At the upcoming 2022 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards, Busta Rhymes will be recognized as a BMI Icon. On September 7, the ceremony will be held at LIV Nightclub in Miami. BMI Vice President, Creative (Atlanta) Catherine Brewton and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill will be present.
“As one of the pioneers of Hip Hop, we are excited to honor Busta Rhymes as a BMI Icon,” said Brewton in a press 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.”
Additionally, Brewton said: “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.”
As a member of the group Leaders of the New School in the 1990s, Busta Rhymes’ career began to take off. Following his contribution to the well-known song “Scenario” by A Tribe Called Quest, he started to gain popularity as a solo performer.