The ceremony will be at RIAA headquarters, and they plan to honor MC Lyte, Grandmaster Flash, Universal Music Group’s Jeff Harleston and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries. All of these iconic names have all pushed the rap movement into the light in some way. Dre and Elliott will appear virtually, joined by on-site presenters DJ Kool and Yo-Yo. Performer like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mix Master Mike and Rapsody are poised to make this an unforgettable experience.
“At this year’s RIAA Honors, we are thrilled to celebrate pioneers who have defied obstacles, defined a genre and accelerated the growth of Hip Hop to audiences across generations and geography,” RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier said in a statement. “Congratulations and thank you, Grandmaster Flash, MC Lyte, Jeff Harleston and chairman Hakeem Jeffries for your contributions to this diverse musical landscape and setting the stage for creators to come.”
Even thought she participating in a tribute, Missy will receive an honor of her own in the near future. According to WTKR, Portsmouth City Council voted to rename a local street to Missy Elliott Boulevard. The decision pays homage to the decorated Portsmouth native and legendary MC.