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Busta Rhymes BMI Icon Award Recipient

Busta Rhymes BMI Icon Award Recipient

Busta Rhymes is to receive a new honor next month, the 2022 BMI Icon Award, It’s happening on September 7th next month. Don’t miss it.

Busta Rhymes Honored Next Month With 2022 BMI Icon Award

Busta Rhymes is set to receive the BMI Icon Award.

The honor will be bestowed upon him at this year’s BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards.

Among his successful contributions to the genre include hit records like –

  • Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
  • Break Ya Neck
  • Dangerous
  • Gimme Some More

And let’s not forget the collaboration he did with Janet Jackson –

  • What’s It Gonna Be?

Though he didn’t come home with the win, in his career Busta has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards for his work.

However, according to, he is one of the 50 Greatest MCs of our time.

Fans are eagerly anticipating seeing the 5o-year-old rapper/songwriter/record producer pick up this award.

He’s in good company too.

Past recipients of this prestigious award include Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Snoop Dogg, The Jacksons, LA Reid, Babyface, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, and more.

Rhymes (real name Trevor George Smith, Jr.) will pick up the trophy next month.

The event will take place at the LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach.

Catherine Brewton, who is the VMI Vice President Creative (Atlanta), serves as the host of the show.

And here is what she has to say in a press statement about Busta Rhymes getting this award –

“As one of the pioneers of hip-hop, we are excited 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 made a dynamic impact on legions of fans and music creators worldwide.”

Adding to those sentiments, she says –

“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.”

Watch Busta Rhymes receive the BMI Icon Award at the 2022 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards on September 7th.

Congrats Busta!

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