The iconic Marley Mark was named recipient of this year’s “I Am Hip-Hop” award, with the honor being presented by none other than Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. To pay tribute to the acclaimed musician, artists Rakim and LL Cool J joined forces with Jazzy Jeff, DJ Technician, and Adam Blackstone for a medley of songs celebrating Marl’s illustrious career.
Taking to the stage, the honoree expressed his gratitude and reminisced about his journey in the industry. “It all began with a humble dream from the crib. Shoutout to Queensbridge, this is for you as well,” Marl professed. “It’s such a privilege to accept this award, as I am proudly a part of the hip hop culture. Thank you for recognizing me.”
The tribute performance brought together the essence of hip-hop and you can catch the performance below.
This is what hip hop has been built upon. What a spectacular tribute by @djjazzyjeff215, @thegodrakim, and @llcoolj. #HipHopAwards #BET