Eminem is among those important industry figures whose vote will decide the fate of XXL Awards 2022.

The magazine introduced the XXL Awards Board as the hip-hop industry’s movers, shakers and veteran artists that will be voting for the winners as the members of the first-ever XXL Awards Board.

Eminem and His Team Are On XXL Awards Board This Year

Artist; Entrepreneur

An elite MC with a penchant for lyrical acrobatics, compelling rhymes and outrageous bars, Eminem has set the diamond standard for hip-hop excellence throughout the last 25 years. The Shady Records cofounder’s career achievements include 15 Grammy Awards, 11 albums—10 at No. 1— and being one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Dennis Dennehy
Chief Communications Officer at AEG Presents; Eminem’s Publicist

Dennis Dennehy has helped upgrade the profiles of Eminem, Shady Records, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre over the last two decades as an executive in the publicity department at Interscope Records. Succeeding his work with those rap juggernauts, Dennis now works at AEG Presents, where his role includes the supervision of global music entertainment events.

Paul Rosenberg
Eminem’s Manager; President of Shady Records, Inc.; Founder and CEO of Goliath Artists, Inc. and
Goliath Records

Paul Rosenberg is a prominent music industry leader who became Eminem’s manager. He also cofounded Shady Records alongside Em, and is President. Since then, Rosenberg has also managed artists like Danny Brown and Action Bronson. In 2018, Paul became Def Jam Recordings’ CEO before stepping down in 2020. That same year, the music exec founded Goliath Artists, Inc.

There are also artists on the board, such as 2 Chainz, E-40, Run the Jewels, Yo Gotti, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and, of course, Eminem’s friend and former protege 50 Cent. Here is his introduction as a board member:

50 Cent
Artist; Actor; Entrepreneur;
TV Show Creator

50 Cent began his professional career as a rapper over 25 years ago, earning a Grammy Award and selling over 30 million records worldwide along the way. In 2003, he founded G-Unit Records, and serves as CEO of G-Unit Film & TV. The powerhouse business mogul is the executive producer of TV shows like Power, BMF and many, many more.

First nominees will be announced in January next year. The effort XXL undertook to make the award more transparent and more reliant on the industry voices deserves respect. Let’s see where the road takes it.

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