Every year BET holds its annual Hip-Hop Awards as they pay homage to those who have paved the way, and also those who are killing the game now, and those who are also up and coming.
This year’s show made a return to Atlanta, GA, and featured some special guest appearances from stars such as Lil Kim, Remy Ma, Glorilla, Kodak Black, Yo Gotti, and many others. All the way from the Bronx, NY Fat Joe served as the emcee for this year’s award show, which also honored the one and only Trina with the ‘I Am Hip-Hop Award.’
Check out a list of this year’s winners:
Glorilla was announced as the first winner of this year’s award show. She had a major year with her summer anthem “F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” and with the success of the record, she became the first female rapper signed to Yo Gotti’s record label CMG.
When it comes to the Best Hip-Hop Platform, there were two winners. Yung Miami’s show ‘Caresha Please,’ walked away as a winner. As well as N.O.R.E and DJ EFN’s ‘Drink Champs,’ podcast. Both shows are a part of Revolt’s platform.
When it comes to the DJs that have been putting it down on the ones-and-twos, DJ Drama walked away with the title of DJ of the Year.
Trina has been the baddest for more than 20 years, and during tonight’s show she was recognized for her contributions to the game as she received the ‘I Am Hip-Hop Award.’ During her acceptance speech, she shared that her award is dedicated to her 17-year-old niece that was unfortunately killed back in July.
Kendrick Lamar was a big winner during this year’s show. He walked away with the awards for Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Best Live Performer, and Hip-Hop Album of the Year. He also won Best Hip-Hop Video with Baby Keem, who is also his real-life cousin. To round out his list of awards, Kendrick also won Video Director of the Year with Dave Free.
Latto had a huge year, and also a major record with “Big Energy,” which earned her the award for Song of the Year at this year’s show.
Future, Drake, and Tems had the whole world singing at the top of their lungs with their collaboration “Wait For You,” which appears on Future’s latest album “I Never Liked You,” which earned them the award for Best Collaboration.
Now ya’ll know 50 Cent always has a new project, product, or event to promote, and with his multiple platforms and streams of income, he earned the title of Hustler of the Year at this year’s show.
Check out the full list of winners here.
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94