Busta Rhymes has been named the recipient of the 2022 BMI Icon Award. The honor, presented annually at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, is awarded to “songwriters to honor their ‘unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers,"” according to BMI. Busta joins a list of past honorees that includes Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Snoop Dogg, Babyface and James Brown.
“We are excited to honor Busta Rhymes as a BMI Icon,” said Catherine Brewton, vice president of BMI. “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.”
The 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards is set to take place September 7 at the LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach.
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