Last night, at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, a lot of great things went down. But most notably, Uncle Luke of 2 Live Crew was given a Lifetime Achievement Award, and he was able to tell his story. He revealed that his courage to fight for hip-hop before Southern rap was fully established and respect, has long been overlooked.
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As Headkrack recaps the incredible moment when this happened, he and Rickey have a discussion about the importance of cherishing hip-hop’s veterans, because it’s not just about who’s charting and who’s not. People like Uncle Luke sacrificed so much so that the doors could be opened for hip-hop to become the worldwide movement that is today. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Red Carpet [PHOTOS]
1. Cardi BSource: 1 of 11
2. Keyshia Ka’oirSource: 2 of 11
3. TrinaSource: 3 of 11
4. Blac ChynnaSource: 4 of 11
5. Katt WilliamsSource: 5 of 11
6. Christian CombsSource: 6 of 11
7. DJ Khaled and Asahd KhaledSource: 7 of 11
8. Waka Flocka and Tammy RiveraSource: 8 of 11
9. Ryan DestinySource: 9 of 11
10. Lil YachtySource: 10 of 11
11. Tami Roman and Jazz AndersonSource: 11 of 11
How 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke Fought For Hip-Hop & The Culture [EXCLUSIVE] was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com