In a rare public appearance, Frank Ocean is scheduled to present Rick Rubin with an award at Spotify's inaugural Secret Genius Awards on November 1. The awards show is meant to honor individuals "possessing talents as impactful to the industry as the superstars they support and foster quietly from behind the scenes," according to a press release. Rubin will be the recipient of the Legendary Genius Award at the event
“There is likely no better person to help us tell the importance of Spotify’s Secret Genius Awards narrative better than Rick Rubin, a true legend to our industry,” Troy Carter, Global Head of Creator Services at Spotify, said in a press release Thursday. “While Rick’s greatness is far from a secret at this stage of his impressive career, he is an inspiration to all the quietly known producers, songwriters, and artists, who are responsible for the music we discover and love every day.”
The Secret Genius Awards is made up of 13 categories, including honors for producers and songwriter. The event will take place on November 1 in Los Angeles.