Watch LL Cool J, Rakim, and DJ Jazzy Jeff Pay Tribute to Marley Marl at the BET Hip Hop Awards

 Watch LL Cool J, Rakim, and DJ Jazzy Jeff Pay Tribute to Marley Marl at the BET Hip Hop Awards

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

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