“BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” Hosted by Uncle Snoop Premiering October 15

NEW YORK,  Same great city with an exciting new host – this year’s “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” will be hosted by the one and only Snoop Dogg, respectfully known amongst his peers and celebrity friends as “Uncle Snoop”! With more than 20 years in the industry, Snoop has created the blueprint for a long-standing career and has become revered as a mentor to both new and established artists. BET Networks made the announcement last night on “106 & PARK‘s” annual “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” nomination special.  This is the first time Uncle Snoop has hosted the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS.”


“I’m excited to be hosting this year’s ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013,’ ” said Snoop.  “We’re going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?!  I’ll be giving a ton of surprises, showcasing my exclusive GGN News clips and bringing all my nieces and nephews to the stage for an exciting night of hip-hop.”


The multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon appeared LIVE in studio and promised that this year’s show will be a true tribute to real hip hop culture.  In its eighth year, the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” (#hiphopawards) returns to The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA. The “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” tapes on Saturday, September 28, 2013 and premieres Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT


“Snoop is a pop culture icon who has millions of fans around the world. We are thrilled to have Uncle Snoop preside over the ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013’ and bring his unique blend of humor, wit, credibility and fun to the show. Get ready for something you’ve never seen!” – Stephen G. Hill President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks.


Also, the highly anticipated “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” cyphers, sponsored in part by Sprite, will once again be a part of this year’s show with the hottest MCs delivering 16 bars that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year.  Additionally, the “I AM HIP HOP” award will be presented by Sprite.


Official sponsors of the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” include Sprite, Toyota and Reese’s.


Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET Hip Hop Awards, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.


“BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” will also air on Friday, October 18th on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries.


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  • On Twitter by using hashtag: #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET
  • On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/HipHopAwards


  • Best Hip Hop Video
    • A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
    • B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – We Still In This
    • J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
    • Drake – Started From The Bottom
    • Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe
  • Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)
    • Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti
    • A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
    • J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
    • French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That
    • Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
    • Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – Bad
  • Best Live Performer
    • 2 Chainz
    • J. Cole
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Kanye West
  • Lyricist of the Year
    • J. Cole
    • Drake
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Wale
  • Video Director of the Year
    • A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg
    • Benny Boom
    • Director X
    • Dre Films
    • Hype Williams
  • DJ of the Year
    • DJ Drama
    • DJ Envy
    • DJ Funkmaster Flex
    • DJ Khaled
    • DJ Scream
  • Producer of the Year
    • J. Cole
    • Hit-Boy
    • DJ Mustard
    • Mike WiLL Made It
    • Pharrell Williams
  • MVP of the Year
    • 2 Chainz
    • J. Cole
    • Drake
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
  • Track of the Year
    • Power Trip – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole f/ Miguel)
    • Problems – Produced by Noah “40” Shebib (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
    • Don’t Kill My Vibe – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
    • Bugatti – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
    • Started From The Bottom – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib (Drake)
  • Album of the Year
    • J. Cole – Born Sinner
    • JAY Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail
    • Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
    • Nas – Life Is Good
    • Wale – The Gifted
  • Who New? Rookie of the Year
    • Action Bronson
    • A$AP Ferg
    • Earl Sweatshirt
    • Joey Bada$$
    • Trinidad Jame$
  • Hustler of the Year
    • Diddy
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • T.I.
    • Kanye West
  • Made-You-Look Award
    • 2 Chainz
    • A$AP Rocky
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Nicki Minaj
    • Kanye West
  • Best Hip Hop Online Site
    • Allhiphop.com
    • Complex.com
    • GlobalGrind.com
    • RapRadar.com
    • WorldStarHipHop.com
  • Best Club Banger
    • Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
    • A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems (Produced by Noah “40” Shebib)
    • Drake – Started From The Bottom (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib)
    • French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Produced by Lee on the Beats)
    • Trinidad Jame$ – All Gold Everything (Produced by M.e. (Devon Gallaspy))
  • Best Mixtape
    • Big Sean – Detroit
    • Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
    • Travi$ Scott – Owl Pharaoh
    • Stalley – Honest Cowboy
    • Trinidad Jame$ – Don’t Be S.A.F.E.
  • Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse)
    • Diddy – Same Damn Time (Remix) (Future f/ Diddy & Ludacris)
    • Drake – Versace (Remix) (Migos f/ Drake)
    • Future – Bugatti (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
    • Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
    • Wiz Khalifa – U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) (Rocko f/ Future & Wiz Khalifa)
  • Impact Track
    • J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile
    • JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
    • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love
    • Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing
    • Kanye West – BLKKK SKKKNHEAD

BET.com Voting

To vote, head over to BET.com/PeoplesChamp

  • People’s Champ Award
    • A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
    • J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
    • Drake – Started From The Bottom
    • Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe
    • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert – Can’t Hold Us

Voting and Eligibility -Rules & Regulations

All voting will be conducted exclusively online and administered by an independent third party agency.  All votes are 100% confidential and are tabulated without revealing voter identity.  Eligible videos were submitted and accepted by BET for consideration for airplay and online between July 16, 2012 and July 15, 2013.




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