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!
I believe that we are built to do anything we put our minds and proper actions to. You have all the tools inside you that are required for you to fulfill your GOD given purpose. This one is for those who came before me and those who followed me. We were sent to this planet to love and inspire one another. Manifest our dreams and make them a reality. I hope you’re inspired by me because I’m absolutely Inspired by you. Mic check 1212 Let’s ride!! 🎤 #KCHonors #StateDepartmentDinner #hiphop
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