The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will honor rapper and hip-hop music producer Sean "Diddy" Combs with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award during their 24th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards celebration. The invitation-only event will take place on Friday, June 24, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California:
The ASCAP Founders Award is among the most prestigious honors that ASCAP gives to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Each recipient is a musical innovator who possesses a unique style of creative genius that will enrich generations to come. Past recipients include Garth Brooks, Dr. Dre, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson, Paul McCartney, Ashford & Simpson, Patti Smith, and Berry Gordy Jr. & Motown Industries to name a few.