With a focus on the “”90’s Game Changers,” VH1’s Hip Hop Honors will salute that era of music, television and film and some of its most influential artists. After revealing that its first honoree will be comedian and actor Martin Lawrence, Hip Hop Honors has revealed its second: Mariah Carey.
Focusing on her prolific output throughout the 90s, Carey is responsible for a number of anthemic music moments. While her 1995 classic “Fantasy” remix with the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard was considered the watershed moment and when she began to incorporate hip hop into her music, most people don’t realize that her flirtation first happened in 1993 as her Music Box single “Dreamlover” utilized the same The Emotions sample found in Big Daddy Kane‘s “Ain’t No Half-Stepping.”
Carey’s 90s run produced a seemingly nonstop stream of hits, from “Honey (Bad Boy Remix)” with The LOX and Ma$e to “Heartbreaker” with JAY-Z. Carey is the unquestioned best-selling female artist of all time, with more than 220 million records sold and eighteen No. 1 singles to her name.
Hip Hop Honors returns
for the 99 and the 2000 September 18th.