Fab Five Freddy Talks VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Drama, Success

Filmmaker/Hip-Hop Honors executive producer Fab 5 Freddy recently spoke to AllHipHop.com about the “2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South,” special, which pays homage to southern rap music. As soon as word broke that the show would pay tribute to the South, it was also revealed that a number of artists from the ultra-successful region were unhappy with their treatment at the hands of VH1. Miami pioneer Luke Campbell was the first to tell AllHipHop.com that he was very displeased with not being recognized as an entrepreneur, while Houston’s living legend Scarface revealed he was unhappy with VH1 labeling the region “Dirty” in the show’s title. In addition to some bad press, a few rappers were vocal about not attending the show. Heavyweights like Young Jeezy and Plies will all be absent, although Fab 5 told AllHipHop.com that the majority of the South has supported the tribute. Rappers like Bun B., Trick Daddy, David Banner, Master P., Jermaine Dupri, Rick Ross, Mystikal, Trina, Gucci Mane, Game and a number of others will be featured during the “2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South.”Whether you agree or disagree, VH1 does deserve props for snagging Fab 5 Freddy and Nelson George, two very noted filmmakers/producers who have helped paved the way for Hip-Hop on the TV and in movies. This year’s show will air on Monday at 9:00 PM EST on VH1. Check out Fab Five Freddy’s take on executive producing the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors:Check out various artists' take on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.