Not only will the upcoming VH1 Hip Hop Honors acknowledge the work and accomplishments of two extraordinary women in music, but those two ladies also happen to have a personal connection with New Jersey!
According to Billboard, Newark native Queen Latifah and Cherry Hill resident Missy Elliott will be honored for their extensive contributions to the music world, especially hip hop, and explore how these artists have remained a household name in the entertainment industry decades after stepping on the scene.
The 46-year-old Queen released hits like “U.N.I.T.Y.“ and earned herself several Grammy Award nominations throughout her career. She nabbed one in 1994 for Best Solo Rap Performance. A woman of many talents, her work on-screen and broadway allowed her to rack up a Golden Globe, Emmy Award, SAG Awards and many more.
Fellow hip hop pioneer and game changer Missy Elliott supplied radio stations with hit after hit. The multi-Grammy Award winner ran the late ’90s and ’00s when it came to music. You couldn’t get in your car or go to the club without hearing “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It” or “Lose Control.” Missy has sold over 30 million records in the United States and could might even have a possible collaboration with the late Prince up her sleeve.
Hip Hop Honors is scheduled to air on Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m. on VH1.