After a six-year hiatus, VH1’s Hip Hop Honors returned this summer with a vengeance. On July 11th, VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens rocked Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in New York City, honoring Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, Salt-N-Pepa, and Lil’ Kim. This year’s show aired live for the first time ever, garnering more than three million television viewers and scoring one of the highest ratings for a VH1 show in 15 years.
The visual team for this event featured a reunion of the same crew from the last Hip Hop Honors, which took place in 2010. UVLD’s Cameron Yeary served as Visual Media Developer and Screen Programmer, with Chad Yeary of Thraosmedia and Ben Ryle of DPW Live serving as Media Technicians. William Heins of Skitch.tv provided Content Design, and Lighting Design was provided by Jon Kusner of 22 Degrees.
Gear for the show included two d3 4×4 Pros, with HDSDI VFC cards made by d3 Technologies and provided by DPW Live. A grandMA2 console was used to control d3 servers and the routers. LED was provided by Big Pete’s TVs.
Fun fact: Less than two weeks out from knee surgery, Cameron managed to pull off this event one-legged.