ABOVE PHOTO: DR. DRE ATTENDS THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART’S COSTUME INSTITUTE BENEFIT GALA celebrating the opening of the “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Magnificence” exhibition on Monday, Could 1, 2023, in New York. Dr. Dre might want to make room in his trophy case for one more prestigious award. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers stated on Tuesday, June 20, that Dr. Dre will obtain the first-ever ASCAP Hip-Hop Icon Award. He’ll be honored on the group’s Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 22, in Los Angeles. (Photograph by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
By Jonathan Landrum Jr.
LOS ANGELES — Dr. Dre might want to make room in his trophy case for one more prestigious award.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers stated on Tuesday that Dr. Dre will obtain the first-ever ASCAP Hip-Hop Icon Award. He’ll be honored on the group’s Rhythm & Soul Music Awards Celebration of fifty Years of Hip-Hop on Thursday in Los Angeles.
“Dr. Dre’s groundbreaking early work laid a basis for hip-hop as we all know it as we speak,” Paul Williams, chairman of the board and president at ASCAP. “As a champion for a few of as we speak’s largest artists and a profitable entrepreneur, he modified the tradition round hip-hop.”
The glory Dre is receiving can be introduced to ASCAP members whose musical contributions have made an “indelible affect” on the artwork and tradition of hip-hop.
DJ Child Capri and DJ Drama will present music for Thursday’s occasion.
Dre, a seven-time Grammy winner, has produced large hits for Jay-Z, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Kendrick Lamar, Nas and 50 Cent. He received his first Emmy for final yr’s Tremendous Bowl halftime efficiency with Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Lamar and 50 Cent.
The prolific producer emerged from the West Coast gangster rap scene alongside Eazy-E and Ice Dice as a part of the group N.W.A., which made a significant mark within the hip-hop tradition and music business with controversial lyrics within the late Eighties.
Earlier this yr, Dr. Dre celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of “The Power” with a re-release of his extremely acclaimed debut studio album. In 2010, he was honored with the ASCAP’s Founders Award.