VH1 Hip Hop Honors Award Show is known to honor legendary musical artists who have paved the way for their successors. This year’s show will feature a different format and honor someone who isn’t musically inclined but made an impact on the culture for over 20 years.
Martin Lawrence has been named one of the honorees of the 2017 VH1 Hip Hop Honors as the ceremony focuses specifically in the 90s era. The network will “celebrate pivotal moments from television and film, album releases and music videos to emerge from the decade”. The comedian told Billboard that he is “looking forward to a really great night of fun and music”.
This year’s show is hosted by Regina Hall, and features a performance by last year’s honoree Missy Elliot. It’s going down on September 18th at Los Angeles’ Paramount Studios.