Kudocast will honor Simmons, Eazy-E, others
VH1 is partnering with NYC Big Events to create the inaugural VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Week from Thursday to Oct. 17.Event will feature performances, exhibits, workshops and retail promotions in each of the five boroughs that celebrate the heritage and impact of hip-hop since its birth in Gotham. Each day of the event will be structured around various themes including education, culture and sports and fashion. Event will culminate with the net’s third annual “VH1 Hip-Hop Honors” on Oct. 17. Hosted by Ice-T, kudofest will honor artists including Wu-Tang Clan, Russell Simmons, Beastie Boys, Ice Cube and Eazy-E.