In its second year
honoring hip-hop pioneers and legends, VH1 will pay tribute to rappers Big Daddy
Kane and Notorious B.I.G. during their annual Hip Hop Honors show on September
"Our first Hip Hop Honors proved to be an incredible success
not only for the channel but also within the hip-hop community," the show’s
executive producer, Lee Rolontz, said in a statement to The Associated Press.
"It was a long overdue celebration of the genesis and roots of a genre
that has permeated world culture."
Kane and Biggie join fellow honorees LL Cool J, Grandmaster
Flash and The Furious Five, Ice-T, Salt-N-Pepa, and the 1991 film Boyz n the
"This year’s honorees run the gamut from MCs to trailblazing
duos to an iconic motion picture all of which have had a massive impact on the
hip-hop music landscape," said Rolontz.
The show takes place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York
and airs September 26 on VH1.
Last year, VH1
honored Public Enemy, Run DMC, and the late, great Tupac Shakur among others
in its star-studded program.