"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" will pay tribute to hip-hop artist and actor Ice Cube as latest honoree at the 3rd annual event. The VH1-created awards special honors hip hop's pioneers and luminaries who have transformed this musical genre into a cultural phenomenon.

Ice Cube joins this year's previously announced honorees, Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys and Easy E. The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances by classic artists in collaboration with today's hottest new talent.

The star-studded event, hosted by Ice T, is slated to take place at the famed Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, October 7, and will be broadcast on VH1 on Tuesday, October 17, at 8 p.m.