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Every year VH1 salutes rap’s musical, political, and cultural impact with Hip Hop Honors. This year, They celebrate the incredible legacy of Def Jam Records.

For 25 years Def Jam created the stars that pushed hip hop culture forward, including LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Rihanna.

Tracy Morgan returned as host and celebrating 25 Years of Def Jam with performances by a superstar lineup including: DMX, Eminem, Fabolous, Gym Class Heroes, Ja Rule, Kid Rock, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Onyx, Public Enemy, Redman, Rick Ross, Scarface, The Roots, Trey Songz, and Warren G.

Comedy legend Chris Rock, Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon and director Brett Ratner was also be on hand as presenters.