The 5th annual Urban One Honors will celebrate top-tier cultural icons, and the host of the celebration is exclusively sharing what went down.
As previously reported this year’s awards dubbed the “Urban One Honors: Icons of the Culture”, will air TONIGHT at 7:00 PM ET/6 PM CT on TV One and CLEO TV and highlight impactful impresarios who’ve made outstanding strides in media, music, education, the arts, and our community.
This year’s esteemed honorees are LL Cool J, Entertainment Icon;
Bobby Brown, Phoenix;
Pharrell Williams, Music Innovation;
David & Tamela Mann, Inspirational Impact;
and, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Lifetime Achievement.
The show opens with legends gracing the stage with an iconic tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop and the star-studded evening is hosted by chart-topping singer/songwriter Tank.
During the big night, Tank walked the purple carpet alongside his wife Zena Foster…
and he also gave BOSSIP exclusive details on what viewers can expect when they tune in.
“I’m excited to see all of our honorees,” said Tank while noting that the show’s also celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop. “We also are dabbling in the gospel space, the political space, it’s going to be an awesome show and I will be your narrator.”
While walking the carpet we also asked Tank to reflect on the first time he heard one of his songs played on the radio, considering that the Urban One Honors are presented by our parent company owned by the marvelous media maven Ms. Cathy Hughes.
“I remember hearing “Maybe I Deserve” on the radio while in a van traveling through the bible belt with my band, the backup singers, the whole crew. We were in a van going city to city and I’m in the very back of the van and it comes on…everyone turns around and looks at me and says; “It’s on the radio!’” One of the best moments ever, it just started from there. That was the year 2000 and here we are [today].”
Additionally Tank (of course) blessed us with a BOSSIP headline to commemorate his big moment hosting the exclusive awards show.
“The Silly And Sexy Tank Is Going To Be Hosting The Urban One Honors—holla at ya boy!” said the singer.
It’s going down on MLK Day! Tune in to the 5th Annual #UrbanOneHonors as we celebrate our #IconsOfTheCulture! Don’t miss the premiere TONIGHT at 7/6c on @tvonetv and join us on Twitter @tvonetv using the hashtag #UrbanOneHonors!