New York City Council Adrienne Adams commemorated the occasion acknowledging LL’s impact, longevity, and influence in hip-hop.
“Hollis, Queens, was represented today at Rock The Bells as the NYC Council celebrated a true Queens legend, the one, and only LL Cool J!” Adams expressed in a tweet following the event. “It was an honor to present him with a proclamation acknowledging his undeniable impact on Hip Hop and popular culture.”
According to Rock the Bells, a percentage of the event’s ticket sales will be used for the 52,000-square-foot Universal Hip-Hop Museum coming soon to the Bronx. The upcoming museum, which recently received a $5.5 million investment, will be the “first state-chartered educational museum dedicated to celebrating” all aspects of the storied culture and genre.
Check out the video below as LL accepts the key to his city and a proclamation for “Rock the Bells Day”.