Rappers Eminem and Nas were honoured for their musical efforts during
Detroit, Michigan's HIP-HOP SUMMIT on Saturday (26APR03).
Rap mogul Russell Simmons was among those who announced that the hip-hop
stars would receive awards for their outstanding contributions to youth
empowerment and community development.
The pair were handed their awards at COBO ARENA in Detroit, with Eminem
receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award for his charitable work and
contributions to support youth empowerment in Detroit.
Nas received the Heroes Award for his music and hit video I CAN, a song in
which he urges youngsters to believe in themselves.
Def Jam boss Simmons says, "Eminem and Nas continue to make outstanding
contributions towards the empowerment of youth, which results in encouraging
young people to fulfil their highest aspirations."