On Saturday, December 2nd the Kennedy Honors held a ceremony to celebrate extraordinary individuals in arts. The honorees included Carmen de Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, Norman Lear, and Lionel Richie. This year’s Kennedy Honors marked a historical occasion as LL Cool J is the first rapper to be honored.

The Grammy Award winning rapper began his career in 1987 with his first single, “I Need a Beat” and has not slowed down since. In August of 2017, LL’s organization, Jump & Ball marked its 13th year. The community camp located is Queens, NY, the rapper’s hometown, which is a free summer camp. The camp allows children to engage in numerous competitive activities such as handball, double Dutch, chess and kickback. LL Cool J is definitely a legendary man, congratulations!

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