For the first time ever, preshow footage from the VH1 Hip Hop Honors will air exclusively on the network’s broadband channel, VSPOT.
Red-carpet interviews and backstage footage — hosted by former honorees Salt, Pepa and Spinderella — will begin at 6 p.m. (EST) Oct. 17.
The third-annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors begins at 9 p.m., and it will be hosted by Ice-T. This year’s honorees include Ice Cube, Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys and Eazy-E.
Also in October, VH1’s digital properties, VSPOT and VH1 Mobile, will offer extensive hip-hop-focused content, and VH1 Classic and VH1 Soul will air specials.