Published Wed, March 8, 2023 at 3:52 PM EST
Chuck D is set to receive NAMM’s inaugural Impact Music & Culture Award at the 2023 NAMM Show.
The award was conceived by Brian Hardgroove, Public Enemy’s bassist and bandleader and founder of Resonant Alien. Hardgroove will also present Chuck with the award.
“TEC honors the pioneers, the innovators, those who have moved us forward, and the products and technologies which have advanced music-making,” TEC committee member Tony Barazsaid in a statement. “As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, we recognize the impact that pioneers like Chuck D and others have had on music, music products, the music industry, and culture as a whole.”
The recognition comes as part of The NAMM Show’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, which will feature a curated slate of sessions and events throughout the conference. Additionally, the celebration will include a session, “Chuck D on Hip-Hop at 50, Hosted by Brian Hardgroove,” presented by Black to the Future and showcasing a historical look at Hip-Hop.
Chuck D will receive his award at the TEC Experience on Thursday, April 13 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT. Get more info here.