From 2005: The second annual gala is hosted by Russell Simmons and Reverend Run. Honorees: LL Cool J; Big Daddy Kane; Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; the Notorious B.I.G.; Ice-T; Salt 'n' Pepa; and the film “Boyz N the Hood.” Acts include Kanye West; Eve; Nelly; Common; Fat Joe; T.I.; the Roots; Missy Elliott; Snoop Dogg; Faith Evans; Jazzy Jeff; Biz Markie; Ludacris; and En Vogue. Also appearing: Nas and Jermaine Dupri.