2012 I Am Hip Hop Hall of Fame

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  • 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
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  • Hip Hop Awards, Nas
  • Hip Hop Awards, KRS-One


Year of Honor: 2010

Before Lil Kim and Foxy Brown, there were a slew of artists breaking down walls for the femcee including Queen Latifah and Monie Love. Perhaps, the most impactful of the pioneering ladies were Salt-N-Pepa. With their fun rhymes and openness about socially-conscious issues, the princesses from Queens, NY, gave way to the Nicki Minajs of today.

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