Busta Rhymes is set to receive the Icon Award at the 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on September 7. The private event, which will be held at the LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach, will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative Catherine Brewton.
“As one of the pioneers of hip-hop, we are excited to honor Busta Rhymes as a BMI Icon,” said Brewton in a statement.
“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.”
At the ceremony, BMI will salute the songwriters, producers and music publishers of the past year’s 35 most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs in the U.S. from BMI’s repertoire. The BMI R&B/hip-hop songwriter, producer and publisher of the year will also be named.