Hip-Hop Celebration: Lil Wayne to Receive Icon Award, Black Celebs Share Favorite Memories

Lil Wayne to Receive BMI Icon Award at 2023 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Lil Wayne, a legendary figure in hip-hop, is set to receive the BMI Icon Award at the upcoming BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

Taking place at LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach on September 6th, the ceremony will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.

Joining the ranks of previous Icon Award recipients like Janet Jackson and Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne's iconic status will be celebrated in style.

BMI vice president Catherine Brewton expressed her excitement to honor Lil Wayne and celebrate the genre's rich legacy.

The BMI Icon Award recognizes artists who have had a unique and indelible influence on the music industry.

Black Celebrities Reflect on Memorable Hip-Hop Moments at 2023 BET Awards

The 2023 BET Awards provided a platform for Black celebrities to reflect on their favorite hip-hop memories.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, stars like Renée Downer of FLO expressed admiration for the genre's evolution.

From hearing LL Cool J's 'I'm Bad' for the first time to watching Run DMC's iconic performances on TV, memories flooded in.

The BET Awards also showcased beloved albums and performances that hold sentimental value for many in the hip-hop community.

Notable hip-hop curators like Kid Capri and Kaliii shared standout moments from their careers, further highlighting the pop culture phenomena that hip-hop has become.


Hannah Zwick. (June 28, 2023). Lil Wayne To Receive Icon Award At 2023 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. www.udiscovermusic.com.
Rashad Milligan. (June 28, 2023). From Yankee Stadium to Billboard: Black celebs share favorite hip-hop memories. rollingout.com.

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