Russell Simmons made an important call to BET to persuade them to move the date of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, and they have agreed. The…

  With a jam-packed performance list, it’s tough to say who really stole the show. Between Rae Sremmurd opening and Bobby Shmurda closing, the show rarely — if ever — had a down moment. From the #DontShoot #HandsUp moment provided by Common’s performance — which also featured an appearance from the parents of slain Ferguson […]

  It’s BET Hip-Hop Awards time! Of the many award shows that air on television, the Hip-Hop Awards are one of the most entertaining. While the show is still pretty young and still seems to stretch for legitimate musical categories, it’s a show that’s great for Hip-Hop culture.   And what’s possibly better for the […]

  Since 2006 BET has been featuring freestyle rhyme cyphers as part of their Hip-Hop Awards programming. With each year that passes the Cyphers have grown in popularity as mainstream audiences get a glimpse at the lyrical talent already made popular on mixtapes and blogs. RELATED:  Winners: 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards List DJ Premier […]

  Just when you thought things had died down a bit since Kendrick Lamar popped shots at half of the rap game in his “Control” verse, things have gone into extra innings.  Drake has been going on a passive aggressive award tour talking about the verse in several interviews, seeming to shrug it off while […]

The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards will continue the tradition of featuring several rhyme cyphers with participants from across the hip-hop map. After the taping in Atlanta yesterday it was revealed that Lil Kim, Rapsody, Slaughterhouse and Kendrick Lamar’s TDE crew will be among this year’s participants. Featured in seven different groupings, the cyphers will […]

  Although the jury is still out on if he can claim the King of New York crown, it can’t be denied Kendrick Lamar has had a helluva year in music. Compton’s native son received an astounding 14 BET Hip-Hop Award nominations. With 14 nominations, Kendrick proves he is hip-hop’s new school leader. Some of […]

With the BET Hip-Hop Awards being taped in Atlanta over the past weekend, all anyone in hip-hop can talk about are the fights that broke out between artists and their crews. While other crews were beefing, two staunch rivals were putting their feud to bed. Fat Joe and 50 Cent put their long standing beef […]

Rick Ross’s sidekick Gunplay was involved in one of the two BET Hip-Hop Awards scuffles this past weekend.  After The Boss got into his own tussle with Young Jeezy, Gunplay was caught on his own by 50 Cent and some of his security guards. As our friends over at HipHopWired like to say, this is […]

The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta tonight at the Atlantic Civic Center to be aired in October. The event was interrupted at one point when Rick Ross and Young Jeezy’s entourages met backstage and an altercation of sorts ensued. The two rappers have had words in the past over Ross’s “BMF” record […]

Kanye West received an unprecedented 17 out of 18 nominations at this years BET Hip-Hop Awards. He was nominated twice in one category and only left out of the DJ of The Year and Rookie categories, but we still think there are some awards he should be getting. Here are five categories Kanye should have […]