Nas To Be Honored At Vibe Impact Awards
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.07.2014
Later this month...
Billboard reports that Nas will be honored at Vibe magazine's second annual Impact Awards. The event happens before the Grammy and is invitation only. It happens on January 24 at a private location in downtown Los Angeles. More details will be released as the event gets closer.
This is the 20th anniversary of Nas' debut album Illmatic, which Vibe editor in chief Jermaine Hall said is "arguably hip-hop's most flawless piece of work. Nas' ability to clearly capture his surroundings in song is a special talent."
The award are presented with Malibu Red and celebrate entertainers whose achievements changed pop culture. Last year's event was at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood. It celebrated Vibe's 20th anniversary and the career of Mary J. Blige. Those who paid tribute to her included Sean "Diddy" Combs, Queen Latifah, Anita Baker, SWV, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Big Sean and industry executive Andre Harrell.