Johannesburg - Hosted by none other than Uncle Snoop at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 delivered yet another notable year of celebrating Hip Hop's most influential artists as well as featured performances by some of the hottest names in the genre.
The BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 premieres on BET (DStv channel 129) and BET2 (DStv channel 135) on Saturday 17 October at 21:35 CAT.
Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean tie with three wins each - Drake wins MVP of the Year, Sweet 16/ Best Featured Verse and People's Champ Award for Blessings; Kendrick Lamar wins Best Hip Hop Video, Lyricist of the Year and Impact Track; Big Sean wins Best Collabo, Duo or Group, Best Club Banger and People's Champ Award for Blessings, while J. Cole wins big for Album of the Year and Best Live Performer.
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Viewers were treated to show-stopping performances throughout the night by Future, Sean Diddy Combs aka Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, T.I., Young Dro, Dej Loaf, Kid Ink, Rich Homie Quan, iHeartMemphis and Travis Scott, who closed out the show.
Ludacris presented the I Am Hip Hop Award, which recognizes legends in Hip Hop music, to legendary rapper Scarface.
And the highly anticipated BET Hip Hop Awards cyphers brought the heat, with cyphers featuring Redman, Erick Sermon, Keith Murray, Doug E. Fresh, Rahzel, Black Thought, Vince Staples, Casey Veggies, Tink and more, as well as return of the live cypher performance on stage featuring Charlie Clips, Rain 910, K-Shine, DNA and T-Top.
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The 2015 complete list of BET Hip Hop Awards winners are:
Best Hip Hop Video: Kendrick Lamar - Alright
Best Collabo, Duo or Group: Big Sean f/ Drake & Kanye West - Blessings
Best Live Performer: J. Cole
Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom
DJ of the Year: DJ Mustard
Producer of the Year: DJ Mustard
MVP of the Year: Drake
Track of the Year: Trap Queen - Produced By Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)
Album of the Year: J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Who Blew Up Award: Fetty Wap
Hustler of the Year: Dr. Dre
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style): Dej Loaf
Best Hip Hop Online Site: Worldstarhiphop.com
Best Club Banger: Big Sean f/ E-40 - IDFWU
Best Mix Tape Future: 56 Nights
Sweet 16/Best Featured Verse: Drake - My Way Remix (Fetty Wap f/ Drake)
Impact Track: Kendrick Lamar - Alright
People's Champ Award: Big Sean f/ Drake & Kanye West - Blessings
The BET Hip Hop Awards was taped at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on Friday 9 October 2015.
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