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Date: Jun 2 23:53:09 2010
Dr. Dre to receive ASCAP Founder Award


Rap pioneer Dr. Dre will reportedly be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award June 25th at the organization's 23rd Annual Rythm & Soul Music Awards. The event will take place at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angles, California and will honor the songwriters and publishers of last year's most performed hip-hop, gospel, and rap songs.

ip-hop pioneer Dr. Dre will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award during the organization's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony-which will also honor the songwriters and publishers of 2009's most performed ASCAP songs on the R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts - will take place June 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Founders Award is given to songwriters and composers whose musical legacies have inspired and influenced fellow music creators. Dr. Dre, a founding member with Eazy-E and Ice Cube of the seminal rap group N.W.A., is also a Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter and label exec who has directedhits such as BlackStreet's "No Diggity," Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" and 2Pac ("California Love"). In addition to launching the careers of Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent, Dr. Dre is a hit-producing artist in his own right. Previous recipients of the Founders Award include Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson.

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-- Edited by DPJ on Monday 7th of June 2010 12:44:27 PM

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