23 Hip Hop Honors Photos That Capture The '90s Themed Event 

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The event was filled with stellar tributes, inspiring speeches and acknowledgment of hip-hop legends.

 

The reason why hip-hop is regularly acknowledged in popular culture is because it was suppose to be a fad. Believe it or not, 44 years ago when rap started in the Bronx no one had any idea of the longevity the genre would have. Now —internationally recognized with sub cultures and loyal listeners— hip-hop has evolved into its own world. 

On Monday during VH1’s Hip Hop Honors all aspects of ’90s hip-hop was honored from Missy Elliott’s early music to Martin, the FOX comedy that welcomed Biggie Smalls, Outkast and Snoop Dogg on its show. Teyana Taylor did a dance sequence to Bel Biv DeVoe’s “Poison”, Regina Hall jumped rope in overalls and Ty Dolla $ign covered Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It.” It was pretty epic.

See the moments in photos, below.