The RIAA Will Honor Hip Hop’s Finest

todaySeptember 1, 2022

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(GEMS RADIO)—The RIAA are honoring hip hop’s finest. The Recording Industry Association of America will honor Grandmaster Flash, MC Lyte, and Jeff Harleston (The general counsel and executive VP of business & legal affairs at Universal Music Group has been with the company for 29 years) at this year’s gala. Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more will be on hand to present on September 14.

DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mix Master Mike, and Rapsody will all be performing at this year’s festivities which celebrates the achievements from the pioneers of hip hop that helped to craft the genre over the years.

“At this year’s RIAA Honors, we are thrilled to celebrate pioneers who have defied obstacles, defined a genre, and accelerated the growth of hip-hop to audiences across generations and geography,” said RIAA chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier in a statement announcing the event. “Congratulations and thank you, Grandmaster Flash, MC Lyte, Jeff Harleston and chairman Hakeem Jeffries for your contributions to this diverse musical landscape and setting the stage for creators to come.”


Written by: Robert Frezza

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