AHH Stray News: Rakim Honored, Flo Rida Hit With $1 Million Tax Bill, MC Shan Returns

AllHipHop Staff

(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop legend Rakim Allah will be honored for his contributions to the genre during the annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, which take place this weekend in Atlanta. The rapper has been a professional MC for over 25 years. Rakim, who was nominated to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with his partner Eric B, will be honored with the "I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award" during the show, which will be taped September 29 in Atlanta Georgia. The BET Hip-Hop Awards will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps and will air on October 9 at 8:00 PM.

Miami rapper Flo Rida was recently hit with a $1 million tax bill from the IRS. The Carol City native was hit with a tax lien over the bill earlier this month, according to reports. Reginald Mathis, Flo Rida's lawyer, said the rapper was in Germany. Mathis said he was prepared for his client to be angry, once the rapper found out there was a lien placed against him."The accountant s are checking into it," Reginald Mathis told Gossip Extra. "We know there were some issues with the year 2009, international expenses and the likes. Whatever Flo owes, he will pay. But I'm confident it's not 1 million!"

Hip-Hop legend MC Shan is making a return to the rap game with a new single titled "Let's Bring Hip-Hop Back." The new song by the Queensbridge native is featured on the mixtape "Words Gone Wild: Eargasm 5" by WhizzKid Media. According to sources, the track is a prelude for a full-length album by MC Shan that is expected to be released next year. To check out the song Let's Bring Hip-Hop Back from "Words Gone Wild: Eargasm 5," click here.