Def Jam is about get honored – Hip-Hop style.
VH1′s popular ‘Hip-Hop Honor’s’ franchise is about to pay homage to the label that brought hip-hop to the masses as well as birth some legendary acts like LL Cool J and of course Jay-Z.
The music event will tape from the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York, and air on VH1 on Tuesday, October 12 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
VH1’s Hip Hop Honors 2009 celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Def Jam in a show filled with the stars of this venerable label, as well as funny, painful and inspiring stories from its most renowned creators. Hosting for the third time is “’30 Rock’s” Tracy Morgan.
This year, the music, the influence and the artists from Def Jam’s history past and present 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 this now global music phenomenon.
Previous celebrations have honored hip hop luminaries who broke new ground and propelled the genre into the true cultural phenomenon that it has become. Last year’s honorees included Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort. And this years line is by far the most impressive to date.
Tracy Morgan returns as host and celebrating 25 Years of Def Jam will be performances by a superstar lineup including: DMX, Eminem, Fabolous, Gym Class Heroes, Ja Rule, Kid Rock, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Onyx, Public Enemy, Redman, Rick Ross, Scarface, The Roots, Trey Songz, Warren G and Young Jeezy.
If you are a lover of real hip-hop music then this is the event to watch.
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