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Live Breakdown of VH1's Hip-Hop Honors Show (Video)

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Although ten years ago VH1's programming was so white it made Dick Cheney look like Malcom X, the channel has someone reinvented itself as a hip-hop mecca with its

VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

show. This year they're running a salute to 25 years of Def Jam, the legendary label created by

Russell Simmons

and

Rick Rubin

, and I sat down to watch the show with a minute by minute break down of all the night's important events. You know, like

Foxy Brown

's breasts. Enjoy.

And for even more commentary and video from

VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

, visit

RefinedHype.com

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9:02 – Turned on the show a little late, but apparently the only thing I missed was a mediocre

Tracy Morgan

opening skit. Why do I have the feeling that’s going to be a common theme?

9:05 – Our first show of the night, and thank Jesus it’s

The Roots

. If you haven’t seen these guys live you should be ashamed. And oh s**t! Now

Slim Shady

’s out and ripping up the stage. If the whole show's anything like this it’s going to be an absolute beast.

Although it definitely paid the man's bills, nothing did more to turn

Jazzy Jeff

into a national joke than

The Fresh Prince

. After years of watching hang out with Carlton it's easy to forget that the man's legitimately one of the best DJs on the planet.

9:15 -

Public Enemy

is absolutely killing this set.

Chuck D

hasn’t lost a step. And with The Roots backing them up? This is a hip-hop dream. Although at this point watching

Flava Flav

be a serious artist is like watching Lindsay Lohan give a speech to the U.N. Security Council on nuclear non-proliferation.

On a side note, my girl just yelled at me to turn off the tea kettle. Not the first time someone’s listened to a Public Enemy record and thought that.

9:19 – How many times are we going to have to watch this

Jay-Z

Rhapsody commercial tonight? I’ve got the over/under at 12.

9:22 – How much marijuana does Rick Rubin smoke a day? An ounce? A pound? A bale? Also, Russell Simmons just dropped five f-bombs in under a minute. Well done Russell, well done.

9:24 – “We’re about to go to a place with wood grain gripping.” I’m assuming they don’t mean Boise. Nope, it’s a

Def Jam South

show with

Luda

and

Scarface

. Man, I know Scarface likes to rock a low hat, but this is insane – although if that’s what he needs to rhyme like this, he can pull that hat as low as he wants. Of course the booty dancers come flying out as soon as Luda hits the stage. Saw that one coming. Luda’s voice sounds a little raspy tonight – someone hasn’t been drinking his chamomile tea.

For a complete breakdown of the

VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

show from start to finish, including performances from

Rick Ross

,

Warren G

and more, check out the rest on RefinedHype.com

by clicking

here

.

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