Late great soul man Isaac Hayes was given a special tribute at the 2008 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors on Monday (06Oct08) with performances by Mos Def, Estelle, Scarface and Public Enemy stars Chuck D and Flavor Flav.
The soul icon died in August (08), but Hayes - whose music is frequently sampled by rappers - was fondly remembered by the hip-hop community at the annual ceremony.
He was honoured alongside rap pioneers De La Soul, Too Short, Cypress Hill, Naughty By Nature and Slick Rick at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
Other performers on the night included OutKast star Big Boi and Wyclef Jean, while Gym Class Heroes teamed up with Fat Joe, Jim Jones and MACk 10 for their musical tribute to Cypress Hill.
The 2008 honorees made up the fifth class of artists to be saluted for their achievements - previous inductees include Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, Rakim and the Wu-Tang Clan.
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