T he 11th annual BMI Urban Awards were held at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles Friday night, where the best music creators shared the stage. Snoop Dogg was honored as a BMI Icon, the veteran rapper thanked Dr. Dre for discovering him, as well as Drake for inspiring him to keep rapping in the game. Most importantly, Snoop thanked his wife, Shanté Broadus, for putting up with his crap. “I would like to thank my lovely wife Shanté she always been there for me through the good times and the bad times,” he says. “I always put you through the worst times and always been on the wrong side with you, but I’m going to get that s*** right, though, you can believe that.”
With seven songs among the most-performed, Drake accepted his first BMI Urban Songwriter of the Year crown and B.O.B became the youngest songwriter ever to win BMI Urban Song of the Year thanks to his “Nothin’ on You,” featuring Bruno Mars. The BMI Urban Music awards, which is an annual event that celebrates the most performed songwriters, producers and music publishers of the previous year’s r&b, rap and hip-hop songs in the BMI repertoire.
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