June 28, 2013


Kendrick Lamar Receives Award From Dr. Dre and 2 Chainz Wins Big at ASCAPs

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It was a great night for some of hip-hop's biggest names at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills Thursday night. Also, shout out to the 18 American orchestras who also walked away with trophies. Tuba games on lock.

Kendrick Lamar graciously accepted the Vanguard Award from his mentor and collaborator Dr. Dre. "Kendrick Lamar is a class act," Dre noted during his introductory speech. "I'm proud to know him. I’m proud to work with him, and he is an important part of the new generation of hip-hop. And it's definitely continuing the legacy of Compton... Believe me." Check out the video below.

Meanwhile 2 Chainz, alongside producer Noah "40" Shebib, took home Songwriter of the Year honors. Because if the ASCAP doesn't recognize lyrics like "She got a big booty/So I call her Big Booty," then who will?

Other winners last night included Beyonce's 4 track "Love On Top" for Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song and Drake's "The Motto" for Top Rap Song.