In 2003, Timbaland announced his retirement from the hip hop game. It was assumed he had retired from music, but Tim only retired from hip hop beats. From time-to-time, he does create hip hop beats, but not on the level he used to. Despite what the past seven years have been for him, Timbaland established himself as a force long ago. For seven years before this, he was hip hop.
For the first time, VH1 has dedicated a Hip Hop Honors to one region of music. Given all of the accomplishments, VH1 has decided to give the world the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South. In the past, Timbaland has produced for the likes of 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Ja Rule, Ginuwine, Missy Elliott, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and many more. His music operation is based out of his childhood home in Virginia.
The ceremony is hosted by comedian Craig Robinson and it will air on June 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm.