LL Cool J Will Become The First Hip Hop Artist To Receive A Kennedy Center Honors

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 LL Coo J will be the first to ever do it.

The rapper/actor  will become  the first  Hip-Hop artist to receive a Kennedy Center Honor.

LL Cool J, along with other honorees, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, television writer and producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade, will be celebrated at a gala on Dec. 3, and the show will be broadcast on Dec. 26th.

LL on getting the Honor:

‘To be able to go from the corner in Queens beatin‘ on a garbage can to getting a Kennedy Center Honor with this type of company and to be first is just an amazing feeling. 

‘You know, it just adds another level of legitimacy to hip-hop culture,’ he said in a telephone interview.

 

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