Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Tupac Shakur, KRS-One, Sugar Hill Gang, DJ Kool Herc, Rock Steady Crew, DJ Hollywood and the Graffiti Movement will be the honorees at the inaugural VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Tupac Shakur, KRS-One, Sugar Hill Gang, DJ Kool Herc, Rock Steady Crew, DJ Hollywood and the Graffiti Movement will be the honorees at the inaugural VH1 Hip Hop Honors. The event will take place Oct. 3 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom; VH1 will air the show Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Public Enemy, Sugar Hill Gang, Beastie Boys, Nas and Chic are confirmed to perform.

VH1 aims to make the show an annual event.

A VH1 spokesperson says that the honorees were voted on by an executive committee that includes in-house VH1 staff and the show's consulting producers Nelson George and Fab Five Freddy.