: <p>Known for paying homage to rap pioneers, this year's event - which finds comedian <strong>Tracey Morgan</strong> returning for hosting duties - will be honoring <strong>Cypress Hill</strong>, <strong>De La Soul</strong>, <strong>Naughty by Nature</stro

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2008 6:00AM

Published by SOHH.com

Written By Cyrus Langhorne

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Lil' Wayne, Ghostface Killah, Bun B, Scarface, Q-Tip, Wyclef Jean and a handful of other hip-hop heavyweights have become the latest additions for the 5th annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" set to air from New York City next month.

Known for paying homage to rap pioneers, this year's event - which finds comedian Tracey Morgan returning for hosting duties - will be honoring Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort.

Speaking on the program's success, VH1's executive vice president and general manager Tom Calderone detailed the importance of all of the groups.

"Now in its fifth year, the ‘VH1 Hip Hop Honors' has come to represent the pinnacle of innovation and achievement in hip-hop music," he said in a statement. "This year's five honorees are no different and are being recognized for their significant contributions to hip-hop culture and for helping to elevate hip-hop into a truly global phenomenon." 

In typical show tradition, the music and influence of each honoree will be expressed via a collaborated performance with a wide range of artists, aiming to unite both old and new school fans.

Also slated to appear at this year's event will be Biz Markie, Kid Rock, MC Lyte, Lil' Jon, DJ Kaos, Sanna Lathan and onscreen duo Cheech and Chong.

The 5th annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors airs on Monday, October 6 at 10 p.m. EST.

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