BET Hip-Hop Awards

Oct
15
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 Cyphers

Lil' Kim

2 Chainz, Rick Ross, and Future ripped the stage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, but the highlight was once again the cyphers. Slaughterhouse, A$AP Mob, Lil’ Kim, and even the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” all took turns rocking the mic, but it was Kendrick Lamar who stole the show with his fiery flow.

Watch all the cyphers below.

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Oct
15
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 Performances

Rick Ross and Diddy

BET celebrated hip-hop’s past and present superstars at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013, which taped last month in Atlanta and aired on Tuesday. Snoop Dogg aka Uncle Snoop hosted the eighth annual event, which featured performances from Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Future, Rick Ross, French Montana, Meek Mill, and ScHoolBoy Q.

Kendrick was the big winner, taking home five awards including Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, and Album of the Year, while Drake won four including Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Collabo, and the People’s Champ Award.

Eve presented MC Lyte with the “I Am Hip Hop” Award, but all eyes were on the cyphers starring A$AP Mob, Slaughterhouse, TDE, Lil’ Kim, and more.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony closed out the show with a medley of “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” “1st of tha Month,” and “Crossroads,” with special guest Claudette Ortiz.

If you missed it, we’ve got you covered. Watch all the performances below.

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Oct
4
Nick Cannon, Kevin Hart, & Nelly Preview ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Cypher

Real Husbands Cypher

“The Real Husbands of Hollywood” flex their rap skills while bringing the laughs in a cypher for the BET Hip Hop Awards 2013. The cast of BET’s hit show including Nick Cannon, Kevin Hart, Nelly, and Boris Kodjoe trade bars and jokes in a preview from the show.

Nick wilds out on his castmate and even twerks during his verse. “Kevin Hart, definition of a jerk-off/ Fuck Chocolate Drop, your name Hershey Squirt-Off/ Bunch of mitches/ Watch me get this work off/ Fuck rapping, ya’ll should have had a twerk off,” he raps.

A shirtless Kevin gets emotional while thinking about his absent father, and Nelly calls himself the “realest husband in Hollywood, no wife at all.”

The full cypher will air on Oct. 15, along with cyphers from Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Lil’ Kim, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson, and more.

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Sep
30
Diddy Gets Crowned King, Kendrick Wows with Cypher at BET Hip Hop Awards

Rick Ross and Diddy

BET celebrated hip-hop’s past and present superstars at Saturday’s taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta. Snoop Dogg aka Uncle Snoop presided over the eighth annual event, which featured performances from Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, French Montana, Meek Mill, and ScHoolBoy Q.

Following a video tribute from Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Queen Latifah, Eve presented hip-hop icon MC Lyte with the “I Am Hip-Hop Award.”

During his performance of “Ain’t Worried About Nothin,” French Montana placed a crown on Diddy’s head in response to Kendrick’s “King of New York” line on his “Control” verse. The camera cut to the Compton MC, who smiled and applauded.

Kendrick earned cheers from his peers during TDE’s captivating four-minute cypher, while other cypher stars included Slaughterhouse, A$AP Rocky, Lil’ Kim, Nick Cannon, Kevin Hart, and Action Bronson.

Juvenile and Mannie Fresh joined 2 Chainz for his Hot Boys ode “Used 2,” Rick Ross performed his new single “No Games” with Future, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony took it back with a medley of hits.

An absent Drake won the People’s Champ award, A$AP Rocky took home the Perfect Combo award, and A$AP Ferg was named Rookie of the Year.

The BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 airs on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.

See 30 photos from the green carpet and show below.

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Sep
29
Kendrick Lamar, Lil’ Kim, A$AP Rocky, & Nick Cannon Star in BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers

Astro, Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, and Problem

Who can forget Royce Da 5’9”’s Rihanna-inspired cypher or Talib Kweli’s controversial Frank Ocean line? The BET Hip Hop Awards cyphers are back. The network has revealed the lineup for this year’s show.

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Aug
22
Kendrick Lamar Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar may not be king of New York (depending on who you ask), but he is king of this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. The Compton MC reigns over the nominations for this year’s show.

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Oct
9
BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 Cyphers

Iggy Azalea, B.o.B, T.I., and Trae Tha Truth

The highlight of the BET Hip Hop Awards has always been the cyphers. This year didn’t disappoint, serving up numerous performances featuring both established and up-and-coming spitters. With DJ Premier on the turntables, T.I. led his Grand Hustle squad with a glammed-up Iggy Azalea, Chip, and B.o.B., while the West Coast represented with Snoop Dogg, E-40, and Kendrick Lamar. The Ruff Ryders barked back with DMX and Eve. Showcasing the international appeal of hip-hop, overseas talent also showed off like Sarkode from Ghana.

But Talib Kweli had the most quoted line of the night: “I’m Frank Ocean at a Chick-fil-A, I’ll never get served,” he rapped.

Watch them rip the mic below.

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