The first-ever ASCAP Hip-Hop Icon Award will be given to Dr. Dre, the pioneering hip-hop hitmaker, at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
According to a statement made today (June 20, 2023), Dre will get a special award at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop on June 22, 2023 in his hometown Los Angeles.
“Dr. Dre’s groundbreaking early work laid a foundation for hip-hop as we know it today. As a champion for some of today’s biggest artists and a successful entrepreneur, he changed the culture around hip-hop.” comments ASCAP chairman of the board and president Paul Williams.
The award is presented to ASCAP members whose musical contributions have made an indelible impact on the art and culture of hip-hop. Currently, ASCAP’s membership includes 920,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.
Dre “continues to be a pivotal figure in the music industry and we are thrilled to recognize him with the inaugural ASCAP Hip-Hop Icon Award as we mark 50 years of hip-hop.” Williams added.
Earlier this year Dr. Dre was also honored with Global Impact Award at BMCHonors by the recording academy, The Grammys.
— ASCAP (@ASCAP) February 6, 2023