Run The Jewels‘ Killer Mike has been selected to receive Billboard‘s inaugural Change Maker Award.
According to Billboard, the award recognizes an artist or group that speaks truth to power through their music and celebrity.
Killer Mike will be honored for his contribution to community activism, social justice and civil rights.
“This award highlights and recognizes the attributes of a true social justice warrior in the field of music who has made exemplary strides to lead the community in positive changemaking advocacy,” said Datwon Thomas, MRC’s VP, cultural media and consulting producer for the Billboard Music Awards.
He added, “In partnership with a diverse committee of colleagues at MRC and our cultural inclusion committee, BLAC, we selected Killer Mike for his contributions to the current movement and culture and his tangible efforts to make national and grassroots change.”
The award will be presented to Killer Mike by Atlanta Mayor Kiesha Lance Bottoms, at the APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum in Atlanta.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 14, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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