Lil Baby is set to be honored with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the second annual Music in Action Awards Gala, hosted by the Black Music Action Coalition.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place on September 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
According to the BMAC’s website, “Our mission is to continue raising awareness for racial and social justice within society. The Music in Action Annual Awards Gala has been a place to amplify the impact musicians, executives, businesses, entrepreneurs, and activists have made to social justice, change, and/or equity over the preceding year.”
According to Variety, Lil Baby earned the award for his contributions to racial and social justice inside and outside of the music industry.
The rapper recently hosted his third annual “Back to School Fest” at Atlanta’s West End Mall. In partnership with Goodr, the event provided more than 3,000 local children with music, games, carnival rides, food, backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts.
Additionally, Lil Baby worked 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.
Previous recipients of this award include The Weeknd and H.E.R. who both received the award at the inaugural Music in Action Awards Gala in 2021.
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