The 2008 VH1 Hip-Hop Honorees have been announced and the five acts recognized for their constant contribution and presence to Hip-Hop this year are Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature and Too $hort. The event will viewed on VH1 on Tuesday October 7th at 10pm.
The VH1 Honors started back in 2004 and has recognized a wide variety of individuals and collectives in its previous four shows including KRS One, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Missy Elliot, Wu Tang Clan and Kool Herc. The event will take place as always at the Hammerstein Ballroom in midtown Manhattan.
Bay Area rapper Mac Minister was found guilty yesterday of murdering Kansas City rapper Fat Tone and one of his associates in retaliation for the murder of fellow Bay rapper Mac Dre back in 2004. Fat Tone and Jermaine Akins were found shot dead in 2005 after allegedly leaving a club in Las Vegas with Mac Minister. He now faces life imprisonment.
The only album ever released by Mac Minister was the 2006 Minister of Defense album which featured appearances by Too $hort, San Quinn and B-Legit.