Sean 'Diddy' Combs will be honored with a special prize from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) next month.

The hip-hop star will be feted for his songwriting skills at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles on June 24th.

Combs will be handed the Founders Award, following in the footsteps of other famous recipients including Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson and Paul McCartney.

The rapper admits he is delighted with the honor, telling in a statement, "To be recognized for my contributions to music by ASCAP, an organization that represents music creators is a true honor. All I wanted to do was make people dance and hopefully inspire others to never settle for anything but their best."



Click Here For More Sean 'Diddy' Combs Pictures