Rap veteran LL Cool J is to be honoured 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 (Oct11), 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 (11) show when it takes place at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on 1 October (11).