Rapper T.I.'s wife Tameka 'tiny' Cottle is to be honoured for her contributions to the music community in Georgia later this month (Oct12).

The former Xscape star will be celebrated by bosses at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) during its fourth annual Women Behind the Music event in Atlanta on Thursday (18Oct12).

Cottle, who co-wrote TLC's hit track No Scrubs, has also worked with rappers Lil' Kim and Bow Wow.

Executive Nicole George says, "We created the Women Behind the Music series to recognise the immense contributions that women make across all areas of the music business.

"Each woman we have honoured since our inaugural event three years ago is a legend in her own right, and I'm thrilled to continue this amazing series with another round of outstanding and deserving honourees."

Previous recipients include former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland and Grammy winner Monica.