LL COOL J is a Hip Hop legend and knows talent when he sees it. He'll be honoring Tyler, the Creator's cultural influence at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Tyler, The Creator s growth from his solo debut in 2009 up until today has been remarkable, and hes being recognized for his accomplishments. On Thursday (September 30), BETannounced Tyler would be receiving the inaugural Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards. According to a press release from BET, the award recognizes a younger, innovative, otherworldly artist that has impacted Hip Hop culture and uplifted their community in a significant way. The award will be presented by Rock The Bells founder and Hip Hop legend LL COOL J during the ceremony, which airs on October 5 at 9 p.m. ET on BET. I am proud to honor Tyler, The Creator, with the first-ever Rock The Bells cultural influence award, which celebrates an artist who continues to break down the conventional boundaries of hip hop culture, LL said in a statement. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ROCK THE BELLS (@rockthebells) Connie Orlando, EVP specials, music programming and music strategy at BET, said, This award will celebrate innovative hip hop artists who are shaking the industry, like Tyler, The Creator, and who will carry the hip hop torch for generations to come. On top of receiving the Cultural Influence Award, Tyler is nominated in four different categories at this years event. Tyler is in the running for Best Live Performer, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Hip Hop Album of the Year for CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST and Producer of the Year Its a fitting moment for Tyler, The Creator, who performed for the first time in his career at the 2021 BET Awardsin June. During an interview with Complexin July, Tyler explained how the performance finally gave him a level of validation hes been vying for. I was so hype to perform at the BET Awards, Tyler said. Like, I dont think people understand, dude. Having Durk and Lil Baby and Styles P just tell me how good the performance was meant a lot. I just never felt like my style of music would ever have been, not even appreciated, but allowed on there. Read more