Honorees of the Night
Martin Lawrence influence on Hip-Hop
Mariah receives honor for supporting Hip-Hop going mainstream
The Hip Hop Honors the career of legendary hip-hop music video director Hype Williams
Jermaine Dupri & Master P imaprts wisdom in their acceptance speech
Missy Elliot Opens the Show
In original Missy Elliot fashion, she opened the show like no other. She brought her imagination to live television with her animated style and superb dance choreography. This you got to see!
Teyana Tayor Slays Again
Last night Teyana performed a cultured performance of throwbacks on the Hip Hop Honors stage. From the butterfly, to the Bankhead bounce, and TLC like image years of attitude poured through the performance. With hits from LL Cool J, sounds from legendary producer Teddy Riley, and Bel Biv DeVoe she freaked the stage old school style. It sure put a smile on Iman’s face.
Tribute to Prodigy
Havoc, one half of of the rap duo led the performance. The Queen, Lil Kim, definitely represented for the late rapper. She put her heart in to the performance, and left it on the stage.
Jermaine Dupri & Master P Tribute
It’s been a while since we seen Trick Daddy. He perfromed Nann with Trina, who dazzled in her one piece on stage. Romeo performed his fithers classic “Make’em Say Uhh.” Kandi kicked off the Xscape perfromance, produced by JD himself. See the recap video below.
Mariah’s Performance Trends on Twitter
The “Honey” reunion was trending topic on twitter and for good reason! Classic Mariah sat on the jet ski in her scuba suit, and golden bathing suit reminiscent of elements in the music the video brought to life. It was packed with star power from Mase, The Lox, Da Brat, and Jermaine Dupri. Take a look at the performance below.
The 90’s Throwbacks!
The 90’s was a memorable time for black music. It was an explosion of confidence with a signature sound. Ty Dolla $ign was a great compliment for Warren G, filling in for the late Nate Dogg. Kandi performed the song “No Scrubs,” which she wrote for TLC, with her group-mate Tiny in the legendary cyber costumes from the video. The Terror Squad represented for the late Big Pun with “Still Not A Player,” a hip-hop classic.