Dr. Dre will be honored with the Hip-Hop Icon Award from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers). This prestigious recognition will be bestowed upon him at the Rhythm & Soul Music Awards Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop on June 22 in Los Angeles.

Dr. Dre’s significant contributions and influence in the music industry have left an indelible mark on hip-hop and popular culture, making him deserving of this esteemed accolade. ASCAP, a professional organization of more than 920,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers, has chosen the iconic Compton rapper, producer, and entrepreneur as the first recipient of their Hip-Hop Icon Award. The event will feature music from DJ Kid Capri and DJ Drama to celebrate this special occasion.

Dr. Dre’s impact on hip-hop and the music world is undeniable. Throughout his illustrious career, he has been a rapper, producer, and entrepreneur, pushing boundaries and shaping the genre’s sound. From his groundbreaking work as a solo artist to his influential role in the pioneering rap group N.W.A., the Compton native has been instrumental in shaping the trajectory of hip-hop and introducing innovative production techniques.