Notorious B.I.G. To Be Honored At ASCAP Awards

The 30th annual American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards will honor hip-hop legend Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. This year marks the 20th year anniversary of the rapper’s death. His mother Voletta Wallace, wife Faith Evans, children, former managers and estate consultant Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts will accept the award.

“Biggie was a legend in his own time and his legacy lives on through his music,” said ASCAP President Paul Williams. “Like all songwriters, he was a master storyteller, but it was the realism in his rhymes that captured so many.”

The Notorious B.I.G.’s legacy continues to survive and inspire countless other artists who have sampled his music. On May 19th, two days before what would have been his 45th birthday, Faith Evans released a tribute album titled, The King And I, featuring duets between her and her husband.

The ASCAP Founders Award is ASCAP’s most prestigious honor and is presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Each recipient is a musical innovator who possesses a unique style of creative genius which will enrich generations to come. Previous recipients include: Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Berry Gordy Jr. & Motown Industries, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley of KISS, Ricky Skaggs, Elliot Goldenthal, Carly Simon, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Melissa Etheridge, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Patti Smith, Neil Young and many more.

Learn more about this prestigious honor here.

 – Via ASCAP press release

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