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Busta Rhymes Receives BMI Icon Honor

Busta Rhymes Receives BMI Icon Honor

Busta Rhymes receives the BMI Icon award at the 2022 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards. Afterward, he performs some of his greatest hits.

Busta Rhymes BMI Icon Status Long Overdue

Busta Rhymes’s BMI Icon status at the 2022 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards show is fitting.

Held at LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach, the 50-year-old rapper/songwriter/record producer/actor says he earned this award.

Always recognizing his place in Hip Hop history, Rhymes had this to say –

“We’re all blessed with this gift. It’s one thing to identify with the gift, it’s another thing to believe in it once you identify with it. The most beautiful part about it is I earned this… I’ve never been celebrated as an icon before, but I never had to question whether I was one.”

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) honors the finest in R&B and Hip Hop.

As for Rhymes – real name Trevor George Smith, Jr. – his contributions to the genre include the lasting and distinctive impact he’s made.

Several artists were prominently displayed as an homage to Rhymes, including Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliot, Fat Joe, and Mariah Carey.

Then Pharrell Williams gives a live testimony about his relationship during their long friendship.

Together with his longtime collaborator Spliff Star and DJ Scratchator, Busta closes out the show by performing classic anthems like –

  • Break Ya Neck
  • Scenario
  • Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See

After that, Pharrell joined him for a special performance of “Pass the Courvoisier”.

Busta Rhymes truly is an icon.

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