Rev Run, T.I. and Pharrell Honored at BMI Urban Awards

revrun.jpgThe MTV VMA’s weren’t the only big award show in Las Vegas this past weekend. Producers and songwriters alike were honored at the BMI Urban Awards at the New York, New York Hotel on Friday night (September 7). Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, a founding member of legendary group Run-DMC, joined the likes of Al Green and James Brown when he was presented with BMI Icon award for his contributions to music over the last three decades. “He is the man for all time,” said BMI CEO Del Bryant. “Run-DMC never crossed over. Popular music crossed over to them.”

Other winners of the night included Pharrell Williams, who was not on hand, but was named BMI Producer of the Year for the third time. Atlanta representatives T.I. and producer Mr. Collipark both earned Songwriter of the Year awards for penning four tracks each on BMI’s list of most performed songs of the year. Houston native Slim Thug shared a Song of the Year award with co-writer and producer Sean Garrett for his collaboration with Beyonce “Check On It.” BMI also revealed its Top Urban Producers list which included Polow the Don, Kanye West, will.i.am, Lil Jon and Jazze Pha. BMI, which stands for Broadcast Music, Inc. is a non-profit performing rights organization which represents over 350,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in several genres of music.

  • Mr. NewYork

    1st Bitches

    Fuck T.I. and the south. He doesn’t deserve any damn award. Why is his name Rev Run when He got caught giving head in a Burger King bathroom back in 1991.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com TonyBee

    He became Rev Run. after beating that rape charge.

  • http://xxlmag.com NORTH MEMPHIS FLYBOY FRESH

    FUCK MR.NEW YORK BITCH COME 2 THA SOUTH AND ADDRESS US DONT DO IT OVER THA COMPUTER AND THEN YOU GON TALK BAD BOUT A NIGGA FRM YO CITY MANE SOMETHIN WRONG WIT U NEW YORK CATS WHO HATE THA SOUTH AND HATE PERIOD TONY BEE YOU FOOLISH JAY-Z GOT U NEW YORK CATS FEELIN YALL SELF 2 MUCH BRUH DONT PUT NEW YORK ON A PEDISTAL LIKE YALL THA ONLY MUTHAFUCKAS WHO EXIST GROW UP BRUH GET YA MIND RITE IM GONE LIKE DRO 1 I DONT GIVE A FUCK TALK BOUT ME I’LL TELL YOU WHERE I STAY 1003 UNIVERSITY ST MEMPHIS TN 38107 ANY COAST THAT GOTTA A PROBLEM WIT THA WHOLE SOUTH COME DOWN AND VISIT WE DONT HANDLE PROBLEMS OVER THA COMPUTER WE DONT TALK IT OUT WE WALK IT OUT

  • RO

    im tired of these niggaz hating on the south and just hating in general i bet whoever got something smart to say wont come down here and say it to our faces bitches and i bet yall girl and yall mom love our shyt thats why you mad huh i stayed out on the east for bout two years and the hating started soon as i started snatchin they bitches all i can say to all you hating muthafuckas north,south,east,or west get yo fuckin weight up and not yo hate up you ingorant muthafuckas

  • http://www.myspace.com/the_trap_boy El Negro

    why doesnt everybody stop hatin yalkl just mad b-cuz u will nevr see an award that ti or rev is getting so let them be and u be on ur own way i swear u ppl hav no fuckin life except to hate on ppl who r makin money