Whodini has finally gotten the chance to smell their flowers. The legendary Hip-Hop trio was honored with the Hip Hop Icon Award at the 3rd Annual Black Music Honors which aired this past weekend on national broadcast syndication.
The tribute was sanctioned in pure nostalgia as fellow icons in rhyme Doug E. Fresh, Yo-Yo, and Monie Love joined to perform Whodini’s classic hits. While the “Friends” collective is known to be a trio, only two members were present, Jalil Hutchins and John Fletcher best known as Ecstasy.
Hosted by Rickey Smiley and a very bumpy Letoya Luckett, the 3rd Annual Black Music Honors commemorates the unrivaled careers of esteemed music professionals who own a marked impact on Black Music Culture.
“The Black Music Honors gives us an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the trailblazers of African-American music,” said Don Jackson, the profound show’s executive producer in a statement.
Additionally, honorees include R&B icon Stephanie Mills (Legends Award), famed gospel artists BeBe and CeCe Winans (Gospel Music Icon Award), the esteemed songstress Faith Evans (Urban Music Icon Award) and celebrated singer/actor Bobby Brown (R&B Soul Music Icon Award).
Bell Biv DeVoe paid homage to their New Edition brother with a “showstopping” medley of all of his celebrated hits which lead Brown into respectfully happy tears.
The award show was originally taped on the night of August 16, just hours after the passing of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, to whom they paid respects to in a heartfelt memorial performance.