Robert Townsend, MC Lyte among Trumpet Award Honorees

The 27th Trumpet Awards will take place on Sat. Jan. 19 in Atlanta.

MC_Lyte_accepts_the_I_Am_Hip_Hop_award_onstage_at_the_BET_Hip_Hop_Awards_2013_at_Boisfeuillet_Jones_Atlanta_Civic_Center_India.Arie, rappers Da Brat, Lil’ Mama and YoYo, Keyshia Cole are some of the entertainers scheduled to perform at Bounce Trumpet Awards which will be hosted by Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tank will host the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards.

The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 19, 2019 and air on Bounce on Sun. Feb. 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bounce.

An annual award event which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans, some of the entertainers who will be honored this year include rapper, actor, entrepreneur and activist Tip “T.I.” Harris will receive the Xernona Clayton Award for his charitable work within his hometown of Atlanta. The Living Legend/Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to actor, comedian, film director and writer Robert Townsend who is best known for classic films “Hollywood Shuffle,” “The Five Heartbeats,”  and rapper MC Lyte. Long considered as one of hip-hops pioneer feminists, she paved the way for future female artists will receive The Trailblazer Award.

Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016.

The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee.

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