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Busta Rhymes to Receive Icon Honor at 2022 BMI R&B and Hip-Hop Awards


Busta Rhymes to receive BMI Icon Award.

Busta Rhymes will be honored with an Icon Award at 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Busta Rhymes is set to receive BMI’s top honor, the Icon Award, at the BMI R&B and Hip-Hop Awards, scheduled for Sept. 7 at the LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach.


BMI will officially honor the Bronx native with the BMI Icon Award for his iconic contributions to the entertainment industry across his long career. The private event will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative (Atlanta) Catherine Brewton.


“As one of the pioneers of hip-hop, we are excited to honor Busta Rhymes as a BMI Icon,” said Catherine Brewton, BMI vice president, creative (Atlanta). “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. His 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.”


Brewton also added, “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.”


Previous recipients of the Icon Award include Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, Cash Money, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, The Jacksons, and many others.

The BMI ceremony will also see the R'n'B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer and Publisher of the Year named.


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