Thursday night was very important for the YMCMB crew. The Hip Hop family was honored during the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards at the Manhattan Center in New York City.
Bryan 'Birdman' Williams and Ronald 'Slim' Williams were named BMI Icons. The two brothers, who co-founded Cash Money Records in 1991, received an all-star tribute, which included performances by Kevin Rudolf, DJ Khaled, Mystikal, Future, Curren$y, Ace Hood, Busta Rhymes, Turk, Mannie Fresh, and Juvenile, who performed his classic hit 'Back That Azz Up.'
Birdman had this to say about the great honor:
'I dedicate my soul and my life and I wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t for Dwayne motherf*ckin’ Carter...One thing when you see with us, you see loyalty.'
Nicki Minaj and Benny Blanco shared the award for Songwriter of the Year, while 'Starships' earned Song of the Year honors. Miami rapper Trina paid homage to her fellow femcee by covering her hit 'Moment 4 Life.'
Hit-Boy took home Producer of the Year while Bad Boy rapper Machine Gun Kelly won the BMI Social Star Award.