Over the years, tons of OG’s and veterans in the music game have received lifetime achievement awards or tributes at award shows. From Babyface and Stevie Wonder, to Scarface and Doug E. Fresh, we’ve seen tons of our legendary favorites receive the honor that they deserve. There are, however, still many legendary artists who deserve that lifetime nod from the music industry, and we know who we would request to get it.
Check out artists that deserve lifetime achievement awards on the following pages.
LL Cool J
LL Cool J has been consistently in the game the longest of any rapper, as he was the first artist signed to Def Jam in 1985. He rolled out hit after hit since then.
There’s no question Pete Rock is one of the most legendary producers in the game, having working with just about everyone.