Recap Of The 2017 VH1 Hip Hop Honors – Tha Wire
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Today in Tha Wire the 2017 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers paid homage to the 90's Monday night (Sept. 18) in an epic tribute. HipHollywood reports it was the best of the 90s, on a set that resembled Brooklyn Style street party. Hosted by actress Regina Hall, from Girls Trip, and the legendary DJ Clue on the 1's & 2's. Presenters included everyone from DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Da Brat, to Pharrell and Remy Ma. Throughout the night honorees were celebrated for being the "game chargers" of the 90's era music and fashion.
Speaking of which, 90's fashion was the night's dress code and many of the celebs were sportin their best fits for occasion. Peep some of them belong.
No Limit mogul Master P, and So So Def's Jermaine Dupree got their props for being the record label innovators of the Dirty South. Mariah Carey was recognized for seamlessly mixing Pop, R&B and Hip Hop, and Martin Lawrence for paving the way in bringing the flavor of the era to TV. were among the stars who received honors for their incredible contributions to the Hip Hop Culture.
King of the South, T.I., hit the stage to introduce an electrifying Southern performance that included NOLA's Master P, and his son Romeo and brother Silkk the Shocker, along with the M.I.A's Trick Daddy and ATL's Trina. The Southern MC's did “Nann Ni***,” while P and his crew slayed tracks like, “Make ‘Em Say Uhh.” Representing the West Coast was Warren G, and Ty Dolla $ign sitting in for the late, great Nate Dogg. The two hooked up a hot live rendition of "Regulate," while Fabolous, Lil Kim and Havoc, set it off for the East Coast. The trio dedicated their live performance of Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm (Remix)” to rap legend, Prodigy. The Queen Bee from Brooklyn was on fire, and let all the current femcee's know her flow is still tight. Listen how Missy talks about being a big fan below.
XXL reports the best of the 90's stars were on hand to perform some of their biggest hits, which included a show-stopping performance from Missy Elliott. Ms. Supa Dupa Fly, tore the stage down performer her 1999 hit, “She’s a Bitch. ” Fat Joe and Remy Ma did an emotional tribute to the late, Big Pun, with a dope performance of "Still Not A Playa." The ladies of Xscape, still riding the high of their reunion tour, killed it with a performance of their 90's smash, "Just Kickin It."
The night was magic, and an extra special treat for cable customers in the area. It's been almost a year since cable subscribers were able to watch Viacom channels, like VH1. Customers lost all their channels after cable providers, and the network giant got into a money dispute. Thankfully the two entities came to an agreement, in time for the Hip Hop's big night on VH1.
Pharrell took to the stage to introduce 90's music video guru, Hype Williams, who was being recognized for directing some of the greatest videos of all time. However, not before getting a few things off his chest. The super producer made a few comments on the state of our country and the world, which led to thunderous applause.
Mariah did her thing towards the end of the show, and showed out with Dupri, to perform the “Honey (Remix).” The 2017 Hip Honors was memorable, and featured some of the best performances of the year. Check your local listing for a re-run, it's worth taping or seeing again. Meanwhile enjoy some of the nights biggest moments below.