VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors” Returns to Celebrate Rap’s Ladies

Queen Latifah

VH1’s Hip Hop Honors ceremony is returning, but this time, to celebrate the ladies of hip-hop.

For 2016, the show’s first in six years, it will air live from New York City on July 11.

And, according to a press release, Hip Hop Honors 2016 will “pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers, and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.”

Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah will produce the show, alongside Mona Scott-Young.

Hip Hop Honors originally launched in 2004. Past shows paid tribute to acts such as LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, MC Lyte and Tupac Shakur.

The last Honors was in 2010, when 2 Live Crew, Jermaine Dupri, Master P, and Timbaland were among the honorees.

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