The British-born, Atlanta-raised rapper was given the award at the Young Democrats of Atlanta-hosted event for his work in advocacy for education, financial literacy, and immigration reform. He was presented the award by Epic Records' Sylvia Rhone and Ezekiel Lewis and shared the honor with civil rights activist Ambassador Andrew Young.
"I'm honored to receive this year's Carry the Torch Award," said 21 upon accepting the honor. "I want the kids to feel empowered and I hope I can be that inspiration for them. I didn't grow up with much, and I paved my own path. I'm glad to be able to give back with my platform, especially with my financial literacy program. I hope I can lead by to the next generation."
21 Savage just capped off a huge year that included a joint tour with Drake and a sold-out European tour after he finally got his green card. Born in London but raised in Atlanta, the rapper celebrated his immigration status by visiting the UK capital and delivering a major homecoming show at the O2 Arena, where he brought out Central Cee and J Hus.