(AllHipHop News) Acclaimed producer Choke No Joke has been bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd Annual Atlanta Hip-Awards.
Past honorees include Pastor Troy, Deb Atney, Lil Zane, Nina Ross, Pink, Yung LA and numerous others. This year, the ceremony included one Choke No Joke, the outspoken TV producer known for his work at Roc-A-Fella Records, MTV and BET.
Choke told AllHipHop.com how it felt to be honored and why coming from Atlanta made it particularly special.
How does it feels to be honored at this years Atlanta Hip-Hop Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award? It feels surreal. I’m still in disbelief. I didn’t think that things like this happened to real ones. I never thought that I would be recognized by this industry without having to succumb to the evils and indecent proposals that I’ve received in my career. There is a God and I thank whatever supreme force that brought us here and that protects me for being a soldier for the fight for what’s right out here. Now I do wish that New York had acknowledged me in some way before anyone else because that’s my foundation but most of those whom try to block my career because they couldn’t take advantage of me or they came at me sideways were from my own city so I think that’s why I didn’t think it was ever possible for me to grow or get acknowledge because the suckers were blocking me behind my back and I knew it. Even though it’s the Atlanta Hip-Hop Awards it’s bigger than Atlanta because people from all over the world reside in Atlanta. So look at it as a Source Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards or a young MTV Awards in it’s early stages. Atlanta is now what New York and California is to Hip-Hop and entertainment as far as opportunity to make it in the entertainment business. So this actually means more to me receiving it at the Atlanta Hip-Hop Awards because ATL is the Mecca right now which means I’m current or relevant to the culture right now for them to think of me and honor me with an award saying that they appreciate what I contributed to the culture. I love Atlanta and it’s nothing like it in the world. I thank everyone in Atlanta, GA and everyone that helped me in my career to make this happen. Getting this award in the A, is the epitome of Southern Hospitality!
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