March 10, 2023 I Event

Hip-Hop Legend Chuck D to Receive Award at Upcoming NAMM Show

Chuck D

Chuck D will be honored with NAMM’s Impact Music & Culture Award at The 2023 NAMM Show, to be held April 13–15, in Anaheim, California.

The Impact & Culture Award was conceived by musician, producer and songwriter Brian Hardgroove as an opportunity to recognize individuals who move culture through the power of music. The award will be presented at NAMM for the very first time. Chuck D will be on hand to accept the award, presented at the TEC Experience on April 13 from 6–7:30 p.m.

The recognition comes as part of The NAMM Show’s Hip-Hop@50 celebration, a curated slate of sessions and events throughout the show that will pay tribute to a genre of music that has greatly influenced music and music-making products.

“As an outgrowth of hip-hop culture, rap music has revolutionized popular music with an impact not seen since the emergence of rock and roll. One of hip-hop’s most influential artists is Public Enemy’s Chuck D,” said Hardgroove, Public Enemy’s bassist and bandleader. “I had the opportunity to watch Chuck up close and witness first-hand the impact he’s had on music fans worldwide. It will be an honor for me to present Chuck with the first Impact Music & Culture Award as part of this year’s TEC Experience at NAMM.”

A music video montage of the history of hip-hop will be planned as part of the evening’s events. Awards will be given to TEC Experience finalists in 21 Technical Achievement and one Studio Design Project categories in recognition of the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multimedia. The NAMM TEC Experience is a communal reception that gathers the industry to applaud the achievements of the researchers and developers, product designers marketers, and innovators behind the innovations in pro-audio.

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