Snoop Dogg Named BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards

Snoop Dogg at the Takers Premiere
Snoop Dogg at the 'Takers' Premiere - © Richard Chavez

It’s about time somebody named Snoop Dogg an ‘icon’. Snoop Dogg will pick up the BMI Icon Award at the BMI Urban Awards to be held August 26, 2011 in Hollywood. According to BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc), Icons are selected for their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.”

From the press release:

As a BMI Icon, Snoop Dogg will join ranks that include George Clinton, The Jacksons, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, The Bee Gees, Willie Nelson and Carlos Santana, to name a few.

As Snoop Dogg approaches his 20th year in the entertainment industry, he remains a visionary mc with sharp instinct and velvet delivery. Twelve BMI Awards spanning urban and pop point to his prominent role in hip-hop’s seduction of the mainstream. Songs including “Next Episode,” “Gin and Juice,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Beautiful,” “Sexual Eruption,” “Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang,” and so many more created the soundtrack of a generation. He has been honored by the American Music Awards, Source Awards, BET Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and many others, and has also garnered innumerable Grammy nominations. Snoop Dogg has also appeared in films and TV series, including Training Day, Old School, Starsky & Hutch, Brüno, Futurama, Weeds, and more.

Source: BMI

-By Rebecca Murray

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