(AllHipHop News) Legendary comedian Martin Lawrence will be honored in the upcoming “Hip Hop Honors” award show, presented by VH1.
This year's show is called “The 90's Game Changers” and will celebrate the artists, actors and influencers of that decade.
"Anytime anyone wants to recognize you for your work, it's an honor. I am looking forward to a really great night of fun and music," Martin Lawrence said in a statement to Billboard.
Martin Lawrence definitely blew up off the back of hip-hop.
In addition to being one of the top draws of Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, Martin was featured in Spike Lee's “Do The Right Thing” (1989) and The Hudlin Brother's hip-hop classic, “House Party.”
Martin also scored roles in classics of that decade like “Boomerang,” A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” and the “Bad Boys” franchise of films with rapper Will Smith.
Martin also helmed his own TV comedy show “Martin,” which originally aired from 1992 to 1997 and can still be seen to this day in the form of reruns on cable TV.
“Martin”also featured cameo appearances from rappers like the Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Tone Loc, Kid of Kid-N-Play, Method Man and Outkast.