Hip Hop Honors will salute the “90’s Game Changers,” paying homage to that era of hip hop, television and film. VH1 has also announced the first honoree: Martin Lawrence. Lawrence, a stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, and all-around GOAT, rose to prominence in the 90s with films like You So Crazy, Bad Boys, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate and Life. 2017 also marks the 25th anniversary of Lawrence’s eponymously-titled and influential sitcom Martin, which ran from 1992 to 1997.
Martin is also home to some of television’s funniest moments; don’t debate us on this.
“Anytime anyone wants to recognize you for your work, it’s an honor. I am looking forward to a really great night of fun and music,” Lawrence said in a statement to Billboard.
Hip Hop Honors returns
for the 99 and the 2000 September 18th.