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November 17, 2011  | by: Jasmina Cuevas

Inspired in New York honors Doug E. Fresh and Len Burnett

It is often difficult to find people that feel inspired to give back because they have love for their community. Many times, individuals give back because they feel an obligation or have a reputation to uphold. But for American rapper and beat-box legend, Doug E. Fresh, and the Co-CEO of Uptown Media Group, Len Burnett, giving back to Harlem isn’t a job so much as a pleasure. Inspired in New York decided to honor the duo after recognizing their genuine contributions to the community of Harlem.

On Tuesday, people of the Harlem community, friends and fans of Doug E. Fresh and Len Burnett all gathered at Tian on the Riverbank in Harlem to celebrate the men’s positive achievements and change they have brought to their community. The atmosphere was amazing and it was obvious that everyone there felt honored to be in the presence of such inspiring people. The event was hosted by Cheryl Wills of NY1 News and the awards were presented by Senator Bill Perkins.

Doug E. Fresh and Len Burnett were honored for being innovators and trendsetters in the music and publishing industry. In addition, they were also honored for contributing to the streets of Harlem by trying to keep kids in school, drugs off the streets and violence out of the city.

Both Doug and Len were very happy and humbled to be receiving the awards and gave very heartfelt speeches. Doug even beat boxed for everyone and brought us back to old school hip-hop for a few minutes. All in all, the event was a hit, the food was extremely tasty and the people were all happy to get together to honor Doug and Len and represent for Harlem.

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