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Jermaine Dupri, Muni Long and Bryan Michael-Cox Won ‘R&B Song of the Year’ in Inaugural Ice Medal of Honor Event in Atlanta [SEE INSIDE]



MusicXclusives had the pleasure of attending such a power event that honor Black American music. The Black American Music Association announces their inaugural event, Ice Medal of Honor, that was held in Atlanta this past Sunday, June 2. By celebrating 100 years of the Black American Music Art Form, the attendees of this groundbreaking historic event honoring and paying tribute to the legends, visionaries and trailblazers within Black American music who have captivated audiences worldwide and left an everlasting impact to the culture.

The Mayor of Atlanta, Andre Dickens, had made a special toast and saluted the Honorees along with the city of Atlanta. Many other Honorees were in the city to celebrate their award for R&B Song of the Year, Trailblazer of the Year, Transformative Award and more.

  • Grandmaster Flash – Transformative Award
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – Global Creative Impact Honor
  • Suzanne de Passe – Trailblazer Honor
  • Jeffrey Harleston – Music Executive Leadership of the Year
  • Robert “Kool” Bell – Lifetime Achievement Honor
  • Muni Long, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox – R&B Song of the Year
  • SoSo Def Records – Artist Development Label of an Era
  • LaFace Records – Artist Development Label of an Era
  • Domani Harris: New Developing Artist of the Year.  

“We are thrilled to launch the ICE Medal of Honor and to recognize these outstanding individuals who have made an enduring mark on the world through their art and creativity,” said Michael Mauldin, Co-Producer and visionary behind the event. “This celebration is a testament to the power of Black American music in shaping culture and inspiring generations.” 

The incomparable; Muni Long, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox are being honored and will  receive “Song of the Year” for their viral sensational mega hit; “Made for Me.” A seminal hip hop founder, Grandmaster Flash is accepting the “Transformative Award.” He has been recognized as the first DJ to play the turntables as a musical instrument, helping to elevate the status of the DJ to a masterful, artistic position. In 2007, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip hop group ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, The BET Icon Award and many others already under his belt. 

Photo Credit By: DelanteArmani Photography
Photo Credit By: DelanteArmani Photography

MX had the pleasure of speaking to So So Def CEO and producer, Jermaine Dupri, legendary producer, Bryan Michael-Cox, iconic pioneer Grandmaster Flash and country singer, Tony Evans Jr.


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