VH1 Hip Hop Honors Honors 90's Game Changers In A Major Way!


There is no era of music quite like the 90's, in fact, the 90's is the golden era of both Hip Hop & R&B!

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There is no era of music quite like the 90's. The 90's is the golden era of both Hip Hop & R&B, so it was only right for VH1 to have one of it's best celebratory shows in true 90's style with a 90's themed block party on the lot on Brooklyn St. at Paramount Studios in Hollywood CA.

To celebrate the golden era, and the time when Hip Hop truly became mainstream and permeated popular and mainstream culture, VH1's 'Hip Hop Honors: The 90s Game Changers' honored Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Martin Lawrence, Master P, and Hype Williams last night.

Timbaland and Faith Evans gave Missy Elliott an amazing introduction as, Missy opened the show with an electrifying performance of her 90's hit "She's A Bitch" reminding fans of how she was ahead of her time, how she changed the game, how she pushed the envelope, and why she's a legend and an icon.

Martin Lawrence's was tributed by comedians Affion Crockett, Lamorne Morris, host of the evening Regina Hall, 'Martin' co-star Tichina Arnold, and a series of characters from the game-changing 90's sitcom, 'Martin'.

Fans in attendance were taken down memory lane when it came to honorees Mariah Carey and Hype Williams. DJ Khaled and the hardest working executive producer, Asahd Khaled presented Mariah Carey with her much-deserved award.

Video montages were shown chronicling Hype's iconic music videos, and Mariah's chart-topping hits, unparalleled success, and memorable Hip-Hop collaborations.

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Before Pharrell Williams presented Hype Williams with his award, he took a moment to deliver a heartfelt message about the current political climate, as he encouraged everyone to “open their eyes.”

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Mariah took the stage to perform both the So So Def and Bad Boy "Honey" remixes with Jermaine Durpri, Da Brat, The Lox, and Mase!

RIP Prodigy! Mobb Deep's Havoc, Lil Kim, and Fabolous performed "Quiet Storm" remix to an energetic crowd.

In a Southern medley, Trick Daddy, Trina, Romeo, Silk The Shocker and XSCAPE performed everything from "Nann", "Make 'Em Say Uhh", to "Just Kickin' It" to celebrate the south's rise in Hip Hop & R&B before Jermaine Durpri and Master P were presented with their awards.

A number of 90's anthems were performed also as Fat Joe and Rema Ma performed the late, great Big Pun's “Not a Player,” Warren G performed “Regulate” with Ty Dolla $ign, Xscape's Kandi & Tiny performed TLC’s “No Scrubs,” and Ty Dolla $ign performed one of the biggest 90s classics: Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It.”

It was only right for Xscape's Kandi & Tiny to tribute TLC with "No Scrubs" as they co-wrote the hit single. The ladies even performed in the classic attire from the futuristic music video.

Teyana Taylor, was joined by a group of incredible dancers as she killed her dance routine to a medley of classic 90's records, even with a broken foot!

VH1 out did themselves with this one, and the outside 90's block party theme was the perfect backdrop to an epic evening celebrating our legends from the golden era!

VH1 Hip Hop Honors airs tonight at 9 on VH1! Tune in.