2012 I Am Hip Hop Hall of Fame

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  • Hip Hop Awards
  • Hip Hop Awards, Nas
  • Hip Hop Awards, KRS-One
  • Hip Hop Awards, Russell Simmons
  • Hip Hop Awards, Ice Cube
  • Hip Hop Awards, Salt-N-Pepa
  • Hip Hop Awards, LL Cool J
  • Hip Hop Awards


Year of Honor: 2007

Activist. Teacher. Pioneer. Even though a few emcees will be remembered as hip hop’ founders, only KRS-One is universally heralded for his loyalty and continued advancement of the culture. Remember: Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everything.

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