For its 7th annual Hip Hop Honors broadcast, VH1 cast a spotlight on the Dirty South — a loosely defined but creatively verdant chunk of geography that has blessed us with talents from T.I. to Lil Wayne to OutKast. The show paid musical tribute to artists from Texas to Georgia, Louisiana to Florida (home of perhaps the dirtiest of them all, Luther “Luke” Campbell and 2 Live Crew). See Drake, Missy Elliott, Keri Hilson, and a roster of fellow talents celebrate the biggest hip-hop legends from below the Mason-Dixon line. Who recevied the best tribute of the night?
Tribute to J Prince/Rap-A-Lot Records:
The Tribute to Jermaine Dupri included Kris Kross’ “Jump”. If you recall, Dupri discovered the “We Wear Our Clothes Backwards” duo in a shopping mall when was just 18-years-old and produced their album Totally Krossed Out.
Tribute to Master P, the man who made us say “UGH!”:
Tibute to Atlanta aka Hotlanta:
The Tribute to Timbaland kicked off with “Big Pimpin’”. Keri Hilson came on stage to sing her part in “The Way I Are”. And the crowd went insane when Missy Elliott came on to sing “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It”.
Tribute To Luther “Luke” Campbell including “Scarred” “It’s Your Birthday” and “I Wanna Rock”