Last night on BET, Hip-Hop royalty came out for the annual award show. Master P was the honoree recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Award, Megan Thee Stallion was the big winner of the night nabbing 3 awards and the late rapper, Pop Smoke won Best New Hip Hop Artist. See the full list of nominees below:
Hip Hop Artist of the Year : Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Video: Future f/ Drake, “Life Is Good”
Song of the Year“: “The Box” (Roddy Ricch) Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze
Hip Hop Album of the Year : Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Best Collaboration : Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix)
Best Duo/Group : Chris Brown and Young Thug
Best New Hip Hop Artist : Pop Smoke
Best Live Performer : Travis Scott
Lyricist of the Year: Rapsody
Video Director of the Year: Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
DJ of the Year: D-Nice
Producer of the Year: Hit-Boy
Hustler of the Year: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Platform. : The Joe Budden Podcast
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse : Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé)
Impact Track: Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Best International Flow : Stormzy (U.K.)
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Not only were there some big wins last night but there were some pretty spicy performances.
Some of the performances were made by, City Girls, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko and Quavo performed a special tribute for Pop Smoke. A special appearance from Senator Kamala Harris was made to stress the importance of HBCUS ( Historically Black Colleges and Universities) . If you missed it tune in and understand why we must continue to attend these prestigious places of higher education. Last but not least we can’t forget to mention the infamous award show cyphers. Some of the cyphers included:
The Ladies First Cypher featuring: H.E.R, Teyana Taylor, Brandy and Erykah Badu.
Straight from the Islands came the Reggae Cypher featuring: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Skip Marley and Shenseea.
The Political Cypher featured: Polo G, Chicka, Jack Harlow, Flawless Real Talk and Rapsody.
The Hot New Crew Cypher included: Adé, Buddy, Flo Milli & Deante Hitchcock.
The 2020 Bar Cyphers featured international artist: P-Kuttah (South Africa), Suspect 95 ( Ivory Coast), Rosa Ree (Tanzania), Elisabeth Ventura (Angola) and Kwesi Arthur (Ghana).
Shoutout to Hip-Hop and it’s creator DJ Kool Herc.
Killer Mike is making some big waves in the news this week. The grammy-award winner will be the first recipient of the Change Maker Award at this years 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The award will be presented by the mayor of Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. and the show will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson.
Many of you know the Atlanta native from his features on Outkast’s album or from his duo with Run the Jewels. Mike won his Grammy from his feature on Outkast’s hit song , “The Whole World“. Not only is Killer Mike a rapper, he is a social-political activist.
The rapper has used his public platform to speak out against social issues, specifically: police brutality, inequality in Black communities and race relations. In addition to his fight for social justice, he also has partnered with his friend, Ryan Glover to create Greenwood.
Greenwood is a new digital bank, that is owned and operated by majority Black and Latino. Their sole mission is to provide banking for communities that are interested in supporting Black-owned businesses. They will specialize in financing Black and Latino entrepreneurs that may face issues obtaining loans from conglomerate bank companies.