LL COOL J was presented with a key to the city in his hometown of Queens, New York during the inaugural Rock The Bells Festival.
The Game Reveals 'Drillmatic: Heart Vs. Mind' Release Date & Cover Art Johnny Nunez/WireImage LL COOL J Honored With Key To The City In Queens, New York During First Rock The Bells Festival Published on:Aug 8, 2022, 6:38 AM by 2 Queens, NY LL COOL J was presented with a key to the city in his hometown of Queens, New York during the inaugural Rock The Bells Festival over the weekend. Speaker of the New York City Council Adrienne Adams presented the Hip Hop icon with the declaration on Saturday (August 6) as part of a special ceremony honoring Uncle Ls contributions to the culture. Adams shared a handful of photos to her Twitter account of the event with the caption: Hollis, Queens was represented today at @RockTheBells as the @NYCCouncil celebrated a true Queens legend, the one and only @llcoolj! It was an honor to present him with a proclamation acknowledging his undeniable impact on Hip Hop and popular culture. Hollis, Queens was represented today at @RockTheBells as the @NYCCouncil celebrated a true Queens legend, the one and only August 5, 2022 I feel like Hip Hop is indisposable, LL COOL J said in a statement. And I feel like, the same reverence and deference in the way Paul McCartney gets celebrated, the way Bob Dylan gets celebrated or Mick Jagger, I feel like these artists, these kings and queens, deserve that same treatment for this art form. Speaking to HipHopDX, Shant was confident the Rock The Bells Festival would return in 2023. When the Rock The Bells family put it together and decided we were going to have this festival, this musical reunion of everyone, it was only right that there were going to be family members that wanted to be included, but we just didnt have enough time, Shant said. Theres definitely another one coming because so many people were like, Oh, yall having a party and didnt invite me? Its like, No, were inviting everybody, but everyone wouldnt have a chance to get on stage.' She added: Look, we got to make it where everybodys going to get a chance. Trust me, if theres an artist here you didnt see, hold on. Were having another family reunion in another location and then youll all be able to see them there and therell be some new eats and new beats. Subscribe to DX Newsletter