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BET Announces 2013 Hip Hop Awards Host, Dates, Nominees...

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 23, 2013 10:20 AM
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Details on the next BET Hip Hop Awards via press release from BET:

NEW YORK, AUGUST 23, 2013 – Same great city with an exciting new host - this year’s “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” will be hosted by the one and only Snoop Dogg, respectfully known amongst his peers and celebrity friends as “Uncle Snoop”! With more than 20 years in the industry, Snoop has created the blueprint for a long-standing career and has become revered as a mentor to both new and established artists. BET Networks made the announcement Thursday, August 22nd on “106 & PARK’s” annual “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” nomination special.  This is the first time Uncle Snoop has hosted the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS.”

“I’m excited to be hosting this year’s ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013,’ ” said Snoop.  “We’re going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?!  I’ll be giving a ton of surprises, showcasing my exclusive GGN News clips and bringing all my nieces and nephews to the stage for an exciting night of hip-hop.”

The multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon appeared LIVE in studio and promised that this year’s show will be a true tribute to real hip hop culture.  In its eighth year, the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” (#hiphopawards) returns to The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA. The “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” tapes on Saturday, September 28, 2013 and premieres Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.*

“Snoop is a pop culture icon who has millions of fans around the world. We are thrilled to have Uncle Snoop preside over the ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013’ and bring his unique blend of humor, wit, credibility and fun to the show. Get ready for something you’ve never seen!” - Stephen G. Hill President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks.

Also, the highly anticipated “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” cyphers, sponsored in part by Sprite, will once again be a part of this year’s show with the hottest MCs delivering 16 bars that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year.  Additionally, the “I AM HIP HOP” award will be presented by Sprite.

Official sponsors of the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” include Sprite, Toyota and Reese’s.
Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET Hip Hop Awards, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

“BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” 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.

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms:
• On Twitter by using hashtag: #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET
• On Facebook by liking the fan page at


Best Hip Hop Video
o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
o B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – We Still In This
o J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
o Drake – Started From The Bottom
o Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)
o Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti
o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
o J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
o French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That
o Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
o Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – Bad

Best Live Performer
o 2 Chainz
o J. Cole
o Kendrick Lamar
o Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
o J. Cole
o Drake
o Kendrick Lamar
o Wale

Video Director of the Year
o A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg
o Benny Boom
o Director X
o Dre Films
o Hype Williams

DJ of the Year
o DJ Drama
o DJ Envy
o DJ Funkmaster Flex
o DJ Khaled
o DJ Scream

Producer of the Year
o J. Cole
o Hit-Boy
o DJ Mustard
o Mike WiLL Made It
o Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year
o 2 Chainz
o J. Cole
o Drake
o Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year
o Power Trip – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole f/ Miguel)
o Problems – Produced by Noah “40” Shebib (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
o Don’t Kill My Vibe – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
o Bugatti – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
o Started From The Bottom – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib (Drake)

Album of the Year
o J. Cole – Born Sinner
o JAY Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail
o Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
o Nas – Life Is Good
o Wale – The Gifted

Who New? Rookie of the Year
o Action Bronson
o A$AP Ferg
o Earl Sweatshirt
o Joey Bada$$
o Trinidad Jame$

Hustler of the Year
o Diddy
o Kendrick Lamar
o T.I.
o Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award
o 2 Chainz
o A$AP Rocky
o Kendrick Lamar
o Nicki Minaj
o Kanye West

Best Hip Hop Online Site

Best Club Banger
o Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems (Produced by Noah “40” Shebib)
o Drake – Started From The Bottom (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib)
o French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Produced by Lee on the Beats)
o Trinidad Jame$ - All Gold Everything (Produced by M.e. (Devon Gallaspy)

Best Mixtape
o Big Sean – Detroit
o Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
o Travi$ Scott – Owl Pharaoh
o Stalley – Honest Cowboy
o Trinidad Jame$ - Don’t Be S.A.F.E.

Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse)
o Diddy – Same Damn Time (Remix) (Future f/ Diddy & Ludacris)
o Drake – Versace (Remix) (Migos f/ Drake)
o Future – Bugatti (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
o Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
o Wiz Khalifa – U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) (Rocko f/ Future & Wiz Khalifa)

Impact Track
o J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile
o JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
o Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love
o Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing
o Kanye West – BLKKK SKKKNHEAD Voting
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People’s Champ Award
o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
o J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
o Drake – Started From The Bottom
o Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe
o Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert – Can’t Hold Us

Voting and Eligibility -Rules & Regulations
All voting will be conducted exclusively online and administered by an independent third party agency.  All votes are 100% confidential and are tabulated without revealing voter identity.  Eligible videos were submitted and accepted by BET for consideration for airplay and online between July 16, 2012 and July 15, 2013.  Other material, including songs and mix tapes, must have been made initially available to the general public during the same period of July 16, 2012 through July 15, 2013 to be eligible for selection.  Additionally, there are eight (8) write-in categories to allow the voting academy an opportunity to nominate at their will those artists who are currently on their radar.  The total number of votes submitted during the voting period for the nominees in each of the eligible categories will be tabulated by the third party agency, and the nominee with the most votes in its applicable category, as determined by BET Networks in its sole discretion, will be declared winner of such category.  In the event of a dispute or tie or if for any other reason BET Networks deems it necessary or appropriate, BET Networks reserves the right to make the final determination as to which of the nominees will be declared the winner of the category.

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  • MikeLove | September 28, 2013 8:57 PMReply

    Much love to JayZ the hardest music out right here.

  • MikeLove | September 28, 2013 8:52 PMReply

    I think JayZ deserve the mvp of the year JayZ been coming hard lately.

  • Big Dane | September 15, 2013 3:40 PMReply

    Damn can't wait to see Snoop hand Kendrick an award or 4. Hope it won't set off a new West/East coast beef cus the West will definetely be in the building!

  • Adz | August 30, 2013 4:49 AMReply

    'Snoop is a pop culture icon '
    kmft u mean rap icon where you gettin pop from

  • Cris | August 26, 2013 4:05 PMReply

    Did I read only one female on this list? Should I be surprised? Oh how I miss hip hop in the 90s...

  • Randal Lauderdale | August 25, 2013 10:47 PMReply

    Want to Volunteer at the BET Awards Staff

  • Ericka McCarthy | September 17, 2013 10:14 AM

    How can I volunteer at the awards?

  • Kim Johnson | September 16, 2013 12:49 PM

    I would like to help.

  • China Beasleys | September 6, 2013 1:23 PM

    How do I volunteer?

  • nadia | August 24, 2013 8:34 AMReply

    Too many damn award shows. But I get it. Cheap to produce with high ad revenues probably.

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