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News Hip Hop Honors Week
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Written by Westside ID3036   
Sunday, 01 October 2006 04:58

The first ever VH1 Hip Hop Honors Week is due to start in New York City on Thursday, October 12th, in connection with The 3rd annual “VH1 Hip Hop Honors,” which will be held again in New York City. 


The VH1 Hip Hop Honors Week begins with Education Day, where famed hip hop artists will work with kids in New York City’s public schools, and fans can enroll in DJ classes at the world famous Scratch Academy.  The night cumulates with the opening of “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn,” a 30-year retrospective of hip hop culture documenting it’s humble beginnings in the South Bronx through its glorious rise to global domination.


Day two, Friday, will be Restaurant Day during which restaurants in all five boroughs will feature special discounts and promotions, with Remy Ma serving food at Junior’s Times Square.  On Music and Culture Day – Saturday, October 14 – hip hop artists and DJs will perform in clubs citywide where the legendary EPMD will reunite for a special one-off performance. New Yorkers will be able to enjoy special events and promotions at City’s famed cultural organizations, like Graffiti Basics at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Hip Hop Cultural Centre at the Magic Johnson Theatre. 


Sunday, October 15 will be Sports and Parks Day, when hip hop legends will take the field and join the famous New York City sports scene.  Join the cream of hip hop talent for Hip Hop Honors Celebrity Hoops, where the biggest names in hip hop, both old and new, are ready to throw down and show off their skillz on the court.  The players include: Chris Brown, Kurtis Blow, Ice T and many more.


New Yorkers can also look forward to fun activities connected to our local sports teams that which will offer fans the opportunity to get up and close with their favorite stars and musicicans, with a chance to meet Fat Joe at the NBA Store, and a much-anticipated performance by Talib Kweli that evening at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square.


On Monday, October 16– Fashion and Shopping Day – New Yorkers will find exciting events in the fashion community where hip hop has set trends and become a global craze.  Jimmy Jazz, New York’s leading streetwear emporium will be hosting VH1’s Celebrity “Make Me Over” Shopping Spree, and a 10% discount will be offered to all customers. 


And, finally, ‘VH1 Hip Hop Honors” Week will end with “Hip Hop Honors” Day on Tuesday, October 17, when viewers can tune in to VH1 and see Ice-T host the broadcast of the 3rd Annual “VH1 Hip Hop Honors."


This year’s hip hop honorees include Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys and Eazy E.  The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances by classic artists in collaboration with today’s hottest new talent.  The star-studded event is slated to take place at the famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, October 7, 2006 and will be broadcast on VH1 on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 8PM*.


For more info: http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/hip_hop_honors/2006

News Hip Hop Honors Week

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