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Dr. Dre to Receive Top ASCAP Award

June 3, 2010 (7:40 am) GMT
The rapper/producer is set to collect a top honor at the June 25 show for he has inspired 'artists and producers across all genres with his musical techniques.'
Dr. Dre

Rap legend is to be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) during the organization's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The hitmaker/producer will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at the June 25 gala, held to salute songwriters and publishers of 2009's most performed songs.

ASCAP president/chairman Paul Williams says, "Dre is one of the most important voices in modern music... and he continues to inspire artists and producers across all genres with his musical techniques." The event will take place in Los Angeles.

Dr. Dre's upcoming album "" is scheduled to be released sometime this year. He recently collaborated with for a new song titled "Under Pressure" which is likely to be included in the 45-year-old musician's forthcoming release.

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