Thursday, June 3, 2010
VH1 Hip Hop Honors The Dirty South: Show Arrivals With MyFox News NY
In this case, "dirty" is a good thing. The 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors celebrated the achievements of hip hop with a southern twist. This year's show honored music and influence of hip hop artists from the South.
"In order to continue our efforts to honor the best in hip hop, it is so important that we recognize the South and the tremendous impact that it has had on hip hop music," said VH1 executive Lee Rolontz. "The southern experience is one that is unique to America and while filled with its own testimony of trials and triumphs, hip hop has served as a universal medium where the journey is shared."
The special event and show -- which took place Thursday and will be broadcast on VH1 on Monday, June 7, at 9 p.m. -- paid tribute to Jermaine Dupri, J Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records, Luther "Luke" Campbell and The 2 Live Crew, Master P, and Organized Noize. (source)