VH1 is paying tribute to rap royalty by counting down the “100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs.” This five-part compilation of beats, rhymes and lyrics is not just a countdown – it is an ultimate celebration of the greatest hip hop music – old school classics, gangsta rap and everything in between. The series will also feature new, original interviews with hip hop’s biggest names, including rare and archival performances. Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, OutKast, Eminem and Grandmaster Flash are just some of the artists to be profiled.

Each new episode of VH1’s “100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs” will premiere beginning Monday September 29 -Friday, October 3 at 10PM*. The series will allow viewers to reminisce with the top 100 hip hop songs that had the greatest influence on music and pop culture. This countdown is also a nostalgic look at a time when high-top fades and shades paired with big gold chains and braids were still fresh; a time when throwing your hands in the air got the party started and it was cool to admit that you were down with “O.P.P.”

VH1.com gave hip hop fans the chance to determine the outcome of VH1’s “100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs” through online voting. Fans were able to go to VH1.com’s “VH1 Greatest Hip Hop Songs” page to vote for their favorite hip hop songs of all time. Additionally, VH1.com will offer exclusive clips that will not be seen in the on-air version of the special. (Press Release)

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