Saturday, December 9, 2017

Checkout How LL Cool J Becomes 1st Rapper To Win Kennedy Center Honors Award

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Living Legend Hip Hop Icon LL Cool J Receives
 Highest National Honor In Entertainment

By Kamau Austin, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The Southeast Queens Scoop

Picture Courtesy Of Michelle Ewing,
LL Cool J - a local guy from the Hollis and St. Albans, Queens, NYC area has done us all proud by becoming the 1st Rapper to win the prestigious Kennedy Center Awards, Sunday December, 3rd 2017. Cool J is one of the rappers and hip hop celebrities who have been able to expand his career successfully but also become a noteworthy humanitarian as well.

LL Cool J, who made it big in the entertainment business, also continues to give back to the Southeast Queens Community in a number of ways.  One of my favorites is to help sponsor the summer basketball leagues at O'Connell Park.

LL is one of the rare hip hop pioneers who was able to transition his hip hop stardom into a viable TV and film career. Cool J states "he doesn't limit himself."

Cool J was honored with a Kennedy Center Award, which is a presidential honor and to many is considered the top honor in the US for an entertainer or celebrity.  He is the 1st solo hip hop artist to get this highly respected honorary award. 

Kudos to LL Cool J from us at the Southeast Queens Scoop for this tremendous accomplishments.  We now look forward to him being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

LL Cool J received his award along with (starting at top left to right) Lionel Richie, dancer & choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear, and Gloria Estefan.

Courtesy Reuters

Be Inspired By LL Cool J's Reflections on
 His Award Winning Night

Could "Araaz" Be The Next
 Great Hip Hop Star From Southeast Queens?

Southeast Queens, NYC also has another emerging hip hop star in Araaz, who keeps it real and revealing on a social level. He speaks raw street reality while also challenging us to think about it deeper.

The area is known for hip hop legends like LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Run DMC, Russell Simmons, Ja Rule, Tribe Called Quest, and "many many more." Araaz is the next big thing from the area.

Get the scoop on this rapper who rivets us with his rhymes and poetic affirmations.  For the inside story on Araaz Click Here


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