Busta Rhymes joined the list of past recipients of the BMI Icon Award, which also includes Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, and Snoop Dogg.
BMI will bestow the title of Icon to Busta Rhymes on September 7 during the 2022 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards ceremony.
The NYC icon will be presented with the award at a private ceremony at Miami Beach’s LIV Nightclub. Mike O’Neill, President & CEO of BMI, and Catherine Brewton, Vice President, Creative (Atlanta), will serve as hosts.
Brewton said in a press release:
“As one of the pioneers of Hip Hop, we are excited to honor Busta Rhymes as a BMI Icon. Through his award-winning solo work, countless collaborations, and acting, Busta is a true innovator in every sense of the word and has made a dynamic impact on legions of fans and music creators worldwide. Quick wit and intricate rapping style have made him legendary, inspiring many young performers to follow in his footsteps. We’re also thrilled to be back in person in Miami, celebrating our top music creators behind some of today’s most-performed songs. We’re looking forward to a fantastic night of great music.”