VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Special Events and Performances Throughout NYC Begin Friday, October 5

"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" Will Pay Tribute To A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Dogg, WHODINI, Missy Elliott, and Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell for New Jack Swing and the Seminal Hip-Hop Film "Wild Style"

A Tribe Called Quest
VH1 and NYC & Company have come together once again to create VH1 Hip Hop Honors Weekend, a jam packed weekend of events, performances, exhibits, and workshops throughout the five boroughs to celebrate the history, culture and style of hip hop. Inspired by the success of last year's collaboration with NYC & Company, the official marketing and tourism organization for the City of New York, which kicked off with a press conference with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and propelled into a full week of activities throughout NYC; VH1's Hip Hop Honors Weekend is a celebration of the heritage and tremendous impact of hip hop since its birth decades ago on the streets of New York City.

Beginning Friday, October 5 and culminating with the premiere of the 4th annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors telecast on October 8, VH1 Hip Hop Honors Weekend will be anchored each day by events throughout NYC. Highlights of VH1 Hip Hop Honors Weekend include the VH1 Hip Hop Honors tour featuring The Roots with Big Daddy Kane and MC Lyte at the Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York City on Friday, October 5 at 8 p.m., and our 2nd annual Hip Hop Honors Celebrity Hoops exhibition, which will take place at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University on Sunday, October 7 at 3 p.m.

Players for this year's VH1's Hip Hop Honors Celebrity Hoops "Old Skool vs. New School" game include Common, Fatman Scoop, MIMS, Lyfe Jennings, Nuttin' But Stringz, Matthew Knowles, Luv Bug Starski, Grand Master Caz, LA Sunshine, DJ Envy, CL Smooth, Positive K, Chubb Rock, Dana Dane, Mike C, Stevie D., Saigon, DJ Unk and more. Celebrity coaches include Grandmaster Melle Mel, Tyrone Williams, and HOT 97's EBRO. Special guests in attendance will be Salt N' Pepa, Irv Gotti, Tiffany Pollard (aka New York) and Melyssa Ford as celebrity MC. Halftime performance by Swizz Beatz, and the national anthem will be rendered by Chrisette Michele. The game is presented by VH1, Entertainer's Basketball Classic, Long Island University and HOT 97 with proceeds to benefit the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are on sale now. The price is $10 for general admission and available through Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171 or at Ticketmaster.com.

This special weekend also includes over 20 hip hop-themed events with over 60 partners throughout the weekend at venues throughout New York City. For information on additional activities throughout the weekend, please visit hiphop.vh1.com.

The 4th Annual Hip Hop Honors show will premiere on VH1 and VH1 Soul on Monday, October 8 at 10 p.m.* Hosted by Tracy Morgan, this year's show will honor A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Dogg, WHODINI, Missy Elliott, and Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell for New Jack Swing as well as a tribute to the seminal hip hop film "Wild Style." VH1 will once again pay tribute to the hip hop luminaries who broke new ground and pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon and 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.

[Published on: 9/21/07]

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wharfrat04 Fri 9/21/2007 12:16PM
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I don't understand why this article is being posted here. I thought the key word in jambase was "jam". I'm not insulting hip hop or the artists talked about in this article, it's just that it's sad to see jambase spending more time talking about mainstream music. There are millions of outlets for this type of music yet there are few that cover jambands, and it's sad that we're slowly loosing this site.

sweetjames Fri 9/21/2007 12:35PM
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HOPEFULPHAN star Fri 9/21/2007 12:39PM
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gavino Fri 9/21/2007 12:53PM
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jambase is pulling a rollingstone on us.

jimskisci starstar Fri 9/21/2007 12:57PM
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I couldn't agree more with eveyone above relix has even been letting me down lately BRING BACK THE JAMS

sailorman Fri 9/21/2007 01:22PM
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I know that this does not make sense on Jambase, but there is good HIP-HOP out there to listen to. Artists with great beats and lyrics with a purpose. The mainstream rap sucks. A Tribe Called Quest are pioneers in the hip-hop world. Not everything needs to be "jammy."

paulyblunts Fri 9/21/2007 01:40PM
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maybe we have articles like this on jambase because the "jam scene" is dying a slow death

jamrad starstarstarstarstar Fri 9/21/2007 01:41PM
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well hip-hop is large and its not going anywhere and what about the reveiws of hard rock or aging rockers like the police and willie nelson(not "JAM"). i love hip-hop and i like the articles about hip-hop so i say keep up the good work. if you don't like the subject of an article don't read it. its just that simple. there is no good reason to be hating.

Mr. Holland's O-Face Fri 9/21/2007 01:41PM
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Mr. Holland's O-Face

Man if anything talks about honoring A Tribe Called Quest, it is extremely news worthy.

gavino Fri 9/21/2007 01:46PM
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gavino Fri 9/21/2007 01:51PM
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didn't mean to repost that. but i would like to say that i love hip hop it just seems to me that everything that starts out with good intentions gets too big and greedy for its own good. Rollingstone Bonnaroo now Jambase, shit the whole damn country. everything loses sight of its original intentions chasin a buck.

figgzz starstarstarstarstar Fri 9/21/2007 02:00PM
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yall are just haters...hip-hop is an artform just as true as jam music.im not sayin i prefer one to the other but you all sound like conservative assholes,you might as well be praising george bush.if youve ever seen a real hip-hop show youd know that there just as into the music as any jamband out there.so quit bitchin

Greatwaves Fri 9/21/2007 02:26PM
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You all think that Jambase is loosing the Jam, well so is Jambands.com, Bonnaroo, Vegoose, etc.. its all turning mainstream, even the pioneers of Jam world have gone (phish, dead are dead, cheese, etc) soundtribe beats are much more drum and bass oriented than the transient beats it once was, bisco lost it and is trying to recover, yonder has become more unz oriented even, you know its bad when the hottest bluegrass band in the land has gone techno, like everything else the scene is dying, sorry to say it, ill miss it but im growing up and have little patience for what i see on the scene today

ILoveMusic! starstarstarstarstar Fri 9/21/2007 02:33PM
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Why do all the people on this site complain about everything. Theres always Hip-Hop at ANY festival, and its always good. As long as 50 Cent or some other crappy rap artist shows up I hope they continue to invite hip-hop to festival, especially a group like tribe called quest. Thanks jambase on keeping us informed in MUSIC as thats what its all about. STOP THE CRYING!!!

cuttyfives Fri 9/21/2007 03:07PM
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cuttyfives Fri 9/21/2007 03:09PM
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to make it clear, i love touch of grey, the music video reminds of the movie the labrynth and it puts me in a good mood for some reason.

durazno Fri 9/21/2007 03:21PM
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HONESTLY I COULD GIVE TO SHITS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE... i thought the name of the website was JamBase.

figgzz Fri 9/21/2007 04:20PM
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you hippies man...i love you all 2 death but all you ever do is complain..get over it

dudleynoon Fri 9/21/2007 04:27PM
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Who doesnt like the roots and common? they are sick

elhombre Sat 9/22/2007 12:09AM
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Anyone that is complaining about the Roots not having anything to do with "jamming"( and therefore not newsworthy on this site) has never seen them LIVE. they are really a very very very great BAND...let alone rap group.

spun'dun'git'r Sat 9/22/2007 08:54AM
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I would guess jambase posts hip hop articles because because they probably got the idea that the people that were in the scene were open-minded enough to get down with more than just 25 minute guitar solos. Listen to hip hop, as well as jambands, jazz, blues, soul, motown, electronic...just listen to it all, theres so much great music out there that people are just afraid to check out cuz its not the their scene, and thats pretty lame.

gOdWesSaTaN Sat 9/22/2007 09:59AM
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go buy dreamweaver start your own website if it upsets you that much as for me i could care less if theres an article i dont want to read cause i dont read it simple as that... anyways a tribe called quest getting honored is newsworthy anywhere

kirkbrew Sat 9/22/2007 12:57PM
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Tribe were AWSOME. Too bad Tip got so “thuggish”. Missy would only have 1/10th of her fame if it wasn’t for her videos.

As for Snoop Dog? Wonder what Dr. King would say? The guy is nothing short of scum and his bad example should be celebrated by no one. Nothing more than a perpetuation of a stereotype. Truly sad.

dcbugher Sat 9/22/2007 03:56PM
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i have nothing against hip hop, but i have to agree that this doesnt make sense on jam base. it has the same amount of logic as a hip hop website talking about the jammy awards.

Mason star Sat 9/22/2007 06:04PM
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i don't get it.

21mmer Sat 9/22/2007 06:19PM
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hip-hop has a place here just like all of the eclectic genres of music we enjoy.

ps- note to wessew: not to be an ass, but please consider using punctuation.

gOdWesSaTaN Sat 9/22/2007 08:52PM
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haha i dont believe in punctuation ;

redplate Sun 9/23/2007 08:56AM
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I think people are just afraid that we are getting weened on to pop music... Which it seems like sometimes. I just find it hard to believe that rap group that is on VH1 is original and good. but im not gonna talk shit. If all you guys think it is good regardless of the others who havent heard it like me, i guess it might be news worthy. Unless of course the people supporting this group have no taste in music to begin with. It seems like we will just have to deal with these crazy comments until people either except it... which wont happen. I probably wont either or until we are weened completely to pop music.

Waneegoer Sun 9/23/2007 09:13AM
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You gotta respect Snoop...and also The Roots were at the Big Summer Classic out at Camp Zoe so they are tied in with the scene. Their set was pretty fun

21mmer Sun 9/23/2007 09:30AM
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just like every genre of music, there are talented and original artists who are making interesting music and there are....well, the other ones. pop, hip-hop, country, etc. all have their true artists and their duds. i love jam-based rock, but i certainly don't give carte blanche to every jamband that comes down the pipes. some bands can make a 20 minute song sound ground-breaking and innovative and others have me looking at my watch. i could really care less about this vh1 deal, but i like the eclectic coverage of the music scene from jambase.

also, tribe may not noodle away on guitars and synths, but they do jam.

richromeo star Sun 9/23/2007 11:00AM
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The question isn't whether rap is good, bad, whatever, but why it has to be posted here on JAMbase. Save it for a rap site, or even a site covering all popular music. I don't come here to see the latest in opera news either. Since jambase switched the layout of the site the mainstream stuff and ads have gotten a lot worse ~ plus the original layout was better. Anyone remember the original dead.net layout, stars and constellations and all that? That was still the best one they've had, all the 'new layouts' still aren't as good. I agree the fests, the sites, all being taken over by homogenous mainstream nonsense. Seems it has to get bad enough for some enterprising folks to get fed up and create the next new jambase-type site, only to watch them slowly sell out too, a vicious cycle. PS ~ I've been a big Radiohead fan for years, but I am tired of seeing them on JAMbase

nathanjrod starstarstarstarstar Sun 9/23/2007 12:11PM
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Yeah, the place is called JAMbase, but it was called that about 10 years ago when there was a JAM scene to discuss.

If you honestly think the jam scene is as vibrant as it was then...well, good for you. But for my ears, the sound is mostly stale at this point - it gets pretty boring hearing several times a year how moe, Kimock, etc. are doing...I'd much rather hear about what is new and exciting.

Kudos for Jambase for continuing to branch out and knowing that GOOD music is what most people want to hear about, regardless of genre.

spaceface7 starstarstarstarstar Sun 9/23/2007 12:39PM
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JAM = everything under the sun in my eyes. what ever makes ya move...

roberto767 Sun 9/23/2007 02:27PM
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Nobody gives a shit about VH1 hiphop awards...This article should not be on here. This site is really starting to blow.

cuttyfives Sun 9/23/2007 04:13PM
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dissin snoop....good god some of you suck

thefknreverend Mon 9/24/2007 01:30AM
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happydestiny starstarstarstarstar Mon 9/24/2007 11:18AM
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tribe, common, snoop, all great artists who put on great LIVE shows

if your not interested in hip-hop then dont read the article

kirkbrew Mon 9/24/2007 11:34AM
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Respect Snoop? You gotta' be shitting me! The following is from "Can U Control Yo Hoe". Just the tip of the iceberg. The guy is scum. The lowest sort of scum at that. He gets all the respect that he gives.

Niggas, get your milla genuine draft, cause its milla time, we about to go hard on these hoes on this one right here.

Can you control your hoe? (You got a bitch that wont do what you say)

You can’t control your hoe? (She hardheaded, she just won’t obey)

Can you control your hoe? (You’ve got to know what to do, and what to say)

You’ve got to put that bitch in her place, even if it’s slapping her in her face. Ya got to control your hoe. Can you control your hoe?

I went to your house; your girl came in and started cussing you out. You should have slapped her in her face, I wanted to tell you, but it wasn’t my place. I kept it on the low, cause I know you was gonna check that hoe. But instead, you was quiet as a mouse, maybe you started to think it

wasn’t your house. Cause she was acting like a nut, you got a kind of bitch that would kick your butt. What kind of pimp holds back? Never met a bitch that a pimp can’t slap, whats wrong with

the pimpin’? Why you get a whippin’? All I got to say is this:

This is what you made me do; I really didn’t want to put hands on you. But bitch you playin’ with fire, i'm so sick and tired, of loud mouth bitches like you, a nigga had to go and put tips on you, cause bitch you playin’ with fire, i'm so sick and tired.

This is what you forced me to do, I really didn’t want to put hands on you, but bitch you playin’ with fire, i'm so sick and tired. Of bitches like you, a nigga had to go and put tips on you, bitch you playin’ with fire, I’m so sick and tired.

cuttyfives Mon 9/24/2007 03:03PM
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Its rap music not lets drop acid, drink overpriced microbrews and shop for beads while our pitbull mix eats out of overflowing porto-potties music. Seriously though, I love both genres. Doggystyle is one of the best albums EVER.

sailorman Mon 9/24/2007 07:56PM
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Actually the album The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest has the famous jazz bassist Ron Carter playing on it. Ron Carter played with Miles Davis...

nathanjrod Mon 9/24/2007 08:04PM
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geez....a lot of close-minded hippies here!

petemora starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/25/2007 06:27AM
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What? No mention of MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Sir Mix-a-lot? These were the true pioneers of the genre. "Baby's Got Back" changed my life, it took me through some dark times, man. What a shame about Hammer, a brilliant career cut short due to a complete lack of talent and overt stupidity.

This is all sarcasm by the way, for those of you who don't speak the language.

nsafay Tue 9/25/2007 07:03AM
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Man...every been to a Roots concert? Cypress Hill? Outkast with a live band? They all jam. Even seem some nice transistions from song to song. Jigga's live album with the Roots band is tight as hell. Seen Red & Meth do a phat vocal jam in Chucktown. Mos Def jams on the drums pretty well. But Kanye West fucking sucks moose dicks.

mcarroll starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/25/2007 12:42PM
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Keep up the good work, Jambase. If you want to read about the same 30 bands over and over and over, you can go to jambands.com. That site covers strictly jambands for the most part, and I only check it once every couple of weeks because they don't have enough subject matter to keep me interested everyday. Jambase is a pretty unique site, and I check it everyday because of the variety, quality, and quantity of the content. I know it is hard for some of you to believe, but there are a large number of people that listen to just about every style of music, and Jambase does a great job of covering quality artists from all over the musical spectrum. Tribe, The Roots, Snoop, and Common are all hip-hop legends, and I am a big fan of all of them, so kudos on covering any concert, event, album, or artist that you think has musical relevance, no matter if it is sponsored by VH1 or by Relix. Then again, Jambase could go back to covering one particular area of music, decrease their audience significantly, and ensure that they (and myself) would be bored at work because they decided to cover only one sect of the music world to appease the people that constantly whine on these message boards. Doesn't that sound like a great idea?

mackadocious Tue 9/25/2007 02:09PM
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I didn't think this many people would be so passionate over this post/article. I'm pretty selective about each genre that I listen to. Theres lots of crappy mediocre jam bands and lord knows there is some awful mainstream rap today. But I've experienced both spectrums live. I've had mucho fun at hip-hop shows and this vh-1 thing would be cool (if it were free). That being said nothing compares to watching true, experienced musicians (i.e. Umph) torch the fuckin venue with their rock powers. Thanks for reading.

Shooter206 Wed 9/26/2007 07:43AM
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Liberals of today (which i would think most of the people on this site are) should have wide open eyes and ears and that doesnt sound like what im hearing on this post. What is great music to some is shit to another...so be open to all forms of music. What happened to an open mind? But i do agree that some of these artitsts dont bring much to the table but others bring alot so...open up people

guitardave Fri 9/28/2007 07:14AM
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Hip Hop is pretty cool when they use real musicians. When its just a turntable it really takes a master MC to make it come across.