Contrary to popular belief, the culture of Hip-Hop has been on full display throughout the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is set to take the stage alongside DJ Khaled, Fridayy and Rick Ross. Kendrick Lamar has already taken home three awards with the potential to take home his first “Album of the Year” award. Not to be forgotten, Future already picked up an award during the non-televised portion of the year. To top it all of, the Recording Academy has brought together an unmatched collection of artists to celebrate the culture’s 50th birthday.
Before Public Enemy, Jay-Z and many others take the stage to celebrate Hip-Hop’s birthday, the Black Music Collective took center stage to deliver the inaugural Anthony “Dr. Dre” Young Global Impact Award. Presented by LL Cool J. the inaugural award went to its namesake, Dr. Dre.
In front of a crowd full of legends like Jay-Z, Public Enemy and Kendrick Lamar, the iconic producer spoke about the importance of creativity, confidence and community. Having accepted the award, he has set the stage for other innovators and creatives to be honored at the award show moving forward. For a producer that was not acknowledged by the Recording Academy a few decades ago, it’s interesting to think how much has changed in a matter of years.
Dr. Dre just got an award named after him at the #GRAMMYs ?
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— NFR Podcast (@nfr_podcast) February 6, 2023