The first ever hip hop artist to earn the Kennedy Centre honor will be LL Cool J. Some other musicians that will be award are Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie, Norman Lear, and Carmen de Lavallade. This particular award which is awarded yearly. It celebrates arts figures and their hard work they put into making the American culture the way it is today. The people who are lucky enough to win this award are greatly appreciate it.
LL Cool J made a public tweet on Twitter recently stating how grateful and honored he was to receive such an award. LL Cool J, 49, ties with Stevie Wonder as they both are the youngest artists to receive this award. This recognition is set to happen this December 3 at the Kennedy Centre Opera House. This award will be the first ceremony to take place under the new president Trump.
One of the many traditions is that the President and First Lady have dinner with the lucky few receiving this award. In fact, there will be a reception at the White House. It will include entertainment of many sorts at the Kennedy Center Opera House.
LL Cool J Will Be The First Rapper To Earn Kennedy Centre Honor
The man LL Cool J less typically known as James Todd Smith, LL Cool Jay couldn’t believe this honor.
Lear, who made 1970s sitcoms incorporating All in the Family, told the New York Times he would not be going to the service. He said that he didn’t agree with their standards.
Lear’s words don’t faze LL Cool J. LL Cool J has won an award or two in his day. He won two Grammys for best rap solo execution in 1992 and 1997. Also, he won four NAACP Image Awards for his part as specialist Sam Hanna in NCIS: Los Angeles.