The DJ is and forever will be the foundation of Hip-Hop. The Global Spin Awards reminded everyone of this again this year.

Hosted in New Orleans, which is already on tilt for NBA All-Star Weekend, the Global Spin Awards honored some of the most influential DJs, past and present.

The night was hosted by T.I. and featured performances from B.o.B, Joey Bada$$ and Dreezy. Master P also spearheaded a No Limit Reunion performance that featured fellow New Orleanians Silkk The Shocker, Mia X, Romeo and Mystikal.

DJ Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa was presented with the Breaking Barriers Award by DJ Khaled. Spinmaster and OG sneakerhead DJ Clark Kent was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Other presenters included Dave Chappelle, DJ Evny, Tami Roman and GSA founder Shawn Prez.

The evening also allowed DJs to share dope moments with each other, like when Clark Kent gave DJ/music industry veteran KP the Great props for holding it down all night long as the house DJ.

Last night, I was the house DJ for the @GlobalSpinAwards2017, hosted by my younger brother, @troubleman31. Honored is a word, geeked is a word, blessed is another…but NERVOUS was that BOY!! My nerves were at an all time high. Understand, some of the Greatest DJ's ever, were in that room…a lot of them I've know for years and they had no idea that DJ'ing started this ride for me. BUT at the end of the night, after winning the GSA #LifetimeAchievementAward, THIS MAN, who I've watched, studied, admired and (in my room at my grandparents house) even imitated (that #ClarkKentToSuperman routine was epic), @djclarkkent said this (see above clip)…and @therealkapg caught it. I think that I've watched this clip 1000x's. Clark you are one of my inspirations and I appreciate you! Thank you Big Brother🙏🏾 #ThugTearsAreReal #KPTheGreat So much genuine love in the room.

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The Global Spin Awards air on REVOLT on Feb. 23.

Check out some more photos below.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: T.I. attends VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The 90s Game Changers at Paramount Studios on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for VH1/Viacom)
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