Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night and was “turnt up” from the beginning to the end. Filmed in the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta, the ceremony was hosted by none other than Uncle Snoop and gave viewers a show like no other.
Kendrick Lamar was the big winner of the night and won five “BET Hip Hop Awards.” Drake received 4 awards. Rapper Eve honored hip hop pioneer MC Lyte with the “I Am Hip Hop” Award presented by Sprite, making sure the ladies were recognized for their contributions to hip hop as well.
The highly anticipated cyphers exceeded expectations, and were only matched by the stellar performances from some of hip hop’s top artists including Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and many more.
The 2013 complete list of “BET Hip Hop Awards” winners are:
Best Hip Hop Video
Drake – Started From the Bottom
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Video Director of the Year
DJ of the Year
Producer of the Year
Mike WiLL Made It
MVP of the Year
Track of the Year
Started From The Bottom – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib (Drake)
Album of the Year
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Who New?: Rookie of the Year Award Powered by Monster DNA
Hustler of the Year
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Best Hip Hop Online Site
Best Club Banger
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Produced by Lee on the Beats)
Big Sean – Detroit
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile
People’s Champ Award
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Catch encore presentations of the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”on Thursday 10/17/13 at 9P-11P; Saturday 10/19/13 at 10P-12M; and Friday 10/25/13 at 8P-10P.
“BET HIP HOP AWARDS” will also air on Friday, October 18th on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries.
Thanks BET Network!