ASCAP Recognizes The Notorious B.I.G. 20 Years Later
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will hold its 30th annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards on June 22. At the ceremony, Notorious B.I.G. will be honored with ASCAP’s most notable recognition, the Founders Award, for his “pioneering contribution to music.” Biggie will join and exclusive cast of recipients including Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, P. Diddy, Stevie Wonder, Barry Gordy Jr. and Motown Industries, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson and Jermaine Dupri.
“Biggie was a legend in his own time and his legacy lives on through his music. Like all songwriters, he was a master storyteller, but it was the realism in his rhymes that captured so many,” ASCAP President Paul Williams said.
ASCAP reports that Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, widow Faith Evans, his children, managers and estate consultants will accept the award on his behalf. Congratulations to the late, great Notorious B.I.G.!
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