Hip-Hop Royalties Lil Wayne and Nas were honored with Billboard’s Hall Of Fame Award earlier today at an event held in Los Angeles to celebrate Hip-Hop’s 50 Year anniversary.
Both Rap icons also covered Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B Power Players Magazine issue last week. In the magazine’s issue, Lil Wayne said of Hip-Hop turning 50 years “I think it probably means more to me than I even know, because I am still in it, a deep part of it, and I’m still learning every day. Hip-hop will never be over. “
Nas also remarked on Hip-Hop celebrating 50 years, “To see that we’re here and [hip-hop is] thriving [is incredible]. The art form is crazy right now. That’s a beautiful thing,”
Watch both Nas and Lil Wayne accepting their awards for Billboard’s Hall Of Fame along with their respective speeches.
“Thank you to all, gotta give thanks to the man above, also those who we lost, those who we wish were here ..Thank you as well. To my fans..i ain’t sh*t without you! This is for ya’ll , my supporters, those that work for me ..this is for us. Just another footnote ..I ain’t stopping” said Lil Wayne
“Thank you to all ya’ll here man god bless you, I love you. This year I’m having fun, my 50th year, Hip-Hop’s 50th year What’s better?” said Nas