LL Cool J To Receive Icon Honor At BET Hip-Hop Awards

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September 21, 2011 | 4:15am EST

Rap veteran Ll Cool J is to be honored for his career achievements at the upcoming BET Hip-Hop awards.
The I Need Love hitmaker is to receive the I Am Hip-Hop Icon trophy at the ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia next month, following in the footsteps of legendary artists including Grandmaster Flash, Russell Simmons, Ice Cube and Salt-N-Pepa.

Comedian Mike Epps is to host this year’s show when it takes place at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on 1 October.