Hip-hop Element Awards honors artists in the Bronx

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Musicians were honored at the Hip-hop Element Awards at Pier 132 in the Bronx.

The event was hosted by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the non-profit organization Windows of Hip-hop.

Honorees included Swizz beatz, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Kool DJ Red Alert, and "Street Soldiers'" Lisa Evers.

The event recognized them as hip-hop luminaries who have promoted the Bronx-born music genre and advanced the culture by instilling civic mindedness in the younger generation.

Kool DJ Red Alert received the lifetime achievement award at the event.

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