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Throwback Tuesdays--VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Edition

So if anybody watched VH1's heralded Hip-Hop Honors program last night, I'm curious to know what people thought. I'm not personally a fan of comedian Tracy Morgan hosting the show (his jokes are funny 60% of the time at best) but everything else associated with this year's Hip-Hop Honors was good.

It was the 5th time VH1 has held the two-hour long special honoring hip-hop pioneers and this year's honorees included: Naughty By Nature, De La Soul, Cypress Hill, Too $hort and one of the all time greats, Slick Rick.

Here's one of my favorite Slick Rick songs of all time, "Children's Story" which was easily one of the most creative music videos of the '80s by far. The combination of Charlie Chaplin style silent comedy mixed with black and white cinematography and hip-hop sung in an English accent was initially so jarring, that it immediately left a lasting impression on the hip-hop world at large. Enjoy.

--Jonathan Cunningham

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Jonathan Cunningham