AceShowbiz - As a pop diva, Mariah Carey built her successful career hand-in-hand with hip-hop. On September 18, the "Touch My Body" hitmaker will be honored at VH1's Hip Hop Honors: The '90s Game Changers in California for a number of her collaborations with massive hip-hop artists.
Mariah has released countless pop hits, many of which feature A-list rappers, such as Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Her groundbreaking collaborations include "Fantasy (remix)", "Honey" and "Heartbreaker".
Besides Mariah, comedian/actor Martin Lawrence will also be honored at the show for his work in stand-up comedy, movies and TV. After his self-titled sitcom "Martin" became one of the popular shows in the 1990s, Martin blossomed into a successful movie star. Some of his acclaimed films included "Bad Boys" and "Big Momma's House".
After being announced as one of the honorees at the upcoming show, the comedian released a statement. "Anytime anyone wants to recognize you for your work, it's an honor," he said. "I am looking forward to a really great night of fun and music."
VH1's Hip Hop Honors has taken place eight times since 2004. It was an annual show until it went on hiatus for six years since 2010. Last year, the show returned with some honorees, including Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott and Salt-N-Pepa.
VH1 has revealed that the TV special honoring hip-hop's foray into pop culture will also "recognize the victims of the hurricanes and provide viewers with ways to take actions to help." Hosted by Regina Hall, the award-giving event will feature a performance from former honoree Missy Elliott. The show will take place at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and will air on September 18 at 9 P.M. EST.