Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and D-Good made a significant impression on the music panorama in 2020, and now their efforts are being acknowledged: The three might be receiving the ASCAP Voice Of The Tradition Award through the 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, for his or her ingenious and uniting digital music occasions — particularly Verzuz and Membership Quarantine — through the COVID-19 lockdowns.
The award celebrates the most-performed R&B/hip-hop, rap, and gospel songs from the earlier 12 months. The digital celebration might be held on June 22 by means of June 24 by way of social media. Registration for the digital chats and different occasions is on the market on the ASCAP Experience website.
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz’s Verzuz was the digital singing competitors sequence that gained on the spot declare on Instagram Reside by pitting musical legends from all genres in opposition to one another, together with Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle, Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott, Earth, Wind & Hearth vs. the Isley Brothers, Snoop Dogg vs. DMX, and extra. The 2 Grammy-winning producers and label founders created must-see spectacles that introduced tens of millions of remoted folks collectively over music.
Equally, the legendary DJ Derrick “D-Good” Jones, turned his Instagram Reside broadcasts right into a digital dance get together with Membership Quarantine. D-Good’s DJ units had been praised as a much-needed respite by tens of millions through the 2020 lockdowns. Even A-listers like Will Smith, Oprah, Michelle Obama, and Diddy tuned in for D-Good’s heavy rotation of funk, disco, hip-hop, and R&B. D-Good teamed up with Issa Rae’s Raedio to co-curate the official playlist of the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inauguration. His full-length studio album is about to reach later this 12 months.