In anticipation of the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South, which airs on June 7, Complex and Miss Info have teamed with the network to celebrate this year's honorees with exclusive coverage.

Formed atop CEO James "J. Prince" Smith's Houston, Texas car lot in 1986, Rap-A-Lot Records has a longer history than some of today's rap stars do lives. Back then, Prince was Lil J and the Geto Boys still spelled their name with an H. Today, the label stands as the longest-running and most consistent independent rap label, from those roots in cheesy Run-DMC-inspired hip hop to its