Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See! is probably what Busta Rhymes is gonna say as he receives his Icon Award next month in Miami Beach.
BMI has recently announced that the former Leaders of the New School group member will receive the BMI Icon Award at this year’s 2022 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards next month down in Miami Beach. The ceremony will take place on September 7 at the LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach.
“As one of the pioneers of hip-hop, we are excited to honor Busta Rhymes as a BMI Icon,” said BMI Vice President, Creative (Atlanta) Catherine Brewton in a written statement. “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.”
The private event will be hosted by Brewton and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill. The awards show will also honor BMI’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer, and Publisher of the Year.
The well-received recording artist has won numerous awards and honors throughout his years which spans over 30 years. Busta started his career as part of Long Island’s Hip-Hop group, Leaders of the New School. After leaving the group to pursue a solo career, he has won many accolades which include six BET Awards, eight BMI Awards, a Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award, a Soul Train Award, as well as 12 GRAMMY and 16 MTV Video Music Award nominations.
The talented lyricist also crossed over to display some of his acting chops in several movies and on television including Shaft, Finding Forrester, Master of None, The Rugrats Movie, and he also competed in The Masked Singer on FOX.