BET Hip Hop Award Winners
Drake and DJ Mustard lead the way.
Filmed last month in Atlanta, tonight the BET Hip Hop Awards will air tonight in the States. For the second year Snoop Dogg hosted the rap spectacle, and the full list of winners were revealed today on the BET site. Hip hop heavyweight Drake scooped the pool, winning Album of The Year for Nothing Was The Same, and Video of the Year for Worst Behaviour (watch it here). DJ Mustard took home the DJ Of The Year gong as well as MVP Of The Year – not surprising considering the West Coast forefather pretty much has a monopoly over the game right now, having produced most of the #1s you’ve heard this year.
YG, Young Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan were winners of Best Collab – Group for their track My N**ga (who could forget YG’s crazy reaction when he got nominated? You’ll find the full list of winners and nominees on BET’s site. Can’t believe Iggy won over Young Thug in Who Blew Up though.
A moving moment came by way of beatboxing pioneer Doug E Fresh paying tribute to his recently deceased mother during his acceptance speech for the verteran I Am Hip Hop Award, and R&B singer Brandy marked the twentieth anniversary of her debut with a performance of I Wanna Be Down, alongside Queen Latifah. Rae Sremmud opened the show with a performance of his radio killa No Flex Zone and Bobby Shmurda's closed out proceedings with a performance of Hot Boy.
The real drawcard at the BET Awards though is usually the cyphers, which are these freestyle rap exchanges showcasing rising emcees. This year’s cypher must-sees? Bars from Vic Mensa, Snow Tha Product, David Banner, Detroit Che, G-Eazy, Remy Ma & Papoose, and Lil Mama. You can watch some previews HERE.
Best Club Banger went to Future’s Move That Dope. Let’s revisit that one now shall we?