For this years’s REVOLT Music conference, the honoree is Nas, as the event is entitled as the “2016 REVOLT Music Conference Honors Nas” TV special.
Nas received the 2016 Jimmy Iovine Icon Award, which is bestowed upon an industry leader who has had a lasting impact on Hip-Hop culture.
“Nas was always fearless, always ready to go do something that nobody else would do to uplift his people in any way,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs. “He is the true example of black excellence.” said REVOLT Chairman Sean Combs.
The special will include appearances by DMX, Busta Rhymes, Chris Rock, Usher, Pharrell Williams, and others.
Diddy, who is the Chairman and Founder of REVOLT, said Nas was honored for his amazing career, but more so for the role he’s played in uplifting the consciousness of Hip-Hop as a whole.
“We celebrate him – not just for being an MC, not just for being a lyricist. It goes deeper than that. He cares about our people,” Diddy said. “He cares about his friends. He cares about his family. He cares about us as a whole and we love him for that. We love him for being one of the greatest MC’s in the world, but not just because he is one of the greatest MC’s. We love him for being him, Nasir Jones.”
The “2016 REVOLT Music Conference Honors Nas” will be televised on REVOLT TV this Thanksgiving evening on Thursday, November 24th at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm.