Wyclef Jean, Missy Elliott and Redman have all been tapped to participate in this year's Online Hip-Hop Awards.
The awards honor the best in hip-hop, according to those who vote on www.onlinehiphopawards.com. The ceremony is scheduled for May 3 in New York.
Jean is expected to perform, and rapper Redman will be the co-host along with fellow rapper and radio personality Angie Martinez.
Elliott will be given a special award, The SHiNE Anti-Violence Award, for her efforts against domestic violence.
"I am happy that I was able to get such an important message out to teens and I hope that it helped anyone who has or is going through a similar situation," Elliott said in a statement. "It's important for teens to know they are not alone and that things can get better."
Elliott has said she lived in an abusive household as a child.
The award will presented by the national youth organization SHiNE (Seeking Harmony in Neighborhoods Everyday).Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times