Tupac, Run DMC, Surgarhill Gang to be feted

Vivica A. Fox and Mos Def have been tapped to host “VH1 Hip Hop Honors.”

Inaugural event tapes Oct. 3 in Gotham and airs Oct. 12.

Tupac Shakur, Run DMC and Surgarhill Gang are among the nine artists and groups VH1 will honor for pioneering hip-hop.

The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances by classic artists in collaboration with contemporary talent. Performers include Public Enemy, Kid Rock and the Beastie Boys.

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