Busta, Flav And Many Others To Appear At Hip Hop Honors


The list of artists scheduled to appear at this year’s Hip Hop Honors keeps getting longer — and better. In addition to greats like Outkast‘s Big Boi, Kid Rock and Wyclef Jean, more of hip-hop’s luminaries of past and present have been added to the roster. Cee-Lo, Busta Rhymes, Queen Latifah, Fat Joe, Flavor Flav, Gym Class Heroes and Chuck D. are just a few of the folks that will gather to honor Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort. To see a full list of the folks who’ll make an appearance, check here.

Be sure to tune in on October 6th at 10 p.m. to watch, and be sure to keep checking in as new performers and presenters are announced.

Charm School PSAs!


We’re still weeks away from the Oct. 12 premiere of Rock of Love Charm School, but in the meantime, check out these online exclusives featuring some of the girls set to compete for $100,000 and quite possibly a cleaned-up reputation. Above, Heather, she of shirts with missing fabric and intentional wardrobe malfunctions, schools us on proper attire. Make sure to listen for special Heatherisms like “crackhole” and “penile companion” and her very special words on Bret Michaels.

Below, catch Kristy Joe on female hygiene. For someone who spends so much time crying, Kristy Joe handles herself with a remarkable amount of humor. Make sure you stick around till the end to see just how much of Charm School she’s absorbed. Charming, indeed.

For additional PSAs from Jessica, Lacey, Destiney and Brandi M., click here.

Vote On Our Rock Band 2 Video Countdown


How are your fingers? What about your voice? Are they ready for all the guitar/bass/drums/singing action that’s going to be needed to play Rock Band 2 when it’s released in November? Hope so. VH1 Classic is getting psyched for all the new tunes by having fans tell us which RB2 songs are the hardest hitting. Here’s a list of some titles that are included in the release. Pick your favorite ass-kicker, tell us why you love it in the “Comments” section, and on October 18, VH1 Classic will air a video countdown of the most popular tunes.

Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know”

Alice in Chains “Man in the Box”

Beastie Boys “So Whatcha Want”

Billy Idol “White Wedding Pt. I”

Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer”

Dinosaur Jr. “Feel the Pain”

Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf”

Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way”

Read more…

All Aboard The AC/DC Train!


Huge guitar riffs, crackling vocals and schoolboy shorts can only mean one thing — AC/DC is back! On October 20th the legendary rockers bring the thunder from down under with Black Ice, but you can check out the premiere of their new video “Rock N Roll Train” right here, right now! But wait — that’s not all! After you get on board the rock train, you can get on board the AC/DC train when you enter to win a chance to hang with the band at their last dress rehearsal before their tour. But don’t take our word for it — check out the clip below.

Who’s Going Home With an Emmy???


Will it be the Left Coast frat pack of the Entourage boys club or the dweeb-filled pod culture of The Office? Which one will stroll away with the top prize for Outstanding Comedy Show on Sunday night at the annual Emmys bash? Maybe neither. Maybe it’ll be Tina Fey and her 30 Rock crew, which of course includes the host of our Hip Hop Honors show, Tracy Morgan. Defamer thinks it knows who’s the top dog.

Don’t know who all is nominated this year? Here’s a photo gallery of the talents up for an Emmy in 2008.

Hip Hop Honors – Videos, Photos, Features


With Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick, and Too $hort in the center ring, this year’s Hip Hop Honors show is set to be rather devastating. Factor in a cast of performers that includes Kid Rock, Big Boi, Wyclef Jean, and Lil Jon, and whole thing gets a lot hotter. Carve out time to be in front of the television on Monday, October 6th at 10 pm ET – that’s when the beats start to bounce.

There’s only one way to get psyched for the show. Jump into the massive Hip Hop Honors site we just launched. Old school videos, new school photos, and feature lists of the best rap discs ever and 2008′s top tracks…it’s all here. Check out the playlist of videos by the honorees and see if it gets the party started.

Head into VH1′s Hip Hop Honors site.