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RIAA HONORS HIP-HOP PIONEERS

The RIAA held its RIAA Honors: Pioneers in Hip Hop event Wednesday at its Washington, D.C., headquarters, lionizing Grandmaster Flash, MC Lyte, UMG General Counsel/EVP of Business & Legal Affairs Jeff Harleston and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries.

RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier welcomed the honorees and other attendees by thanking them for coming to the association's "state-of-the-art" new building, where gold and platinum records by "the greatest of the great" line the walls.

A range of special guests including RapsodyDJ Face, former Rap City host Big TiggerDJ Jazzy Jeff and Mix Master Mike as well as Dr. Dre on video applauded the luminaires for their contributions. RIAA COO Michele Ballantyne and Chief Policy Officer Morna Willens, meanwhile, led presentations throughout the evening.

Stupid Fly will release video from the event in October and November via Instagram as part of its Un-Rapped series. We'd like to assure everyone that at no point was anyone from HITS seen break dancing or rapping. You're welcome. 

NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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