The exclusive event will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice-President, Creative (Atlanta), Catherine Brewton.
It will take place at the LIV Nightclub Miami Beach on September 7 at the 2022 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
”We are honored to recognize Busta Rhymes as a BMI Icon. He is one of the founding members of hip-hop,” stated Brewton in a news release.
“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.
“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.”
Rhymes will be remembered for his work with the Leaders of the New School Hip-Hop crew in the early 1990s. They produced several popular albums and hits like “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”; “Break Ya Neck”; “Dangerous”; “Gimme Some More”; and “What’s It’s Gonna Be?” featuring Janet Jackson.
Busta Rhymes will be joining a distinguished group of musicians who have already earned it. These include: Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, Snoop Dogg, The Jacksons, LA Reid, Babyface, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, and more.