Busta Rhymes will receive the Icon Award at the 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
Rapper Break Ya Neck will receive the award, which recognizes songwriters, composers or producers who have distinctly and profoundly influenced the music industry, at a ceremony at LIV Nightclub Miami Beach on September 7.
“As one of hip-hop’s pioneers, we are thrilled to honor Busta Rhymes as a BMI Icon,” said Catherine Brewton, Vice President of BMI. “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 intricate rapping style made him legendary, inspiring many young performers to follow in his footsteps.”
Previous recipients of the award are Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, Snoop Dogg, The Jacksons, LA Reid, Babyface, Al Green and James Brown.
The BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer and Publisher of the Year will also be named at the ceremony.
“We’re also thrilled to be back in person in Miami, celebrating our best music makers behind some of today’s most played songs. We look forward to a fantastic evening of great music,” added Catherine.