Lil Baby is getting honored hugely as he’s set to receive the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Honor at Black Music Action Coalition Awards Gala, Variety reports.
The 27-year-old is being honored for his contribution to racial and social justice inside and outside of the music industry.
Other recipients of this award include The Weeknd and H.E.R. who both received the honor at the inaugural ceremony in 2021.
The My Turn rapper recently hosted his third annual “Back to School Fest” at Atlanta’s West End Mall with Goodr. This event provides over 3,000 local children with music, games, carnival rides, food, backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts. He also teamed up with Atlanta restaurateur Lemont Bradley to offer 100 jobs to young adults and established the $150,000 “My Turn” scholarship program for students at his former high school.
He will join music manager David Ali, who will receive the inaugural BMAC Black: Future. Now award as well as Variety’s executive editor of music, Shirley Halperin and Billboard’s executive director of R&B/hip-hop, Gail Mitchell who will each be honored with the BMAC 365 Award. This new award is given “to a person, company or organization that has consistently supported social change throughout the year.”
The ceremony kicks off on September 18th with an inaugural brunch hosted by the Revels Group, Amazon Music, Patrón and BMAC which will honor “young Black executives, creatives and artists who are paving the way for generations to come.”
The Awards Gala will be hosted by Coco Jones and radio personality Kenny Burns with performances from WanMor, the sons of singer Wanyá Morris of Boyz II Men, who will sing the Black national anthem “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.” It will take place Sept. 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
The Drip Harder musician is also nominated for a BET Hip Hop Award for Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse for the record “Girls Want Girls” with Drake.