The 31st Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards went down at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Thursday (June 21) and some big names walked away with awards including Kendrick Lamar and Migos.
K. Dot earned the Top Rap Song honor for “HUMBLE.,” along with the song’s producer, Mike WiLL Made-It.The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Songwriter of the Year was a tie between Gucci Mane, who had a hand in penning hits like, “Black Beatles,” with Rae Sremmurd, “Both,” with Drake and more, and Quavo, who was behind big tracks like, “Bad and Boujee,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Good Drank” with 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane and DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One.”
Migos also won collectively, scooping the Vanguard Award, which recognizes “the impact of new and developing musical genres, which help shape the future of music.” Jermaine Dupri was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Performance-wise, those in attendance were treated to a variety of sounds as YBN Nahmir performed a medley including his breakout hit, “Rubbin Off the Paint” and “Bounce Out With That,.” Gospel singer JJ Hairston did his thing and Xscape closed out the show.
Also in attendance at the event were 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Mark “Sounwave” Spears, Yo Gotti, DeJ Loaf, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Christian “Hitmaka” Ward, Kevin Gates, Shy Glizzy, PnB Rock and more. See photos from the event below.
See Photos of Migos, 2 Chainz and More at the 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards