BET Hip Hop Awards

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BET Hip Hop Awards
Current: 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in hip hop music
CountryUnited States
Presented byBET
First awardedNovember 12, 2006; 17 years ago (2006-11-12)
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The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, airing on BET, showcasing hip hop performers, producers and music video directors. The awards ceremony began in 2006; it was held on November 12, 2006 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and was first aired November 15, hosted by comedian Katt Williams.[1]

The second ceremony was held on October 13, 2007 and aired on October 17 of the same year.[2] Like its predecessor, the ceremony was also held at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, and was hosted by Katt Williams. The third ceremony premiered on October 23, 2008. This ceremony was hosted by popular R&B and hip hop artist T-Pain. The fourth ceremony was held on October 10, 2009 and was hosted by Mike Epps and aired on October 27. The fifth ceremony was held on October 2, 2010 (aired October 12) and was also by hosted Mike Epps. Epps hosted two additional years (2011 & 2012), and Snoop Dogg hosted in 2013, 2014, and 2015.


Most recent BET Hip Hop Awards winners
← 2022 October 3, 2023 2024 →
Award Hip Hop Album of the Year Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Winner Drake and 21 SavageHer Loss Kendrick Lamar
Award Best Hip Hop Video Song of the Year
Winner Lil Uzi Vert – "Just Wanna Rock" Lil Uzi Vert – "Just Wanna Rock"
Year Air date Venue Host I Am Hip Hop award Cultural Influence Award
2006 November 15 Fox Theatre Katt Williams Grandmaster Flash
2007 October 17 Atlanta Civic Center KRS-One
2008 October 23 T-Pain Russell Simmons
2009 October 27 Mike Epps Ice Cube
2010 October 12 Salt-N-Pepa
2011 October 11 LL Cool J
2012 October 9 Rakim
2013 October 15 Snoop Dogg MC Lyte
2014 October 14 Doug E. Fresh
2015 October 13 Scarface
2016 October 4 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre DJ Khaled Snoop Dogg
2017 October 10 Miami Beach Convention Center Luther Campbell
2018 October 16 DeRay Davis Lil Wayne
2019 October 9 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Lil Duval Lil' Kim
2020 October 27 Multiple locations Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean Master P
2021 October 5 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Nelly Tyler, the Creator
2022 October 4 Fat Joe Trina
2023 October 3 Marley Marl Swizz Beatz and Timbaland

Most Wins[edit]


Special awards[edit]

  • I Am Hip Hop award: a lifetime achievement "to one emcee whose career has set an example of what it means to be hip hop".
  • Cultural Influence Award: to an "innovative, otherworldly artist that has significantly impacted the culture, while uplifting their community"


  1. ^ "2006 Hip Hop Awards Performances and Highlights".
  2. ^ "Hip Hop Awards 2007 Nominees".

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