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.

Atlanta hip-hop has seen many changes over the past 25 years—from bass and crunk to snap and the trap—but it was the vision and very different aesthetic of Organized Noize that really put the city's sound on the map. Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Patrick "Sleepy" Brown formed Organized Noize Productions in Rico's mother's basement ("The Dungeon") in the early