LL Cool J Will Receive the W.E.B Dubois Medal
LL Cool J is having a great year. Back in August, the rapper/actor was named among the 2017 Kennedy Center honorees, becoming the first rapper to achieve such prestigious recognition. Just a month later, he's got something else to add to his resume.
According to AllHipHop, LL along with filmmaker Ava Duvernay have both been named as recipients for Harvard University's 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois medals. That's another big achievement for someone from a genre they swore wouldn't last long. 40 plus years later, here we are still going strong!
The annual accolade, named after civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, "celebrates those who made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture," said AHH.
Past recipients include Maya Angelou, Muhammad Ali, Nas, Oprah Winfrey, and Pam Grier. This years ceremony takes place at the Hutchins Center Honors, October 4, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Congrats again to LL Cool J!