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REAL TALK NY: VH1 Hip Hop Honors Recap: Exclusive Pictures

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VH1 Hip Hop Honors Recap: Exclusive Pictures

The 2006, VH1 Hip Hop Honors was taped October 7th and will air on television October 17th at 9 p.m. eastern on VH1. Artist honored include: The Beastie Boys, Afrika Bambaataa, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Rakim, Russell Simmons and The Wu-Tang Clan. Artist that performed at the show were: The Roots, Common, Da Brat, Diddy, Erykah Badu, Fat Joe, George Clinton, KRS-One, Lil John, Lil Kim, Remy Martin, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Xzibit and Young Jeezy.

The first artists honored were the Beasite Boys. Fabolous, Diddy & Q-Tip came out in old school outfits singing a Beastie boys song. Performance was cool, seem to go by quickly. The Beastie Boys then came out performing, "Watcha Want." After that song they begin rapping over the, "Breathe," beat. There performance was weird too watch, they had to do it twice. The first time some of the mics weren't working, so guys came out to give them mics, and they just kept going along. Common sense would of told them to stop and start over. The Beastie Boys looked old and rusty, one of the members looked lost on stage.

Then came a really nice tribute for MC Lyte. Lil Kim, Remy Martin, Da Brat and YoYo came out to show some love. They performed MC Lyte songs and then MC Lyte came out to perform, "Paper Thin." MC Lyte was looking very good, she has aged nicely. This was a great performance that I will definitely look for when watching the show on TV.

Common came out talking about the greatness of Rakim. The trio of Styles P, Black Thought and Talib Kweli came out to perform Rakim songs. Rakim then came out and performed Microphone fiend and a new song he has coming out. It was nice seeing a legend perform live.

Ice Cube was next, west coast artist Xzibit & WC along with Lil John came out reenacting some of Ice Cube's hits. The crowd was hype to hear some old school Ice Cube. Ice Cube came and join the performance. He then returned to the stage to perform a song full of expletives that was way to vulgar to get play on television.

Eazy E was next on the list, his wife was attendance along with his son Lil Easy E. Bone Thugs N Harmony, Lil Easy E & Young Jeezy came out performing Eazy E verses. Lil Easy E looks like a clone of Easy E, hopefully if he tries to become a rapper he will have his own style.

Russell Simmons was next to be honored. Def Comedy Jam comedian, Adel Givens, came out to talk for a few. Her jokes were lame and she started to get booed. She then told the crowd she didn't write the jokes and they are not the ones paying her so shut up(of course not that nicely). She then made a few jokes to get the crowd laughing, she closed of saying to Russell: "I'm going to tell you what I said to you last night, Thank you for coming and good night(or god bless not sure)."

Black Ice then did poetry. KRS One started talking about Afrika Bambaataa. Outkast then comes and speaks for a little while. The stage was then full of action as Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, Fat Joe, George Clinton and Black Thought came out performing. George Clinton looked like a black hobbit, while Ms.Badu had on an out of this world outfit.

Then was the last act to be honored. The crowd was hype screaming, "WU TANG, WU TANG." Forest Whitaker comes out talking about the Wu Tang. First Black Thoug, Talib Kweli, Lil John and Styles P each do a verse from the Wu-Tang's catalog. Then the Wu-Tang comes out minus Ghostface Killah. This was the most hype performance of the night. Method Man must of been on some of that good stuff cause he was wilding. He jumped in the crowd without warning. I've seen people jump in the crowd plenty of times, but dude got a running start and lunged without warning, he killed of killed somebody. The whole performance he was just wilding, walking along the barrier trying to balance himself, running from one of the stage men with the mic. After the performance he jumped in the crowd and took pictures with people. The members of Wu-Tang delivered their verses with the crowd screaming, and the few that knew the lyrics singing along. The Wu-Tang gave a great performance of Triumph.

The show is great for all hip hop fans to watch. You get to see today's artist and the musicians that laid the foundation for them. VH1 provided collaborations you probably won't ever see again. Make you sure you watch VH1 Hip Hop Honors, October 17th 9 p.m.