NEW YORK - It's Hammer Time — again. In a blast from the past, MC Hammer will perform at VH1's inaugural Hip Hop Honors next month, the cable station announced Tuesday. The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and others are already set to appear, as well as newly announced performances by Ice-T, Kid Rock, Fat Joe and Grandmaster Flash.
Vivica A. Fox and Mos Def will host the awards show, which pays tribute to groundbreaking hip-hop artists. Among those in the first group of honorees are the Sugar Hill Gang, KRS-One, Run DMC and Tupac Shakur.
The show, scheduled for taping in New York on Oct. 3, will air Oct. 12 on VH1.