Big Daddy Kane, B.I.G. Honored At VH1 Hip-Hop Awards Show

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.