Pharrell Presents Busta Rhymes With The Icon Honor At The 2022 BMI Awards

Written by on September 8, 2022

In the case of timeless anthems and epic beats, Pharrell Williams and Busta Rhymes go down in historical past as two of the greatest to ever do it. The success of hit collaborations like “Cross The Courvoisier” and “Gentle Your A** On Hearth” have proved that the New York emcee and Virginia beat maker are a power to be reckoned with each time they crew up. On Wednesday, Pharrell paid homage to his good friend and frequent collaborator on the 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards by presenting him with the night time’s Icon Award.

Busta Rhymes & Pharrell on the 2022 BMI Awards – Rodrigo Varela/Getty Photographs

Earlier than Busta joined him on stage, the Grammy Award profitable producer launched the Guinness Book of World Records holder, praising him for having one of many craziest video budgets of “all time,” whereas nonetheless being a dominate presence within the recreation right this moment. “It was so f**** wonderful to have this man ignore me in a room,” Pharrell shared. “Listening to my beats. And one changed into a track for Kelis known as ‘Caught Out There,’ and he listened.”

Busta made his manner on stage shortly after to obtain his BMI Award, adopted by an impromptu efficiency of “Cross The Courvoisier” alongside Pharrell. Final month, BMI Artistic Catherine Brewton spoke in regards to the 50-year outdated star being honored through the ceremony in press launch, sharing, “As one of many pioneers of Hip Hop, we’re excited to honor Busta Rhymes as a BMI Icon.” This yr’s BMI R&B/Hip Hop passed off at Liv Nightclub in Miami. Brewton added the particular occasion, “We’re additionally thrilled to be again in particular person in Miami, celebrating our prime music creators behind a few of right this moment’s most-performed songs. We’re wanting ahead to a implausible night time of nice music.”

Though Busta has but to win a Grammy Award, with 12 nominations all through the years, he has solidified himself as one of many most-nominated artists to not have received an award— alongside Tupac and Nicki Minaj. Congrats, Busta on the Icon Award.

Supply: HotNewHipHop

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