We got the inside scoop from Spinderella, who was chosen to host the VH1 Hip Hop Honors red carpet arrivals and backstage exclusives. Highlights included honors to the the movie Wildstyle, a set by Snoop Dogg and an unforgettable A Tribe Called Quest tribute with Common, Pharrell, Lupe Fiasco, Busta Rhymes & Spliff Star with the evening culminating with “Check the Rhyme” performed by Tribe themselves.

The official afterparty had honorees Salt N Peppa, Tribe & Kool Keith and Missy Elliott’s afterparty had special guests Timbaland, Keyshia Cole, Tweet & Ciara. Other events included DJ ?uestlove on Thursday, DJ Moe Choi & J-Zone on Friday and Common and an official afterparty with his DJ Dummy Sunday ending the weekends hip hop festivities. The day after the big show, Spinderella hosted the Dubspot-Ubiquita Red Carpet Urban Mix Suite which was sponsored by Going.com, Misbehave Magazine, Moet-Hennessy and SandboxTV.com.

Special thanks to Spinderella and her publicist from Rootz Media