VH1 will honor Hip-Hop’s pioneer’s with a new awards
show, "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors." The show is scheduled for October 8.
Network president Christina Norman told the Associated
Press the event will be annual and was a perfect fit for the network and their
new push into pop culture.
"The people who grew up listening to the
Sugar Hill Gang and Run-DMC," Norman said, "those are our viewers."
The show will focus on the pioneers who are often
overlooked, according to Norman.
"This is a way for us to acknowledge the
unsung heroes of hip-hop," she said.
"When you think of all of the influence hip-hop has had on our culture,
it’s a hugely impactful art form. Hip-hop definitely needs to get its due."
The awards will air along with a five-part documentary
on the history of Hip-Hop.