… As Dj Mustard Tops The Night As The Biggist Winner Of The Night
Lagos| Nigeria: Hosted by none other than Uncle Snoop at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2014 delivers yet another notable year of celebrating hip-hop’s most influential artists with nineteen categories, nine outstanding performances, and five cyphers.
DJ Mustard was the artist of the night, winning four awards: “DJ of the Year,” “Producer of the Year,” “MVP of the Year,” and “Track of the Year.” Drake and Kendrick Lamar garnered two awards each. Viewers were treated to memorable performances throughout the night by T.I., Birdman, DJ Mustard, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, YG, Migos, Rae Sremmurd and more. A surprise performance by Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah celebrated the 20thanniversary of their “I Wanna Be Down” collaboration and brought the crowd to their feet.
In addition, Common, Jay Electronica, Vince Staples and the parents of Michael Brown gave a touching tribute to their son, leading the crowd in the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture. Michael K. Williams presented hip hop legend aka “The Human Beat Box,” Doug E. Fresh with the “I Am Hip Hop” Award.
The highly anticipated BET “Hip Hop Awards” cyphers brought the heat with cyphers featuring Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Lil’ Mama, David Banner, Remy Ma, Papoose, Ty Dolla $ign and more, as well as a first time ever live cypher performance on stage.
The 2014 complete list of BET “Hip Hop Awards” winners are:
Best Hip Hop Video
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Best Collabo, Duo or Group
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Video Director of the Year
DJ of the Year
Producer of the Year
MVP of the Year
Track of the Year
“My Hitta” – Produced by DJ Mustard (YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan)
Album of the Year
Drake – “Nothing Was The Same”
Who Blew Up Award
Hustler of the Year
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Best Hip Hop Online Site
Best Club Banger
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh” (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
Wiz Khalifa – “28 Grams”
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Kendrick Lamar – “Control” (Big Sean f/ Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)
Common f/ Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
People’s Champ Award
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2014 premieres at 23:00 CAT on Friday 17 October 2014 on BET International (DStv Access, Family, Compact, Extra & Premium channel 135, Star Sat channel 167).