Trina to be Honored with ‘I Am Hip Hop Award’ at 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards

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BET has named Trina as the 2022 recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Award at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards. The show is set for Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, and will be hosted by Fat Joe.

“I am honored to receive and accept the 2022 I Am Hip Hop Award presented by BET,” said Trina. “As a legend with over 20 years in the music industry, consistency and unity have contributed to my Rockstarr power as a femcee. I believe when one woman wins, whether it’s in front of the camera or behind the scenes, we all WIN. Let’s keep winning!”

“Trina is a multi-talented hip hop artist who has set cultural trends­ and continues to be passionate about giving back to her community,” said Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “She has paved the way for several artists, and we look forward to honoring her impact and legacy on hip hop’s biggest stage, BET Hip Hop Awards 2022.”

BET has also announced Joey Bada$$, French Montana, N.O.R.E., Pusha T, Bleu, EST Gee, GloRilla, Moneybagg Yo, Armani White as performers. Drake leads nominees with 14, Ye follows with 10 and Kendrick Lamar with 9.

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Drake, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar Lead 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

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The 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations have been released. Drake leads the pack with 14 nominations, and Kanye West comes in second with 10. The third most nominations go to Kendrick Lamar, who has nine.

Additional nominees for this year’s edition include Future at eight nods and the trio of Baby Keem, Cardi B, and J. Cole with six apiece.

Hip-Hop Album of the year nominees is Latto’s 777, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, Kanye West’s DONDA, Future’s I NEVER LIKED YOU, Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry, Nas’ King’s Disease II, and Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

Hip-Hop artist of the year nominees is Cardi B, Doja Cat, Drake, Future, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and Megan Thee Stallion.

You can see the full list of nominations here.

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Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Latto Are Nominated For The 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards Album Of The Year

It’s almost time for the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the only awards show dedicated specifically to the world’s most popular genre. A week after announcing the host of this year’s show, Fat Joe, BET has announced the nominees for the awards on Twitter and Instagram. Drake leads the way with 14 nominations, Kanye West has 10, and Kendrick Lamar has nine. The show will air on October 9 at 9 pm ET.

Album Of The Year

Drake — Certified Lover Boy
Future — I Never Liked You
Kanye West — Donda
Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Latto — 777
Nas — King’s Disease II
Pusha T — It’s Almost Dry

Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Megan Thee Stallion

Song Of The Year

Cardi B — “Hot Sh*t” Feat. Kanye West & Lil Durk
Drake — “Way 2 Sexy” Feat. Future & Young Thug
GloRilla & Hitkidd — “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)
Future — “Wait For U” Feat. Drake & Tems
Jack Harlow — “First Class
Kodak Black — “Super Gremlin”
Latto — “Big Energy

Lyricist Of The Year

Baby Keem
Benny The Butcher
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kendrick Lamar

Best Hip-Hop Video Of The Year

ASAP Rocky — “D.M.B
Baby Keem — “Family Ties” Feat. Kendrick Lamar
BIA — “London” Feat. J. Cole
Cardi B — “Hot Sh*t” Feat. Kanye West & Lil Durk
City Girls — “Good Love” Feat. Usher
Drake — “Way 2 Sexy” Feat. Future & Young Thug
Future — “Wait For U” Feat. Drake & Tems

Best Collaboration

Baby Keem — “Family Ties” Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Benny The Butcher — “Johnny P’s Caddy” Feat. J. Cole
Cardi B — “Hot Shit” Feat. Kanye West & Lil Durk
City Girls — “Good Love” Feat. Usher
Drake — “Jimmy Cooks” Feat. 21 Savage
Drake — “Way 2 Sexy Feat. Future & Young Thug
Future — “Wait For U” Feat. Drake & Tems

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake — “Churchill Downs” (Jack Harlow Feat. Drake)
J. Cole -– “Poke It Out” (Wale Feat. J. Cole)
J. Cole –- “London” (Bia & J. Cole)
Lil Baby — “Girls Want Girls” (Drake Feat. Lil Baby)
Kanye West- – “City Of Gods” (Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys)
Drake –- “Wait For U” (Future Feat. Drake & Tems)
Jadakiss -– “Black Illuminati” (Freddie Gibbs Feat. Jadakiss)

Best Duo Or Group

42 Dugg & Est Gee
Big Sean & Hit-Boy
Birdman & Youngboy Never Broke Again
Blxst & Bino Rideaux
DaBaby & YoungBoy Never Broke Again
Styles P & Havoc

Best Live Performer

Cardi B
Doja Cat
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Tyler The Creator

Producer Of The Year

ATL Jacob
Baby Keem
Kanye West
Metro Boomin
Pharrell Williams

Best Breakthrough Hip-Hop Artist

Baby Keem
Fivio Foreign
Nardo Wick
Saucy Santana

Video Director Of The Year

Benny Boom
Burna Boy
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Director X
Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free
Teyana Taylor

DJ Of The Year

DJ Cassidy
DJ Drama
DJ Kay Slay
DJ Premier
Nyla Symone
LA Leakers: DJ Sourmilk And Justin Incredible

Best Hip-Hop Platform

Big Boy’s Neighborhood
Breakfast Club
Caresha Please
Drink Champs
Million Dollaz Worth Of Game
NPR Tiny Desk

Hustler Of The Year

50 Cent
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Kanye West
Megan Thee Stallion

Impact Track

Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys — “City Of Gods”
Baby Keem — “Family Ties” Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Nas — “Nobody” Feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill

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Fat Joe Will Get It Poppin’ As Host Of The 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards

The rap-centric BET Hip-Hop Awards show went diggin’ in the crates for this year’s host, announcing that Fat Joe is going to turn the 2022 festivities all the way up. No, I’m not sorry. The show, scheduled to air on October 4 at 9 pm ET/PT, will take place at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta on September 30. Joe has garnered plenty of attention in the past few months thanks to his Instagram Live chat series covering everything from the hardest lyrics in hip-hop to whether or not J. Cole can really hoop.

In a statement to Billboard, Joe said, “This will be the BIGGEST award show in history. It’s truly an honor to host and produce the BET Hip Hop Awards, and I can’t thank Connie and the entire BET family enough for this opportunity. We’re going to celebrate music, culture, and entertainment, honor the biggest and brightest stars in the world and make this an unforgettable night full of laughs and surprises. Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.”

In addition to hosting the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Joe is preparing to release his memoir, The Book Of Jose, in November, and perform in a one-man-show in New York City.

LL Cool J Will Present Tyler The Creator With A New Award At The 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards

At this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards airing October 5 at 9 pm ET, LL Cool J will be presenting Tyler The Creator with a new award named after LL’s most impactful hit. The Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award will recognize the growth and widespread effect Tyler has had over the past decade of rap music, representing a way for the older generation of hip-hop pioneers to recognize their successors — and maybe inform viewers on a little bit more hip-hop history.

Meanwhile, the awards themselves were actually filmed this week on Thursday, September 30, giving LL a chance to address the occasion via a statement from BET. “I am proud to honor Tyler, The Creator, with the first-ever Rock The Bells cultural influence award, which celebrates an artist who continues to break down the conventional boundaries of hip hop culture,” he said.

In addition, Tyler is nominated for four awards including, Hip Hop Album of the Year for his album Call Me If You Get Lost, Artist of the Year, Best Live Performer, and Producer of the Year. The honor follows Tyler’s mind-(and everything else)blowing performance of album single “Lumberjack” at the BET Awards earlier this year. Tyler said of the experience, “I was so hype to perform at the BET Awards. I don’t think people understand, dude. Having Durk and Lil Baby and Styles P just tell me how good the performance was meant a lot. I just never felt like my style of music would ever have been, not even appreciated, but allowed on there. And because of that, I would mock it. It was like a defense mechanism because I felt like I wasn’t accepted by that audience. But when they asked me this year, man, I was enthralled. I was so happy.”

Watch the BET Hip-Hop Awards on 10/5 on BET.