Wed 19 May 2010
(um….wow. Photo of Gucci on his video set last week. I am really not a fan of the weaponry-sunglasses that have been popping up in the hood ever since Rihanna and Gaga started channeling Grace Jones last year. Via PrinceWilliam/ATLPics)
So today, the VH1 team announced new additions to the upcoming VH1 2010 Hip Hop Honors “The Dirty South” event, airing June 7th. And along with the previously announced honorees: J. Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records, Jermaine Dupri, Luther “Luke” Campbell and The 2 Live Crew, Master P of No Limit Records, and the Organized Noize family. And the previously announced performers: Pitbull, Paul Wall, T-Pain, Lil Jon, Trina, and the homie Bun B…
Newly announced 2010 Hip Hop Honors performers:
Bone Crusher, Chamillionaire, Dem Franchize Boyz, DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Flo Rida, Gucci Mane, Juvenile, Lil Jon, Missy Elliott, Murphy Lee, Mystikal, Nelly, Plies, Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Trick Daddy,and Ying Yang Twins
2010 Hip Hop Honors presenters:
the freshly danced-off Chad Ochocinco, Chilli, David Banner, Donald Glover, Eddie Griffin, Kelly Rowland, Ken Jeong, Kid Rock, Taraji P. Henson and Terrell Owens will be on hand. Ken Jeong?! Yay!
Now, it’s not mentioned in today’s announcement, but I know that you know that we know that Missy Elliott’s inclusion hints at a Timbaland honoree slot. (not to mention the fact that his mug clearly appears on the Hip Hop Honors website, lol) But my question on twitter was….can someone please kofi-annan some type of truce between Timbo and Ginuwine? Because that duo made slow jam magic. (NH).
Also….Complex’ Peter Rubin (mastermind of the Complex Twitter beef) talked to Nelson George and Fab Five Freddy about Hip Hop Honors overall…
Noz (CocaineBlunts) and Complex compiled a fascinating list of The Top 25 Organized Noize Tracks of All Time, starring everyone from Curtis Mayfield to UGK to TLC to EnVogue. I had barely heard of any of the songs listed between #24 and #15. So it was great exposure. But from #14 to the #1 pic, nothing but much loved classic after timeless classic: ie, “Git Up Git Out,” “Blackberry Molasses,” “Watch for the Hook” (!!!). Now I won’t give away their #1 pick, it’s a legend, but it wasn’t my all-time favorite, “Cell Therapy.” Amazing job, guys!