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VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2016

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2016

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016
New York City
New York City


Vh1 Hip Hop Honors is an annual event that airs on VH1. The television special honors old school and golden age hip hop rappers and contributors. It features live performances by most of the honorees along with new school artists who have been influenced by them. The show is taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, New York City.

The first ceremony aired on October 12, 2004 and was hosted by Vivica A. Fox and MC Lyte. The second ceremony aired on September 26, 2005, hosted by Russell Simmons and Rev. Run. The third aired on October 17, 2006 with host Ice-T. The fourth show aired October 8, 2007, and was hosted by Tracy Morgan. The fifth show aired October 6, 2008 and was hosted by Morgan. Morgan also hosted the sixth ceremony which aired on October 13, 2009. The seventh and most recent Hip Hop Honors aired on June 7, 2010, hosted by Craig Robinson. The ceremony featured various artists from the 'Dirty South.'

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Queen Latifah
American musician
bornMarch 18, 1970
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Resides inBeverly Hills, California, United States
Lil' Kim
Rapper, actress, model
bornJuly 11, 1974
New York
Resides inAlpine, New Jersey, U.S.
Missy Elliott
Singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, dancer
bornJuly 1, 1971
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

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Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper (born November 10, 1978)[1][2] is an American hip hop recording artist and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002, for the song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", with American singer Gwen Stefani. Eve was number 48 on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" list.

As an actress, Eve is known for her roles as Terri Jones in the films Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business and Barbershop: The Next Cut, as well as Shelley Williams on the UPN television sitcom Eve. She has also achieved success in fashion, with her clothing line, Fetish.


Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970),[2] known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedian, and talk show host. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen the same year, featuring the hit single "Ladies First". Her second album, Nature of a Sista (1991), was her final album with Tommy Boy Records.

Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single, from 1993 to 1998. Her third album Black Reign (1993), spawned the single "U.N.I.T.Y.", which won a Grammy Award and was successful on the Billboard Hot 100. She then starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) and released her fourth album, Order in the Court, in 1998, with Motown Records. Latifah gained mainstream success and acclaim with her performance in the film Chicago (2002), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Latifah released her fifth album The Dana Owens Album in 2004, and has since appeared in a number of films, such as Bringing Down the House (2003), Taxi (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Last Holiday (2006), Hairspray (2007) and Joyful Noise (2012). In 2007 and 2009, she released two more studio albums - Trav'lin' Light and Persona. She created the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show, which ran from late 2013 to early 2015 on CBS. Latifah received critical acclaim for her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie (2015), which she co-produced, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists.[3] Queen Latifah received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, an Academy Award nomination and sales of over two million records.


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Songs Performed22

David Geffen Hall
David Geffen Hall is a concert hall in New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The 2,738 seat auditorium opened in 1962, and is the home of the New York Philharmonic. The facility, designed by Max Abramovitz, was originally named Philharmonic Hall and was renamed Avery Fisher Hall in honor of philanthropist Avery Fisher, who donated $10.5 million ($56 million today) to the orchestra in 1973.

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News Articles7

Queen Latifah in Michael Costello at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens
tomandlorenzo.com  –  July 12, 2016
Queen Latifah attends the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens at David Geffen Hall in New York City. Newp. The head styling is absolutely gorgeous, but don’t let it fool you. Girlfriend is wearing a sack with a slit. And you’ve got a lot of ...
'Hip Hop Honors' tips hat to women trailblazers, tackles racial issues
CNN  –  July 12, 2016
Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim and the group Salt-N-Pepa were the honorees for "VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens." Many of those attending used the ceremony as an opportunity to address issues of racism. "I don't care how much or things I ...
VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2016: 10 Best and Worst Moments
Yahoo News  –  July 12, 2016
After a six-year hiatus, VH1's Hip-Hop Honors returned ... it has done much to pay tribute to hip-hop innovators, but males have dominated the proceedings. The eighth Honors, aptly dubbed "All Hail the Queens," set out to correct that oversight.
VH1 honors Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, other women in hip-hop
sandiegouniontribune.com  –  July 12, 2016
Garza says the movement "is grounded in black people's dignity, justice and freedom. It's about love, not violence." "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" returned following a six-year hiatus. This year's all-female installment was dubbed "All Hail the Queens."
Queen Latifah Says Racism Is "Still Alive and Kicking" at VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Hollywood Reporter  –  July 12, 2016
Female empowerment wasn't the only thing on display during the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens Monday night ... who gave a "huge shout out" to honorees Missy Elliot and Queen Latifah. The 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors made its return after a six-year ...
Sheer is the new black! Dascha Polanco proudly shows off her underwear in see-through bodysuit at VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Daily Mail  –  July 12, 2016
The 33-year-old actress showed off her curvaceous figure while arriving for the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens event in New York City on Monday. Dascha strutted her stuff down the pink carpet in the a sheer number which showed her underwear ...
Eve Talks Hosting The Return Of ‘Hip Hop Honors’, Police Brutality & New Music
Vibe  –  July 11, 2016
Former Ruff Ryder, actress and rapper Eve has been tapped to host the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens, which will air tonight (July 11) at 9 p.m. EST. Tonight’s honorees include Missy Elliot, Salt-N-Pepa, Lil Kim and Queen Latifah ...

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