ASCAP Rhythm And Soul Music Awards Honors Rapper Notorious B.I.G !

 ASCAP Rhythm And Soul Music Awards Honors Rapper Notorious B.I.G !
BHR Hollywood Reports..................Twenty years after Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace’s untimely passing at 24, the hip-hop icon was honored with the ASCAP Founders Award at the 2017 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday (June 22).

Donning one of his father’s trademark Kangol hats and shades, his son Christopher Jordan “C.J.” Wallace was on hand for the celebration at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

“Tonight means a lot of things,” said C.J., who was only five months old when his father’s life was tragically taken. “But at the top of the list, it means inspiration and continuing to push the legacy forward in many different ways.”

C.J. is doing that by following in his father’s footsteps. He’s one-third of Non-Fixtion, a group that includes Lotus Ley and his brother Jahad Russaw (whose father is Faith Evans’ former husband, Todd Russaw). For all three, Biggie remains a pivotal driving force. “My father’s a huge inspiration for us,” C.J. told Rap-Up. “Tonight, we’re looking back 20 years and seeing how many people he’s impacted and how much he’s impacted us.”
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 The Rhythm & Soul Awards also included a celebration of iconic producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who received the ASCAP Voice of Music Award.
Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis
Speaking with Rap-Up, Jam said it was a particularly meaningful honor. “At the base of it, it’s great because it’s a songwriter award,” he explained. “I think a lot of people think of us mostly as producers, but most of the songs we produce, we write, so I love being recognized as a writer