Grandmaster Flash To Receive Billboard’s Founder Award

Grandmaster Flash and Betty Wright will both

receive Billboard’s Founders Award at the 2003 Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop

Awards show Aug. 8.

According to Billboard, "The Founders Awards

recognize artists for their achievements and influence on others in the R&B

and hip-hop genres, as chosen by the editors of Billboard."

Flash has influence the genre of hiphop since

the 1970’s, traversing the globe and spreading hiphop to the far reaches of

the earth.

Betty Wright, who was also a panelist at last

year’s Billboard Awards, made her name with the smash hit records, "Clean

Up Woman," and "Tonight Is The Night," both of which have been

sampled countless times by rappers.


2003 Billboard Conference/Awards kick off August 6-8 at Roney Palace in

Miami Beach, Florida, and provides those seeking to learn about the music business

with networking opportunities and information.

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