BET Hip Hop Awards – Kanye comes out TOPS!

The biggest hip hop show of the year, which aired 9 October in the US, saw Mr West winning a staggering 7 BET Hip Hop Awards! His label signee 2Chainz walked away with 3 awards, most notably for Rookie of the Year – and rightfully so. Ain’t no feature was a feature until he came through this year. And while Jigga got the Hustler of the Year award, he was beaten by the Teflon Don Rick Ross for MVP of the Year. A shock for some, a revolution for other, Kendrick Lamar beat Jigga, Kanye and Nas for Best Lyricist of the year. And to no one’s surprise, Drizzy and Lil Wayne won best Video of the year for ‘HYFR’. Take a look at all the award winners below.

If you’re fortunate enough to have TOPTV like most homes in Soweto, tune into channel 190 on Saturday, 13 Oct at 9pm to catch the show, which featured performances from Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, Kendrick, Rick Ross, T.I, French Montana and more! One of the biggest highlights was undoubtedly when Tribe Called Quest reunited on stage for a tribute performance with a host of other artists to pay homage to music mogul Chris Lighty. And if you don’t have TopTV – go and youtube the footage from THE CYPHERS. We need a show dedicated to only this! Big ups to the BET Hip Hop Awards. Till next year!

Award Winners:

Best Hip Hop Video: “HYFR” – Drake f/ Lil Wayne

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo): “Mercy” – Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

Best Live Performer: The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar

Hip Hop Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams

DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled

Producer of the Year: Kanye West

MVP of the Year: Rick Ross

Track of the Year: “Ni**as In Paris” – Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy and Mike Dean (The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West)

CD of the Year: Watch The ThroneThe Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Rookie of The Year: 2 Chainz

Hustler of The Year: Jay-Z

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style): Kanye West

Best Club Banger: “Ni**as In Paris” – The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Mixtape: “Dreamchasers2” – Meek Mill

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: 2 Chainz – “Mercy” (Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)

Impact Track: “Daughters” – Nas

People’s Champ Award Powered by Verizon:  2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”

Best Hip Hop Online Site:  World Star Hip Hop

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