BET Hip-Hop Awards

Oct
11
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011 Cyphers [Video]

Slaughterhouse and Eminem

Hip-hop’s freshmen and veterans took turns on the mic during the cyphers for the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011. From up-and-comers Kendrick Lamar and Machine Gun Kelly to the Maybach Music Group and Shady 2.0 crews to singers-rappers Chris Brown and Estelle, the talent impressed with their wicked wordplay. Watch them all below and tell us who delivered the best bars.

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Oct
2
T.I., DMX, Lupe Fiasco, and Wiz Khalifa Fire Up BET Hip-Hop Awards

Young Jeezy and T.I.

T.I.’s homecoming tour continued at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Saturday (Oct. 1). Young Jeezy ignited the stage with a fiery performance of his new single “F.A.M.E.,” bringing out his fellow ATLien, who also performed his just-released track “I’m Flexin’” during the opening number. The sixth annual event, which was taped at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center to air at a later date, featured performances from 2011’s breakout stars and some familiar faces from the past.

The embattled DMX staged a comeback with “Get at Me Dog,” “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” with his fellow Ruff Ryder Swizz Beatz. Lupe Fiasco was joined by Erykah Badu for the politically charged “Words I Never Said.” Big Sean and Roscoe Dash poured out a little “Marvin & Chardonnay” and El DeBarge smoothed it out with Wale and Rick Ross on “That Way.” Nine-time nominee Wiz Khalifa repped for his team with “Taylor Gang” and Heavy D closed out the show, taking it back with some help from Tyrese. LL Cool J was presented with the “I Am Hip-Hop Icon” Award by Nelly.

Despite his record-breaking 18 nominations, Lil Wayne and his Young Money crew were absent.

Check out 24 photos from the red carpet and show in our gallery.

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Sep
7
Lil Wayne Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards ’11 Nominations

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne continues his winning streak. After selling nearly a million copies of Tha Carter IV, the hip-hop heavyweight has been nominated a record-breaking 18 times at the BET Hip-Hop Awards ’11.

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Oct
3
Nicki Minaj Wins Big at BET Hip Hop Awards

Nicki Minaj

A victorious Nicki Minaj couldn’t contain her excitement after winning three trophies at Saturday’s BET Hip Hop Awards, including Rookie of the Year, Made-You-Look Award, and People’s Champ Award. “One word for Hip Hop Awards. EPIC. Thank u BET. Love ya barbz/kenz!” tweeted the blonde bombshell after her big night.

Multiple winner Rick Ross opened the show at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center by performing “B.M.F.” and “MC Hammer” with Diddy, later bringing out Hammer himself for “Too Legit to Quit.” Gucci Mane and Swizz Beatz fired up the stage with “Gucci Time,” “Dilemma” collaborators Kelly Rowland and Nelly presented Nicki with an award, Waka Flocka Flame walked off the stage (and later got into a Twitter argument with BET executive Stephen Hill), and Dipset reunited.

An absent Jay-Z took home CD of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Video, Eminem scored Lyricist of the Year, and Drake scooped up MVP of the Year, while Salt-N-Pepa were honored for their contributions to hip-hop.

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Oct
2
Keri Hilson and Lloyd Get in the Zone

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson turned up her “Pretty Girl” swag with blonde curls, teashades, and a leopard bra with nails to match at the Belvedere Intense Zone 4/Interscope Records party kicking off BET Hip Hop Awards weekend. Young Money’s Shanell, Flo Rida, Terrence, and Rocsi popped bottles rooftop at Ventanas lounge in downtown Atlanta on Friday (Oct. 1), while Zone 4′s newest signee Lloyd performed his sexy single “Lay It Down” before the crowd of tastemakers.

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Oct
11
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009: Show

Snoop Dogg

This year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards proved drama free. Instead of being marred by controversy as in past years, music took the spotlight at Saturday’s fourth annual show in Atlanta.

Highlights included performances from Young Jeezy with special guest Jay-Z (“Real As It Gets”), Snoop Dogg and The-Dream (“Gangsta Luv”), Wale and Gucci Mane (“Pretty Girls”), Mario, Sean Garrett, and Gucci Mane (“Break Up”), Soulja Boy, OJ Da Juiceman, Gucci, and Shawty Lo (“Gucci Bandana”), Fabolous and The-Dream (“Throw It in the Bag”), and a reunited Goodie Mob, who closed the show with “Cell Therapy” and “Get Rich to This.”

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Oct
11
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009: Red Carpet

Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy Tell’em issued a freeze warning with all his ice on the red carpet at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday (Oct. 10). Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Trina, Mario, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Plies, and Monica were among those in attendance.

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