Past Honorees


Rakim’s impact on Hip Hop was truly revolutionary. His effortless words wove narratives exploring spirituality, social issues, and personal experiences, granting us a glimpse into his world. With a smooth and mesmerizing delivery, he rightfully earned the title of the “God MC,” setting the bar high for lyrical excellence and leaving an immeasurable influence on Hip Hop culture.


With his distinctive deep voice and captivating storytelling abilities, Scarface quickly earned a reputation as one of the most talented and respected rappers in the industry. His solo career flourished in the 1990s, with critically acclaimed albums like “Mr. Scarface Is Back” and “The Diary,” showcasing his lyrical prowess and ability to paint vivid pictures with words.