Jay Z is not just rap titan but music icon in general and to honor his amazing achievements on and off wax The grammy committe will this year be awarding Jay-Z  the icons award.

The president and CEO of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow said in a statement: “His contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary only begin to touch on the tremendous impact he’s made both in entertainment and beyond. JAY-Z also embodies the vibrant spirit of New York City and we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree as we return to Manhattan for this year’s Grammy Awards.”