2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: Show & Backstage

The South relocated to New York City for the “2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.” The biggest names in hip-hop and R&B converged on the Hammerstein Ballroom to pay respect to the Dirty South. Among the highlights…

• Drake, in a “Free Wayne” T-shirt, and Bun B performing “Get Throwed” in tribute to J Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records.
• Jermaine Dupri going back in time with Bow Wow on the Kriss Kross classic “Jump,” and bringing Diddy and Lil Jon to the stage for “Welcome to Atlanta.”
• Missy Elliott reemerging to honor Timbaland with “Get Your Freak On” and “Work It,” plus Bun B rapping “Big Pimpin’,” Fabolous doing “Make Me Better,” and Keri Hilson collaborating with D.O.E. and Sebastian on “The Way I Are.”
• Kelly Rowland and David Banner commemorating their region by introducing Slim Thug (&#147Like a Boss”), Paul Wall (&#147Sittin’ Sidewayz”), and Chamillionaire (&#147Ridin'”).
• Chilli and Lauren London showing love to Atlanta honoree Organized Noize before performances by Rico Wade (&#147Player’s Ball”), Nelly and Murphy Lee (&#147Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik”), Sleepy Brown and Cool Breeze (&#147So Fresh, So Clean”), and Asher Roth (&#147Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!)”).
• Master P being introduced by his not-so-lil’ son Romeo and Taraji P. Henson before Gucci Mane’s rendition of “Miss My Homies;” Romeo, Silkk the Shocker, and Trina doing “That’s Cool;” and Mystikal returning to the stage for “Make ‘Em Say Ugh.”
• Miami closing out the show with Trina (&#147Million Dollar Girl”), Flo Rida (&#147Low”), and Rick Ross, who got “Super High” in a furry coat. Pitbull had the crowd on its feet one last time with “I Know You Want Me.”