BET is gearing up for the 10th annual BET 2015 Hip Hop Awards in a two-hour special that will air on Tuesday, October 13, with rapper Snoop Dog as host–marking the third time the “Drop It Like’s Hot” star has hosted the show. The annual BET Hip Hop Awards first aired in 2006 with Kat Williams as the host in Atlanta. The BET Hip Hop Awards is aimed at recognizing the best up and coming Hip Hop artists and producers. This year’s show was filmed at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Friday, October 9, according to BET News.
The BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 all-star line up, which will mix up old time rappers with the new, is sure to be electrifying. Expect blazing performances by The Queen of Rap Lil’ Kim and Bad Boy Sean Puffy “PDiddy” Combs. Performances by Future, Travis $cott, and iHeart Memphis will also round out this exciting line up. Also, due to perform on Tuesday are Dej Loaf, Kid Ink, Styles P, DJ Premier, DJ Mustard, Rich Homie Quan, Young Dro, and rapper TI.
The categories to be judged at the 2015 BET #HipHopAwards are Best Collabo, Duo or Group, Best Live Performer, Best Hip Hop Video, Album of the Year, Best Mixtape, People’s Champ Award, DJ of the Year, Producer of the Year, Best Live Performer, MVP of the Year, Track of The Year, Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style), Who Blew Up Award, and Impact Track—just to name a few. Some of the nominees for the more popular categories are: Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar for Best Live Performer, as well as Nicki Minaj, J Cole, and Drake. Under the category of Best Hip Hop Video, some of the nominees to look out for are: Big Sean, featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $Ign for “Play No Games,” Fetty Wap for “Trap Queen,” and Nicki Minaj’s “Feeling Myself” featuring Beyoncé. For Producer of the Year the nominees include, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, and Mike Will Made-It.
Hip hop is more than just music, it is a way of life that includes, clothes, language, and swagger. In recent years, old hip hop fans have complained that the music has changed, and that some of the new artists are not representative of what good hip hop should be. Newer hip hop musicians say that times have changed, and the music is reflective of that fact. Even still, hip hop continues to be bring in new fans each year from all over the world.
Despite it’s popularity, the naysayers believe that the hip hop industry as a whole brings about problems and chaos that does society no good. The recent arrest of rapper Scarface may be a good example of that. People Magazine announced that Scarface, whose real name is Brad Terrence Jordan, was picked up and thrown in jail by police just after picking up his I Am Hip Hop award, authorities say he was arrested for a child support contempt charge. Sources say, he was arrested with the I Am Hip Hop award in hand. Though, his arrest is disappointing to fans, his accomplishments in the industry can’t be overlooked. Here is how BET describes the Houston native’s rise to fame.
“Before he became a game-changing southern hip hop icon, Scarface was an up-and-coming rapper with dreams of representing Houston. But when the lyrically gifted emcee was asked to join Rap-A-Lot Records’ third incarnation of bruising local rhyme act the Geto Boys, it was a no-brainer. Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill would go on to make rap history.”
Make sure to be seated in front of your televisions to see spellbinding performances and a colorful array of special effects at this star-studded event on Tuesday at 8/7 central on BET. Earlier this year, the Inquisitr reported on the 2015 BET Awards and the Triumph Awards.
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