A C K and that’s the way it is.Who is Zero?Who is Bun B?Who is 8 ball?Who is UGK?I N E V E R heard of any of these people named.The South is W A C K so deal with it,The west coast is also W A C K E X C E P T Snoop and Dre(Back In Da Day)and so is the midwest….The REALEST HIP HOP COMES FROM THE EAST COAST LIKE BIGGIE,JAY-Z,JADAKISS,EVE,LIL KIM,FOXY BROWN,DMX,NAS,AND I CAN GO ON AND ON,THE EAST COAST IS THE B E S T REGION SO I GIVE PROPS WHERE PROPS IS DUE AND THAT’S THE EAST COAST WHO IS HOME OF THE BEST RAPPERS AND ETC.AND THIS IS COMING FROM A FEMALE

    • realist

      you don’t know these artist because your just a casual fan of hip hop. what I mean is that you listen to what’s played on mtv, bet, or radio stations. There’s nothing wrong wit that!, but the artist you listen to like dmx, eve, jadakiss, jay-z, nas, etc. they know about bun b and 8 ball! they know there history. as far as you saying the west coast is wack, if wasn’t for ice-t, too short, and n.w.a. you wouldn’t hear you east coast artist talk about how gangsta they are, or how they so hood or what not! West coast took rap and went gangsta wit it, made millions from it, and now east coast artists spit similar lyrics. Im from new york myself, im just keeping it real!!

  • http://mozilla LI PUPU

    NO 8BAAL&MJG, NO GETO BOYS, NO OUTKAST, SHALL I CONTINUE. THESE BROS ALONG WIT SOME OTHERS LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS DIRTY SOUTH MOVEMENT. DAMN

  • Anonymous

    Dirty, Field Mob, Geto Boys, Goodie Mob,

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  • HummingAtCha

    The south been whack,Who still listen to UGK,8-BALL,The Geto Boys,and those other southern rappers?The East Coast started HIP HOP NOT THE SOUTH,EVERYBODY FEED OFF OF THE EAST COAST,WE HAVE THE BEST MUSIC,THE BEST SWAGG,THE MOST EDUCATED PEOPLE,THE HOTTEST RAPPERS,THE HOTTEST SINGERS…BUT THE SOUTH IS WHACK FROM SCARFACE,SOULJA BOI,GS BOYZ,HURRICANE CHRIS.I NEVER LISTEN TO WEST COAST OR SOUTHERN RAP BECAUSE I WAS NEVER EXPOSED TO IT AND THIS IS COMING FROM SOMEBODY FROM PHILLY/NY WHERE WE KNOW REAL HIP HOP.I NEVER LISTENED TO SOUTHERN RAP.

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