Busta Rhymes to Receive BMI Icon Award – Music News
Busta Rhymes is set to receive the BMI Icon Award at the 2022 BMI R’n’B/Hip-Hop Awards on September 7.
The hip-hop legend has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious honor and will receive his award at LIV Nightclub Miami Beach.
Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Creative (Atlanta), said, “As one of hip-hop’s pioneers, we are thrilled 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 had a dynamic impact on legions of fans and music makers around the world. His quick wit and complex rapping style made him legendary, inspiring many young artists to follow in his footsteps. We’re also thrilled to be back in person in Miami, celebrating our top music makers behind some of today’s most played songs. We look forward to a fantastic evening of great music.
The 50-year-old rapper and actor became an original member of Leaders of the New School, which shot to fame after opening for Public Enemy.
After their split in 1994, Busta became a regularly featured artist – appearing on hits like The Pussycat Dolls, Kanye West and Mariah Carey.
He has also released nine solo albums to date; the most recent being 2020’s “Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God”.
The ‘Ante Up’ hitmaker has scored 12 Grammy nominations, making him one of the most nominated artists without winning.
The BMI ceremony will also see the R’n’B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer and Publisher of the Year named.