Our Mission

Over the past several decades, Hip Hop music and culture rose from a local niche New York art form into a global phenomenon. In doing so, it has created countless careers, many fortunes, and, most importantly, gave hope and aspiration to a generation of young people.

Unfortunately, many of the most impactful original artists never received recognition proportional with their exceptional contributions to arts and culture. The Paid in Full Foundation aims to rectify that through its grantmaking program, by both honoring the people who built Hip Hop and enabling them to pursue their creative and intellectual pursuits for the benefit of society.

The Paid In Full Foundation invite you to the first ever Hip Hop Grandmaster Awards to recognize and celebrate two transformational artists, Rakim and Scarface, on November 17, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 100% of the net proceeds raised from the event will benefit The Paid in Full Foundation’s mission to support hip hop greats and other creatives. We hope that you can join us in this important mission.