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Big Boi, Biz Markie, Bun B, Dj Kaos, Ghostface Killah, Kid Rock, Mc Lyte, Lil' Jon, Lil' Wayne, Q-Tip, Scarface, Wyclef Jean, Cheech and Chong and Sanaa Lathan Are Scheduled to Rock the House at the Fifth Annual 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors'
Plus: VH1 bumps the broadcast to Monday, October 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from VH1]

Big Boi, Biz Markie, Bun B, DJ Kaos, Ghostface Killah, Kid Rock, MC Lyte, Lil' Jon, Lil' Wayne, Q-Tip, Scarface, Wyclef Jean, Cheech and Chong and Sanaa Lathan are Scheduled to Rock the House at the Fifth Annual 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors' Celebration in Honor of Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort

**New Airdate of Broadcast is Monday, October 6 at 10PM ET/PT**

Comedian/Actor Tracy Morgan Returns as Host

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 -- The 5th annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" have gotten even bigger! Big Boi, Biz Markie, Bun B, DJ Kaos, Ghostface Killah, Kid Rock, MC Lyte, Lil' Jon, Lil' Wayne, Q-Tip, Scarface, Wyclef Jean, Cheech and Chong and Sanaa Lathan will turn out to pay homage at VH1's annual tribute to hip-hop luminaries who broke new ground and pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon. This year's honorees include Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort.

Tracy Morgan will once again host this year's VH1 Hip Hop Honors festivities which are scheduled to tape at New York City's famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, October 2. The "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" broadcast will premiere on VH1 and VH1 Soul on Monday, October 6 at 10PM ET/PT.* (PLEASE NOTE NEW AIRDATE AND TIME). Additional performances and appearances will be announced shortly.

The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances in collaboration with some of today's hottest talent. Generations of hip hop will bridge the gap for one exceptional night to set it off with the original style and flavor that sparked and inspired the evolution of the music.

Additionally, on Tuesday, September 16, VH1.com will launch its dedicated "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" Web site with honoree profiles, exclusive online programming, show information and more at HipHop.VH1.com. Additional VH1.com and VH1 Mobile efforts around "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" will be announced in the coming weeks.

"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz for VH1 and Jac Benson for Blackjac Entertainment. Louis J. Horvitz will direct. Nelson George and Fab Five Freddie are co-executive producers.

"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" is sponsored by T-Mobile USA and Taco Bell Corp., Sears and Tag Records(TM).

*All times ET/PT

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 95 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

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