VH1 Honors Hip-Hop With New Awards Show

VH1 will honor Hip-Hop's pioneer's with a new awards

show, "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors." The show is scheduled for October 8.

Network president Christina Norman told the Associated

Press the event will be annual and was a perfect fit for the network and their

new push into pop culture.

"The people who grew up listening to the

Sugar Hill Gang and Run-DMC," Norman said, "those are our viewers."

The show will focus on the pioneers who are often

overlooked, according to Norman.

"This is a way for us to acknowledge the

unsung heroes of hip-hop," she said.

"When you think of all of the influence hip-hop has had on our culture,

it's a hugely impactful art form. Hip-hop definitely needs to get its due."

The awards will air along with a five-part documentary

on the history of Hip-Hop.