We worked the red carpet last night at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Can you guess how many of these legends, pictured here, have been on the cover of PAPER? I'm thinking almost everyone! Chuck D, Snoop Dogg, Fab Five Freddy, LL Cool J, Eve... Two former cover girls, sadly, were not there... Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown. On a funny note, an interviewer asked an unusually jovial Busta Rhymes what he thought about Britney Spears. It was with an equally unusual calmness and courteousness that he said he thought that she really was a very nice girl. HUH! It is a moment like that which tends to stop your clock.


Chuck D


Fab 5 Freddy


Ice T and wife Coco


LL Cool J


Salt-N-Pepa


Snoop Dogg & co.